Emulator Issues #13206open
Next beta should artificially limit vc++ redist version
the last 2 betas (5.0-17995 , 5.0-18498 ) have VCToolsVersion=14.34.31931.0 . At time of creating this issue, the buildbot has VCToolsVersion=14.34.31938.0 . This means the Updater will attempt to update vc++ runtime on next beta update as it will see the version has increased. However, because of a just-fixed bug ( https://bugs.dolphin-emu.org/issues/13103#change-746057 ), the vc++ update would fail. I think running current dolphin build on vc++ 14.34.31931.0 should still be fine, so we can just manually lower the version in build_info.txt packaged with the next beta build to give users a stepping stone to a working updater.exe. I'll probably do this pinning on the buildbot and remove the hack after the next beta is built...
This issue will have already been a problem for dev-track users but we don't really seem to have gotten a lot of complaints about it...(?)
Updated by godisgovernment 16 days ago
also, it would have impacted people updating from the first VCToolsVersion-aware updater to the second one, who had a lower vc++ redist installed. We didn't get a lot of bug reports about people in that situation, either. So I think generally the impact is low (probably because users' vc++ redist is already updated via windows update by the time our beta build is published).