MonoGame on Windows 7

MonoGame is a multi-platform framework to write games using the .NET Framework relying on the Mono Project. But if you try to create a Desktop game on Windows 7 using it, you will probably run into a missing file: xinput1_3.dll. The reason for that is that it uses SharpDX, which is a wrapper for DirectX. Going to the SharpDX download page you will find the runtime requirements for it:

So, as I told you on the first line, you only have to install the DirectX June 2010 Redistributable Runtime and you will be good to go!

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