D3 crashes on Win7 if no sound card is enabled


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Hi, the title pretty much sums up the problem. If I have my sound card disabled and double-click the D3 icon, the game opens black window for a moment and then crashes.

Yes, I have mods enabled but I doubt they are responsible for this, looks like pretty core problem.

From the crash dialog:

debug.txt

[18:17:21:394]- ----DEBUG FILE----
[18:17:21:394]- Windows 7 detected
[18:17:21:394]- Command Line: "D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Democracy 3\Democracy3.exe"
[18:17:21:394]- Command Line argument:[]
[18:17:21:394]- Desktop resolution is 1920 x 1080
[18:17:21:394]- Initialising Sound Engine
[18:17:21:488]- Attempting to initialise steam
[18:17:21:628]- Steam initialisation success
[18:17:21:628]- Requesting steam stats...
[18:17:21:628]- ...Steam stats requested
[18:17:21:628]- Initialising Direct3D
[18:17:21:706]- Initialising global vertex buffer
[18:17:21:722]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\Gaming\Documents/My Games/democracy3/stats.ini]
[18:17:21:722]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\Gaming\Documents/My Games/democracy3/stats.ini]
[18:17:21:722]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\Gaming\Documents/My Games/democracy3/tut_seen.ini]

drawdebug.txt

Initialising 3D Engine in fullscreen mode
Driver : nvd3dum.dll
Description : NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295
DeviceName : \\.\DISPLAY1
Checking For Shader Support
NumSimultaneousRTs:4
hal_caps.PixelShaderVersion >= D3DPS_VERSION(2, 0)
About to Create 3D Device with width: 1920 and height : 1080
Attempting hardware Vertex Processing
Finished initialising 3D Engine
Initialising Render target of 512 X 256 rt_minister_compositor
rt_minister_compositor
Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/dissolve.fx]
Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/locked_achievement.fx]
Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/ministercacher.fx]
window_background.dds
19px_highlight.dds
19px_grey.dds
ui_general_textbutton.dds
Initialising Render target of 2048 X 2048 rt_transition
rt_transition
spark_red.dds
spark2.dds
spark.dds
Open Sans Semibold_24.dds
Open Sans ExtraBold_36.dds
Open Sans Bold_24.dds
Open Sans ExtraBold_32.dds
Positech-Logo2013_1024.jpg

That’s it.