Electioneering Crash at startup

[11:5:59:667]- ----DEBUG FILE----
[11:5:59:683]- Windows 7 detected
[11:5:59:683]- Command Line: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Democracy 3\Democracy3.exe”
[11:5:59:683]- Command Line argument:[]
[11:5:59:683]- Desktop resolution is 1366 x 768
[11:5:59:698]- Initialising Sound Engine
[11:5:59:901]- Finished Initialising Sound Engine
[11:5:59:933]- Attempting to initialise steam
[11:6:0:229]- Steam initialisation failed
[11:6:0:229]- Initialising Direct3D
[11:6:0:683]- Initialising global vertex buffer
[11:6:6:549]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [data/dlc.txt]
[11:6:18:279]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [data/dlc.txt]
[11:6:23:292]- Starting new game…
[11:6:27:194]- Failed to find neuron: []:.\src\SIM_Simulation.cpp 581

Does anyone have any ideas what’s wrong here? I’ve searched forums for the answer but haven’t found it. I can’t play electioneering at all…

I’d also like to have a fix to this - I posted a while back and I have never been able to get it to work. I paid for it, but have never once used it despite playing Democracy frequently.