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Another approach is to switch to window mode:

XIII.ini
StartupFullscreen=True
To
StartupFullscreen=False

Also changing
ReduceMouseLag=True
To
ReduceMouseLag=False

helped at some booting issues.
Post edited April 04, 2021 by Invisibalist
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Invisibalist: Another approach is to switch to window mode:

XIII.ini
StartupFullscreen=True
To
StartupFullscreen=False

Also changing
ReduceMouseLag=True
To
ReduceMouseLag=False

helped at some booting issues.
Tried with both, but no luck. Still no progress on the audio front, but I am looking into getting a cheapo sound card to see if that helps.

Edit: In case it helps point someone else in a better direction, here's the dependency dump for WinDrv.dll and HxAudio.dll

Microsoft (R) COFF/PE Dumper Version 14.16.27030.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Dump of file WinDrv.dll

File Type: DLL

Image has the following dependencies:

IMM32.dll
binkw32.dll
DINPUT8.dll
Window.dll
Core.dll
Engine.dll
HXAudio.dll
KERNEL32.dll
USER32.dll
GDI32.dll
MSVCR70.dll

Summary

1000 .data
E000 .rdata
4000 .reloc
5000 .rsrc
E000 .text

Microsoft (R) COFF/PE Dumper Version 14.16.27030.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Dump of file HXAudio.dll

File Type: DLL

Image has the following dependencies:

SHLWAPI.dll
WINMM.dll
Core.dll
Engine.dll
KERNEL32.dll
USER32.dll
DSOUND.dll
MSVCR70.dll

Summary

8000 .data
1A000 .rdata
7000 .reloc
77000 .text
Post edited April 09, 2021 by MarxCartoonee
As bonkers as this sounds, this is most likely a networking issue. I traced through this in WinDbg, and even though the symbols were saying HxAudio, the calls I was seeing were going to code that was clearly making socket calls.

In my case, I have VirtualBox installed, and when I disabled the VirtualBox Host-Only Adapter, the game suddenly started working.
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g051051: As bonkers as this sounds, this is most likely a networking issue. I traced through this in WinDbg, and even though the symbols were saying HxAudio, the calls I was seeing were going to code that was clearly making socket calls.

In my case, I have VirtualBox installed, and when I disabled the VirtualBox Host-Only Adapter, the game suddenly started working.
Goddammit I could kiss you. That done did it. Game works again.