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It looks like there is something going on with DEP and sound(DxDiag.txt sound info below). Turning off DEP makes the crash go away. Any ideas why?

Windows 7 64bit, all the dependencies and drivers up to date. Just got the game through Steam.

Game crashes while it says loading graphics before the main menu comes up.
Didn't want to necro other thread http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?563717-STEAM-Crash-on-Graphics
A comment in the linked thread got me looking into DEP settings for the game.

  • Renaming the music directory does get me to the main menu.
  • If I disable DEP for my system I get to the main menu and I hear music. I haven't tried running the game beyond that point because I will not run my system with DEP off.
  • I cannot selectively disable DEP for SengokuGame.exe, because windows tells me "You cannot turn off DEP for this program".

Code:
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Sound Devices
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            Description: Speakers (VIA High Definition Audio)
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1106&DEV_4441&SUBSYS_104383CF&REV_1001
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 100
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: viahduaa.sys
         Driver Version: 6.00.0001.8700 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 5/7/2012 09:01:16, 1342064 bytes
            Other Files: 
        Driver Provider: VIA Technologies, Inc.
         HW Accel Level: Basic
              Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
I searched the Knowledge Base for sengoku at http://paradox.zendesk.com/home There were no hits, seems odd.