Soo i went back and tested every older version of the game there was and almost pinpointed exactly when my game started having more crashing issues every other update until it finally started working smooth, but then at some point started running mute all the time, It's somewhere Between Build 300 and 305, ironically these versions are at the same time Rhys started to make changes that default the game to DX soundcard settings and ditched the old sound requisites that need installing(openAL or OL was it?) needed to make the game boot successfully in the first place. It still always goes mute in whatever the current build is that I try, I get sound using the "-dx" command but despite that fixing the sound at the creation menu, it always crashes afterward. Yet build 299 seems to still work fine, surprise surprise. So Looks like i know part of the issue here, now how am I gunna get this thing running again!?! borrow some files from the older versions back when it still worked with ol or whatever it was called? Re-install my entire sound card?