Potential causes:
1. You are using a 32-bit version of Windows.
2. The dependencies have not been installed automatically by Steam.

Workaround:
1. 32-bit versions of Windows are not supported, there is no solution.
2. If Steam didn't install the dependencies they can be installed manually by downloading Visual C++ 2013 (x86 und x64) and DirectX from the Microsoft page.
Visual C++ 2013: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784 (x86 + x64)
DirectX: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

Potential cause:
The computer does not have a soundcard or the sound chip is deactivated. Without a possible sound output the game does not start. Several onboard sound chips deactivate themselves if no output device is connected.

Workaround:
If no headphones or speakers are connected, you should plug something in.
If the sound chip is deactivated it can be reactivated in the BIOS/UEFI of the compter. To do that read the manual of your mainboard.

Potential causes:
1. Overlay is deactivated in Steam.
2. An overlay of another tool, like FRAPS, is running in the background.

Workaround:
1. Open your STeam Client and select "Steam" on the top left corner. Then click on "Settings". On the left side of the now opened window click on "In-Game". Make sure "Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game" is checked.
2. Deactivate tools that have their own overlay, like FRAPS, then restart the game.
List with incompatible tools: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9394-yofv-0014

Potential causes:
1. You played the game for a long time straigth which caused the physical memory to run out. The game does not free allocated memory yet, so after a long time of playing, the game can crash.
2. You were impatient and pressed the ESC button a lot during the loading screen. The game won't load faster if you do this, but it can become more unstable.

Workaround:
1. Exit the game after a long gaming session, so the allocated memory can be deallocated again.
2. Don't press any buttons in the loading screen.

Potential cause:
The graphics options have been altered a lot during one session which can make the game crash.

Workaround:
There's no solution, just don't change the graphical options often.

Potential cause:
The game does not free allocated memory yet. This can lead to a bloated physical memory on slow systems and Windows needs a moment to deallocate the reserved memory again after you exit the game.

Workaround:
There's no workaround, just wait for a bit.

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