• I am on a Windows 10 Pro 64-bit machine
  • winver: 1703 build 15063.540
  • GTX 980Ti driver 385.41
  • 16 GB RAM

The troubleshooting I have done so far:
  • I have tried the various compatibility mode settings,
  • I have tried turning off the Windows 10 "Game Mode" within the game with Windows Key + G.
  • I have tried both 64 and 32-bit executables.
  • I have tried reinstalling both of the common redistributables from the game's steam directory