Far Cry 4 No Sound/Subtitle After First Cutscene

Far Cry 4When I installed Far Cry 4 for the first time on my new custom-built gaming PC, I noticed that after the first video scene, I have no sound whatsoever, I also couldn't see the subtitle which I already enabled in the game settings. I searched on Google and tried multiple solutions which worked for some users and finally I found the solution. Here's what I went through to get the sound working.

My PC is connected to a stereo speaker (M-Audio AV40 Version II to be precise), so I wasn't worried about 5.1 or 7.1 or any surround speaker settings which some users had problem with. First, I tried to change the Audio bit rate back and forth between 24bit - 48KHz and 16bit - 41KHz then ran the game after each configuration but I still couldn't hear any sounds.

As my monitor is connected to video card through HDMI cable, I tried to disable the HDMI audio output from Nvidia control panel, to make sure speakers will remain as a default playback device but still no luck hearing any sound after the first video scene.

I browsed the web for more inputs from users and came across a post on a forum that a guy suggested to install DX package from Microsoft.

I quickly went to Microsoft website and downloaded/installed the DirextX package then rebooted the PC and ran the game to test it and to my surprise, it worked!!! You should do the same if you have the similar issue. Here's the link to Microsoft DirextX package, I hope it fixes the sound issue for you too: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/confirmation.aspx?id=35