Audacity 3.5.1 not playing back through Sound Blaster ZxR DBpro card

The playback worked under the 2 level Audacity, but just installed the 3.5.1 version and the meter level will show in Audacity when I switch to direct stereo. The files play in regular players.

Run… Tools…Reset Configuration…
The rescan Devices…
The check you devices are setup OK to the ones you are using especially for playback as this is the problem
If still not working post what it is doing…?? … is the playback slider up.

Error opening sound device. Try changing the audio host, playback device and the project sample rate is the error popup.
Host: Windows WASAPI
Playback device Speakers (Sound Blaster ZxR)
When I changed it to Microsoft Direct it suddenly started working. I had tried that before but it didn’t help. Must have been the rescan devices that did it, even though I had tried that before.

THANKS

John