CTD on new game start
running latest official patch Dark Avatar
for some reason i appear to get a CTD whenever i attempt to start a new game. this ocurrs after the loading screen has appeared after about 5 seconds. it ocurrs only with DA and the shortcut to the cheat version, not the original GC2 (which i got through stardock central). loading an existing save game is fine. in fact, this is the first time i have ever had any issues with gc2
what i did prior to this ocurring: i edited a few custom races, assigning them some templates in new custom ship styles. i created a new ai race. then i loaded, changed their name, saved them again and deleted the original race. i had also unchecked the "use mods" option since the last tim i had started a new game.
however, the CTD ocurrs, consistently, regardless of what options i change for the new game. even when i use the original unedited core races exclusively, for myself and the AI, this CTD ocurrs. there seem to be no lasting effects of this crash once i have clicked "do not send error report"
if this is due to some oversight in the creation of the game, it would be nice if it was fixed. or if someone can point out something i might be doing wrong? i remain greatful as ever, for the great level of customer service stardock provides.