Hello, this is my first post since buying the Elite Founder's Edition back in the day, but I've encountered an error that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere yet. Granted I may be missing something, so I apologize if this has been covered elsewhere. But two of my friends just bought the game on sale last night and my group of four sat down the play it together. Everything went smooth for one turn, then on the third player's second turn, he crashed to desktop with no dialogue box or any indication of what happened. We held tight for a moment (About 30 seconds), deciding how to react, when the second player crashed in the exact same fashion, still no error box. As host, I exit the game to the main menu and we prepare to start over, considering our auto-saves hadn't come into play yet by turn 2. As I prepare to host a game, my game crashes, just like the others, but I wasn't even in an actual game yet, just in the menus. Once the three of us have restarted, we place our faith in our fourth guy, who was the only one to not crash so far, and asked him to host. He set up the game, this time on a smaller scale, and we launched. During our load screens, we all got a warning of the host being lost, and our fourth guy's game crashed exactly like all of ours had. In response, I did some research into the issue, but in our limited time, failed to find anything of substance. I resumed the search this morning and still found no references to a systematic series of crashes like we experienced. It only happened to each of us once in the time we spent trying it, and the order seemed random. All four of us are running fairly high end computers, one of them even being a desktop. I'll list the conditions of the match below.
Immense Galaxy, 4 Humans (Terran, Drengin, Altarian, Yor, respectively) and 2 AI, Turn Count Win Condition Disabled, All other settings at Default, Autosave at 2, First Crashed during Turn 2.
Large (I think was the setting's name?), 4 Humans (Yor, Terran, Drengin, Altarian) and 2 AI, All Settings Default, Autosave at 1, Crashed during Loading Screen for Host
If anyone has any ideas, I'd be more than willing to try them. I'm hoping to convince the two who dropped the money on the sale that it was a good purchase, so we will hopefully give the game another go soon. Thanks for the assistance, and again, I apologize if I've posted this in the wrong place, or if someone else has had similar issues, I just want to see the problem solved, or at least let Stardock know it exists.