Me too. Igard, I got the same exact thing. When I went back to the DW original file, everything loaded fine. I too added to the design file and it blew up on me, same exact problem. It makes me think it is not me but rather a bug in the game.
For Matrix and CF, I played the daylights out of the game on vacation and had zero ABENDs. The scout ships acted a little peculiarly but other than that it was good.
Remember that the evil which is now in the world will become yet more powerful, and that it is not evil which conquers evil, but only love -- Olga Romanov.