From: San Francisco, CA / New York City
After ending my turn as the United States, the Computer Controlled Task forces post their automated messages. During the compilation of the AI actions (assumption) and prior to the next sequence (Surface/Supply) the game will drop the desktop.
Frequency is growing worse, seemingly the better I am doing (and I'm slaughtering all but the Japanese Naval Air Forces) the more frequently it crashes. I am working around this problem by restarting my machine, relaunching the game and proceeding for a day or two before my next CTD. This has occured 7 times out of 20 days of play. I have experienced this with 2.20 in another game, much later in play around October. Now I have occupied nearly every base and beach in NG and have the 1st Marine and two Army RCT's fighting the 28th and 29th Nip infantry and support at Lunga.
Never experienced this problem with prior versions, but I stopped playing the game for about a year. I'm now getting back into it and spending the time over the holiday to learn the complexities. I'm having a great time, but find myself out of options with my current campaign.
Current Date: 08/04/42
Version: 2.20 updated from original CD release with all TrueUpdate Patches
P4 1.7mhz Intel, 512mb ECC800, GeForce4 ti4600, SBLive 5.1 Platinum, home network, Dual Nics multiple IP's (6mbit DSL & Cable/LAN), 70GB cheetah
Windows XP SP1, most updates, DirectX 9, all latest video, sound and BIOS drivers, checked and updated every week. 2.73GB free disk space, no lost files and fragmentation is too minimal to identify.