From: The Big Nowhere
OK, finally got smart about it and changed the theme back to default when I got it working again, then made the changes and loaded game. Got to the main menu and when I hit change theme, it crashed and this time generated a bug report. Turns out, there was a syntax error in line 118 of just one of the race files. It had a comma where it should have had a period.
Now, my original hand built file had this error, so it was on my end. However, why my original file with the error in it would work, but the editor generated file with it wouldn't is beyond my comprehension. Also, it is now clear to me that the editor can't fix my pre-existing errors.
Either way, it appears to be working now, just like it was before. Though it should have been crashing before and wasn't. Strange.
Distant Worlds Fan
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