Q: Are you certain the program is actually freezing? I occasionally (like...1/500) find that WITPAE 'hangs' on alttabbing back from something, or less commonly just at random (I tend to fidget with my mouse and it seems to dislike tons of random clicking) - but I have never, literally never in, uh, four years? had an actual proper hangup, it's always either been a full CTD (very rare) or more often just been a case of the graphics ceasing to render - everything is still working, you can do whatever you like, you just won't see anything happen (the giveaway if this is happening to you is that although rendering stops sound doesn't, so you can, say, open the map with a keyboard shortcut and listen for the associated tick sound).
Now, obviously this isn't a great deal of use as far as playing the game, BUT, if you launch another instance of the program and position it exactly on top of the 'frozen' one you can alt-tab between them and use the first one as a reference for where buttons etc are and save a game 'blind' (so to speak). Which...can save a lot of time.
e: obviously you can't exactly test for this since it isn't likely to be something that happens often, but it is worth trying if you happen to experience the game freezing on you.
< Message edited by IJV -- 4/28/2016 9:17:56 PM >