Hello Derek Paxton
Busy day and just got to your message now. I do sincerely appreciate your feedback and response time. Getting back to me.
I did the rename to ..\Documents\My Games\GalCiv3.old and created a new game the game works, not sure since its new so hard to tell if it will crash later.
I have several games saved in the "..\Documents\My Games\GalCiv3\save" folder.
tengarang_1 will load and crash after I can really do anything besides move my cursor around
tengarang_0 will load and run just fine. Kind of what Arisal is also describing, I can correlate with him here.
I did the recent first patch after tengarang_0, but I was able to play for some time after patch update and create tengarang_1. When I started to build a substantial empire the game would load and crash very shortly after before I can get game time in.
I have posted a ticket.