Thanks for the feedback, and sorry to hear you're running into this issue (glad to hear you like it before the crashes though!). If you're able to provide the following information, it would help us a great deal in tracking this down:
1) Map, Game options, Victory conditions, AI options, AI factions, and player factions you're playing with. Which one's you're playing with every time, and which ones you have varied between games (but still crashed)
I tried on medium and large maps, still crashed about 30-45minutes into the game regardless
2) Are you playing singleplayer or multiplayer?
i tried playing the game on singleplayer after having this issue in multiplayer, still crashed.
3) When the game crashes, can you load an auto-save from before the crash? If so, does the game crash quickly again, or can you continue playing for a much longer time before crashing after a load.
i was never able to see where to load the sp-auto save but for multiplayer the host was able to load his autosave. the game still crashed about 30 minutes after restarting the match from the save.
Depending on your answers, I might follow up and ask for one of your pre-crash auto-saves to help us reproduce this issue internally.
here are some things i tried:
Erased and re-downloaded the game through steam.
Registry scan and clean by 2 reputable programs (auslogics registry cleaner and piriform ccleaner)
Uninstalled and reinstalled the Visual C++ redists (both 32bit and 64bit)
system specs (again):
Core i7 920 @ 3.8GHz
12GB DDR3 1600MHz
AMD Radeon HD 7970
i am able to run the game flawlessly at max graphics settings, but this issue is making it so i just cant play the game at all. hope you guys can find a fix for it.