I had been looking forward to trying your mod, DANMAN, I really did.
I was a fan of the original back in 7DS 2.1.
Obviously the mod does not work at all on my cutting-edge (at least in 2010, a then high-end gamer's laptop of the ASUS Republic of Gamers specialty brand, I know it has an Intel Core i7 and NVidia Geforce GTS 360M among other high-end stuff that makes it run as if it were a reasonably-priced desktop machine for such). I cannot get it to work and I lack the patience to just sit there trying to get a mod to work that simply doesn't.
Unfortunately my only available x86 machine, a Vista laptop, though with a Intel Core Duo processor, is still vastly inferior for the job and still minidumps every time. So, sadly, I will likely never play 7DS version 2.5 at least in its current state at least for what version of SOASE it has been engineered specifically for.
I am disappointed that this is the case, and regret being unable to play the game. But until there is a surefire workaround for the minidump with the hardware I have - as I simply do not wish to be spending more money on old computers, as finances are somewhat tight for me at point in this time (despite me being in Australia - go figure).
However, even without playing 7DS 2.5 personally and just taking word from others I can imagine you would have done a very good job trying to manage all that content in such a limited environment, so I can say well done for that. I'm just getting a case of the green-eyed monster, so just ignore me if that's your inclination.
EDIT: In case you're wondering why I have the fancy gamer's laptop, let's just say having a father who works on the oil rigs locally (for reference, in Bass Strait, which is between mainland Australia and the island of Tasmania) pays for itself sometimes, especially when you're in the good books with him. It was a nice birthday present last year and it still is appreciated - a lot. That is all.