Thanks, glad you like the mod ... however, its not so great if it crashes, right! So lets sort this out!!
By the way, thanks for the detailed feedback.
First, as you know there are in fact 4 mods. So which one are you and your friend playing?
And just to confirm, you followed the following
Recommended Game Setup, Effects Settings for all Maelstrom mods
* Planet : Detail - Highest
* Ship : Detail - Highest, Extras - High, Bump - Low
* Building : Detail - Highest, Extras - High, Bump - Low