In that case, the first thing I'd ask is that you check your logfiles/tuner. You'll need to enable logging, first, but I'd like to see the xml.log, Database.log, and Lua.log during one of these crashing games. Some of the possible crash causes won't give any kind of error in these files, but quite a few would, especially anything involving conflicts with other mods/DLCs. These'll at least tell me if there Also, just to make sure: you're using a PC version of the game (not Mac), updated to the latest version on Steam? Finally, when you say you've got the latest version of AoM, you mean the Base mod (Ages of Man - Base) and not the Mythology mod (Ages of Man - Age of Mythology)? Beyond that, it's always possible that the files got corrupted somehow. No one's mentioned any major issues with their downloads, so you might just want to try downloading the files again and see if the problem persists. Or, wait until the next version (which should be out by next week, as I'll be spending most of this upcoming weekend modding), and see if that fixes anything.