Unfortunately I don't play MP games. However I went through the R4 version with a fine tooth comb to find the minidump issue and yes the galaxy scenario def problem, which another chap mentioned on modDB. There was no bug in R4 just a hardcoded issue with the new TEC capital ship ability to board and capture ... if it was used by another race, apart from the TEC, then dump. So things look clean.
I have recently been looking in the forums to see other posts and people who are having this problem and there have been. I noticed your comments and question in one of them. Two posts you might have a look at, if you haven't seen them already are
This might be of interest also
Apart from the above ... here is a check list
1. Check you patch version to see they are the same (i.e as of today v1.1.4480). Also I can verify that the checksum is 367007150 for R5
2. Make sure you have "Verify Integrity of Game Cache"
3. Try using similar graphics effects settings and lowering them slightly from the recommended
4. Try playing with antivirus off ... or at least saving with anti-virus off.
Finally, do either of you have problems playing in single player mode i.e only against the AI's?
Thanks for the reply soase-maelstrom, I really appreciate the quick response!
I have tried every step you suggested here, we are both using the exact graphics settings that you require us to play with so that we avoid any dumps.
To answer your question, no neither have us have any issues playing in single player mode at all. We haven't ever had a dump with Maelstrom either. In single player we can load any saved game and have no issues at all. And as I previously mentioned, we don't have this problem in vanilla or while using other mods, it only ever happens while using Maelstrom Mod so it's gotta be something connected to the mod.
Right now we found a temporary solution, I have to send him my save files so that we can load the save but since this only happens with your mod(For us at least) I imagine that the issue must be connected to he Mod somehow. It was only after I deduced that much that I made the decision to contact you, because we have done everything we could have done on our end.
Thanks again for your response, I sincerely appreciate it.