Try using Large Address Aware on the exe:
It's typically used for Sins, but it can help with a lot of older games.
Yeah, I tried that, but got an error 51 code which I'm not quite sure why that would be as my understanding is that error code occurs because it CANT use more than 2GB or RAM which that's what LAA is supposed to fix. Regardless, turns out it was an exception error that I was getting (I got it confused with a Direct 3D one that I managed to solve on my own).But is there something else I should be doing to stomp out that exception error? I forgot to mention that along with crashing upon trying to load the battle map, the other time is during an orbital strike. After reading the error report, I made sure the game was to be run as administrator.
Edit: Thought I'd let you know that after a little research, that doesn't work on steam versions of the game. Ultimately, I'll just have to buy the game on GOG whenever it goes on sale as it seems to of been tweaked to work with modern systems. But in the meantime any help is certainly appreciated. I looked at the other mods but none do what this one does and satisfies that itch just better.
Update: Steam doesn't like me messing with those executables. It would just crash the moment I tried opening it with administrator mode active. Ended up taking it off there to prevent it from occurring again. Still stuck with those pesky crashes though that at this point, not sure how to deal with it. I can provide the report if it would help you guys bug squash. But for now, I can be diligent with my saves and just play the game. The one thing I am puzzled and would like to hear your input on because I've never seen it before, is why does the game delete my last save when it crashes?