I'm not sure if it's still relevant but I'd like to add the following:
I've been playing CS for a couple of weeks now, game date is 11 oct. I've had only 2 CTDs until now. I can't remember the circumstances when the 2nd occurred, but the 1st CTD was at Agroprom when I was bolt-probing the electric anomalies at the 2nd floor of the base to get to the corpse lying by the windows. I guess I threw them too fast or too much at a time. I didn't check the error log at the time, just reloaded and continued without problems.
From the start I kinda rushed through the Swamp area, so I probably didn't get all items and missions there. When I arrived at the Garbage I accepted a few Capture & Hold missions which didn't seem to resolve properly, up until now they're still open. Same goes for C&H missions at Agroprom. Did I accept too many at once? Could it have anything to do with aforementioned rushing of the Swamp or did I take too much time?
I did return to the Swamp area later to search a dozen of stashes, managed to find them all while clearing the area from Bandits and Renegades as I went along. Upon returning to the Garbage I found that the C&H missions still didn't resolve in any way so I left them at that, can't really be bothered anymore.
I'll attempt a replay later to see if I can make a difference. After digging through this forum I realized that's the only option if I'd like to get my hands on a full psy SEVA anyway.
But I digress: what I meant to say is that I do tend to hoard ammo and unique weapons/equipment, but I sell anything else I don't have use for (I need money!). I'd like to think that the 2 CTDs I got so far were merely coincidental then. Am I wrong?
Ex modder, Zones only ferret and will someday release a game (Resident)
On forum: 02/20/2010
It is possible to tweak the scripts responsible for target selecting and attacking to increase the randomness of the AI.
I actually made a lot of changes there (aka rewrote) when I was still modding, and managed to get squads travelling all over the zone, much more dynamic and unpredictable alife.
Was fun seeing Duty and Freedom pouring into the Garbage, fighting over resource points, and running from battle site to battle site to loot rare equipment. And then some random pack of mutants showed up.