Build: V1.3.0 11419.1772825 (modded)
I don't know what the "modded" bit means, I just bought this via Steam and did a standard install. I've not knowingly added any mods, and I don't know where to look to see what they are and/or delete them.
Has been regularly crashing since installed. Always during the game at seemingly random points. Updating the nvidia driver fixed one or two annoying issues, but there are still a couple left. Once is bearable (lasts around 5 seconds, so annoying but not game breaking), but the other is a total crash.
I'll just be either on the map, or viewing the details of something (an army / town etc) and suddenly clicking on stuff no longer works, and none of the keys work (eg. esc etc) but the mouse and music may keep going for a short while. Then the mouse stops working and the music stops and is replaced by a buzzing. Once this process has started there seems no way to rescue the situation. I can't get back to windows (no response to ALT-TAB, CTRL-ESC or even ALT-CTRL-DEL) and the game is totally frozen. So I have to physically switch the PC off. This is happening 1-2 times per hour at the moment.
I have a professionally built gaming rig with water cooling and all that jazz, so overheating shouldn't be an issue. I've logged 250+ hours each on totalwar: warhammer and warhammer II, plus a fair bit on Shogun 2 and I never had any problems with those, but 3 Kinddoms has been flaky since day 1...
Play the game for any length of time...
Details of any solutions that have already been attempted:
Updated video driver, verified files in steam, run as admin, changed in game video settings, ran the windows 10 file checker (sfc), turned off malware/antivirus, running with no other apps running.
There is no minidump file (the crash directory does not exist).