I've been experiencing constant crashes as whenever I save the game since about 14 hrs in. I was able to avoid the issue by making a stable save and manually deleting all others (auto-saves and quick saves included) and only overwriting one save file. I turned off auto-save and steam cloud and ran the game directly via the .exe without steam running and it seemed to fix the problem for a bit, but now I am experiencing persistent crashes with this save file and haven't really had much luck with some of the fixes I have seen on various forums.

Here's the save file: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a3igcubrlle832p/AABf5udHbKQC-ZvZYzjcr97ga?dl=0

I hope someone can help me out, as I don't think it's an uncommon problem and was supposedly fixed by a patch last year.