Given that it is failing to open older saves (i.e., pre-patch saves) it seems pretty clear that it is an issue with processing the game data. However, this works fine for me. I have the steam version of the game; is it possible that the issue is only affecting (for example) a GOG installation?
Please post your installation platform if you experiencing this issue.

And finally, it would be helpful if the crash details could be posted. Specifically, the details found in the Event Viewer application that include the following information:
Fault module,
Fault offset,
Exception code,

and the version of the program you were using that generated the crash log.
This would be the quickest way of resolving the issue.

Last edited by Dairymoose; 16/09/14 05:27 PM.