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Just tonight I got this crash report. I have never, ever, seen DWU crash like this. I was in the editor, changing planet names, then backed out of the editor when the crash report showed its ugly head. I lost all that hard work too.

Distant Worlds - Crash Dump -

9:08:16 PM Monday, March 26, 2018

System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path 'C:\GOG Games\Distant Worlds Universe\DistantWorlds.exe\Autosave1.dwg'.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.FileStream.Init(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Int32 rights, Boolean useRights, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES secAttrs, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy, Boolean useLongPath, Boolean checkHost)
at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, FileShare share, Int32 bufferSize, FileOptions options, String msgPath, Boolean bFromProxy)
at System.IO.FileStream..ctor(String path, FileMode mode)
at DistantWorlds.Main.m13y1EWI8e()
at DistantWorlds.Main.ProgramLoop()

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Can someone tell me what this problem is?

Thanks in advance!
Well..missing access/path/location infos and rights but aside from the obvious i don't know more then you.

The only common problems are memory-crashes and crashes with changed/moded themes but that's a completly different case.

The only advice is to sent crash-notice to the support, maybe together with a save..if you have one but it's unlikly with the autosavelocation being part of the crash.