Hey, thanks for the reply. It is indeed an older laptop (maybe 4/5 years), but while it does have one of those dreaded intel things, it also has an AMD Radeon HD 8500M Series card that I can (and do) select for actually playing games. Which I believe is just about is enough to run the game.
I'm also be surprised that I'd have issues with this game, but something like skyrim is possible, which seems like a vastly more demanding game, but that's just my opinion/estimation. Regardless, I can somewhat imagine what you're saying to be the case. It's not happened since, and I've restarted a new game, so I reckon it's indeed a video thing and not a specific event-based bug. I'll have to trust for now it's the issue you described and see if it improves once I've purchased a better piece of equipment.
Hey folks, I found SiS the other day and decided to give it a go, but unfortunately I find it difficult progress through the game after what is probably around roughly an hour of play. Whenever I meet a certain faction the game promptly locks up, then crashes and I get a report that my dgbhelp.dll is too old. Did I miss something? It only seems to be upon this particular event that the game has issues with whatever is apparently a problem. I can't see what faction it is, or if the particular planet (eltanin) is the problem, but I've no way to progress any further.
It's probably a video driver problem. More specifically, I would guess that you're playing on an older laptop with an Intel Integrated driver? We do what we can to get it to run everywhere, but, officially, the minimum specs for Stars in Shadow include a dedicated video card. That requirement is in place because some older Intel-Integrated laptops have versions of this problem -- effectively, what you're seeing there is an "out of video memory" error.
On the chance that you're on a laptop with an NVIDIA card, there is a fix, see: this post.
But, otherwise, I'm afraid there's probably not much to be done.