Since the 3.001 update, game CTD every time I try to start a "mission" whether it be quick, career, etc. Offline or online makes no difference. Have deleted and re-downloaded the updates folder numerous times. Just completed an 18hr ordeal of uninstalling and downloading the entire game and it worked once. After it worked the one time, I shut my PC down, came back and relaunched everything as usual, trackIR, MSI gaming app, fan controller, etc. Although I bought and downloaded from the IL2 site, Steam is running in the background, always has been. On game relaunch, it crashes to desktop either at the login screen (rare) or when I try to start after selecting any mission. Always the same error about something going wrong (their words) and reporting it to Microsoft and then given no option except to shut the game down. Not sure where to go from here except to abandon this game. I wanted to get Kuban, but if I can't get Stalingrad to work, not sure that would be wise. CLoD works fine, DCS works fine. PC is a home built (by me) of fairly new origin and everything checks good. I have cleaned up all SSDs and done what I can to keep a fairly clean PC. I am on a 50mb fiber connection hard wired to the router.
Looking for ideas on where to go from here in my search to make this work. Thanks.