Yep. I can confirm this. 1.55 has never crashed for me but i have all save blocks filled. I pulled my saves out and the game did indeed crash at startup.
Hello my name is Paul, I'm new to Qhimm. I also had the same problem with the new version(Starting fresh with one save file so far). Reverted back to 1.54 until its sorted out. Thanks for the info.
PS Thank y'all so much! Played this game when I was 9 years old for the first time, I'm 28 now. Everyone's work here is extraordinary, keep it up . I know there has been many countless hours of work to get the final product we see today, and I'm very grateful that I get to experience this game like never before. Especially the W.I.P. Echo S project... BLOWS MY MIND. (The official Remake won't be the same game, I'm not that excited about it besides being able to rip some of the resources from it when it comes out)