The problem of game freeze followed after abrupt change of game behavior:
- each main change took 30~50 seconds before game reacted again.
This issue was vanishing and reoccurring randomly, so I have not heed it too much.
But the game now starts to crash and that is a problem.
Firs time I had this problem, I made sure that the folder "The Protectors" is not "read-only" (and some files were). After that, the game did work again for few hours.
But now it does crash, while attempts that worked (if there was actual correlation between my actions and game behavior, in first place, that is) do not work now anymore.
Game options do somehow work, but Campaign options do not with following result: