I just wanted to post to say "Yay!" :D Thanks for updating the game again Steve, I love what you've created. I was worried that so much time had passed and things had gotten quite quiet on the forums but this just made me look forward to the new release even more. I can't wait to see how it has come along. I haven't played for about 2 years now, partly because I knew how obsessively engrossed I could get in this little known gem and partly because I knew it had so much more potential. I'm gushing and I've just paused from setting up 'The Vindalooian Empire' for the first time. I know I'll be happy just with the new bug fixes and optimisations. Just wanted to show my appreciation your continued dedication to such a worthy cause :).
I can't remember the error # but I had a similar thing happen when I updated some time back. I think there was a solution after searching for the error exhaustively on the forums and web in general. Wish I could help more, but with the new update there should be more people back on the forums to get advice from.