That worked! Without saving the game in the introductory shop, I was able to play without any problems. At least, it hasn't crashed yet. I'm glad I stumbled across this info, but I recommend that it be included in the ToEE Troubleshooting Checklist. I can't say that I'm impressed with the game itself. It starts out incredibly slowly (I like to talk to NPCs, but wouldn't it make sense to have some fighting break up my exploration of the town?). And the formation system stinks. Apparently, there's no way to keep my party lined up in the correct direction. But those are not problems with the mod, of course (though, not having played the unmodded game, I don't know what has been changed). Thanks again!