1: Are you using a software firewall? If so, have you allowed access to the game?
It worked maybe two weeks under my current settings. And no, I don't have a firewall on.
2: Do you have anti-virus software? If so, who makes it? Is it up to date? Is it blocking access to our game?
Yes, Kaspersky, and I turned it off in hopes that would get it working but nope, still crashes.
3: Does the game work if you run it while disconnected from the Internet?
Tried that, and no, still get the error message.