Back again with another part of the mystery !
More crashes when saving, went through the usual rituals but it didn’t stop it ! However what I did was took a crashed save file and looked at an alright save file and the differences were the same, The crashed one was missing the currentmodule, savenfo and screenshot.
The currentmodule and savenfo files are simple notepad text files that just have the name of the area and the name of the module in. So I copied them, pasted them into the crashed save and changed the text to the module I was in and the area, added a screenshot from the good save and ran the game.
The save came up, loaded it in the game and everything was correct, area, weapons, journal etc and it played just fine. tried to save it and it crashed !
Seeing as two of the missing files were very simple text files is it possible that my game is crashing because of a lack of screenshot because that’s the most complicated missing file ? This might explain why when it’s in a crashing mood it wont overwrite an old save and just does nothing.
If there is an order of how things save maybe mine just stops dead when it can’t do a screenshot as I can’t see two note pad files, with three words in, causing an issue.