MAGIC! Actually yeah it can -- what it was is that I created a new custom "on the ground" graphics for Spiked Knuckles item, so that it wasn't just a box. Unfortunately, I included the settings for the item and pointer to the graphics, but not the frickin' graphics file. So the game would try to display something that didn't exist. This would cause crashes when: Killing a mutant and the item drops (such as if you explode them or kill with Alien Blaster) and, apparently (and which I wouldn't expect) if it was in your inventory and you exited a map. Anyway that's why mutant encounters would crash, because the green ones spawn with Spiked Knuckles. WHEW long-winded, sorry. You should re-read this... Screenshot/savegame? UGH I know that was so shitty... "Yay I'm almost done with the game... now just to initiate the self-destruct sequence...." -- BAM LOCKUP -- "Dude really?!?"