sorry, I didn't want to offense you... I found your name in the customer base, so everything seems to be ok.
So if you have the bug #531, it means something really got wrong with your copy, and the 1st thing to do is to download the latest version, that will hopefully prevent all the crashes you experienced as well :
The button to create a profile only appears when the "advanced options" are on.
To do this, go to the "Misc Options" menu, located on the same right side bar, then click on "Advanced Options" and "yes".
You should then see the "Profile" button back again !
You said : "I see the person I was playing as before the crash, but when I try and get him in a tournament it won't let him play
I'm not sure of the meaning. What happens exactly ?
If you meant it won't let _you_ play, and your player plays automatically, then it means you turned on the CPU control mode. To turn it off, the "Advanced Options" have to be on, then you can click on the "CPU" icon, on bottom right of your "Character Sheet" (in the "World Tour"), so it'll become the "Human" icon.
If you experience more crashes, even with the latest version, then you could send me your saved games, and I'll have a deep look at them. (I'll explain you how to do that on next time).
To prevent you to start a new game if something wrong happens again, you can save your current game by clicking the "Save" button, in your "Character Sheet".
Ok, I hope it'll help you, and as a registered user you don't have to endure crashes, you can ask me to fix them !
There's 1 thing you should check : do you have enough space on your hard drive to save your game ? You need about 6 MB for each new profile, and 6 MB for a separate saved game.
Else, if you registered to this forum, you should log on before to post a new message (there's a link at top of this page, or bottom of the main page). So you'll receive a notification email when you get an answer.