I just looked and the mini patch module.ini doesn;t have chaos_dwarf.brf listed. Or the freelancer one. Are you sure you're not running some sort of weird combo with the 2016 version?
Yeah for crashes follow kevinflemming's advice.
@adrakken They should be using WSE, it's required for the mod now (needed for magic and other stuff).
@Yozzer, are you playing in realistic saving mode by anychance?
@ptx, yeah, that's a bug. On the long long long list of issues.
Cheers kevin, forgot to link that. Yeah as you guys can see Nameless is already cranking out fixes, so keep reporting please. Remember to check the list of known bugs on the moddb article.
Also here's the list of fixed bugs for the mini patch. This fix is game save safe but not all features...