today I installed and started Gratuitous Space Battles and on first start the game exited with an error and Windows just said the application is no longer working. As I’m a bit routined in such things I started Process Monitor and found that my non-privileged account just needs write access on two files stored in the installation directory. After I gave my account write access, everything seems to work fine, at least I finished the tutorial, saved some ship designs etc. I would really appreciate if you could change the game that write access to those files is not needed or if they need to be modified by each user it would be best to store them in the user profile, as you already do with other files.
The problematic files are the following:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gratuitous Space Battles\data\fonts\cwfont20.dds.dat
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gratuitous Space Battles\data\fonts\zekton16.dds.dat