Hi, the first release of patch 1.60 was flawed, but we have just replaced it. You should probably in this case just re-download and re-install the entire game from the original download link, which will ensure everything is fine.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
You’re far from being the only one. A quick review of recent Support posts right here over the last few weeks proves that several other players are also experiencing serious problems with the v1.60 patch’s RTS controls. For now, all we can do is wait for a solution.
Just to report, I’ve just had the same issue. I was skimming the forums, heard about the new control options (really, there ought to be a “version release thread!”, as if you don’t follow the forums regularly, you have no idea!) and it crashed out the first time I tried it (I was still trying to work out how it worked, so I tried adding a new order (I think it was “always move” or something) and it crashed out).
It’s probably not all that surprising that it’s buggy, after all, it is a fairly major change to the set-up. (I was actually surprised to see any new updates at all, given GTB is out.) While you would like to think it ought to have gone easily, these things never do, do they! (I hope Cliffski can find a solution - in due course; one suspects it might be one of those things that might be not easy to fix), and that it’s not something that turns to be incompatible practically with GSB, since if and when it works, it’s a huge addition to the gameplay!) Until then, I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
Edit: Forgot to mention, as it may be a factor, OS is XP, SP3.