All I can do is explain what I did.
I followed the instructions that I linked in my post (which worked fine for me). They came from here:
Getting Started - https://blam.halo.click/ZPFkxz.pdf
There was one difference from the instructions. It says to run "dxwebsetup.exe" and "vcredist_x86.exe" from the "tpi" folder. In my download one of those files was actually called "directx_june2010.exe" (instead of "dxwebsetup.exe").
Did you run those two files? They install supporting software (DirectX and C runtime) that is needed.
If that doesn't work you could try the Alternate download link and install method mentioned in the same instructions.
If you still don't have any luck with that, try posting in the most recent "Bi-Weekly Questions" thread at Reddit. The Jan 13 one is here
. I suggest you include more detail about the error message you get when it crashes.
p.s. Does your system meet the specs mentioned in those instructions?
OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (or AMD equivalent)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9600GT (or AMD equivalent)
Storage: 4 GB hard disk space