Quite a few people have reported crashes. To fix said crashes use the GoG version of EAW, which has been altered by GoG to work on every system, alongside the 4 GB patch.
4 GB patch: Youtube.com
This SHOULD fix any crashes people have.
Special thanks to user 0il for pointing this out. You should check his other videos since he has smooth battles with 100 pop cap. Very cool to look at imo.
I recently bought GoGs Empire at war Gold pack. ( Gog.com ) It works on all versions of windows, including 10, which is what I now run on my new machine. GoG ensures that every game it has on its platform runs on almost any system. With this you no longer need to install any 64 bit patch, or crack, to get it to work. Just install and play. Then, after applying this crash fix to both the EAW executable as well as the FoC executable ( Youtube.com ) I can run the game at 50 pop cap without crashes, this even holds up in 2v2 skirmish vs hard AIs. Here is a video of me doing that: Youtube.com
1. Get GoG version of EAW.
2. Install GoG version of EAW.
3. Apply crash fix.
4. Install mod.
5. Play mod ---> no crashes.