Well you can review previous versions here https://www.assembla.com/spaces/d2bs/documents
Click Details under the file name.
I haven't had any problems with the new d2bot# myself, so I can't be of much help with the actual crashes.
But since this is still experimental I suggest making a backup of the files that you're replacing (kinda late now but keep in mind for the future).
I do, thats why i was able to retrieve from an archive/rar i made...
but ya, u dont use 8.1 or 8 so ur experience is null
as for the -F thing i still have no answers, and i just tried that multiple game.exe thing and it failed to start at all if not game.exe in d2 folder, i copied game2.exe game3.exe etc and tried to load / run bot from them and it fails every time, lmk if u want log from manager or file
Update, i set all back to use same game.exe with everything up to date, and it seems to have gotten rid of the multiple start crash