If you experience some loading crashes in a character, resulting in a crash in address 8d48f (or similar), this is an issue in the character's def file.
1. Version dates should NEVER have strings.
versiondate = 06,16,2002
mugenversion = 04,14,2001
The code above is the only accepted syntax. NONE ELSE.
2. The same for pal defaults. only 1-12 values are allowed, delimited by commas. Other values will cause the crash!
pal.defaults = 4,5,6,1,2,3
3. If the character has no intro or ending, yet there's an [Arcade] section written, it also is a probable cause of crashing. Comment the code out or omit it altogether.