About black screen. It sounds like a graphics card issue. From what I know, it can be fixed by changing some GPU Control Panel settings. This is all I've collected from users reporting to have fixed it:
- For Nvidia:
Find "Let the 3D application decide" and check it.
- For ATI:
Disable ATI Smoothvision.
If none of these work, try to change other settings in your video card's Control Panel. Or maybe updating GPU drivers will solve the issue.
About crashes. Do not add Laser AI to your games and do not build Squid Drone and you'll be fine most of the time. Laser general's Squid Drones cause the game to crash in 009 Beta 2.