Matchmaker 188.8.131.52 contains a much wanted new feature to reload games that have crashed from a save. Save game packages are created starting a few minutes into a game when a player with substantial population drops out or if the game is suddenly closed.
The save game packages can then be found in the matchmakers new "Load Game" panel (only visible to the host when there are saved games available). Games are listed showing the level, date, players, and populations. The host can then launch the game as normal (no other settings needed) with the players from the game and is brought to a limited game setup screen, followed by a brief loading level before the game is right back where it left off.
As an added bonus, games that begin to resync will automatically be reverted to a previous save without any intervention needed.