@Zal: Yes I have and had to (without choice) so that the player option screen shows up. Blizzard.j errors are what cause the no player options issue. Common.ai errors just crash the ai in game.
Anyhow i think the lag is fixed when the commander is used. without the commander the lag comes back (well according to my tests but that only affects player edition). Anyway i'll upload the simple edition exe compiled so far for 1.24.
Feel free to test. Hopefully the lag is gone but AMAI dialogue is not yet fixed.
I had a feeling the dialogue might screw up though because it was very reliant on conversion from string to int back to strings. Might need to use the hashtable's instead of gamecache to solve this issue, but i plan to replace gamecache usage with hashtable usage anyway eventually.