I also had the very same issue. Only zoom in would crash the whole thing. Although, when I set every aspcet of the graphics to “low” or “off” (lowest), it finally stopped crashing on zooming in. The game is still laggy though…
I think this game is simply requiring too much resource to run.
My system detail is
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
Display Memory: 2549 MB
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit