The last time I loaded up my save all of a sudden all the last names of my players seem to have randomized. Did some searching and found a few similar cases. Advice was delete cache and preferences + verify data in steam, which I did to no avail unfortunately. Using a 10 file rolling auto save and all 10 saves seem to be affected. Saves from other games (including one from the same game a couple seasons old) seem fine. I am running windows 8.1 and as far as I know am not using any software that could potentially interfere with steam nor have I recently installed new software.
I have uploaded a save named waldywaldy_randomplayernames to the ftp server.
Hope you can help me out!