I got excited when the new version retained my save file. However, in order to get past the bug, I still had to restart. I must say, the beginning is much more well done (yay no misleading unclimbable staircase!)
Unfortunately, I ran into another, rather large bug: after the initial conversation with the mom, when the protag leaves the house, the sound cuts out and it has yet to come back for me. I don't personally mind playing without sound, but it's generally considered kind of important.
EDIT: Found another bug: now I cannot overwrite save games. It tells me that the save failed every time.