I never have problems with network stability. My network is also exceptionally fast, with about 500 kbps on an ftp download.
I didn't know you could quit this way, but I do get the Surrender/Offer draw/Cancel box when I press it once.
Unfortunatly, I am horrible at any kind of programming. I've tried it before, and never got beyond simple BASIC.
EDIT: Good news. I found a way around it. F3 seems to work fine. I can even see our dialogue after we got cut off. Quite amusing, two people talking to each other about how they're irritated at being disconnected. I was able to finish my turn.
I also got a Remote Exit error in the process, but it didn't seem to affect the game.
And pressing ESC repeatedly results in the draw screen toggling.
Edited by Accipitre, 18 February 2009 - 09:12 PM.