3DS Export Broken

I seem to be having a problem with Blender’s 3DS export function. Whenever I attempt to export a model, an error message tells me that the python script has failed and to check the console. The below is the error found in the console

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “<string>”, line 1, in <module>
File “Path to 3DS script here”, line 10
Syntax Error: Non-ASCII character ‘/xe4’ in file path to script again on line 10, but no encoding declared; see a link to the python website for details

Yes- I have the latest version of blender
Yes- I have python 4.5.2

Any help to fix this would be great

Update:

I found a workaround to the problem, in the form of a build of blender that includes freestyle, the program I had been hoping to use. It works as good as can be expected at this point in it’s progress.