I have downloaded the source and changed a little bit of setup.py on this and msvc9compiler.py on python 2.7.6 environment to successfully compiler pyscard on win 8.1 64bit and visual studio 2012 express.
But after I had a little try on using pyscard module, it cracks.
I guest that it could be the problem of winscard.c which is for win32 and quite different on winscard.dll on 64bit
windows 64-bit is supported on the trunk for windows 7. Support for windows 8 is ongoing and will be added later. Support for python 3.x will be started after the next release of pyscard.
Concerning the crash, is this happening when building from the trunk (extract the latest sources), or from a code snapshot?
thanks and best regards,