Sarcazmo Apr 5, 2013 @ 2:19pm
Resume Multiplayer Game
How do I resume a multiplayer game that got out of sync?
I can hit resume game, but there doesn't appear to be an option to invite my steam friends...
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MS Ryz0n  [developer] Apr 5, 2013 @ 2:22pm 
if it goes OOS it should save a file, you can load the file, then just find your friend on steam and 'invite to game'.
Sarcazmo Apr 5, 2013 @ 2:29pm 
That option is not available in steam when I'm on that screen...
Steam doesn't seem to understand that AOE is in a state where people can join the game.
Ziros Apr 6, 2013 @ 9:44pm 
Om the main menu:
Click Multiplayer> Click Restore> Find the save> Invite players>Profit.
Edward850 Apr 6, 2013 @ 11:28pm 
The issue is that last part. The inviting part. It doesn't actually work. You can reach the restore screen, and everything seems to be in order, but you can't invite anybody who's part of the saved game, and said people cannot join you either.

As you can see in this image, the invite option is absent.[dl.dropbox.com] A little strange seeing as inviting people works perfectly fine when creating a game.
Last edited by Edward850; Apr 6, 2013 @ 11:33pm
xeen Apr 7, 2013 @ 2:50am 
@Edward850: try using the Age2-Invite button, it's located above the "Cancel" button in age2, next to the tech tree. If I remember correctly this opens a new Steam window, i.e. not the Friends one, where you can invite players.

At least, this worked for me – mostly. My problem is that while inviting and everything works, friends cannot actually join the game. My friend’s game reported something like “Cannot join game” or other generic error message. We were playing the custom Blackforest 4x4 map which is available in SteamWorkshop. I still have the saved game. I can upload the game if that’d be helpful.
Last edited by xeen; Apr 7, 2013 @ 2:50am
Edward850 Apr 7, 2013 @ 3:30am 
Originally posted by xeen:
@Edward850: try using the Age2-Invite button, it's located above the "Cancel" button in age2, next to the tech tree. If I remember correctly this opens a new Steam window, i.e. not the Friends one, where you can invite players.
It should be noted at the time of writing that post, the invite button wasn't bringing up the Steam overlay. I managed to get it to work shortly after, but the results were fruitless, as the invited persons could not join, having the same "error" you had.

I have reason to believe not being able to invite people outside of the internal invite button is infact related, as Steam at no point seems to acknowledge I'm even in a multiplayer game, either on my end or anybody elses.
Last edited by Edward850; Apr 7, 2013 @ 3:31am
Mortunha Apr 10, 2013 @ 8:00pm 
Any news about that? I want to restore a big game with my brother, and I cant because the resume doesnt works!
crayolite Apr 11, 2013 @ 11:53pm 
I DC, got invited and everything. Can't join game!
Milren May 24, 2013 @ 4:50pm 
Same here, I invite people but they can't join
Jackal1701a Jun 16, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
i have the same problem with mine and my wifes account. she got disconnected so i saved and exited the game. i now have a .msx file that i can restore from the multiplayer menu. I can open the lobby and see a yellow slot for my wifes steam account. however, she cannot join the game (cant see it in th e lobby browser and although I can invite her from my lobby, she will get a 'connecting to multiplayer game' screen but after about 15 secs it fails and says 'unable to join game' is there any way i can send her the msx file so she can restore the game as well?
PercyMain Jun 16, 2013 @ 3:36pm 
if she was in the game with you, she will also have a copy of the mgx file, maybe it could be a lan issue..?, but only yhe host can host the MGX saved game file i think
Last edited by PercyMain; Jun 16, 2013 @ 3:37pm
Siolfyr Jun 16, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
Agreed... my friends can't join restored games. When are you guys going to get working on this? So many patches fixing bugs I don't care about, but this bug never dies.
Villa Jun 17, 2013 @ 1:48am 
Originally posted by Siolfyr:
Agreed... my friends can't join restored games. When are you guys going to get working on this? So many patches fixing bugs I don't care about, but this bug never dies.
Is it really that much of a priority in the scheme of things?
Mr.Jingles Jun 17, 2013 @ 8:37am 
Originally posted by Villa:
Originally posted by Siolfyr:
Agreed... my friends can't join restored games. When are you guys going to get working on this? So many patches fixing bugs I don't care about, but this bug never dies.
Is it really that much of a priority in the scheme of things?

More of a priority than adding a 'no trebs' option for you...
VeryBadDwarf Jan 1 @ 4:46pm 
Did this get fixed at all...? I'm still having this issue. Maybe I missed a patch or work-around?
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