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KoMiKoZa - Battle Realms  [developer] Dec 26, 2019 @ 10:05am
Bugs & Troubleshooting - Megathread
New update 1.55 has been released.
Last update of the thread: February 27, 2020
I'd like this thread to be civil and respectful towards both us as devs and you guys as members of the community, I will have to delete any rude/irrelevant posts or posts that give zero bug feedback.

We are listening to you, and we will be eliminating bugs to the best of our abilities. :lunar2020halodragon:

Disclaimer: absolutely don't use any patches/mods/files (unless it's levels or savegames) made for the original or GOG releases, this will break SteamBR.

It's a different build and version of the game. If you have your game modified and experience issues, we are not responsible for that.

When it comes to reporting issues, please, give as much information as you can. Detailed descriptions and steps to reproduce are vital.

Screenshots & videos help us out a ton as well!

If you've got savefiles, send them over at

  • Steam Multiplayer is still giving us a headache. It's hit & miss at the moment, but now the whole team is focused on getting it stable for everyone (we want to play it just like you!). We can't provide any ETAs as of now, but we'll try to stabilize it as soon as possible.

  • For now you can play via LAN / DirectIP using any 3d party LAN emualting software, we recommend RadminVPN. Instructions for an easy setup are in this topic. :)

  • 1920x1080 is the only widescreen resolution supported at the moment.

  • Any recording software may interfere with rendering of the game at the moment. Most common on Windows 7.

Currently known bugs that can be fixed:

I'll list some solutions here. If the problems persist, let me know in this thread.Thank you for reporting! Apologies for the inconvenience.

I'm not fond of the new Level Of Detail since update 1.55. Any way to get the old one back?
Sure! Just change it from "Very High" to "High" and it will be back to normal. :)

I'm playing the version 1.55, but I don't have the widescreen/fullhd option available.
Make sure:
  • You have tried scrolling through the dropbox with mousewheel (it's actually scrollable, but due to the height limitations it won't display unless scrolled).

  • You are aware that the 1.55 update only brings the 1920x1080 (a.k.a. FullHD) resolution. No other widescreen resolutions are present at this point in time.

  • You are sure that your screen resolution is equal to or above 1920x1080. If you have it at 1280x720, you can't select 1920x1080.

The game is extremely zoomed in the menu, only 1/3 of the game is visible, the rest is off-screen.
Go to the battle_realms_ef.exe - properties - compatibility - change high DPI settings and tick override high DPI scaling behaviour.

The game has black bars or crashes on launch with "Could not find supported display mode / Could not rasterize API"
The errors are related to your screen resolution, meaning the game is unable to launch on it. Go to your videocard control panel and make sure the game scales to "Full-Screen" if you want the blackbars gone. Alternatively, you can switch back to "aspect ratio". Here's an instruction[].

BAD LEVEL Skirmish error after 1.55 Update.
Maps have been altered in 1.55. Old skirmish savefiles are not comptaible with SteamBR YET, we're looking into opportunities to change that, so don't delete the old saves, just back them up somewhere.

Game refuses to launch / Crashes upon launching / Gets reported by Antivirus.
Make sure that your antivirus (such asAvast/AVG) doesn't interfere with the game's executable (battle_realms_ef.exe).

Try setting the compatibility mode in the .exe properties to Windows XP SP 3 and launch it as Administrator.

If the game still crashes, please, provide details about your hardware and OS, crash reports if possible.

Game flickering, units or buildings having weird textures around them, ground tiles not loading properly
This is Steam overlay not being friendly with the game. You can alt+tab to fix it or wait till it goes away, however any new Steam popup will trigger the bug again. For now, it's best to disable the Steam Overlay, everything should be fine after. Let me know if it doesn't help.
Low FPS.
Make sure you don't have other programs like MSI afterburner running. Or that you don't have half-refresh rate adaptive vertical sync set in your videocard control panel.
Minimap not having a good time. Weird textures or double/triple minimap bug.
Black minimap or menu symbol texture on it- Use Alt+Tab and get back in the game,see if it fixes your issue.

The following seems to be an nVIDIA issue.If the minimap doubles or triples, the best course of action is to use the integrated Intel or AMD videocard. Alternatively, try changing your resolution to 1024x768. This may not work for Online or LAN Multiplayer games for some time. We will get around to that.

All currently known bugs that will be fixed:

  1. Multiplayer connection handshake fails (aka "host found 69" error).

  2. Occassional launch crashes or when (re)joining multiplayer games. (Fixed)

  3. No ping shown in multiplayer games.

  4. Freezes during multiplayer games.

  5. Minimap not displaying properly and other related issues.

  6. Terrain tiles not displaying properly (Fixed).

  7. Steam Overlay interfering with things.

  8. Recording Software and other overlays interfering with rendering. Seems to be a Windows 7 issue only.

  9. Black Screen Cutscenes with only subtitles going.

  10. Initial zoom with no possibility of zooming back in if mousewheel is used to scroll the camera down. (Fixed)

  11. Shift key/ "Stand Ground" or "Passiveness" occassionally not working. (Fixed)

  12. Models occassionally flickering/disappearing. Mostly seen on the Wolf Clan, might depend on different maps.

  13. Inability to return to the game by pressing "Cancel" button during Tech Tree screen ( hotkey "T") (ESC key works). (Fixed)

  14. Crash in single player when Vetkin is killed (Dragon Campaign, Riverside Map).

  15. Player profiles not saving correctly.

  16. Games crashes when "Playlist" option is selected. (Fixed)

  17. Chat not working correctly in-game (Steam Multiplayer).

  18. Building icons or mouse cursor sometimes displaying different textures.

  19. Ricefields sometimes not appearing in offline skirmish games.

  20. Backspace key deleting typed text in Multiplayer by 1 symbol per press.

  21. Minimap losing interactive functionality - can't order units to go here or there.

  22. Minimap not dispalying "Look here/ Fight here" alert marks.

  23. Wolf Totem multiplication bug.

  24. Occassional crashes when summoning Teppo in Dragon Keep. (Teppo.mdl error)

  25. LAN multiplayer missing "Create BR game" / "Create WOTW game" text on the buttons and having big text in the description. (Fixed)

  26. Huge FPS drop for AMD users when a lot of Fire effects are present (old pre-steam performance bug).

  27. Melee units idle-ing mid-combat, not attacking enemies.

  28. Occassional game freezes on various screens.

  29. A couple of antivirus software blocking battle_realms_ef.exe.

  30. Various visual bugs with the ground and water textures.

  31. Interface textures being.. different[].. from the vanilla BR.

  32. Invite feature not working in-game (works if joinees didn't launch BR).

  33. Game control input (Menu-only) working when overlay is on. (Fixed)

  34. Occassional "wrong version" error when joining a room with the same version (Steam Multiplayer).

  35. Occassional sync errors in Steam Online or LAN Multiplayer.

  36. Occassional laggy mouse input when in Multiplayer lobby.

  37. Sync errors caused by: horse trample, ballistaman's totem, pitch slinger's scorched earth Battle Gears.

  38. High Poly Wolf models (Brawler, Packmaster, Berserker) missing shale textures.

  39. Nightvol being a coward and not coming out during the final mission (Kenji's Journey). Hordelings refusing to spawn as well.

  40. Vetkin not willing to join during Serpent Kenji's Journey.

  41. Game not launching on 3+ monitors.

  42. Ballistaman's Totem and Serpent Cannoneer's Smoke spam still possible to abuse + other Wolf totem related bugs.

  43. Musketeers' Sniper Scope not activating correctly when they're stopped. And other Scope related bugs.

  44. Restarting occasionally Kenji's Journey crashes the game.

  45. Unit selection bug via Shift.

  46. Switch between Dragon-Serpent/Lotus horses on save/load - When capturing a Dragon/Serpent horse as Lotus, save and load cycle will lead to Lotus style horses with normal horse attack, it disappears on use. After dismounting and mounting them again the horses will have Lotus attack.

  47. Unit queue order wiping after save/load.

  48. The game hangs around in the system processes after being closed.

  49. Looping fire/water etc. sounds that don't go away.

  50. SFX or Music occassionally not playing (or only certain SFX, documented on ASUS-X455LF laptop).

  51. Massive lags on AMD cards when fire particle effects are taking place (documented on RX 5700 XT).
Last edited by KoMiKoZa - Battle Realms; 23 hours ago
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Nomeeo Dec 3, 2019 @ 9:54am 
Hey man, Minimap doesn't show location on screen correctly.

Also big McThankies from McSpankies for bringing this game on steam! :)
Last edited by Nomeeo; Dec 3, 2019 @ 9:55am
Dec 3, 2019 @ 9:55am 
- I'm using a gaming laptop and i can't set the game to run on nvidia performance mode in
nvidia control panel or the graphics settings in windows (performance mode). Its still
running intel igpu by default.

- I can join in the multiplayer lobby but the error 69 keeps showing and sometimes crashing
the game.

- The max resolution that i can set in game is 1280x1024?

- Cutscenes from the story mode and the minimap is flickering, sometimes it is not displaying
the correct layout of the map like this
Last edited by ; Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:11am
Platinumshadow Dec 3, 2019 @ 9:56am 
First bug, when I see the Techniques, training tree (T), I can't press cancel to return to the game, I need to press ESC only
Platinumshadow Dec 3, 2019 @ 9:56am 
Game stop working after kill Vetkin in Dragon Campaign, Riverside Map
Chiefkage Dec 3, 2019 @ 9:57am 
everytime i join in Multiplayer it crashes and hangs me like BattleRealms.exe is not responding

Thank you making my childhood back xD
JcTraya Dec 3, 2019 @ 9:57am 
shadows seems to glitch also and minimap problems when changing resolution
Platinumshadow Dec 3, 2019 @ 9:58am 
Minimap has a display problem after load game
Josh Wright Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:00am 
Can't click on the mini map on some missions, seems to be random when it happens and noticed some character models from the wolf clan in cutscenes look stretched
Xolbadur Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:00am 
Can't set the game to 1920x1080. It only goes up to 1280x1024.
Pablo Job Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:02am 
multiplayer doesnt wont at all.
Pablo Job Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:02am 
doesnt work at all*
Pablo Job Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:03am 
and everytime i joiin the game, and i leave and join again, BR will close automatically.
Valfodr Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:07am 
Is the camera supposed to zoom out that much? (which is useful but not sure it's intended)
Like i said in my post , i'll wait until it will get update to be supported by big screens or be playable on window or borderless fullscreen ^^
Lucien Lachance Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:11am 
Cant accept changes in the options menu, editing .ini doesnt help either.

This is all i can see, forcing window mode doesn't work either
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