Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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TheVeryFish May 2, 2013 @ 9:58am
90% Games Crash (possibly Win XP issue)
Sorry for bringing this up again but even after playing on 2.3 this issue hasn't improved and I'd like to see if this can be resolved somehow. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

I've played about 20-30 multiplayer games overall, and about 90% of them crashed at some point, sometimes after 10 minutes, sometimes even after 30 or 40 minutes. The game just exits and I see steam saying "app already running". Also a mdmp file is created in the game's folder, I can send that somewhere if it helps.

As far as I know the crashes occur in all types of maps, settings and numbers of players, and they appear entirely random. I've tried various things that people advised me to do or that I read around here including but not limited to: disabling the scoreboard, uninstalling all Workshop mods, reinstalling the game, verifying game cache, updating graphics drivers, disabling notifications in game (F1), not building a market (someone suggested it was game-crashing), running Steam in offline mode, closing all other applications, closing explorer.exe. Unfortunately none of them had any effect on the crashes.

My system:
AMD Phenom 8650 (triple-core), 2.3 Ghz
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
Windows XP home, SP3

I hope this can be looked into. Thanks for reading.

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BarbarossaBlade May 2, 2013 @ 2:39pm 
We're continuing to look in to this. In the meantime, some users have reported success with the following workaround:

1. In your Steam Game Library, find the game. Right click it and click Properties.
2. Click the "Set launch options..." button.
3. Type in NoStartUp and click OK.
4. Click the "Local files" tab.
5. Click the "Browse local files..." button to open the game folder.
6. Delete (or rename) "Launcher".
7. Make a copy of "AoK HD".
8. Rename the copy to "Launcher".
9. Go back to the Steam properties window and click Close.
Computer May 2, 2013 @ 8:45pm 
Any idea when a patch could be released?? same problem. Cheers
TheVeryFish May 2, 2013 @ 8:56pm 
I'll try it, thanks!
TheVeryFish May 3, 2013 @ 4:05am 
Just tested it. Unfortunately, it still crashes.
Milltek May 4, 2013 @ 3:48am 
Same problem, also tried that, and also no luck!
Lipton® May 4, 2013 @ 4:12am 
Tried everything, still crashes. Great release :)
@ndi May 5, 2013 @ 7:56am 
Same problem, will this be fixed soon??
Computer May 10, 2013 @ 7:09am 
So hows looking into it going... would be good to find out if there is actually a solution otherwise me and other XP users are just wasting our time. Thanks
Plight May 10, 2013 @ 7:48am 
Same issue, this game wasn't tested on XP I take it? I'm sure this has been suggested before but isn't it possible to engineer the multiplayer mode so that you can rejoin games after disconnecting?
Computer May 10, 2013 @ 6:52pm 
Yeah that would be a good fix. Ugh annoying not knowing weather they have any intention to fix it..
Computer May 12, 2013 @ 10:47pm 
Guess they've gone back on their word??..
PunkiPi May 14, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
Same problem. Sometimes I get 20 minutes into a game and it totally freezes my computer, forcing me to do a hard reboot. Sometimes it's only 5 minutes. But about 90% of the games are wrecked.
Gwotyng May 14, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
I have this problem too (just exit without any error message and see "app already running"). My system is also Windows XP. I found that If I disable steam ad popup option, the chance of crash will be greatly reduced. But the game still crash occasionally. I hope a fix patch will be out soon!
Last edited by Gwotyng; May 14, 2013 @ 4:37pm
___BuLL__ May 14, 2013 @ 9:11pm 
Same problem...Win xp Home sp3 geforce 9400GT....with the old version of the game (aoc) operates normally....
TheVeryFish May 16, 2013 @ 9:25am 
Could someone confirm whether progress is being made to resolve this?
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Date Posted: May 2, 2013 @ 9:58am
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