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- GAME BUILD : Advanced Genie Editor Version 2020.10.2 (actually all AGE Version > 2020.3.30 have this bug)
- GAME PLATFORM: Steam
- OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10
DESCRIBE THE ISSUE IN DETAIL (below). LIMIT TO ONE BUG PER THREAD.
create unit with id > 1726 leads to crash at the beginning of the game
I discovered this bug around 30th April when using the 2020.3.30 AGE build. When I was experimenting with keshik gold generation ability, I created a unit but the game continuously crashes.
I thought that maybe I wrote a bug in the dat which leads to the crash, but after spending an afternoon locating and debugging, I found out if I save the DAT with 2019.11.22 build, everything works fine. If I save the same dat with 2020.3.30 build. The game crashes.
Later in December. Another modder Arain9506 , who created the “Eternal Civilization” with over 10000 downloads, discovered the same problem and located the bug with more detailed information. According to Arain:
1.Upgrading unit into a new unit with unit id > 1726 leads to instant crash
2.If a unit with unit id >1726 is in map editor, testing the map leads to instant crash
I brought this up today because I wants to try out the 2020.10.2 AGE with new features but is blocked by this bug which has not been fixed.
Since the AGE bugs in Age of Empires tend to last for ages, I think I’d better bring this up, before it’s too late for the DE dat modding community.
This is definitely a critical bug because you cannot create a dat with unit more than 1726 with the new AGE
FREQUENCY OF ISSUE
How often does the issue occur? CHOSE ONE; DELETE THE REST!
- 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)
List CLEAR and DETAILED STEPS we can take to reproduce the issue ourselves… Be descriptive!
Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:
- load a DAT with AGE
- create a unit with id >1726, e.g. 1727
- start a game with the modified DAT
- game crashes after loading screen
What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?
the 2019.11.22 AGE build does not have this bug
ALWAYS attach a PICTURE (.jpg, .png, .gif) or VIDEO (.mp4, YouTube link) that highlights the problem.
GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)
Attach a SAVE GAME (.aoe2spgame) or GAME RECORDING (.aoe2record) of the match where you encountered the issue. Link it below if using an external file service.
*the game crashes immediately, i doubt there can be a recording 11
I added this thing for you guys. Ha!
the 2019.11.22 AGE build does not have this bug.
The bug is introduced with 2020.3.30 AGE build, which introduces new feature: repeat technology.
Maybe the bug is related to this