AI Script Error - «Missing Identifier: watch-tower-building»

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

  • GAME BUILD #: 6421374
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

At the start of every game, an error message stating:
AI Script Error
Player 2
File: Promisory\init.per2
Line955: ERR2005: Invalid identifier:
ERR2004: Missing identifier: watch-tower-building

… pops up. After that, the AI becomes useless.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS). This started happening about two or three days ago.

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

I didn’t do anything particular. I just started a new match… saw the bug. Restarted the game, new match, bug again, &c.

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

The AI would be responsive. I was playing in Hard, but when I was already in Imperial all 8 AIs were still in Dark Age. No new villagers, no buildings, &c. They were just collecting resources.

:arrow_forward: IMAGE

:point_down: ALWAYS attach a PICTURE (.jpg, .png, .gif) or VIDEO (.mp4, YouTube link) that highlights the problem.


:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

:point_down: 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.

We Transfer:

To anyone who ever gets this error, refer to this link:
AI Script Error - Age of Empires II: DE / II - Report a Bug - Age of Empires Forum

Basically you need to restore your AI data to “factory settings”.