All my buildings are black

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

  • BUILD #: ######
  • PLATFORM: Steam
  • OS: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

:question: DESCRIBE THE ISSUE IN DETAIL (below). Limit to ONE issue per thread.

I just downloaded the game. Starts up fine, but all my buildings are black. There’s a black square on the ground, and the buildings and walls are all there, outlined, but black, no detail. This is happening both in the story mode and in skirmish mode. Is this a known bug?

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

:question: How often does the issue occur? CHOSE ONE; DELETE THE REST.

  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

:question: List the DETAILED STEPS we can take to reproduce the issue… Be descriptive!

Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Start any game
  2. Go to any building or wall, or build a building or wall

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

Buildings would not be black!

:arrow_forward: ACTUAL RESULT

Buildings are black!

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES

:question: Include a OneDrive or Google Drive link to a SAVE GAME or REPLAY FILE (.aoe2record) of the match where you encountered the issue.

:arrow_forward: IMAGE & ATTACHMENTS

:question: Attach a relevant PICTURE (.jpg, .png, .gif), VIDEO (.mp4, YouTube), DXDIAG FILE (.txt), or CRASH/GAME LOGS (.aoe2record, .txt) below.


How to re-create? If it’s common, it’ll be easy to recreate for everyone.

Might just be a video driver issue. (specific case)

Pictures help as well.

Lol. Black buildings tho

Oh it’s a real thing ok…

Verify integrity. Your is corrupted.


Great, how do I fix that? Do I have to reinstall the whole game?

steam gives an option for integrity check, which fixes missing/corrupt files.

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That worked, thanks!