AoE2 Client hangs for a long time after starting local AI game (PC)

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • GAME BUILD #: 10944061
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED


Game hangs on post-loading screen for 3-5 minutes or more after launching (local game with AI). This only started happening after the latest update. Before that, it might have been on the screen for a few seconds at worst. Now it hangs there so long that I originally thought the game had frozen and I had to end task it. I only realized later on that if I just left it there it would eventually start the game, but only after waiting a good bit of time.

I tried reinstalling the game and going to default settings, no change. I don’t use any custom hotkeys or mods.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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  1. Start a game

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?

Not take upwards of 5 minutes to start a game

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This screen shows up after the loading screen that shows the skirmish game attributes and player info

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Hi @chimpanvi
Do you have GPU driver up to date?

Yes, it is up to date. It still hangs for a long time before the game starts.