AoE2 taking ages to start and quit

When I launch AoE2 on Steam, it’s taking more than 1 1/2 minutes to get to the menu and the game is installed on an SSD! Compared to the HD edition, which only takes around 5 secs, this is a huge slow down.

In addition, when I quit the game, I am immediately on my desktop but Steam still shows me that the game is running. Only after like 10 secs, Steam finally tells me the game has quit. Other games quit instantaneously.

I tried with and without mods enabled and it makes little to no difference. Also note that I am not using the UHD package (it’s installed but not enabled ingame).

Anyone else experiencing these problems?


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