So I’ve been having trouble with starting my game. Just fyi, I play through steam.
I used to play AoEII on my computer a couple of years ago. It worked well.
I recently wanted to get back in and play with some mates, but this time around the game just won’t load.
I click play on steam > The pre menu with ads start > Crashes on the loading screen after I click play. (The black ink cut scene)
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the game.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled steam as well.
I have verified game files too.
I have restarted my computer multiple times.
I have tried installing on my laptop, on which it also crashes at the same spot.
I have updated my graphics drivers.
I have installed the game on a different hard drive and tried running off that too.
I have done the AoK HD renamed to Launcher.exe trick as well.
I have done the NoStartUp and SkipIntro prelaunch commands as well.
I have also tried running it in compatibility mode for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
I just want to join my friends. If anyone has a solution, please let me know.