Black screen when running Algirdas and Kestutis campaign (Dawn of the Dukes DLC)

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • GAME BUILD #: 101.102.18071.0 (#83607) 0
  • GAME PLATFORM: Microsoft Store
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED


When I’m trying to open Algirdas and Kestutis campaign I can see the black screen and cursor. I can move the cursor, and switch to other apps with ALT+TAB but the game screen remains black, no matter how long I wait.

: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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Here are the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Open E. Europe DLC map
  2. Click Algirdas and Kestutis campaign icon
  3. Black screen appears and nothing happens after that

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

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

The campaign is opened.

:arrow_forward: IMAGE

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Just a black screen, with nothing to show on the screenshot.

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

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  • no save game file attached, as the issue happens before the campaign starts

I am having that with all of the expansions. I hope that it will be fixed in the near future.

I have the same problem with all DLCs. I bought it on Microsoft Store and installed it on D: (not C:). it seems that the DLCs are installed in another folder than the main game (=windowsapps). Problem is you cant select installation on folder “windowsapps” for the DLCs and cant select the other path for the main game.

This is an issue we are already tracking.
######## could you try installing the game and the DLCs on the same drive?

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I’m coming here to conur here. I can’t load the DLC at all. I click on one and get a black screen. This is via the Windows store version on PC

they are both on D: but i cant install in the same folder. The installer doesnt let me. The main game is fixed to windowsapps and the DLC’s cant be installed on windowsapps (doesnt let me)

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The team is aware of it and is investigating this issue, sorry for the inconveniences.