We’re seeing some weird graphics problems on 2 laptops with Intel Graphics HD 620 and 630 embedded GPU. The display is pixelated with some flickering. Every so often (but no regular pattern), the screen looks fine for a fraction of a section. The options screen is fine and we can change options as normal. Ditto loading games, scenarios, etc. Just not the menu or the game itself.
Trying to start a standard game works, the game loads but is unusable and unplayable because of the graphics. We noticed this a couple of weeks ago. Before that AOE2 DE used to run fine (albeit not with a high enough score for multiplayer games but we have another PC we can use for that, 1 player at a time).
The 2 laptops are running Windows 10 Insider fast ring builds with the latest 22.214.171.12476 Intel graphics drivers (Insider fast ring builds could absolutely be the cause of the problem so I have reported the problem through the feedback hub too, just in case). I’ve tried different resolution 1080, 1440, 900, etc. the internal display, high resolution external monitors, “low” resolution 1080p monitors, all show the same problem.
Has anyone else seen this happen? Any thoughts on workarounds?
PS: No need to tell me about the risks of running Insider builds… I’ve been doing alpha and beta testing for 30 years… So I know the rules and the risks.