Farms: unexpected behavior around farms, game useless

Game Version: DE

  • Build: 38862
  • Platform: Microsoft Store
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Gamertag: winniv


Villagers build farms, then some (few) farm, but most just stand on edge of farm and do nothing, cannot enter farm as if it were a building. End of farm swoosh sounds after build. This started on 7/8.

Reproduction Steps:

Tried various games but they all have this.
Build farms around village center as soon as possible.
(Playing offline)

Of course, no farms, no food, no game, no gaming :frowning:

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Hi, I think your issue is related to a new feature introduced in the last update:

  • Added a new Solid Farms (Legacy) setting. When enabled, farms act as solid buildings (like the original game) that block movement until the farm is destroyed.

This option is selected by default in single player, so it may create confusion. To deselect it go here:

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Thanks GabStrk. That did the trick. I noticed I cannot change this setting in a game already started. No big deal. I’ve got it covered now.

Moved to #age-of-empires-i:aoe-de-support because this was a question about the game and not a bug. Closed topic because question has been answered.