Frozen game after spectating

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  • GAME BUILD #: 101.101.59165.0 8211018
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED


I spectated a game. After the game was over I looked at statistics after which I wanted to return to map. After i clicked return to map the UI disappeared and the whole application was frozen no matter what I did. The game actually unfroze a few minutes later but I would have force ended the application if I didn’t stop to write this bug report.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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Now for the first time.

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Spectate a game
  2. When the game is over, view statistics
  3. Click return to map

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?
The UI should reappear as usual and I should be able to interact with the map if not instantly at least within a few seconds.

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Hi @Hjoerleif !

Can you reproduce this issue if you watch the same replay? Or a different one? Or was this a isolated case?


I did. The UI disappeared again but the game did not freeze. This is not the only replay which it has occurred to but this has been a recurring issue. Some times it happens when I start a replay. Some times the UI stays disappeared until I double-tap escape but the one time when I reported this the game froze completely.

Can you share with us one replay that gives you issues?

Yes, here it is. I checked it again and the same thing happened when I did what I described in reproduction steps although it did not freeze for as long of a time.

MP Replay v101.101.59165.0 @2022.04.10 172911 (1).aoe2record (1.1 MB)

Seems to be working fine for me. This happens to you in other replays?

Try to check if verifying files in Steam (Aoe, properties, local files) and disabling mods makes the game faster after watching a replay.

I will pay attention to forums to see if someone else have this issue so we can investigate further


Yes I’ve seen it happen also at the start of watching replays. After I disabled all mods and verified cache integrity I did not see the issue again.

Edit: I do see it again. I do see it again after having disabled all mods and verified cache integrity. After I went back to replays menu and tried it again it did in fact occur despite local files just having been verified and all mods disabled although the first time that issue did not occur but the player pov dropdown menu was consistently showing the wrong player (selecting player 1 would show player 2’s pov and vice versa)