Game crash while loading skirmish match

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

  • GAME BUILD #: v. 100.12.30181.0
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10 (Build 19042.985)

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

After the recent update, playing a skirmish game is no longer possible. During the loading screen,
shortly before screen transition to ingame, AoE3DE crashes without an exception message. There’s no freeze, simply plain crash.


  • Executing the application with elevated user rights, as using administrator
  • Running the application in compatibility mode (Win7 || 8)
  • Verifying the integrity of local files via Steam, which results in no faulty files
  • Updating Nvidia graphics drivers

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)
    I only play skirmish, so I can’t speak for multiplayer games or campaign.

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Prepare a skirmish match
  2. 1v1 vs AI, difficulty, map (actually any additional configuration) doesen’t matter
  3. Start the match

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

The expected result would be a scene transition to the match / ingame. The crash happens right before.

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

Disable any mods that haven’t been updated for the latest patch. That will fix your issue.

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You are absolutely right, I am a big dumdum.

Still - leaving the thread up for other dumdums out there.