When hovering over player names in the multiplayer lobby, the game either immediately crashes or becomes unresponsive. While crashes seem to have always been a frequent occurrence in this game, I have never had this issue before today. It seems that this is only one of a number of issues with the latest patch, although this has been the most consistent one I have encountered.
I have consistently reproduced this bug and it has happened without fail every time I load the game. The bug only occurs when viewing player names in the lobby browser, and I can still join a game and hover over a player’s name without any issues.
Boot up AOE 2: DE and open Lobby Browser.
Select a game in the list, and hover the cursor over a player name on the right of the screen.
Upon moving the cursor over any name in the list of players, the game immediately freezes (becoming not responsive) or crashes.
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My game crashes when I click on a game in the lobby browser and try to look at the ratings of people in it.
List the steps to reproduce the issue… Be descriptive!
Here’s how to reproduce the issue:
Open lobby browser for unranked games
Click on a game
Move mouse over someone’s name in the bottom right corner
I’m not sure if this is related but i used to block some website that is responsible for the profanity filter in aoe2 using the hosts file, i tried removing the block since thinking this is somehow related but it didn’t seem to change anything.
Game crashes some times when trying to view player stats in the lobby browser, seems to either happen the first time you try upon launching the game or not at all. Sometimes it recovers after freezing for a few seconds but usually it results in a crash.
Here’s how to reproduce the issue:
Open the multiplayer lobby browser
Select a game
Hover mouse over a player’s name in list of players in the lobby, lower right of the screen
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I’m facing same issue. I click on a game in the unranked lobby, I hover over players’ names on the right side and the game instantly freezes (becomes unresponsive) so I have to close it with the Task Manager. Is there anything I can do to solve it?
If you mean the latest version of Steam Client, yes. I checked it in Steam and it says “Your Steam client is already up-to-date”.
I should mention that prior to my post here, I had uninstalled a program named “Killer Network Manager” which I thought might caused the problem. It didn’t solve anything.
After my previous post here, I checked in AOE2 DE properties / local files / verify integrity of game files but all was in order.
After that, I uninstalled and reinstalled Steam, reinstalled the game but the problem remains the same.
Any other ideas? In any case, I can live with it since I still can play multiplayer in the lobby but it’s somehow disturbing.
It hasn’t. The crash happens due to the following errors:
[rlink - error] 2021/12/28 23:54:53.280 (UTC) NetworkManagerInternal waited 5002 ms for async jobs to complete without success
[rlink - error] 2021/12/28 23:54:53.286 (UTC) CallContext::SetComplete - ExtendedError -9 for LogoutAsync. Exception ID .
[rlink - error] 2021/12/28 23:54:53.286 (UTC) LogoutAsync - response was failure: -9 We are not connected
[rlink - error] 2021/12/28 23:54:58.280 (UTC) NetworkManagerInternal waited 5000 ms for async jobs to complete without success
[rlink - error] 2021/12/28 23:54:58.307 (UTC) SockClose: socket 0/1052 failed to set linger (on,0); errno=10042 errstr=‘WSAENOPROTOOPT: The option is unknown or unsupported for the specified provider or socket (see SO_GROUP_PRIORITY limitations).’