Game does not respond to keyboard and mouse input

47820, Steam, Windows 10

So upon entering a ranked game today, I switched keyboard input method (from Chinese to English) and then the game does not respond to my key presses and clicks. This happened to me twice already in ranked games. And a lot of times in mod manager, all after I switched input language.

To reproduce this bug, try to type Chinese with Microsoft Pinyin in game (chat or mod manager, etc.). You will surely catch it with enough tries.

Note that this bug makes chatting in-game using Chinese impossible.

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MP Replay v101.101.47820.0 @2021.06.05 144307 (1).aoe2record (360.5 KB)

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This bug probably existed since launch. But because it mainly affects players who need to switch input methods, it is not getting enough attention. I’m attaching another post from Chinese player community. You could easily understand it with Google translation.

Come on devs… This happens to me again today. Ranked game, insta resign… It’s a disaster if we forgot to switch input language before entering a game. @ChristheCo @StepS7578 @GMEvangelos

Is any dev taking care of this bug? @ChristheCo @LidaKor

Hi there!

Thank you for your report! Does this happen every time you try to type something with Microsoft Pinyin?
Does the issue only happen after switching input method while in game?

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Thanks for looking into this!

Not every time. But you will likely see it if you regularly do it. I had 3 freezes during last 2 months, even though typing pinyin seldom.

I think so.

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Many thanks for your reply. This problem has existed for a very long time and affects users who are using Chinese input methods (Pinyin / Bopomofo / Cangjie).

hi, i have got the same issue today, also using mandaring, german and englisk keybooard and switching while trying to build a town center (and trying to swtich to get the keybind to work) caused the input problem.

i made a bug report before seeing this one


Thanks for your report! We really need some priority for this bug @LidaKor

I have similar issue (no language change, just normal game start, happens rarely, but consistently). Keyboard works fine, but minimap and UI buttons are unclickable. Units and buildings can be selected and clicked, but menu, minimap, and buttons can’t be

I had that issue too, sometimes when viewing replays. Different than this one, but could be related.