Game fails to launch

Game Version:

  • Build: 101.101.36202.0
  • Platform: Microsoft Store
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Gamertag: Mocca0


When I click the game to launch it, I get a permissions pop up from an installer, then I grant it permission, and a few seconds later I get an old school windows pop-up saying the app failed to launch, error (0xlx) (see screenshot)

Reproduction Steps:

Here’s how to reproduce the problem:

  1. Launch Aoe2DE
  2. Give permission to the installer popup window
  3. Notice a “failed to launch” pop up

I rebooted my PC and that didn’t help. However going to settings > apps features > advanced for AoE2 I was able to reset the app (repair did nothing) and it launches fine now.