I am unable to play skirmishes since current season started. I set up a game, and after the loading screen, when I hit the “Play” button, the game silently crashes and the application completely closes with no message.
Game settings I used (as example):
Skirmish game. Micro map size, with sahara desert biome. All victory conditions. I select Malians and an easy random civ AI opponent.
I tried also training (early economy), and campaign normans hastings, and it also crashes in the same way. Haven’t tried multiplayer, as I usually don’t play in that mode.
I tried repair and full uninstall/reinstall.
I usually play skirmish games. Before this season, I usually played 2-3 games weekly with no issues, same computer. After current season, I’ve been unable to play even a single second of any single game. I already tried updating OS, video drivers, and the game itself.
Game on steam.
Game version: aoe age4 22.214.171.124
OS: Windows 10 Pro, 21H2.
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K; 24 GB RAM.
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti