antivirus program blocking you from connection to other people.
Nope. It is turned off. Antivirus doesn’t block incoming connections – that is the job of the a firewall. Windows Firewall has AOE3 listed and connections are allowed on both private and public for AoE3DE_s.exe and BattleServer.exe.
try turning on a VPN.
The problem is with the bad lobby networking code – a VPN isn’t needed. I am able to play AoE2:DE and every other multiplayer game just fine – it is ONLY AoE3:DE that is having an issue.
This is still not working. I have tried available different versions of proton from game compatibility mode to the steam selection using multiple configurations. I’ve tried all proton experimentals, release candidates, patches period I’ve edited the AOE3:DE to remove P1 and tested. I’ve rebooted several times. I’ve rebooted the router several times. I’ve uninstalled steam several times, 100%. I’ve updated Ubuntu to the latest several times. I’ve checked data Integrity several times, not just for AOE but also for proton versions. I followed every blog and / or frequently ask questions and / or forums like this one and followed every single idea to no avail. Having said all this it is my personal opinion that has nothing to do with proton because I have tested it so thoroughly. I also know that it is not my network or computer, chave tested game port changes too. I have Windows gamers in the house that are absent of this issue. I’m a senior software engineer and I have tested the crap out of this on 4 occasions since Feb 5, 2023. I have to wait for Microsoft. Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. I can’t find the AOE3:DE logging beta, but if you can I will install find this bug.