I can't even start the game!

When starting the game from the Steam library, the games picture appears on the desktop and steam says age is running. But no matter how long I wait nothing happens.

I got a somewhat similar bug with the crossplay version of AOE1DE (however it’s the Mstore version) where the picture would appear and then nothing would happen, I accidentally fixed it by de-installing.reinstalling Avast: when I launched the “new” Avast and tried launching AOE1DE, the antivirus told there was “dangerous elements”. All I had to do was creating an exception whenever the meassage popped, and now it runs just fine