NO WHERE IN YOUR INSTRUCTIONS DO YOU TALK ABOUT THIS PAGE I’M SEEING AND WHAT BUTTON TO PRESS!!! IF I CLICK THE FIRST BLUE BUTTON, I’M TAKEN TO A PAGE THAT ASK ME TO PAY 5.99$ EVERY THREE MONTHS, WHICH I REFUSE TO PAY. If paying to play is a new thing, I’m retiring.
And what someone here has said :
I just want to play a game that I bought of them nearly 2 years ago and don’t want to install seperate microsoft tools, get into their update wave scheeme cr…p and force myself to the newest version, only cause the store they are selling it through wants it for no particular reason.
I TOTALLY AGREE. I AM SICK AND TIRED AND I’M ON THE EDGE OF BOYCOTTING MICROSOFT FOR THIS. MY FACE IS BLUE, YOU SEE IT? I DON’T WANT TO INSTALL SEPARATE ■■■■ APPLICATIONS BECAUSE MICROSOFT CAN’T FIX A F*CK. GET BETTER CODERS DAMNIT.
EDIT : Nevermind, ■■■■ Microsoft Store, I’m going with Steam and re-buying the game. This way I’ll be done forever with Microsoft Store.
You guys don’t have to uninstall the current version of AOE DE. But you can if lack of free space. You only need to make sure you are running on Windows 1903 release first and then install all available updates (also in MS Store). After that you can install the new cross play version of AOE DE. Finally it will look like this and both will continue to work except that the old version gets no new updates and is only able to play with users running that version.
In addition to @GMEvangelos suggestion of refreshing the Windows Store cache, can you also check that you do not have any pending Windows Updates?
You may need to check that the Microsoft Gaming extension for Windows Store is also up to date. You can use the following link in an Edge browser to manually update that extension: ms-windows-store://pdp/?productid=9MWPM2CQNLHN
1803 or 1903? I had to upgrade to 1903 in order to be able to run the AOE DE open beta (cross play with Steam). As 1803 isn’t supported for long anymore I guess 1809 is minimal release requirement. But I’m happy with Windows 1903 build. So upgrade those systems to 1903 using media creation tool and the new AOE DE should work after that. I can also play the old client.
Old AOE DE works without any problem.
Last error code on store: 0x8000FFFF.
Games services installed after multiple tries and reboots.
Nothing in application event log but informational events: mostly security-SPP.
Tried ever thing to get this game to work, the install works, but every time I go to load the game the cursor gets a spinning wheel then it stops after a few minuets, I have uninstalled, reinstalled, changed drives, given permissions, run the Services fix, run the Powershell fix and scanfix from cmd prompt, I consider myself pretty well versed in how not to get this game to work, any advice at this point…