Joining a game via link while in scenario editor desyncs the game instantly

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • GAME BUILD #: image


  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

Executing Aoe2 Invite links with the game while in scenario editor causes that game to desync instantly at the start - 0 seconds in

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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I had it once, tho I don’t want to mess with others (so i wont try again) and it was unintentional

  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Be in scenario editor
  2. Join a lobby via lobby link
  3. launch the game

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

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Aoe2 DE expierence

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Enter window with Desync message here
Also the UI was gone - much like when you are in the editor and all the UI is gone (probably because they are 2 different UI’s (Scenario Editor UI und Game UI idk)

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Hi @BouffantBloom32 !

Is this happening to you all the time? Can you send to us a video? It seems that it is not happening on our side


Will test today evening if I dont forget

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Yeah happened again.
I opened my scenario (with Default Game Mod) - joined a game via
Then after launch I desync (I heard the others laughing in chat but didn’t see the chat) - with your default Desync message (a restore file has been restored … blah blah)

After exiting that window I was first greeted with a fullscreen, NO UI (it was literally just the game, not a single UI component.
After hitting ESC and going back I saw this (and moved the camera to the corner myself)

THis is what happens when you do it with a Scenario loaded with Vanilla. What happens if you open a scenario with a mod and then join a lobby via link? - Just tested. Trying to join the game from a modded scenario crashes the game

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Hi again @BouffantBloom32 !

Thanks, with your extra info we could reproduce it :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

We are now tracking this issue!

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While you guys are on it - also please check what happens when you open an aoe2DE lobby link from Singleplayer, Campaign, Options, Modcenter, another multiplayer game etc