Music Mods don't work in Non-Latin (Greek) User Folder

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • GAME BUILD #: Any / 101.101.51737.0 7126076
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED


I have downloaded a number of music mods (including the “official” Original Music, Original Music Conquerors Edition, and UFS CD-Rom Music) but none of them work, their music doesn’t play at all in-game.

There used to be a (supposedly fixed) bug where mods weren’t working with non-latin user account folders in Windows 10 (the C:\users\UserName folder). I thought that maybe it’s this old bug causing the problem.

So I renamed my user account (was in Greek) to something with latin characters, and then the mods started working.

However, this process involved Registry Editing and screwed up my Windows account completely, so I had to do a System Restore to just before I renamed my account. Predictably, now that the windows user folder is in Greek again, the music mods once again don’t work.

So I come to you for a solution.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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  • 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. Create a new user in Windows 10, using Greek characters for the name.
  2. Install AoE2.
  3. Download the Original Music mod.

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?

The music mods should work.

:arrow_forward: IMAGE

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I don’t have one, sorry.

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

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I don’t have one.