Opponent paused the game and I couldn't control anything after that or respond to chat

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

101.101.61591.0 8647032

  • GAME BUILD #: ######
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

Opponed paused the game in 1v1 ladder game on Arabia as I was luring a deer, then proceed to ask if I lamed. I could not reply to chat or have any control over the game. The game was not frozen, it kepts playing after he un paused. I was just forced afk.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

First time I had this in ~3K games.

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

No idea how to reproduce honestly, sorry about that.

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

I should be able to chat when paused, check tech tree.
I should be able to play once the game is un paused

:arrow_forward: IMAGE

Not sure a screen shot would help but I have a clip of when it happened:

On the second one we can see when he un paused but I can still not play.

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

From my computer:
MP Replay v101.101.61591.0 @2022.05.01 194029 (1).aoe2record (1.3 MB)
From aoe2.net clicking on the opponent’s name (assuming that would be his recorded game but not sure if the files are identical or not):
AgeIIDE_Replay_157348270.aoe2record (1.3 MB)


could you try playing a couple more games without any MOD turned on? including disabling all the UI mod, small tree etc

I think you had the same problem as I had, while trying to go in the chat for the second time my game just froze. try again in multi and you’ll see it happen again… game is unplayable with that bug

Game was not frozen, it kept playing after the opponent un paused. I just couldn’t send any instructions or interact with it.

Nah I need this mods man 11.
Never had the issue before with this mods and they are only graphical mods I would hope they don’t cause that.
Also I don’t have a way to systematically reproduce the issue so I wouldn’t be able to tell if that helps;


Did this happen to you regularly, or only this time?

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Thanks for the message.
That was the first time it ever happened when I reported it.
And just now it happened a second time so I came back to the post to check for update and noticed your message.
Opponent resigned and I messsage him with the alt+t windows, then lost all control over the game.
I had to alt+f4 out of the game, but it still got the points from the victory.
Also we discussed at the begining of the game without any issues.

Chat OK at start of the game => Twitch
After I send the gg I can’t interact with the game anymore => Twitch
Then I had to alt+f4 out of the game => Twitch

His recording file from aoe2.net
AgeIIDE_Replay_159092676.aoe2record (2.3 MB)
My recording from my PC
MP Replay v101.101.61591.0 @2022.05.11 193330 (1).aoe2record (2.3 MB)

Hope that can help !

@IkoKnight8151 not sure if I replied to you or to the thread with my previous message.

Oke I see

Thanks for this, we are already tracking this issue ^^

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Good news and good luck with it !