I’ve now lost all hope, like 3/4 games on AoE4 i Get the “out of memory” message and game force closes, I have the exact same laptop as my mate and his doesn’t do it. I’ve even factory reset the laptop and it’s still does it… I keep my eye on the RAM usage through task manager and it did it yesterday with 1.8/2GB remaining so it must be something the game is doing as I’ve seen a few people complain about the same error but no real solutions, I’ve seen posts about it happening with 8/16gb RAMs.
I’ve done the following
factory reset laptop
increased my virtual Memory
fresh install of the game
I’ve ran checks no errors etc showing
updated both Nividia and Intel graphic cards through their sites.
updated my pc
disabled all overlays
optimised graphics and made aoe priority
close all background apps
It never used to do it but now it’s happening all the time but only on Age of empires 4
2GB RAM is not suffisant, you can try anything you want it will not be possible to play this game.
Actually this game contains many memory leak and even with 4GB it will run out of memory.
I am playing with 8 GB (the minimal configuration) and it even crashed due to bad memory access.
So yeah I dunno who develop this game or its engine, but it’s bad asf.
Many games require more than 4GB of RAM; to do so is not evidence of any memory leak. The game itself lists 8 as minimum on Steam, so anything less than that is going to cause problems.
I’m not sure the OP has 2GB of RAM (that’d be surprising in this day and age), I think maybe this happens with 1.8 to 2GB of RAM remaining (unused), but it does sound like some form of hardware issue (though if it only affects Age IV, it might not be hardware either).
Do you still suffer from it when most other running programs are closed?
And / or do you still suffer from it if you lower specific settings (I’d imagine primarily anything related to textures, as they’re likely to eat up a lot of memory at runtime)?
Trying to work out if a) there’s something that can mitigate the issue while you’re playing, and b) work out if this is working as intended for machines with limited available memory, or if it’s something that’s happening if you have 8GB regardless of how much spare the machine has at any one time (which would be a bug they need to sort).
Tbh it happened to me during games not every game but I did a number of things and it doesn’t happen or hasn’t happened lately but my main idea on why this happened was age of empires was telling my computer to use my built in graphics card over my better one which I finally managed to force it to use the GeForce try running task manager and see which GPU it’s running off if you have more than one
In the past I played only with the AI 4v4. The game lasted much over 2 hours and then it told me I’m out of memory’. I had 32 GB. It happens also within a replay that lasted over 2 hours. Now I have 64 GB but coudn’t tell if this problem is solved with it because I train now against ‘hard’ 2v2 and do not reach to 2 hours so … . But I’m very sure that my sytem is ok. And to report ‘out of memory’ sounds not like a bug. It comes out of the game for me. A crash is something else I think. But I’m definitely not sure. Just my 2 cents.
I have 16GB of RAM and this “out of memory error” is happening once every 3 or 4 games. It is very frustating to buy an expensive computer and still not being able to play an “average” graphic game. We have to spend a lot of monney on a “gamer” PC and it is not enough (if you are playing from a developing country like Brazil, you are likely to spend about 5 minimum wages to set up an average PC, including monitor, keyboard and mouse).
The game STILL isn’t fixed! Every single time I try to save my game, it crashes. This shouldn’t be happening on a high end gaming computer. Literally no other game I own does this, and most are much more taxing CPU-wise than this game. What is going on?! When will you fix this?!?!?!? Game is unplayable at this point, which really sucks considering I’ve been playing AOE since the very first one. Probably gonna have to get a refund at this point. You guys still do not seem to care, especially with all the treads of people asking you to fix this MASSIVE game breaking issue.