Recorded Games do not store a users name

Game Version:

  • Build (101.101.33315.0 4426672)
  • Platform (Steam)


If a user changes their steam name, the in game spectating & score features will also change their name, but any in game messages will retain their previous name.

This prevents recorded games being used to keep a history of competitive Age of Empires as users ‘old’ names will have no record. This has an added problem where users who have a different steam name for other games than their Age of Empires name cannot simply change their name when playing different games.

Reproduction Steps:

  1. Play a game on DE and check the recorded game file
  2. Change your steam name
  3. Check the recorded game again

Here is a screenshot taken yesterday (to record a bug)


Here is a screenshot from the same game today, after the user has changed their steam name.

Please also note the other bug where aging up notifications are displayed twice for some reason.

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Notifications are displayed twice because age-up messages are implemented as chat messages and written into the recorded game. So when you replay the game, it’s actually replaying the chat message AND then triggering the age-up message via the engine. That’s why one of the messages retains the old name (it’s hardcoded into the rec).

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Additionally sometimes recs dont even display any name…


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