I have the game through Xbox PC Game Pass, running on Windows 10 with an i9 and GTX 1080. My problem is, every time I start the game I get a warning that it’s running in compatibility mode. It tells me to ensure Steam isn’t running in safe/compatibility mode, despite the fact I’m not even running the game through Steam.
I’ve tried reinstalling to multiple SSDs. I also wanted to edit the xml config file in Documents/My Games/etc… However, I do not have a config file present under the AoE4 Users directory. So I deleted the entire AoE4 directory from Docs/My Games and tried another fresh install. Still, the same problem persists and still no config file present.
What’s really strange, is that one drive I tried in particular had only a few files on it from other stuff yet I couldn’t find the install for AoE4 anywhere on the drive. I can’t find a trace of the game anywhere on my computer outside of the doc files. Yet, I can still run the game.
Graphics drivers are up to date, as well as Windows. I even tried reinstalling the xbox app, that didn’t fix the issue either. Other games work fine through the app.
I’m at a complete loss as to what’s going on and what else I could possibly try. Any help is appreciated.