Version 101.101.54684.0 7486483
Windows 11 Home

Frequent stuttering lag - happens at low unit counts and high. Changing graphics does not help. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game without any avail.
Updated latest graphics drivers. Tried rolling back.

Happening 100% of the time on multiplayer skirmish games

Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Multiplayer game
  2. Not tried lower unit count but graphics test works
  3. No issues with solo missions

If someone walks me through how to make a video, I’ll do it.

Game has not crashed yet so I don’t have any comments here.

My PC:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G with 8GB ATI
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, 16 GB (2x8GB)
RAM: PNY XLR8 16GB 3.2GHz PC4-25600 DDR4
SSD (2):
931GB Samsung SSD 870 EVO 1TB (This is my game drive)
465GB Western Digital WDC (This is my OS drive)

Quick update - Tried a solo game again online with no allies - no issues there after tinkering with some of radeon’s software settings. If anyone has any idea if their software can introduce lagging/stuttering, let me know. I’ll try a multiplayer game again tomorrow after work.


Update to my last update.
Changing radeon settings made no difference whatsoever.

Hi @Dudeherocks

Yes, we know that some players have issues with lag. However II recommend you to try some stuff, just to be sure that it is not something on your side:

  1. In steam, in AOE2 game, Properties → Local Files → Verify Integrity of game files
  2. Unable your mods
  3. Uninstall/unable your antivirus
  4. Update direct X
  5. Delete your user files

For deleting your user files, you should:

  1. Go to C:\Users\YOUR_USER\Games\Age of Empires 2 DE
  2. Copy your user folder to a safe place, it has lots of numbers.
  3. Delete the original and open the game again. A new user folder will be created
    If this works, then copy back the files from your old user folder. Those files are in the folder

C:\Users\YOUR_USER\Games\Age of Empires 2 DE<0>\Savegame, Recorded Games and Save games.

Hope it works, if not, be sure that it is tracked :smiley:

Dear devs! Remove that weird fps lock that’s built into the game for at least one and a half year now (you know, the one that locks to the refresh rate and can lock to half the refresh rate if your performance drops INDEPENDENTLY of the vsync setting) and add exclusive fullscreen mode / DXGI flip model to the game and you’ll see a lot less of these non-specific stuttering / lag complaints.

Having what is essentially forced on double buffered vsync in a videogame in 2021 is really bad and that’s why the game has this weird stuttery feel to it most of the time. I can’t believe for a second that you don’t want to see your game run better.