The host is configuring lobby settings

Game Version:

  • Build: (101.101.35584.0 4714640)
  • Platform: (Steam)
  • Gamertag: VAChris


In Multiplayer mode (2 Human vs 2 AI), when you load a saved game, the other player (after accepting invite) gets an error message “The Host is configuring lobby settings which may require a file transfer”. At that point, 2nd player must exit out, back to the main screen, and be sent a 2nd invite. After the 2nd acceptance, it will begin the download and the game can proceed. Easy enough work-a-round, but annoying.

Reproduction Steps:

  1. Start 2H vs 2AI game. Play for a while, then save the game.
  2. Exit Game
  3. Leader re-opens game and sends invite to 2nd player
  4. 2nd player accepts the invite, the screen will open, but the error below will appear in the message box in red.


I recently had this issue last night, however it was a fresh lobby with 2 human vs 1 or more AI.

This error popped up, my game did not correctly load the map, nor was the host able to advance and research tech and ages past dark age.

Animal resources provided were also different i.e- camel, elephant; rather than sheep or deer to follow suite with map.

It appears as if the game loaded a mix or random generated map.