Unable to create a lobby

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  • GAME BUILD #: 101.102.15522.0
  • GAME PLATFORM: microsoft store
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 11

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

My son recently got AOE2 DE and we want to play together online. I am unable to create a lobby, the buttin is always greyed out. My son is able to create a lobby and I can join him. This is my 1st endeavor into online playing of AOE2 DE

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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Always Happens

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Host Game
  2. Create Lobby stays greyed out

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

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Do you have an antivirus software installed? If so, please add the whole folder of the game to the exception list.

Isn’t this just because you haven’t typed a lobby name into the top box?

I added every folder I could find to the exceptions and no luck

@BigDaddyBarry I now see that you blocked out your lobby name in the image - can you confirm if it appears in red (it should NOT be red) - I think you might be using a lobby name caught by the swearing filter. For reference, your username would be censored… (I just checked)

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@PsychoticSock1 That was it. Thank you so much. I would have never figured that out on my own.

You’re most welcome :grin:

@Felizon89 perhaps a warning message for the lobby filter would help!

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