Unable to restore *any* multiplayer save

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

:question: DESCRIBE THE ISSUE IN DETAIL (below). Limit to ONE issue per thread.

Playing with 2 human players and 3 AI. Us two are controlling the same civ (player 1/team 1). Player 2 is AI, team 1. Players 3 and 4 are AI, team 2. Anytime we save the game and try to restore we unable to restart. See attached screen shot. Players 1 and 2 should have been team 1, both Mayan, and blue color (same city center).

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

:question: How often does the issue occur? CHOSE ONE; DELETE THE REST.

  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

:question: List the DETAILED STEPS we can take to reproduce the issue… Be descriptive!

Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Host a multiplayer game with 5 players, 2 human and 3 AI.
  2. Invite friend via game
  3. Both human players select same team and same civ and same player (same color)
  4. Slot 3 is AI, player 2, same team 1
  5. Slots 4 and 5, AI, players 3 and 4, team 2
  6. Start game, play for a while
  7. Save game
  8. At a later time, restore game through multiplayer menu (select saved game)
  9. Invite same 2nd human player
  10. Things look as in the screenshot attached
  11. Invited player has to download from host
  12. Both players click (I’m ready)
  13. Host starts games
  14. Game crashes during the loading screen (the one with the dark background showing the game config)

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES

:question: Include a OneDrive or Google Drive link to a SAVE GAME or REPLAY FILE (.aoe2record) of the match where you encountered the issue.

:arrow_forward: IMAGE & ATTACHMENTS

:question: Attach a relevant PICTURE (.jpg, .png, .gif), VIDEO (.mp4, YouTube), DXDIAG FILE (.txt), or CRASH/GAME LOGS (.aoe2record, .txt) below.


yea this is a known issue, for over half a year now and not yet fixed. hope they fix it next patch, especially with mod save games.