URL Helper Crashes Game

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

:point_down: These details are CRITICAL; DO NOT skip them or your issue may not be reviewed.

  • GAME BUILD #: 83607
  • GAME PLATFORM: Steam and Microsoft Store
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: All Operating Systems

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

The URL helper (e.g. aoe2de://0/234230181) now only works if:

  1. the user is on the lobby page and

  2. the user has successfully joined and left a lobby directly from the ingame browser in that same game session.

If these two conditions are not met, using the URL helper results in immediate crash of entire game.

This has broken the join functionality of all third party webapps used by most players in the place of the ingame browser.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Open game to main menu
  2. In a web browser on same computer visit any third party webapp Lobby Browser - Age of Empires 2 - AoE2 Insights, aoe2.net, aoe2lobby, etc.
  3. Click join in webapp for any lobby

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

Game joins lobby that was clicked in webapp.

:arrow_forward: IMAGE

Game immediately crashes.

Total Initialization Time: 13172 ms
Running Game
[rlink - error] 2023/05/17 05:24:00.783 (UTC) presence data missing

Total Texture Load Time: 0 ms
Closing video
[rlink - error] 2023/05/17 05:24:02.881 (UTC) CallContext::SetComplete - ExtendedError -16 for SetDataAsync. Exception ID .

[rlink - error] 2023/05/17 05:24:02.881 (UTC) SetDataAsync - response was failure: 413

[rlink - error] 2023/05/17 05:24:04.611 (UTC) XboxPlatform::SetPresence not successful: XboxLiveContext is null

[rlink - error] 2023/05/17 05:24:07.050 (UTC) presence data missing

[rlink - error] 2023/05/17 05:24:14.620 (UTC) XboxPlatform::SetPresence not successful: XboxLiveContext is null

[rlink - error] 2023/05/17 05:24:14.800 (UTC) presence data missing

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)


Yep can confirm 100% crashes with urlhelper/spectate

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Thanks for this report, we’re already tracking an issue where joining through an URL crashes the game :frowning:

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Looks like it is fixed in Hotfix 85208, thx!