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Age II DE won't start.

So I just came back to play after 5 months, and when I click crossover it updated steam. But the game will not open. Any advice, what changed?

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Same problem already uninstalled steam, AOE DE even Crossover 13.4.1 (22F82) MacBook Pro

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Same here, M2 MBA MacOS Ventura 13.4.1, CrossOver 22.1.1, on Sunday I played just fine but today it doesn't work

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Today patch 87863 was installed and the game is not starting.

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Same here, it worked earlier today, won't start after Update 87863. Macos Monterey 12.2.1 M1

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Same case here, it worked until yesterday. I bought Crossover exclusively to play AOE II DE and it's been really unstable so far. First Steam and now the game itself.

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Same here, on Intel mac. Broken since patch yesterday

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Same here, new update and now AOE2 DE not working, any help would be appreciated.

Same problem here on an 2021 MBP 14" M1Pro. When I click on the play button in Steam, it says it's playing the game for a second but the AOE screen never comes up. Then the button in Steam turns back to the regular 'play' button again.

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Same problem here... Can the Linux/Proton workaround somehow be applied to Crossover as well?

Hi folks,

We appreciate your patience with this issue. Our devs are currently working on a proper solution for Proton, and our plan is to include that same fix for CrossOver 23.

Best,
Meredith

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Thanks for replying, glad to hear it's being worked on!

Can you give a rough ETA when we can expect this to be fixed and released?

Hi Meredith,
does this mean that I have to buy the new version of Crossover, if I want this bug to be fixed? And when will Crossover23 be relased?

I play only AoE with Crossover since little over one year now and honestly wasn't planing on buying it every year again.

Thanks for your reply,
Max

Hi folks,

We expect CrossOver 23 to be in beta quite soon. We're just ironing out the last few fixes.

And yes, if you want updates to CrossOver and it has been over a year since you purchased CrossOver, you need to purchase CrossOver again.

Best,
Meredith

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Is there a discount if I just want to upgrade the license or is the same price as buying it new? And can bugs like this be expected every year?

Best,
Max

Max Mustermensch wrote:

Is there a discount if I just want to upgrade the license or is the same price as buying it new? And can bugs like this be expected every year?

Best,
Max

Hi Max,

You can submit a ticket to our Sales team, but the general policy is that renewals are 50% off if purchased within a month of the expiration of your support entitlements; otherwise, you need to buy a new license.

And that's a tricky question. We can't anticipate how often a given application will make changes that will require development for us to fix :/ One other consideration is macOS updates: we often need to make changes to support every new macOS release, so if you want to keep using the latest macOS version, you'll likely need to continue to purchase CrossOver.

Best,
Meredith

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Hi Meredith
When will Crossover version 23.0 be released?

I don't have a release date at this time. We typically release 4-6 weeks after we go to beta, depending on how beta testing goes.

Best,
Meredith

Thanks a lot for the effort to fix this issue. Are we able to download the beta file and join the testing as well? We are willing to try and take any risk if the beta version works correctly or not.

-pong

Hi! I recently bought the app and played AOE2 DE nicely during trial. Thank you very much for your efforts!

It stopped working due to the famous error. Today I joined the BetterTester program and tried crossover-2320230630-unstripped.zip nightly build. It doesn't seem to fix the issue. Is there a build/patch that I can try and test?

Edit: Btw I didn't reinstall Steam or AOE... I just run nightly build and tried to run my existing bottle...

I joined the BetterTester program to try crossover-2320230630-unstripped.zip(nightly build).
And i tried it but AOE2 still didnot start.
Of course I took the necessary steps(as follow https://laur.uk/2021/04/23/age-of-empires-2-definitive-edition-aoe2de-on-m1-mac-crossover/).

Same here. Ventura 13.3, Crossover 22.1.1. AOE II does not start. How can we join the beta?

Just adding this post for the statistics: also having this issue. Thanks to the Codeweavers team for working on this.

Also adding in that I can't get AOE2 to start anymore.

Am I correct in my read of the thread above that the only fix being worked on right now is the launch of Codeweavers 23 six weeks from now? And that we have to re-purchase Codeweavers to get access to it? I bought my year's subscription last December and would really like to not have to buy it twice or wait 6 weeks to get it.

Same issue...

Chronophage wrote:

I joined the BetterTester program to try crossover-2320230630-unstripped.zip(nightly build).
And i tried it but AOE2 still didnot start.
Of course I took the necessary steps(as follow https://laur.uk/2021/04/23/age-of-empires-2-definitive-edition-aoe2de-on-m1-mac-crossover/).

I am experiencing the same issue with the most recent nightly "2320230701-unstripped.zip" after following the above steps, and running "verify integrity of game files" after initial crash, no luck. It looks like a fix is in Wine and Proton, but it maybe hasn't made it to the nightly builds yet.

How would I implement the patch in Wine to get it going with Crossover? This is very confusing to me, I'd just like to play.
Thanks for your help.

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Just adding this post for the statistics: also having this issue.

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Same Here, hope a solution comes asap!!

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Hi Meredith,
Please let me know when the Nightly Development Build that fixed the bug will be released?

Everyone,

I installed crossover-2320230705-unstripped.zip(nightly build) and tried it.
AOE2DE will start!!

thanks developers of CODEWEAVERS.

Hi! My wife and I both recently bought crossover to exclusively play age of empires 2.. would love to have it work so we dont have to buy cheap PCs..

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That's great! How do I download this version?

Any solution?

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if you want to play AOE2DE, you should join the BetterTester program.
you can get nightly build from here (https://www.codeweavers.com/account/downloads/nightly).

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Chronophage wrote:

if you want to play AOE2DE, you should join the BetterTester program.
you can get nightly build from here (https://www.codeweavers.com/account/downloads/nightly).

Please do NOT join the BetterTester program unless you are planning to actually test according to our guidelines. You can reach out to our support team using the "Contact us" link at the top of the page for assistance.

Best,
Meredith

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Downloaded Version 2320230705 (23.0.0.36251). The game does start now, but in multiplayer I'm constantly getting Out Of Sync errors so it's still unplayable unfortunately.
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hi, any news, it's have been a while since the problem occurred, can we have an update on the situation

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Any update aside the Beta environment? :)

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Hi

there are not any news about how long will be the update running again?

We are expecting it!

thanks for understanding

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Hi folks,

CrossOver 23 will be released in August.

As always, I urge everyone to open a support ticket so that they'll be updated when a fix is released. Our support team is also giving out a build with the fix to users with active support licenses.

Best,
Meredith

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Hey yo @Meredith its August already i am really excited to play it on my mac and waiting for 23 version. Hope it comes soon cause in my trial version i wanna play it before it expires

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I am also waiting for this update too please 🙏🏻

I can confirm this is fixed and works beautifully in 23.0.0 beta 1.

No need for replacing dependencies, no need for installing extra stuff in the bottle. Just hit install and start playing. The dreaded multiplayer desync issue is also completely fixed for me. Framerate 2-3x of Parallels. I get about 120 fps on my M1 Max.

To get access to the beta, contact Crossover support.

Hi Meredith,

When will the next round of BetterTester be open?

Trying to download 2320230705 (23.0.0.36251) to play AOEII:DE as still not starting on 22.1.1 (22.1.1.35679) :(

Thank you!

hey! It appears that August 16th is slated as the release date for Crossover 23!
I got this information directly from the Crossover support team when I asked about my current license upgrade.

I just downloaded CrossOver 23 and AoE II doesn't start from the Windows 10 bottle that I had used before. However, I can start Steam from a Windows 7 bottle and I'm downloading the game right now to see if that works.

Is anybody able to use a Windows 10 bottle, or do we need to keep using Windows 7 bottles until Steam support for Windows 7 runs out in 138 days?

The game starts now on a win 10 bottle/CrossOver 23, without any problems.
Gives me a benchmark score >1200 on a M1 Max on Ultra Settings. (on Parallels <800) Thank You :)

I also updated Crossover to v23, the game opens, but it crashes when I go to Options from the main menu. Is anybody having the same issue?

I set up a new Win 10 bottle, installed Steam and AoE II again, and everything works fine for me now.

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