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Buttons in main menu have no text with d3dmetal

I use a MacBook 14" M1 Max and I installed CrossOver 23.5 ( Then I installed aoe2de from crossovers list of installable apps. I enabled d3dmetal and the game runs great even in high resolution mode. I haven't experienced any stutters so far.

The only issue I have is that the buttons in the main menu have no visible text. Here is a screenshot how it looks. It only happens when I enable d3dmetal. The issue goes away when you disable d3dmetal and enable DXVK instead (but then the game stutters every 5 seconds)

Does anyone has the same issue? Do we have a solution for this?

I even tried to run it with winetricks with the same result. I guess it's an issue with d3dmetal. Any suggestions how this issue can be solved?


Same issue here with a MacBook Pro M1.

I believe you have to install DirectX for Modern Games in order for it to work. The first time I tried I had that exact same issue but when I watched a youtube tutorial I realized I had forgotten to install DirectX, once that's installed it should be all good

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