Age of Empires 2 Update 117204: Detailed And Fixes

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    Age of Empires 2 Update 117204 has been released for all platforms and is now available for download on PC. The update brings several bug fixes, improvements, and patch notes. The file size may vary depending on the gaming platform you are using. So if you’re playing Age of Empires 2, make sure to update to version 117204 to experience the latest enhancements and fixes.

    • In the latest update for Age of Empires 2, the development team has addressed multiple issues to improve the overall stability and performance of the game. Below is a comprehensive breakdown of each fix and improvement.

    Stability and Performance

    Match Found Screen Freeze

    • Issue: Players experienced a freeze during the Match Found screen in Quickplay games when certain Team maps were banned.
      **Fix**: This update resolves the freezing issue, ensuring a smoother transition when matches are found, even if specific Team maps are prohibited.

    Intel Graphics Crash

    • Issue: There was a recurring crash affecting players using Intel Graphics drivers.
    • Fix: The crash related to Intel Graphics drivers has been fixed, enhancing the game’s compatibility and stability for users with Intel hardware.

    Villager Obstruction Crash

    • Issue: Crashes occurred when villagers attempted to reach areas obstructed near map corners.
    • Fix: The pathfinding and collision detection algorithms have been improved, preventing crashes caused by villagers trying to navigate blocked corners on the map.


    SSL Certificate Error

    • Issue: An error was encountered when updating SSL certificates, causing disruptions in multiplayer connectivity.


    • The update has resolved the SSL certificate error, ensuring stable and secure connections during multiplayer sessions.

    Xbox-Specific Fixes

    Multiplayer Freeze

    • Issue: Players experienced freezes during multiplayer games on the Xbox version of Age of Empires 2.
    • Fix: The freezing issues in multiplayer games have been addressed, providing a more seamless and enjoyable multiplayer experience on Xbox.

    Long Session Freeze

    • Issue: Extended gameplay sessions with Narration options enabled led to game freezes.
    • Fix: The problem has been fixed, allowing players to enjoy long gaming sessions with narration on without encountering freezes.

    Victors & Vanquished Radial Menu

    • Issue: Special units and technologies from the Victors & Vanquished scenarios were missing from the radial menu when using a controller.
    • Fix: The radial menu now correctly displays special units and technologies for these scenarios, providing improved accessibility and control for Xbox players using a controller.

    Scenario-Specific Buildings

    • Issue: The command menus for certain scenario-specific buildings were disabled when using a controller.
    • Fix: This issue has been resolved, enabling full functionality of command menus for these buildings, enhancing gameplay for players who use controllers.

    By addressing these critical issues, the development team has ensured that Age of Empires 2 offers a more stable, immersive, and accessible experience for all players, regardless of their platform or hardware configuration.


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