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Failed to join game. and I'm all out of ideas

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:14 pm
by psüh
Hello!

I recently tried to play this mod again with my friends after ~1 year of pause, so I updated it and everything seemed to be going fine until I got the infamous "Failed to join game" message (the game works just fine for the others, they can join each other and random games). During this time of pause I've moved to a new location, got a new ISP and a new router, the PC is the same.

The absurd thing, however, is that vanilla AOE works just fine, its just WOL that doesn't want to let me join people over ESO. I've tried searching for this problem but so far I haven't found anything.

I've tried googling for all sorts of fixes, but so far nothing has helped. These are the fixes I've tried:
- Running as administrator
- Using a VPN
- Forwarding ports on my router and unblocking them from my firewall
- Reinstalling WOL/AOE, making separate installations for both
- Clearing any traces of AOE/WOL with Revo Uninstaller and then reinstalling
- Trying a different connection (Mobile data)

I am completely out of ideas at this point, and single player is kind of getting boring :D

Re: Failed to join game. and I'm all out of ideas

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:36 pm
by Banyana
Unlock your firewall.

Re: Failed to join game. and I'm all out of ideas

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:49 pm
by Circle of Ossus
I had such a problem at one point too. After a lot of retrying, I managed to join the game I no longer had the problem. Re-installing the game usually fixes most errors too.