CTD - Click 'refresh internet' with a tag on multiplayer lobby

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DeveshiL

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Hi,
Spontaneously this evening I'm getting crash to desktop (CTD) when i attempt to search the multiplayer lobby using a tag and the 'refresh internet' button. Specifically, I am able to use the 'refresh internet' button to populate the lobby when there is no tag input, but when I input a tag to search for my friend's game i get CTD as soon as i press the 'refresh internet' button. This is before even attempting to join the multiplayer game.

I have verified the game files via steam and everything checks out.

This method of multiplayer connection has already successfully worked several times this evening and there were no problems yesterday. However, it appears that i've hit a bug and the CTD is now repeating reliably.

Please advise.
 

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Is your friend's tag unusual in some way, or just standard Latin alphanumerics?

Does inviting by the Steam friend function work for you?

Can your friend search for you okay?


Probably best to try a full **clean** re-install:

- move any valued save games elsewhere
- "uninstall" in Steam-CK2
- manually delete both the Steam/SteamApps/common/CK2 AND Documents/Paradox/CK2 folders
- re-install game in Steam, run a Steam Verify when done.
- add ck2game.exe to the exceptions list of your antivirus app; ESPECIALLY if you have Windows Defender, add it to the Ransomware "Apps Allowed Through" list.
- start the game with no mods active and test

In particular make sure there are no files or folders left under either the Steam CK2 or Documents CK2 locations, before installing again.