Why are my AI enemies surrendering all the time?

I recently started to play AoE2 again and tried to play some random maps against AI opponents. I set the difficulty to “Moderate” (3 of 5) and started the game. But every time after exactly 5:01 min of play time, my enemies surrender and I win the game…

I know that I’m not an uber pro at playing AoE2 so I don’t think I can play on difficulty 4 or even 5, so I’d like to play on “Moderate”, but I can’t because my enemies surrender after exactly 5 minutes.

What is going on here?

For all who are interested, this is fixed in the Steam version of AoE2HD. I played on difficulties 2/5 and 3/5 and my enemies did not surrender.


Sounds like a bug to me. In fact, it sounds quite similar to what’s described here (scroll down a bit to the “AI Update” section):

Age of Kings: Downloads

The Age of Empires II AI Update – This update addresses the issue where the computer player resigns after a few minutes of play.

That page has patch 2.0a, which applies to Age of Kings. You can also find that patch here:

Age of Empires II Update v2.0a

If you have The Conquerors expansion, you’ll want to go with patch 1.0c instead:

Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Update

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