2nd player never gets to do anything
A friend and I have been playing co-op vs AI ages (GC2). Currently we have v3.04 installed from Steam. All DLCs thanks to a sale same months ago.
Over the past 2 weekends we've been unable to get a game going. One of us will start one and the other will join. The first player starts the game, plays their turn and be hits the turn button and ... nothing. The button changes to WAIT and nothing else every happens (we've waited up to 15 minutes).
We've tried playing on 2 Win10 machines and on 1 Win10 & a Win7 machine. We've tried starting already allied (Team 1) and as not allied from the start. We've tried with our custom races and with nothing but stock races. We've tried with a variety of map sizes & configurations. We've tried with a few AI races and with up to 12. If doesn't seem to matter ... When the first player, the one who set up and started the game, hits the TURN button it changes to WAIT and eventually we give up and exit the game.
Neither of us have installed any new s/w on the 3 machines we've tested in.
Randsomware protection is off in the W10 machines. We've tried disabling at AV s/w (Windows Defender & Malwarebytes Pro). We've confirmed the pagung files are system controlled.
There has never been and indication of permission errors in any of the Event Viewer logs.
The .err file had never shown any indication of an error.
As recently as 3 weekends ago we had 2 great, long games. Now however ... any other ideas for troubleshooting?