Frequently Asked Questions

Why does CaptureAge need Contributions? CaptureAge for Definitive Edition was made in partnership with World's Edge. In addition to that we spent countless of hours and a large chunk of our savings into making CA:Classic and CA:DE because we love the community around Age of Empires. While we don't expect to earn all of our efforts and investments back, we do have a lot of features we would love to add to CA:DE that we are convinced will revolutionise not just casting, but especially analysing and improving in the game. Unfortunately to make these a reality we will need to find additional ways of financial support.

Will CaptureAge be compatible with Windows Store in the future?
Hopefully yes, we are looking into it.

Is this the final version?
No, we've got a huge list of things to work on for the foreseeable future - keeping your feedback in mind of course. You can go to our to suggest and vote on features.

What are your current priorities?
Performance, improving the graphics and sound, finishing UI implementation and various quality of life features. You can go to our to suggest and vote on features.

Will CaptureAge Preview overlay versions continue working?
CaptureAge Preview is no longer supported, and we will be shutting it down in the near future. We will be in touch with all those affected soon.

What can I do to improve performance?
See the performance tips in Important Info:

Why is CA not displaying the teams correctly? Teams have to be locked in the lobby

How do I configure the shortcuts for CA? CaptureAge doesn't support custom shortcuts yet. For a list of shortcuts, please refer to our documentation page.

Why is CA showing such a high idle count? The idle counters are aggregates, which means that the idle villager and idle TC timers can go up faster than real-time if more than one villager or more than one TC is being idled at once

Why does the CA layout look odd on my display? CaptureAge doesn't support uncommon screen resolutions very well currently. This will cause CA to look different on ultrawide monitors, oddly-sized windows, etc.

Will CA ever support ultrawide resolutions? Yes. Ultrawide support is on our roadmap!

Why do some chat alerts not show up? You may have disabled it in the chat notification settings. Bring up the panel again by pressing Page Up and making sure your settings look good. If you have enabled everything and the alert doesn't show up, then we don't support it yet.

Why can't I subscribe to CA Pro? There are several issues that could be impacting your ability to subscribe to CA Pro. The best way to approach it is to write us to

How can I report CA bugs? You can report bugs in our Discord Server, our Nolt page, or by e-mailing us at

Can I take screenshots with CaptureAge? We do not have a mechanism to take screenshots built into CaptureAge. However, Windows has built-in functionality for this. Hit Start+G while in CaptureAge to bring up Windows's gaming menu. You can use this to configure a shortcut to take screenshots and a custom folder to save them to. NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel all provide their own alternative solutions for this, as well.