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Windows 7: AOE II Graphics System Problems

28 Oct 2010   #11
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Hi srsblk2010,

The problem you are having is the game is too old for Windows 7. Period. There are a great many games that came out in the late 90's that don't do well on modern operating systems (Vista, Windows 7)

If you look at the system spec, XP isn't even mentioned as an OS for that game!


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Please review the system requirements before downloading.
  • Multimedia PC with Pentium 166MHz or higher processor.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® 4.0 with Service Pack 5 operating system.
  • 32 MB of RAM.
  • DirectX 6.1 or later.
  • 90 MB of hard disk space; additional 100 MB of hard disk space for swap file.
  • Super VGA monitor supporting 1024x768 resolution.
  • Local bus video card that supports 1024x768, 256-color resolution and 2 MB of VRAM.
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • 28.8Kbps modem (or higher recommended) for Internet* or head-to-head play.
  • Audio board with speakers or headphones.
  • To access the MSN Gaming Zone you need Internet Explorer 3.02 or later software or Netscape Communicator 4.0 or later.
Source - Microsoft Age of Empires II: Age of Kings

And the fact thet's it's listing DirectX 6.1 says alot. I'm also betting that the game uses a 16-bit installer which neither Vista or Windows 7 support - 64-bit versions of Windows do not support 16-bit components, 16-bit processes, or 16-bit applications!

Bottom line... That game isn't going to install, or run under Window 7.
Sorry.
I dont know what this guys smokin. Starcraft 1 and AOE2 work fine on mine.


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28 Oct 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacobe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Hi srsblk2010,

The problem you are having is the game is too old for Windows 7. Period. There are a great many games that came out in the late 90's that don't do well on modern operating systems (Vista, Windows 7)

If you look at the system spec, XP isn't even mentioned as an OS for that game!


Quote:




Please review the system requirements before downloading.
  • Multimedia PC with Pentium 166MHz or higher processor.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® 4.0 with Service Pack 5 operating system.
  • 32 MB of RAM.
  • DirectX 6.1 or later.
  • 90 MB of hard disk space; additional 100 MB of hard disk space for swap file.
  • Super VGA monitor supporting 1024x768 resolution.
  • Local bus video card that supports 1024x768, 256-color resolution and 2 MB of VRAM.
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • 28.8Kbps modem (or higher recommended) for Internet* or head-to-head play.
  • Audio board with speakers or headphones.
  • To access the MSN Gaming Zone you need Internet Explorer 3.02 or later software or Netscape Communicator 4.0 or later.
Source - Microsoft Age of Empires II: Age of Kings

And the fact thet's it's listing DirectX 6.1 says alot. I'm also betting that the game uses a 16-bit installer which neither Vista or Windows 7 support - 64-bit versions of Windows do not support 16-bit components, 16-bit processes, or 16-bit applications!

Bottom line... That game isn't going to install, or run under Window 7.
Sorry.
I dont know what this guys smokin. Starcraft 1 and AOE2 work fine on mine.
Evidently the haze of my smoke has left you dazed and confused since you've failed to provide a viable solution outside of saying the game works.

Instead hurling insults and making a real impression of yourself, you could do one better by providing a valuable solution to the problem

That's if my smoke don't get in your way

Peace
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29 Oct 2010   #13
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

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29 Oct 2010   #14
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I downloaded the trial earlier today to test it out and it installed fine but when I ran it, it would start loading up and get to the menu screen and then minimize.

I am surprised this is up on the web still,
Microsoft Age of Empires II: Age of Kings
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29 Oct 2010   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
Unfortunately he doesn't have AOE lll, he has AOE ll. See my post... AOE II Graphics System Problems
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01 Nov 2010   #16
srsblk2010

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thx for your opinion, guess I'll just have to wait for my programing class next quarter and write my own patch to allow them to play nice. Bottom line it worked on XP and Vista fine, the game is still awesome and I'll get it to work even if I have to write my own code/program.

P.S.- Like Jacobe said it works for other people with Windows 7 and Microsoft's website even says it should work with Windows 7 64-bit, just not 32-bit. And AOE II beats AOE III any day.
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07 Nov 2010   #17
mudlord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Bottom line it worked on XP and Vista fine, the game is still awesome and I'll get it to work even if I have to write my own code/program.
Actually, already did that. Just need to update it for AOE/SafeDisc protected games.
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11 Nov 2010   #18
srsblk2010

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

So how do I do that?
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07 Dec 2012   #19
DPNHOPE

64 bit windows premium 7
 
 
aoe

me too. ive just installed both kings and conquerors only to find they wont run.
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