True, this is my first post in this forum and therefore I will try to be concise.
I bought myself AoE 3 with all the extras. Once you have everything installed and ran the game (my system is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) I started at the beginning of set parameters: resolution, the scale of the UI, etc. When I came accidentally on one of the tabs I noticed something like this: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
I thought it would not interfere in the game but I did not ran your dialogue spoken by characters and quantities of raw materials held. I would ask the advice of those who have had these same problem and managed to solve it.
CPU Intel i7 - 740QM. 1.73Ghz
Memory: 4 GB
Graphic Card: AMD Radeon HD 6370M