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Windows 7: AOE 2 does not want to play on my W7

15 Nov 2009   #1
igormis

w7
 
 
AOE 2 does not want to play on my W7

Hi,

I got new computer, and wanted to have few games on it. I installed Civ 4 , no problem. AOE 2 shows only flash screen, and stops. Flash screen is gone, and like nothing happened. Tried another clean install, and it is same. Any ideas?


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15 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by igormis View Post
Hi,

I got new computer, and wanted to have few games on it. I installed Civ 4 , no problem. AOE 2 shows only flash screen, and stops. Flash screen is gone, and like nothing happened. Tried another clean install, and it is same. Any ideas?
Hi and welcome

Thanks for filling in your specs. Give us needed info.

Have you upgrade you video driver, and directx?

There are several places we can go to diagnose the problem

First type device manager in search. go to the display tab. Is your video listed? does it have a yellow triangle on it?

Are there any other "unknown" devices that have yellow on them?

Let us Know

Ken
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15 Nov 2009   #3
igormis

w7
 
 

If by video you mean Display adapters, than yes. and there are unknown devices(pci serila port, and pci simple communications sontroller). imaging devices (lexmark x422) has yellow triangle too.
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16 Nov 2009   #4
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try getting another copy of aoe2, mine is working fine on both windows 7 x32 and x64.
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16 Nov 2009   #5
SJMX

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

you may have already tried what im about to say but if i was in your shoes i would:

check that all my drivers are up to date and the latest ones for W7.

patch the game to latest version, i know this doesnt help on the W7 funny colours problem but still, its worth doing.

Close all unneeded applications

run the game

if still black screen post back here so we know

if you do get into the game, you might want to track down the thread about AoE2 colours being weird, thats another problem then, but we know how to solve that one.
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16 Nov 2009   #6
igormis

w7
 
 

yeah, i updated everything, and game is brand new. still nothing.
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17 Nov 2009   #7
berserker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The same thing happened to me with the same screen resolution.

I solved it by running AOE2 in windowed mode using a modified dll.

Check out posts 27, 28 and 29 here: Age of Empires 2: AoC expansion
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