Problem with Age of Empires II

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by cosarrara, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. cosarrara

    Olórin Guest

    What to do? For a start, tell us WHAT the problem is! "The same problem as
    everyone" is, you'll have to admit, rather all-encompassing....
     
    Olórin, Jul 3, 2008
    #21
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  2. cosarrara

    ricco4 Guest

    my problem is when i run age of empires ii, a message says "Could not
    initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver
    are compatible with DirectDraw"
     
    ricco4, Jul 4, 2008
    #22
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  3. cosarrara

    ricco4 Guest

    nothing
     
    ricco4, Jul 11, 2008
    #23
  4. cosarrara

    Olórin Guest

    It would help if you didn't snip out your original post, containing details
    of the problem:

    "my problem is when i run age of empires ii, a message says "Could not
    initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are
    compatible with DirectDraw""

    Just to post "nothing?" is begging to be ignored....

    I don't run Vista but like lurking in this group just for kicks.... My
    immediate thought would be: well, have you checked that your video card and
    driver are compatible with DirectDraw?
     
    Olórin, Jul 15, 2008
    #24
  5. I had this same problem. It is some conflict between the game and the
    video card driver. The game is mis-reporting it as a DirectDraw issue
    because it's an older piece of software that doesn't know what the
    problem is.

    I'm using a Toshiba laptop and downloaded a third-party driver at
    tweakforce.com because Toshiba doesn't provide any updated drivers for
    my nVidia card model (Geforce Go 7300). The link for the WinXP version
    is: http://www.tweakforce.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=15

    It seems to be fine in general and runs the game OK.
     
    david.marsh.vn, Jul 26, 2008
    #25
  6. cosarrara

    GOTHCLAWZ Guest

    I have a Windows Vista Home -32bit laptop. Just like OP.

    I have the same problem as OP. Can somebody please tell me WHERE I can
    download these things? All the links on this thread are dead.
     
    GOTHCLAWZ, Dec 10, 2008
    #26
  7. cosarrara

    brianix Guest

    would be nice to get the link....I have emailed original poster..hope he
    post what he did:geek:
     
    brianix, Dec 25, 2008
    #27
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