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    wwjd_kilden
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    Default Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    When I try to start the game, the screen flickers, the settings change (because I altered them in the properties),
    it then flickers again and goes back to the way it was. No sign of the game starting.

    I've googled it of course:
    Some people say it is not compatible with Win 7 and just won't work
    but a lot of people seem to be able to play it without any other problems than colour issues.

    After asking both Google and Adison:

    I've tried two different patches (but they seem to be mostly about fixing colour issues)

    I've tried running it in compatibility mode (Win XP, Win 95)

    I've tried running it with different resolution / colour settings

    I've tried the -nostartup code to skip the intro

    and a combination of those

    ----
    Nothing works! It doesn't get to the point where it starts starting


    - Anyone know what else I can try?

    Is there any difference between using the compatibility mode and running something in an emulator?
    If there is, are there any safe, free ones I can use?

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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    In my experience that's a compatibility issue. Only a few tricks can make them continue to work, but its often just a stall.
    I've lost a few games, over the years, to these issues.
    Not sure that emulators will work. Not positive though.
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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    Can't help you with your issue (sorry) just thought I would comment when I saw age of empires II haven't played that game in a very long time used to absolutely love it though
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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    Maybe look into the Application Event Viewer for an entry? Might lead to something.
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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    Brother wanted that game and he asked my mum to buy it for a birthday present. She went in and asked for "Aid To Vampires" which no one in the shop had heard of.
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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    wwjd_kilden hi ww ol pal: just a btw u can buy Age of Empires 2 HD edition off steam! I'm thinking of getting it sometime

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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    I think i posted something about this earlier but you might need to download Dosbox to run it
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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by Sully View Post
    Maybe look into the Application Event Viewer for an entry? Might lead to something.
    where do I find that?
    (For having an IT education I know very little stuff that is useful to myself )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milktalk View Post
    wwjd_kilden hi ww ol pal: just a btw u can buy Age of Empires 2 HD edition off steam! I'm thinking of getting it sometime
    I know, but that would mean I've bought it twice. I think it's unfair of Microsoft not to make us able to keep playing the one we already bought

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    Quote Originally Posted by G00WZ View Post
    I think i posted something about this earlier but you might need to download Dosbox to run it
    Reading about it now
    but AoE isn't a DOS game, so would it help? Would I have to "install" an old version of Windows within the DOSbox environment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd_kilden View Post
    where do I find that?
    (For having an IT education I know very little stuff that is useful to myself )
    Right click "my computer" and you'll see "computer management" click that and you'll see event viewer, open that and you should find "application" if you recreate the error note the time and then refresh the application events and see what occurred at that time.

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    Ooooo! Neat. I definitely have to remember that one.

    my OS is in Norwegian since I try to help my parents now and then, but,
    what it tells me is basically:

    Wrong process ID
    Wrong start time
    Wrong program path
    Wrong module path


    ...
    Programnavn med feil: EMPIRES2.EXE, versjon: 0.14.22.712, tidsangivelse: 0x39660360
    Modulnavn med feil: EMPIRES2.EXE, versjon: 0.14.22.712, tidsangivelse: 0x39660360
    Unntakskode: 0xc0000005
    Feilforskyvning: 0x0000e415
    Feil prosess-ID: 0xb50
    Feil starttid for program: 0x01d3088514573d13
    Feil programbane: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\EMPIRES2.EXE
    Feil modulbane: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\EMPIRES2.EXE
    Rapport-ID: 5b3f0717-7478-11e7-94fc-b870f4f26fbf

    ...
    but I can't see that there should be any problem with the path?
    Then again, I am good at missing the obvious

    (I can reinstall it, but I've previously done that without it seeming to do any difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd_kilden View Post
    Ooooo! Neat. I definitely have to remember that one.

    my OS is in Norwegian since I try to help my parents now and then, but,
    what it tells me is basically:

    Wrong process ID
    Wrong start time
    Wrong program path
    Wrong module path


    ...
    Programnavn med feil: EMPIRES2.EXE, versjon: 0.14.22.712, tidsangivelse: 0x39660360
    Modulnavn med feil: EMPIRES2.EXE, versjon: 0.14.22.712, tidsangivelse: 0x39660360
    Unntakskode: 0xc0000005
    Feilforskyvning: 0x0000e415
    Feil prosess-ID: 0xb50
    Feil starttid for program: 0x01d3088514573d13
    Feil programbane: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\EMPIRES2.EXE
    Feil modulbane: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\EMPIRES2.EXE
    Rapport-ID: 5b3f0717-7478-11e7-94fc-b870f4f26fbf

    ...
    but I can't see that there should be any problem with the path?
    Then again, I am good at missing the obvious

    (I can reinstall it, but I've previously done that without it seeming to do any difference
    Lol .exe is all I understand in that log but you're right sounds like a reinstall of the game might fix it.
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    Didn't help (same error message).

    apparently the 00.....5 error is a ram error, but a very vague one that can mean practically anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd_kilden View Post
    Didn't help (same error message).

    apparently the 00.....5 error is a ram error, but a very vague one that can mean practically anything
    Maybe increase your paging file:
    Optimize the Paging File in Windows 7/8/8.1

    May give the game more memory to work with. Otherwise, you may need to add RAM. How much do you have currently?

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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    4GB
    It worked on my old machine (win 95) though, I doubt it had more RAM since the hardware in it was oooooooooooold

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd_kilden View Post
    4GB
    It worked on my old machine (win 95) though, I doubt it had more RAM since the hardware in it was oooooooooooold
    Oh, that's pretty low. Try the paging file thing. Maybe you can shutdown whatever services or apps running in the background as well. You might want to double the ram if you can that's the best answer.

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    Hmm. Interesting.

    Game still doesn't start
    ... but if my laptop start behaving better now (lagging less), then I know what to do to my mother's laptop

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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    Hi JD.

    Here's a long shot, but perhaps you could trying changing your monitor setting to VGA mode just for this game.


    https://www.winhelp.us/low-resolution-video-vga-mode-in-windows.html


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    Default Re: Age of Empires II - Gold Eidtion - Win 7 - Won't start

    It's an old thread, but it may help.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...itproappcompat
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