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Age of Empires III - System Compatibility issue. [SOLVED]

Post by ArcanaAwaits on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 22:15

Hello, is there a certain Windows requirement for Age of Empires III?
I have Vista, so I wouldn't assume it would be a problem. I installed the game correctly and applied the crack. I attempted to run the game and got a message saying there's a 'Program Compatibility issue' and discovered, after further research, that it is apparently not compatible with Windows Vista. Is this correct, or will it be safe to run?
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Re: Age of Empires III - System Compatibility issue. [SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 22:18

Here's the requirements for AOEIII:


  • Microsoft® Windows® XP
  • PC with 1.4 Ghz equivalent or higher processor that supports SSE
  • 256 MB of system RAM
  • 2.0 GB available hard disk space
  • 32x speed or faster CD-ROM drive
  • 64 MB video card with HT&L
  • Sound card with speakers or headphones
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • 56.6 Kbps or better modem for online play
  • DirectX 9.0c or above
You may need to install DirectX 9c. I don't remember if Vista ships with one, and if it does whether it's 9 or 10. Wouldn't hurt to try installing it anyway. I know I've played it perfectly fine on Win7, and Win7 was quickly made and released because of some issues with Vista as an OS - so it should work on Vista.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

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Re: Age of Empires III - System Compatibility issue. [SOLVED]

Post by ArcanaAwaits on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 22:21

Only XP, huh? Well, that sucks. Oh, well. Thanks for the reply!
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Re: Age of Empires III - System Compatibility issue. [SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 22:22

Nah, not only XP. That's the MINIMUM. You can't go below it, but you can usually go above it Smile

I edited it into my first reply, but it ran fine on Win7 so you should be able to play it perfectly fine on Vista.

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Re: Age of Empires III - System Compatibility issue. [SOLVED]

Post by ArcanaAwaits on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 22:37

I'm rather confused as to why I'm getting that error message then. I am far beyond all those requirements. I decided to run it and it's apparently working. I suppose I can ignore the message since there's no immediate issue preventing me from play (so far).
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Re: Age of Empires III - System Compatibility issue. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 24 Dec 2012, 16:02

Hello,

You can also try this to be sure: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

But yes, if it works, don't fix what isn't broken!
Anything else we can currently help you with?

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Re: Age of Empires III - System Compatibility issue. [SOLVED]

Post by ArcanaAwaits on Thu 27 Dec 2012, 20:16

Everything seems to work fine! Definitely going to have to purchase this, as well..
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Re: Age of Empires III - System Compatibility issue. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 28 Dec 2012, 10:17

Hello,

Glad to hear everything is (still) working fine!
If you mean purchasing the game in order to get rid of that error, why bother? It's definitely not caused by the crack.

Anyhow, enjoy the game and please let us know if you need more assistance!

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