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    Age of Empires III display problem

    I have intalled Age of Empires III on my pc and having some issues with the display. I am using an Asus mobo, with 2gb ram and 7800 gt video card. I got a LG 21" lcd monitor as well. The minimum requirement to play this game is already met by my system. If I am trying to run the game then I have the title screen lock up, another time it was supposed to go to the main screen but went black and I cannot hear the music playing still. But mainly when I do get into the game and I am sitting at the main screen I see tearing/flickering. I have installed the latest Nvidia drivers and I have altered settings for graphics but its always there? Can anyone please help me out? Thanks.

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    Re: Age of Empires III display problem

    By the way I am running Windows XP 64bit edition.

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    Re: Age of Empires III display problem

    It might be a hardware problem that is causing the freezing, black screens and other errors. Since your drivers are already up to date, then try to update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, & Video Drivers. Clean the dust from your fans, vents and components using a paint brush. It could be also an issue of faulty power supply that can cause stop errors, random restarts and black screen lockups.

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    Re: Age of Empires III display problem

    I have recently build this system and it is brand new, just a week old. So, I checked that directx is the latest version, fans are clean, psu is new which is of 600 watt and ram was also tested. I was able to play AOE for couple of minutes and then the freezing started. Aftr that I restarted and decided to play COD and it worked pretty well.

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    Re: Age of Empires III display problem

    Check the article on "When you install or start a Microsoft game, you may receive an error message that states that your computerís processor does not meet the requirements for the game" from the below link which will help you out:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909534

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    hi, i was just searching google when i saw ur forums. i was searching for AoE 3 flickering.

    seems i also have flickering problems. im running a laptop (Core 2 Duo, 3gb ram intel x3100 video card), it's brand new HP, but my problem could be video card related. im running at min settings. however when i saw that other members were having similar issues but using a x64 system, i realized that it could be my OS. im running Vista Business x64.

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    I have Age of Empires Demo version but it does not run with only wires & lines appearing on the game My Configuration is as follows:
    Time of this report: 8/17/2010, 00:26:55
    Machine name: BANOT-78215CC62
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.100216-1441)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: 945GCM-S2L
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 2040MB RAM
    Page File: 906MB used, 4038MB available
    Windows Dir: F:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: None
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
    Card name: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2772&SUBSYS_D0001458&REV_02
    Display Memory: 128.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: igxprd32.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4926 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 2/15/2008 10:42:06, 57344 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: igxpmp32.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 2/15/2008 10:42:06, 5854752 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6432-11CF-D664-0AF0A3C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Device ID: 0x2772

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    Re: Age of Empires III display problem

    Hi freepretender,

    It seems that you are using onboard video to play this game but with a local Bus SVGA video adapter with 1 MB of Video RAM and a color SVGA monitor, it should work fine. You can try to do the following to resolve the issue that you are facing:
    • Start the game.
    • Click Help and Tools, and then click Options.
    • Click Graphics Settings.
    • Set Shader to Low.

    Or download and install the latest game update. To do this, visit the following Ensemble Studios Web site:
    http://www.agecommunity.com/gameUpdates.aspx

    If the issue continues to occur, you may have to purchase different video card.

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    Re: Age of Empires III display problem

    Go Change Your Power Supply To 450w Or More Then That

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    Re: Age of Empires III display problem

    I built a completely new system 2 weeks ago and when i try to load age of empire 3 i get a message- YOU REQUIRE 64MB RAM, YOU ONLY HAVE 0MB AVAILABLE. all my drivers are up to date, including graphics card.

    my spec is--

    Asus M4A89GTD pro amd 890GX SOCKET 3 DDR3motherboard
    AMD PHENOM 2 X6 CORE 1090T BLACK EDITION 3.20GHz
    gigabyte nvidia GTX 460
    running on 64bit windows xp

    i also have a problem when trying to play a blu-ray disc
    i have cyberlink power dvd, when i try to play a film,
    i press play and the program closes down. it works fine with a DVD.

    if anybody can give me any help, i really would apriciate it,
    2 weeks of head aches lol,

    cheers

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    Re: Age of Empires III display problem

    i forgot to say-

    i have 4GB RAM

    and the graphics card is 1 GB GDDR5/256 bit

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