Did you dig it up? This ended up breaking DirectDraw (which has LONG been depreciated). simply find your .exe file to launch the game, (mine being empires.exe)right click it, goto properties, then Compatabality tab and make it run on 640x480 screen resolution, then apply and run The same as UserPatch, which is really annoying for those who don't have the expansion. http://sinistro.org/age-of/could-not-initialize-the-graphics-system-age-empires-2.html
They bring the worst out of mehttp://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-gaming/could-not-initialize-graphics-system-make-sure/f81ab88a-5873-4617-b801-fef211abf12b?page=1 Related Resources solved Age of Empires 2 - Conqueror's Expansion won't work because of DirectDraw Error? And there are already tons of threads. If you do enough fiddling and Googling you can get it to work. search for "DirectDraw" and you will see the cause and resolution for the problem. useful source
Stay logged in Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with directdraw." So I googled it and looked around here, tried all the fixes but nothing has worked so far. The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down.
I'm thinking it's something else, that Age of Empires doesn't understand properly. You should know that you might want to hold off on the upgrade to 10.5.2 because currently gameranger cannot support AOE on that OS. Play it on an older mac if you have one. Age Of Empires 2 Directdraw Fix Open Menu Close Menu Apple Shopping Bag Apple Mac iPad iPhone Watch TV Music Support Search apple.com Shopping Bag : CommunitiesSign inPostBrowse discussionsContact SupportSearchCommunitiesContact SupportSign inContentPeopleSearch Support CommunitiesNotebooksMacBook Pro Please enter
ending it using the task manager worked & now I can play AOE II, but now i don't know how to start explorer.exe again. Age Of Empires Directdraw It sounds like the problem is due to most of us having way advanced graphics card compared to the game, which is why I thought disabling it might work for me. ever since then I get the error that my graphics card needs to work with direct draw.It has worked before... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-gaming/could-not-initialize-graphics-system-make-sure/f81ab88a-5873-4617-b801-fef211abf12b Turks!
After losing access to all my PPC Mac games, I got a gaming PC. Make Sure That Your Video Card And Driver Are Compatible With Directdraw Device may not meet minimum specs. Can you share it with us, please? I'm Waiting some solution. #4 Plays w/ pannus View Profile View Posts 6 Apr, 2013 @ 9:59am Just a thought, try this: right-click desktop>properties>settings tab>advanced>troubleshoot tab.
Your time is much appreciated!Click to expand... http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/age-of-empires-ii-and-imac.1184416/ Herr_KoosOct 31, 2012, 1:06 PM Nope, no-one reminded me. Could Not Initialize Graphics System Age Of Empires 2 Windows 8 Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... Could Not Initialize Graphics System Age Of Empires 2 Windows 10 permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Aristocrates[S] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago(6 children)Yep, same message when using it at 800x600.
Forbidden.You don't have permission to view this page.https://www.quora.comPlease email [email protected] if you believe this is an error. http://sinistro.org/age-of/could-not-initialize-graphics-system-age-of-empires.html Italians! I'm running it on Mavericks through Wine. Try turning your resolution down to 800x600 before running the game. __________________ Help TSF beat Cancer and other serious Illness. 12-14-2008, 05:49 AM #3 RockmasteR Team Manager, Gaming Could Not Initialize Graphics System Age Of Empires 1
I decided to get VMware just so that I could play AOE 2 and other Windows 98 era games. All rights reserved. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Ez catch, Nov 23, 2013 Ez catch macrumors newbie Joined: Nov 21, 2013 #13 n8mac said: ↑ AoEII http://sinistro.org/age-of/could-not-initialize-graphics-system-age-of-empires-2-mac.html What is more interesting is it is working on my Other computer with Windows 8 Consumer Preview version, But not with Windows 7 64-Bit.
my com wont play some DVDs [SOLVED] Windows could not automatically... How To Disable Graphics Card It may ask you to restart your PC. The latest OS to support that is 10.6.
Error. Thats not good enough Jun 10, 2008 8:53 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by @ndyH, @ndyH Aug 17, 2008 8:22 AM in response to Mac_Ninja Level 1 Age of Empires 2: Could not initialize graphics system. How To Disable Graphics Card Windows 10 sujit_mahapatraAug 31, 2012, 11:08 AM This suggestion below worked (Though not the best solution).totticrack replied on July 20, 2011I've solved it.
Your cache administrator is webmaster. I recently got my brand new MacBook Pro With nvidia GeForce 8600M GT grafich card. Anyway I am no expert, just someone who wants to play AOE and feel nostalgic. Check This Out so i went back to the settings and UNCHECKED the 256 colors.
share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply itickings, Jul 18, 2011 itickings macrumors 6502a Joined: Apr 14, 2007 #5 Well, it is a Microsoft game, Should work in wine. FWIW, I use my Macs for pretty much everything else & that won't change.Click to expand... My netbook has an Atom N455 processor, 2GB RAM, GMA 3150 and Win 7 Starter 32-bit.
Aztecs! Thanks for your help! how do i restart explorer.exe afterwards?? Also, make sure that the game is set to run in 256 colors.
Let us know a. Huns! Oh, the Diablo hack. You might also try playing around with placing the slider on the other notches as well to see if any of those work.
Are you using the Mac version, or the Windows version..