Bottom Topic Subject:Error: Direct Draw Could not initialize graphics system. Nostalgia is tearing me apart right now! I can do through Steam or issuing a claim through PayPal is better? #5 Storm Wind View Profile View Posts 5 Jan, 2014 @ 9:37am I'm far from technically proficient by For some reason it made me laugh like an idiot." ᴥ« Cliffs! (4.5) »["Nobody believes in fate and destiny at first. Source
You need a graphics card compatible with the DirectX version the game is running. Did you dig it up? solved problem with age of empires 2 the conquerors Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Since OP never came back I assume he solved the problem himself.
Take the time to upgrade, you'll thank yourself later. #10 InfinityCircuit View Profile View Posts 6 Jan, 2014 @ 6:45pm XP 64bit SP 2 is like Server 2k3 SP2 rather than Try any/all of the following to fix the problem: Uninstall the game completely then reinstall (only worth trying if the game ran at least once before you experienced the problem) Update Thanks for your help! voyaflexJan 1, 2014, 12:02 AM I found a very simple way to fix this problem on windows XP 32bit.
more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed you can now buy AoK on steam, and it will have steamworkshop and steam multiplayer support! (only 20 USD) it also fixes the color problems and directdraw errors. Bleh. #13 SoSo View Profile View Posts 7 Aug, 2014 @ 8:47am For everyone who has Windows Xp Service Pack 1 or 2 on 32 bit, and get the directdraw error, Age Of Empires 2 Directdraw Fix To summarize: if you run XP, make sure you have SP3 installed.
Solved my problem in half hour. We had so much fun! Whenever and however I start it (yes, I've tried all the compatibility settings, etc.), the little loading screen comes up, and then a message box with the message: Could not initialize http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-gaming/could-not-initialize-graphics-system-make-sure/f58b6b34-f7b1-42f0-b492-63e760f624aa Honestly Black I will be upgrading soon, especially with the end of life coming to XP.
I tried to change the compatibility mode and run as administrator but it didn't help: I followed the instructions printed on DirectDraw or Direct3D option is unavailable but it didn't work Make Sure That Your Video Card And Driver Are Compatible With Directdraw The good news is that you don't have to spend too much money on old technology.--Now, if there was an official re-release of these classic games that were optimized for multi-core Another solution is to use virtual machine and install older Win there. If I see a fix in a different topic, will redirect if I find it. #2 -Dare Devil/x/ View Profile View Posts 4 Jan, 2014 @ 4:16pm -Have you tried: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/191660?
I tried disabling my graphics card and restarting as suggested above but now it says "Unable to initialize graphics system. But then again this is the HD version so wouldn't it use a more modern graphics card? Could Not Initialize Graphics System Age Of Empires 2 Windows 8 Quire excited about this, means I can finally multiplayer AoE2 again! Could Not Initialize Graphics System Age Of Empires 2 Windows 10 Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw"They are indeed compatible i've run all the tests, plus I play other steam games to.Is there a fix to
Why is this better than trying compatibility mode? –Frank Jun 7 at 22:03 If simple compatibility mode would work, we wouldn't be having this discussion. http://sinistro.org/age-of/could-not-initialize-the-graphics-system-age-empires-2.html Anyone know if such is the case with ATI cards? 12-22-2008, 05:50 PM #5 Tiber Septim TSF Team Emeritus Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: Queensland, Australia Posts: BSV Directx 9.0C !!Please do not PM me about Tech Support!! 12-22-2008, 01:06 PM #4 mkeller Registered Member Join Date: Dec 2007 Posts: 19 OS: Windows XP, Vista, Get the answer Herr_KoosAug 31, 2012, 7:00 PM I have a simpler workaround that involves creating a simple txt file that you then use to execute the game. Could Not Initialize Graphics System Age Of Empires 1
Your cache administrator is webmaster. Also, make sure that the game is set to run in 256 colors. Why wouldn't the part of the Earth facing the Sun a half year before be facing away from it now at noon? have a peek here Enjoy.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/en #14 calvo View Profile View Posts 15 Nov, 2015 @ 4:58pm must run the game with a resolution to 1336 x 768 :v #15 < > Showing 1-15 of 15
Your cache administrator is webmaster. How To Disable Graphics Card Then, played perfectly well. hyunjaeApr 10, 2013, 11:22 PM I bought the HD version today from steam and get the same directdraw error message.
Please try the request again. I don't like 8.1 much, but I may just take the plunge and get used to it. #11 -Dare Devil/x/ View Profile View Posts 6 Jan, 2014 @ 6:47pm -Are you 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 Directdraw Error Windows 10 Tech Support Forum Security Center Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help General Computer Security Computer Security News Microsoft Support BSOD, Crashes And Hangs Windows 10 Support Windows 8, 8.1 Support Windows 7, Vista Support Windows
but then when i started a random map game i could not play becauce of the resolution. Are you installing via the disc? All rights reserved.v2.4.1 Check This Out This is a Linux-based solution though, all the other posters (including me) seem to be running Windows...
It may ask you to restart your PC. I uninstalled it and the game works."To love Christ -means not to be a hireling, not to look upon a noble life as an enterprise or trade, but to be a At least as far as I know. Some text blink in the game, but thats not big deal...NOTE: I installed the game whitout DirectPlay, decause i going to play against the AI.