This ended up breaking DirectDraw (which has LONG been depreciated). I will dig it up when I get home, provided I remember. :-) So.. There are problems in the drivers as no USB is detected. You don't need to change the resolution.You can download/acquire another installer of this game and try it, see if you can run it using any other exe file. http://sinistro.org/age-of/could-not-initialize-graphics-system-age-of-empires-directdraw.html
Oh well. the following *should* be true. -If you have windows XP 32-bit SP 3, the game should be compatible with that.-If you have windows XP 64-bit SP 2, the game should be share|improve this answer answered Dec 8 '14 at 4:24 dsmryder 211 Thanks. Please try the request again.
They ask things like "Are you sure you meet the minimum requirements?" OF COURSE YOU IDIOT, I'M RUNNING A 1999 GAME ON A 2009 COMPUTER!!! Third one is to have old machine with older Win :) DOSBox is not necessarily the only solution for this. Could aliens colonize Earth without realizing humans are people too? All rights reserved.
Herr_KoosOct 31, 2012, 1:06 PM Nope, no-one reminded me. how do i restart explorer.exe afterwards?? You can try with compatability to XP SP3 too.5.1k Views · View UpvotesRelated QuestionsMore Answers BelowI got a DirectDraw compatibility bug on Age of Empires II. Make Sure That Your Video Card And Driver Are Compatible With Directdraw DOSBox is one solution I know for running old Win in your current Win.
Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw." I have already tried running the program in compatibility mode, disabling desktop composition, running in 256 colors, and I It works perfectly on Win 7 x64, no restarts required. Do I have to install any drivers for this?Do any Age of Empires games run on Windows 10?How do I install SP1 in windows 7?Which graphic card is compatible with my http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/121217-13-empires-directdraw-error Did you ever get your system working?
Btw what is the best way to get a refund? How To Disable Graphics Card Thats it. There was some DirectX installer hidden somewhere in the AoE2 folders. Theres other ways around that other then killing explorer (I forget them offhand though).The root issue here is that 16-bit code CAN NOT EXECUTE on 64-bit; MSFT intentionally did not include
Since OP never came back I assume he solved the problem himself. this contact form https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...ils.aspx?id=35 Middendorf View Public Profile Search User Find More Posts by Middendorf Find Threads by Middendorf 06-17-2013, 05:21 AM #3 TheJesusLizard Join Date: Apr 2008 Reputation: 20 Any suggestions? Why do manufacturers detune engines? Could Not Initialize Graphics System Age Of Empires 1
Running as administrator I've found to sometimes help as well. 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. I play Left 4 Dead on the same laptop on steam without any issue. http://sinistro.org/age-of/could-not-initialize-graphics-system-directdraw-age-of-empires-2.html Is it possible to have 3 real numbers that have both their sum and product equal to 1?
Look in AoEIII folders and see if they distributed any directx media with the game and if they did install it. How To Disable Graphics Card Windows 10 edit: ugh, I have not noticed how old this thread is, sorry ;p –PTwr Jul 4 '14 at 8:39 @PTwr It is totally fine I will get that screen TheJesusLizard View Public Profile Search User Find More Posts by TheJesusLizard Find Threads by TheJesusLizard 06-19-2013, 04:18 PM #7 Middendorf Join Date: Oct 2012 Reputation: 462 Posts: 732 Microsoft
All rights reserved. Under the compatibility tab, set it to Windows XP Service pack 3 and see if that resolves the issue. When I finish playing, I go back to device manager and enable my graphic card.The problem is due to newer graphic cards being unable to display in 640x480 resolution.PS: Don't trust Directdraw Compatibility Tool What's the difference between ls and la?
age-of-empires-2 share|improve this question asked Mar 5 '14 at 22:02 ThunderToes 61151533 Can you share exact error message? (screenshot can work as well)... I had to reload Windows and didn't update the video drivers to the latest and the game is working. Why do Latin nouns (like cena, -ae) include two forms? Check This Out share|improve this answer answered Mar 5 '14 at 22:09 Gigazelle 9,27353385 2 I'm sorry about that illiterate comment btw...
Site Content Copyright Valve Corporation 1998-2015, All Rights Reserved. The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. I couldn't get the audio driver. shouldnt aoe2hd not use directdraw?
Went to Device Manager and disabled my graphic card, then restarted Windows. How did you fix it? –galacticninja Dec 8 '14 at 6:56 | show 2 more comments 3 Answers 3 active oldest votes up vote 2 down vote I would say it's