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Age Of Empires ---> Which OS...?

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posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:33 AM
Which operating system will aoe work, "Windows 7" or "Vista"

I also heard of a "Vista 64 Bit" what does that mean?

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by Solofront

Age of Empires 3 will work with windows 2000, xp, Vista.

It may or may not work with win 7.

Also, the other thing you refered to was the 64 bit version of Vista operating system-don't get or use it!!!

[edit on 7/29/2009 by mrmonsoon]

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 08:02 AM
Ok cool, and how about age of kings?

Will that work with vista as well?

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 09:20 AM
reply to post by Solofront

Age of Empires 2 and both expansion packs work with the following operating systems:

◦Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 operating system, or Windows NT Workstation operating system version 4.0 with Service Pack 5, or Windows XP

Thsi "might" resolve your vista issues with age of empires 2:

Join Date: Apr 2008
Vista 32
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I encountered this problem also and have now created a much simpler solution.
there is a zip file attached to this post. it contains 2 x DLL's and 1 x EXE from the original Direct Draw implimentation under direct x 9.0c the file version has been slightly modified so that they will run under vista.
extract a copy of these 3 files to both your aoeII directory and your conquerers directory. the game will then work.
feel free to spread these to other forums etc. but give me some credit, i spent 9 hours working out how to do this.

this solution seems to work for a lot of older games under Vista. the latest runtimes for Direct X do not include Direct Draw support, this doesnt mean your video card doesnt support it, and can be rectified with this simple 2 step process.


Hope this helps....

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