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Age Of Empires Ii Problem


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#1 lovenick

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 01:16 PM

I've bought a laptop last week, and when I try to play Age of Empires II or Age of Empires II: The Conqueros Expansion (both originals).
They install correctly, but when I try to play, after a few minutes (sometimes 3, sometimes 5), the image on the screen gets frozen, and the entire computer blocks. I have to re-start it.

The computer is a Pentium 4 3.06 Hz, 1 GB ram, Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP, with Windows XP SP2 installed.

Anyone can help me with this? Thanks in advance.

Edited by lovenick, 02 January 2006 - 01:17 PM.


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#2 Wizdabest

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 07:49 PM

Just a possibility that might not help all that much, but have you gotten the updates for them?

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 12:27 AM

Have you installed the latest ActiveX and the latest drivers for your video card? Just another possibility.
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#4 lovenick

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 08:02 AM

I haven't installed the updates, will try that.
How can I know what version of ActiveX is installed or if it's just installed?
I suppose the drivers of my video card are updated because I bought the computer last week.
Thank you both for your help.

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 08:28 AM

Does the event viewer say anything about the freezing.
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#6 jgweed

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 09:56 AM

If you installed the ActiveX that was included with the game, that will do.
Even though you just bought your computer, it is always best to visit the video and audio cards' sites to be sure you have the best drivers.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 05:32 PM

You've got a 3.6 GHz cpu?!?
if you dont mind me asking, how much did that cost?

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:30 PM

He said 3.06 not 3.6
But he also said Hz(hertz) not very fast....lol
You mean gHz.

But still, that game is way old. I can even play it on 10 year old computers. You are probably overcompatible :thumbsup: Maybe windows compatibility mode would work. But what you already heard is great advice.

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 07:24 PM

Ya and this post is from over a year ago... lol. They probably either fixed it or gave up by now.

I've seen a 3.6Ghz pentium 4 processor before. It was like 100$
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Posted 24 February 2007 - 12:51 AM

Ya, I know... old post...
Hardware questions belong in the hardware section.
Nothing more to say.




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