Age of Empire 3 shows error

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Hi,

I am a lover of games and I have the Age of Empire trial version and I play during my free time. Recently, it has been throwing an initialization error as shown in the image below. Any help in solving this will be appreciated. I have reinstalled it several times with no luck.

Direct3D initialization failed, Possible causes:

Old or corrupted graphics driver,

Direct3D improperly installed.

Hardware acceleration disabled.

Starting the application with the workstation locked.

Please check the log file for more information.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #185330

Age of Empire 3 shows error

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Hello,

 

Here are some things you can try.

1.   The Hardware-Accelerated Direct3D 9 may be no available because the display driver can't support it, so go to the hardware manufacturer and get a newer driver.

2.   If you are still under Windows service pack 2, please upgrade to Windows service pack 3.

3.   If this doesn’t help, try reinstalling Direct X 9.0c and create a file called user.cfg in my documents/my games/ageofempires3/startup. Then using wordpad enter the following in the file “xres=1024”. Save, reboot the system and launch the game.

 

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #185331

Age of Empire 3 shows error

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Friend the solution is that  go In C:Documents and SettingsOwnerMy DocumentsMy GamesAge of Empires 3Users3NewProfile3.xml file, and change [Setting Name="optiongrfxres"]screen resolution of laptop(for eg:1024×768)[/Setting].

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