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Old October 15th, 2009   #1
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Default age of Empires 2 wont work on vista

hey all,

i felt like going back to some old games today and bought AoE II for like $5, however, when I try installing it, nothing pops up. I go to My Computer and click my drive, and it says please insert cd. Any help would be appreciative. Thanks much

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Old October 16th, 2009   #2
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Default Re: age of Empires 2 wont work on vista

That's more of a problem with the disc / the drive than Vista.
Make sure your drive functions properly and that your disc is clean and undamaged.
Do other discs work fine?
Do you hear any "odd noises" coming from your computer after you put the disc in?



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Is your Vista 64 bit or 32 bit? AOE 2 works fine on my Vista 32 bit... However I heard some older games don't run too well on 64 bit.
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Default Re: age of Empires 2 wont work on vista

Of course, this problem can occur later but the first thing is that the drive doesn't even recognize that there is disk.
So he should check this out first since, if something's wrong with the drive, anything else isn't going to help much.


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If you upgrade to windows 7 professional, there is an xp mode that would almost certainly fix your problem. But first try right-clicking on the AoE2 icon on the desktop, going to the properties, and putting the program in xp compatibility mode. Hopefully that works.

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Default Re: age of Empires 2 wont work on vista

Uhm... hello?
This has nothing to do with the programme not working!
Don't only read the title, read the posts, too!
It's only about the disk or the drive so far, I...
Oh, come on, why do I write this anyway? I'm willing to take bets someone comes in next and writes: "Try Win7!" -.-


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Oh whoops. It's just that I've seen too many complaints of programs not being compatible with Vista, so I gave my standard response. Well anyway, most likely your disk is damaged or your cd drive is too old (I'll explain this in a minute). First, try installing it on an older computer. See if that works. If it does, you can copy the files over to your newer computer using a USB flash drive, and get a no-cd fix from gameburnworld.com or similar site (note: this is NOT illegal if you are using the no-cd fix for your PERSONAL use. It is expressly illegal if you share your game with another person and provide them with the no-cd fix so that they can play without the cd). If you can successfully install it on another computer, that means that the disk is probably damaged but is still readable by certain cd/dvd drives. One thing that I noticed is that newer drives can often read scratched up disks better than older ones. For example, my scratched DVD's of Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms did not work on an old dvd drive from around 2003, but worked on my new one that I bought last year.

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Default Re: age of Empires 2 wont work on vista

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Of course, this problem can occur later but the first thing is that the drive doesn't even recognize that there is disk.
So he should check this out first since, if something's wrong with the drive, anything else isn't going to help much.
Out of my 100 plus games only one (caesar 3) does my vista not see. I put it in...nothing... click my computer...it doesn't show up. I try to run the game from my external...it tells me to insert disk. All the other games read ok on the Vista... and Caesar 3 works just fine on my ME and 98SE computers.

So...I don't know. It's weird
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