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freespace
Squire
posted 09-03-08 10:02 PM CT (US)         
hi to all .
sorry if i am getting this all wrong but I'm new to this forum set up > but i need help desperately as i have a problem and no one seems to want to help . my problem is that i cant find any tech help to tell me what I'm doing wrong .

after playing aoe1 , i have come to install aoe2 and all the rest of the series. but i cant get the aoe2 to run after the initial loading screen . it starts with the loading screen ,stays for a while then reverts back to my initial icon screen .its like it "forgets" what its doing .

this is only happening on the aoe2 and the expansion set all the rest start up normally and its driving me round the bend !!!! i have tried running without my firewall, running my system backwards ,installing and re installing , have downloaded all the latest patches and Ive even bought 2 discs thinking that a newer release may solve it .

but no mater what i try i still have the same result ,so i come on bended knee to ask if any one can help me out as the only ideas i have left is to shout and scream and maybe inflict serious physical damage on my PC !!!!!!

can i ask that if anyone does reply to my distress call that they do it in "novice" mode please thank you !!!!


its a real shame that once large companies have got there money out of a game especially one like aoe and it losses its mass appeal that they remove any tech help that some gamers require . they should have the information on any game no mater how old> well thanks for reading look forward to spending a few more hours here ta free .!!!!!
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four hundred babies
Squire
(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 09-03-08 10:09 PM CT (US)     1 / 8       
In AoK:TC there should be a "Support" folder that contains a number of shortcuts to run the game without video, without sound, without music, etc. Try running them and see if you can get into the game that way.

Other than that, download the latest versions of your graphics and video drivers. It's possible that AoC needs a file that became corrupt somehow.
Ornlu
Recreational Procreator
posted 09-04-08 06:39 AM CT (US)     2 / 8       
Reading the thread title I thought you had scammed some Colombian drug king.

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Major Helper
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posted 09-04-08 08:58 AM CT (US)     3 / 8       
Mwahaha Ornlu, you made me laugh out loud !

I must admit I tought myself that your parents found out your weed stash or something

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Murloc
Squire
posted 09-04-08 10:10 AM CT (US)     4 / 8       
did you try to format?
Luke Gevaerts
Squire
posted 09-04-08 12:16 PM CT (US)     5 / 8       
did you try to format?
Sounds like good advice, considering all the things you've tried already, freespace.

Ninja edit:

Just make sure to back up all your valuable stuff first, etc.

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freespace
Squire
posted 09-04-08 01:50 PM CT (US)     6 / 8       
cheers chaps!!!!! wow some help at last ta .

And now for a new game (and u know what's coming next ) please explain how u go about achieving what u have surgested please .
go on please i did say i was a total novice , go on , u all know u want to really !!!!!!!

u don't know how great i feel at the mo (and I'm not on the weed before you say anything) u all have no idea how long its been to have some new ideas coming through . as Ive been to every PC outlet i can find over here and they all say the same things Ive already tried and all i want to do is play the game >>>>>

so who's going to start the ball rolling ????? Ur starter for ten is how do i format ???? (and is it painful)

by the way I'm not winding u all up i am a novice where the inner workings are concerned as Ive only had my PC four months.
four hundred babies
Squire
(id: Lord_Fadawah)
posted 09-04-08 06:53 PM CT (US)     7 / 8       
so who's going to start the ball rolling ????? Ur starter for ten is how do i format ???? (and is it painful)
Be careful, that's a hardcore computer operation. It erases everything on your hard disk, and you need to reinstall everything from scratch. I'd suggest trying something else first.

Did you find those shortcuts I mentioned, and do they work?
freespace
Squire
posted 09-05-08 07:43 AM CT (US)     8 / 8       
Hi lord fadawah

so formatting is quite painful then for the uninitiated ....
haven't found the shortcuts at all yet / done a search an its coming up blank??????

can i just say thank you to you for taking the time to sort me out and i can't believe im having to ask for help from the other side of the world. quite mind bending really !!!
I'm from the midlands in England ! anyway >

i spent a few moments trying to sort this prob out and Ive come across something i ain't sure about . i opened the aoe2 file up and there is several files inside as you know , but one has caught my eye . its like a CD disc but it has two bars running through it like its "in jail". can this be my problem or am i talking out my behind !!!!

there's a sign telling me when it was created and that it has 149 Kb in it! > talk to you later going now to try and find these shortcuts or bang my head against something hard . which ever comes first !!!!!!!!

ps all my drivers are all up to date as they download updates on a weekly basis !



later update > banged my head on the desk a few times , re read ur message and it worked !!!!! came up with what u meant..... u ment in the properties box (tell me im right ) and i had a break through. tried every short cut and got a new responce please insert correct disc !!!! never had that b4 so im getting closer (yes /no ?) so still wont work!!!! going back to head banging at least thats working eh!!!!

[This message has been edited by freespace (edited 09-05-2008 @ 10:21 AM).]

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