Age of Empires II and Expansion

Zadkiel34

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Alright, so I've basically installed everything and patched it and have the CD in the drive but when I start up the game, the game's logo shows up and then it suddenly goes.... "Age of Empires II expansion has Stopped working..." blah blah blah. I've ran some old games and they worked I don't know why AoE II doesn't....



Tried Compatibility Windows 98 and XP SP2 and Windows 2003 SP1 *No idea why*
Tried reinstalling both of them, patched them already, my anti-virus doesn't interfere with it or anything, tried running in 256 colours and still crashes, also ran as Administrator and it doesn't work..

Can anyone help me?

Specs: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600, 4gigs of memory, nVidia 9500 GT 256mb and Home Vista Premium x64/x86 and current Monitor settings is 1680 by 1050
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg247/Tamerlamer/tskmgr.jpg
Also this is my Task Manager, i don't think any of those interfere with it running the game..
 
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Dunkelseele

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After reading your post I tried to start my old installation of AoE2 (on storage-HD) and it did run perfect. The basic game (empires2.exe) as well as the expansion (age2_x1/age2_x1.exe) required only the acceptal of the EULA (license and stuff) since I didn't installed the game properly on Vista. But everything else worked fine. So it may be a problem with your version of Vista or maybe even the system.

I had some troubles recently with older games because the programs had insufficient rights to access files... try "run as administrator" on the empires2.exe (not the shortcut), but that's only a vague guess...
Good luck!

Best regards,
Noël
 

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Zadkiel34

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I tried what you said Dunkelseele, but it didn't work either. It just crashes for no apparent reason that I can't identify I also put a picture of my task manager, go check if you think that one of the programs that is currently running is interfering with the running of the game.
 

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    512 kbp/s

Dunkelseele

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Well it does at least not look like something is interfering with AoE, but you can never be sure just by viewing... My guess is still, that there is a problem with your Vista. I'm using the 32bit-version, you are using the 64bit-version, I think that maybe a problem since I heard from some people that 64bit OS's are more likely to produce errors on 32bit applications.

BTW: Nice avatar, you did spend too much time on the planet of Jubal, didn't you? ; )

Best regards,
Noël
 

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Zadkiel34

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Off-Topic: Avatars are War-Puppets, I have traitor and loyalist ones o: I don't know who made them though...


On-Topic: yeah i kinda do notice that there are a lot of errors that I've currently seen in the whole span of... Half a year, random crashes and random blue screens of death... I guess it might be the system itself :|

But I'll wait, till someone finds something that will fix this
 

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QuantumDrone

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I too have the same problem. Whenever i try to start Age of empires the Conquerers Expansion it just says Age of Empires II Expansion has stopped working. Here are the details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AGE2_X1.ICD
Application Version: 0.7.25.614
Application Timestamp: 3b2a63f2
Fault Module Name: dplayerx.dll
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 396602f5
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00003a12
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 5063
Additional Information 2: 989a2eece94c88e43d080999500de321
Additional Information 3: d8d2
Additional Information 4: 4e7c87bbc1587161b2639bdf69eae17a


I have tried all of the different compatibility modes, running as administrator, and nothing works. But, I am running Home Premium 32bit and am having the same problems.
 

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Dunkelseele

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"Fault Module Name: dplayerx.dll" - That seems to be the problem. dplayerx.dll is part of SafeDisc1 disc copy protection. So there may be an issue with either the protection-type and your Vista or simply with your CD. As this may concern any others with the same problem, I'm bumping this thread.

Best regards,
Noël
 

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stoneys-nutz

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Acme1970

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I have the same problem, Didn't use to have this problem when i originally got Vista x64 so maybe something changed in one of the service packs, Anyway AoE2 does work for me but when i install The Conquerors expansion thats when it stops working, There has to be something in that expansion that doesn't get along with whatever tweaks MS did to Vista, I'm not certain of this but i think The Conquerors expansion also patchs Age of Kings first before it installs the expansion, That could also be a possibility as to why it doesn't work.
 

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