Age of Empire III Demo issues

By Abestyle
Sep 16, 2005
  1. Here is the deal, I have an HP laptop that I want to play AoE3 on and might not buy the real game, if i can't get the demo to work. The demo installs fine but, when I go to run the program from the shortcut icon on my desktop an error message pops up saying something to the effect of "Initialization failed, Direct3D Initialization falied" then it give me a list of possible reason, now I have a AMD 64 3200+ and my graphics card isnt great, but its a NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go 64M. I have 512 RAM too, but I don't think the processor or the RAM is an issue. It must be in my Graphics settings or my card. To add to my frustration I can't find my card on anyones list of cards useable or NOT useble. So in short, can anyone tell me if ym card just isn't good enough or is there an issue with my direct3D not being installed right...which i don't know how would happen, or perhaps its just Enblems problem and not mine :)

    p.s. all the display tests complete fine, and my DX is at 9.0c.
  2. Abestyle

    Abestyle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh and this is what is in the AoE3 log...

    File 'Age3Log.txt' opened at Fri Sep 16 12:49:53 2005

    PreGame 8485: nvCPL reports 0 GPU(s).
    PreGame 8499: Unable to get SLI mode!
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