Installation problem in Age of Empires 3, Error 1305

By alokdesh
Apr 27, 2010
  1. Hi ppl,
    need a little help from all of you. I am using Windows 7 and was trying to install age of empires 3 on my machine. but it shows an "Error 1305. Error reading from file C:\Program Files\Microsoft GameAge of EmpiresIII\art\ Verify that the file exists ans that you can access it."
    how do i get rid of this?
    I will be greatful for your help
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Can you clarify if you are trying to actually install the game or are you trying to open the game and play it?
  3. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 TS Rookie Posts: 154

    w7 is still a bit hard to play games on that why im waiting for a service pack before installing it on my pc XD
  4. deef

    deef TS Rookie

    I have Windows 7 64 bit and had no problem at all installing Age of Empires III...

    Try running the installer/autorun from the dvd as an administrator. If It doesn't work, disable UAC from the Control Panel -- User Account Control.

    If you can't manage to get it working, it could be a problem with the dvd media itself (dirty or scratched?) or with the dvd reader. In this case, a solution could be making a backup image of the dvds with a program like Alcohol and then mounting them.

    Hope this helps.
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