Age of Empires III installation

Discus and support Age of Empires III installation in XBoX Accessibility to solve the problem; I've been playing this game a long time. Settled on AOE III years ago. Got a new laptop, tried to load my old game, wouldn't let me. I figured it was... Discussion in 'XBoX Accessibility' started by GeorgeFlach, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. GeorgeFlach
    GeorgeFlach Guest

    Age of Empires III installation


    I've been playing this game a long time. Settled on AOE III years ago. Got a new laptop, tried to load my old game, wouldn't let me. I figured it was stopping me because it thought I was trying to use it on more than one machine.

    I bought the complete collection, although all I really wanted was AOE III. Wasn't offered that option that I could see.

    Loaded all 3 discs, and then Disc 1 again, as usual. CD drive ran for a bit, and then quit. There was nothing after that, and it didn't put an icon on the desktop, as it usually does. So I went into Search (Win 10), and it popped up all kinds of AOE III
    tabs, but none were the game I just installed. I think some of the stuff was Bing search suggestions (I detest Bing), and some of it may have been old stuff left over from when I tried to load my old game. I deleted the contents of a folder full of log files
    with a date a few days ago, when I tried to load the old game.

    Went into Control Panel and found the new version I just installed. But you can't open it from Control Panel, at least not that I know of. I could find no way to open it to play. So I uninstalled it, and tried to load it again. Now it won't load. I'm
    not buying another version. How can I get the one I have to load and run?

    This isn't an Xbox question. I don't have Xbox. But this is where it took me trying to get AOE support, and I had to put something in the boxes below. Sorry about that. Thanks.

    :)
     
    GeorgeFlach, Jun 19, 2019
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  2. GeorgeFlach Win User

    Age of Empires III installation

    Hi there George,

    Thanks for reaching out here in Xbox Forums. I understand there is an issue with installing Age of Empires III. I recommend to try the following troubleshooting article: Troubleshoot
    game installations on Windows 10
    .

    Give this a try and let us know the results.
    Tried the troubleshooting link, all Xbox except the last entry, which involved doing something with Powershell. I'm not nearly advanced enough to risk messing things up through some dumb mistake. Sorry.

    I finally did get AOE 3 to install, but there was an initialization error at the end. I tried again, and that time there were 3 programs that the system asked to be installed...DirectX 9.0, DirectPlay, and .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0).
    That's what the last one said after it was installed. After installing them I rebooted the system, but then I discovered the installation didn't include an icon on the desktop, which it normally does. Went to Control Panel and AOE 3 was there, but of course
    you can't open it from Control Panel. At least, I don't know how you can. So I searched for it through Start, and there was nothing. Then I used File Explorer, and again, no match for the search. I know it's in there. And it's probably very simple for
    everybody else, but I have no clue how to find it and get it to run. If it will.

    I'd appreciate any help. Thanks so much.
  3. XBF Crystal P Win User

    Age of Empires III installation

    Hi there George,

    Thanks for reaching out here in Xbox Forums. I understand there is an issue with installing Age of Empires III. I recommend to try the following troubleshooting article: Troubleshoot
    game installations on Windows 10
    .

    Give this a try and let us know the results.
  4. GeorgeFlach Win User

    Age of Empires III installation

    Like I said, this isn't an Xbox question. This is where I ended up when I tried to find help with AOE installation. Sorry. Just ignore the question. I'll try to get help some other way. I think Windows 10 is diverting me to Xbox. Some kind of Xbox
    app is on my computer, even though I don't own one. I think it screws things up if I try to go through Microsoft. Again, I apologize.
  5. Miss Ghidorah Win User

    Age of Empires III gone

    Hey ScorpionDi!

    Sorry to hear that you're experiencing a problem. For future posts, please make sure to not bump old threads. Please post a new thread so we can help you there!

    Thanks!
  6. Mister Iffic Win User

    Age of Empires III gone

    Hi Zackwell Dorian,



    Thanks for posting. Let's see if we can help.



    First question...is the Gamertag you're logged into now (the one here on the forums) tied to the same Microsoft Account (formerly known as a Windows LIVE ID) that you had originally made the purchase on?



    Easiest way to verify this (no need to post the info here for us; merely check) is to check your account page here on Xbox.com and see if it lines up with what you used to play on GFWL with.



    Let us know when you can.
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