chrisjrozell1986 Mar 16, 2013 @ 2:39pm
I need a little help if possible plz
I don't understand why everything is different. Before about a yr ago I played Age of Empires Online just fine, and now its like pulling teeth to get everything up and going again. I have everything needed to play and when I launch the game it starts to go to the game (black screen) then it pops this kinda notification up, as the game is still in the process of running tho

Game initialization failed.
Direct 3D initialization failed. Possible causes
Video card is below the minimum requirement.
Graphics driver is old or corrupted.
Direct 3D is improperly installed.
Hardware acceleration is disabled.
Application was started with the workstation locked.


If anyone could possibly help me work through this problem that would be awesome bc I have missed this game quite a bit, I'm 26 yrs old and this game is like a kid in a candy store to me. I'm Using windows XP also if that helps.




This is an error log if this helps anyone bc I don't understand this gibberish

003248 | Core initialization complete. Attempting to load launcher dlls and begin patch process.
003248 | The file "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires Online\AoeOnlineDlg.dll" is signed and the signature was verified.

003248 | Loading dll from UserLocal folder.
003248 | The file "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires Online\AoeOnlinePatch.dll" is signed and the signature was verified.

003248 | Loaded and initialized dlls, attempting patch.
003248 | Beginning patch process.
000000 | Starting patch process
000000 | Version 6.0
000000 | LauncherLocList.txt is loaded and valid
000000 | Language in user registry is [en-US]
000000 | Locale in user registry is [1033]
000000 | Setting new state [2]
000000 | New state set [WaitingOnDirectoryInformation]
000001 | Setting new state [6]
000001 | New state set [WaitingOnManifest]
000001 | Setting new state [28]
000001 | New state set [DownloadPDLCFiles]
000008 | Setting new state [15]
000008 | New state set [Complete]
Last edited by chrisjrozell1986; Mar 16, 2013 @ 3:00pm
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Tacular. Mar 16, 2013 @ 4:13pm 
You need a new video card to run the game. Your only option is to buy a new one.
chrisjrozell1986 Mar 16, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
But I played it on this same computer before with no problems at all this is what I have to work with


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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/16/2013, 19:15:29
Machine name: COMPUTER-E44C08
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.130107-0416)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: P4V80
System Model: P4VM800
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3.06GHz
Memory: 1984MB RAM
Page File: 861MB used, 2412MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
chrisjrozell1986 Mar 16, 2013 @ 4:36pm 
I just uninstalled everything im trying to figure out how to get past all this bc I know my computer Graphics card is well over qualified for this game I had no problems with it before I just never used steam before, now it looks to see you have to
chrisjrozell1986 Mar 16, 2013 @ 4:36pm 
Unless you see something I'm missing possibly
chrisjrozell1986 Mar 16, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
I see this part could be the problem but can I download all this for free or do I have to pay for it bc I don't want to pay I wanna play lol


Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Tacular. Mar 17, 2013 @ 12:52am 
The game is free-to-play. So you don't have to pay to get in. And from my keen understanding its something to do with your DirectX Or Drivers. Don't know what i can do from this point ;\
Garmonbozia81 Mar 18, 2013 @ 9:05am 
I suggest you try to update to the newest version of your graphics driver.
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