Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection

Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection

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FERDİ BABA Nov 27, 2015 @ 5:31pm
could not load DATAP.BAR error
I bought Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection to my friend and i sent gift to him. He dowloaded game and click play but this error appears. what is this?
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skuffed Nov 27, 2015 @ 7:44pm 
It does sound like you need a complete reinstall of the game, try the steps to see about getting your current installation removed:

First, uninstall all trial versions of the game that you have installed (if any)...
Then, download and then run the Microsoft Windows Installer application installation and configuration service updater…
Note: The file you will download there is named: WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe
Then, after that installation concludes, download and then run the Windows Installer Clean Up Utility
Note: The file you will download there is named: msicuu2.exe
After installing, first click the "Windows Install Clean Up" shortcut, then select the game you are having trouble installing/uninstalling/reinstalling (either "Age of Empires III" or "Age of Empires III - The War Chiefs"), then click "Remove"...
After you complete the above, reboot with a "Clean Boot" and empty your Windows temp folder.
Browse to and empty your windows temp folder. You can find your temp folder by clicking start=> run, then type %temp%, click ok.
temporarily disable any/all anti-virus/firewall/anti-spyware software running on your system, then try to reinstall...

credits: es_paragon
my95z34 Aug 6, 2016 @ 8:05am 
I'm getting this same issue. I have even reinstalled Windows and am still getting it. What the hell is going on?
Doohan Aug 20, 2016 @ 3:06pm 
Hi, exactely the same problem.
Did you find a solution ?
my95z34 Aug 23, 2016 @ 7:25pm 
I had to run Steam as admin and then install. From there it runs fine. Kind of a ridiculous fix though...

Originally posted by Doohan:
Hi, exactely the same problem.
Did you find a solution ?
Sprocket Sep 7, 2017 @ 4:41pm 
Getting same error nothing is working....
Evil Morty Oct 1, 2017 @ 4:13am 
Your registry is messed up, exe file can't find the folder to start from.
_NiceKING_ Oct 9, 2017 @ 11:10am 
Originally posted by FERDİ BABA:
I bought Age of Empires® III: Complete Collection to my friend and i sent gift to him. He dowloaded game and click play but this error appears. what is this?
Did u find a solution?
Metal Militia Nov 29, 2017 @ 3:52pm 
same problem
187'FADE Dec 30, 2017 @ 2:52pm 
1.Uninstall your Aoe Game.
2.Delete your folder from your AoE computer.
3.Start Steam with the administrator.
4.Install AoE
5. Have Fun :steamhappy:
The problem is that the installation path is no longer correct.

You open the Registry Editor and go following way (this is for 64bit systems):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Wow6432Node Microsoft Microsoft Games Age of Empires 3 1.0

In this table you'll find the following entry: "SetupPath" which says in a normal installation as follows:

C: Program Files (x86) Age of Empires III bin

The entry you change so where the Age of Empires 3 folder is currently located.

Problem solved :)

- matrixlord337
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