So far I have had no luck finding a solution to this strange and unexplainable problem. I installed the game(4 seperate times now) with no problems, I could open the game, it loaded, no graphics errors, menus worked, sounds worked, cinemas worked, then the game starts. For the first 5-30 seconds the game works perfectly, absolutely no clues of any sort. Then suddenly it freezes, and I can do nothing but manually restart the computer. I have run newer and more graphically instensive games/programs on this computer, and I have run almost every RTS ever made on it with not one single problem, many of them 3D, but many 2D ones as well. Never one problem, and then this. I have looked through all of the common problems on Microsoft's webpage and other webpages, neveer once has this error come up, and yes I have followed Microsoft's general troubleshooting technique if the game crashes, and it did nothing. Any ideas? This one is really irritating me as you could understand. I am a serious RTS player/fan, and this is most annoying.
I hope this isn't considered Bad Manner on this forum(I'm not a big user of forums, so I'm a bit off on etiquette probably) but I'm going to have to post one other piece of information I just considered, to dispel a possible next question following this Post. I have a 64 meg Radeon video card, I'm not sure of the actual model, but after reading your list I am relieved to know that mine is not on the list of bad video cards. Sorry about that.
NO idea as to your problem, and while we don't much appreciate double posting, obviously it won't be held against you since A) you made such a formal, approriate, and appreciated appology and B) they're your first two posts.
just try not to do it in the future :)
hmmmm.... sounds unusual, not really like AoM.
try to scan for viruses, or download a progam like Ad-aware or Spybot to remove some problems and ads that may be affecting your game.:nodding: if that doesnt work, then try contacting ES, and they maybe, just maybe, respond.
i know this has nothing to do with your question :D, but where is this "bad video card list"???
PLease dont revive dead threads. Here it is: http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=110664