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This page shows the minimum system requirements that a computer must have to run Microsoft Age of Empires III. Additionally, this page also lists the supported and unsupported video hardware devices.
The following are the minimum requirements for a computer to run Age of Empire III:
• Microsoft Windows XP
• A computer that has a 1.4 gigahertz (GHz) processor
• 256 megabytes (MB) of system RAM
• A hard disk that has at least 2 gigabytes (GB) of available space
• A 32x speed CD drive
• A 64 MB video card that supports Hardware Transform and Lighting
• An audio card and speakers or headphones
• A Microsoft mouse or a compatible pointing device
• A 56.6 kilobytes per second (KBps) or faster Internet connection for online play
• DirectX 9.0c
Note: These are the minimum system requirements that a computer must have to run Age of Empire III. You may experience increased performance on computers that exceed these requirements.
Note: To install Microsoft Age of Empires III Expansion: The War Chiefs, you must have Age of Empires III installed.
You can use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to view the computer information and to verify whether the computer meets the minimum required settings to run Age of Empires III. To do this, follow these steps
1. Click Start, click Run, type dxdiag, and then click OK.
2. On the System tab, view the processor details and the memory details.
3. Click the Display tab.
4. In the Device area, note the name of the video card and its approximate total memory.
5. Click Exit.
Supported video hardware
Age of Empires III requires a minimum of 64 MB of memory for video hardware. Additionally, the video hardware must support Hardware Transform and Lighting. Your hardware must pass a system check when you start the game. If your video hardware did not pass the system check, you will receive one of the following error messages that indicate that Age of Empires III does not support the video hardware:
Your video hardware is below the recommended minimum requirements for Age of Empires III. If you wish to upgrade your computer, please contact your computer manufacturer for any necessary assistance.
Age of Empires III requires at least a 64 MB video card. This computer appears to have a less than 64 MB video card. If you wish to upgrade your computer, please contact your computer manufacturer for any necessary assistance.
The video hardware is supported if it meets the memory requirement and passes the system check when you start Age of Empires III. For more information about graphic related issues that you may experience when you play Age of Empires III, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
907881 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907881/) Known graphics issues in Age of Empires III.
Unsupported video hardware
The following list contains video hardware, chips, and chip sets that are not supported by Age of Empires III. For more information about how to upgrade your video hardware, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The following list is in alphabetical order.
• Rush (Alliance)
• Rush (Macronix)
• Voodoo 1
• Voodoo 2
• Voodoo 3
• Voodoo 4
• Voodoo 5
• 3D Labs
• GLiNT 300SX
• GLiNT 500TX
• GLiNT G1
• GLiNT MX
• Oxygen Series Gamma2
• Oxygen Series R3
• Oxygen Series R4
• Permedia 1
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Total comments: 11 | Last comment: 03-07-2013 at 11:12
Joined: October 13th, 2006
|EDIT: Absolutely not! Do not EVER post a request like this again! Or you will find yourdself with a ban. |
Joined: November 16th, 2006
|HOW DO i GET INTO A GAME? |
Joined: July 14th, 2006
|You mean online through multiplayer? Or offline in the game? |
From: (Roxas City)
Joined: March 10th, 2007
|very nice network/website . . . its full of entertainment . .and a hundred of exiting games . . . . . |
Joined: July 25th, 2007
i have bought the game AOE3, when ever i try to install the game, while reaching near the end of installation, it re-starts my computer? my computer specifications are i e
winxp sp2, 128 GeForce 128 mb, 384 Ram, and 80 GB hard disk.. The same game was successfully installed on my friends computer who has low profile computer than mine, but it didn't restart his computer... is their any compatibility issue with service pack.... does this game conflicts with xp service pack2?
need help regarding this issue, 'cause other game install with out any error, but this game restarts my pc during installation???
Joined: August 24th, 2008
|Hey can someone plz help me?? |
I just bought a new Dell laptop ( with Vista ) and i've installed AOE3 on it.
Eveything seems to work fine, but when i arrive at the menu the background is mostly blended in green and some parts kept their normal colors....( Also, the menu bar does not appear so i can't play the game anyway!!) Plz comment me back what to do
Joined: November 3rd, 2008
|hi i have age of empire long time ego theproblem is that i lost the passward what i have to dooooo plz inform me |
Joined: February 18th, 2009
|does it work with vista? i was about to go to walmart and buy the game before i read that cboye17 had some difficulty. anyone got any info? |
Joined: August 17th, 2009
|I have been running Age of Empires on my 1.8 GHz, 256 Mbyte Windows XP computer with no problems. I recently got the Age of Empires III Asian Dynasties add-on program. Now I am getting slower performance and getting messages saying that my virtual memory was too low. |
I increased my minimum virtual memory from 368 MB to 768 MB (maxed it out).
Should I also be increasing my RAM from 256 to more in order to avoid the performance degradation problems? If so, what is a good memory size to run this game on with good performance?
Joined: September 15th, 2010
|I have an ATI Radeon 9250, 256mb v/d/vo |
yet I can play the ages of empire3 game can somebody help me out.
Its not easy to get the right things here in GHANA.
Joined: March 7th, 2013
|New 'Complete Collection' A-of-E-III disk won't configure. Is this because I'm using Windows 7? |
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