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  • How do I resolve a direct draw conflict?

    I have a game, Microsoft Ages of Empire II The Conquerors expansion, my new laptop, it has a Crossfire 1GB ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5870 graphics card, but when I try launching it comes up with an error message unable to run do to a conflict with direct draw compatability.

    I have tried in both Windows 7 and on my Virtual Machine in XP Mode.

    I have made sure the driver is updated, any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

    Grandpa Troll
    Hi, I'm RAH and I'm a Benaholic.-rah

  • #2
    Well, its amazing, I been researching this topic, unable to fin an answer anywhere that actually is a fix.

    Many theories, many suggestions, but alas, none I could find that resolved this.

    I eagerly await any suggestion though...................

    Grandpa Troll
    Hi, I'm RAH and I'm a Benaholic.-rah

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    • #3
      Sounds like the driver just won't work with it.

      Can you provide the exact error? I'll send it to the ATI Catalyst driver manager.
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      • #4
        Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw

        Thanks so much for any assistance Asher
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        • #5
          One other thing, I have tried in Windows 7, as well as my Virtual PC in XP Mode.

          I have tried running as an administrator as well as various compatibility modes, all unsuccessful
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          • #6
            Seems to be a very common error, as it's so old

            Some people say installing the latest DirectX 9.0c will fix: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displayLang=en
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            • #7
              Also, if possible try to install the latest ATI drivers in your virtual PC for XP. Not sure if that'd work
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Asher
                Seems to be a very common error, as it's so old

                Some people say installing the latest DirectX 9.0c will fix: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displayLang=en
                Thanks, will try both, Im gonna try to sleep now..get some rest

                I do appreciate your input
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                • #9
                  If it makes you feel better, Gramps, the ASUS has the exact same graphics card so you didn't make a mistake buying an Alienware with regards to that. However, Age 3 works no problem with this graphics card. AoE2 doesn't seem so old that it wouldn't work though.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Asher
                    Seems to be a very common error, as it's so old

                    Some people say installing the latest DirectX 9.0c will fix: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displayLang=en
                    No go, didnt help unfortunatly
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Asher
                      Also, if possible try to install the latest ATI drivers in your virtual PC for XP. Not sure if that'd work
                      Said all were up to date
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                      • #12
                        This is frustrating, brand new PC, [;us I have the virtual PC so can go back to XP, but still get error on both sides. This is happening on one of my all time favorite games, AOE II The conquerors.


                        I am perplexed, just sharing, I think I will try I think The Blacksmith???..or something like that, a site that specializes in Ages forums...

                        Anyhoo...just though I would ask here first with all of our experts here.

                        Drats


                        Grandpa Troll
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                        • #13
                          It's either a driver bug or a game bug, not something you can fix. Any workaround is probably game-specific so I doubt anyone here knows.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Asher
                            It's either a driver bug or a game bug, not something you can fix. Any workaround is probably game-specific so I doubt anyone here knows.
                            Thanks

                            Im in process of Heavengames inquiry now, if I get a workaround, I will post Asher
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                            • #15
                              Well, I have posted on Ages of Kings, The Heavengames forums and just dawned on me, I also posted on AMD.COM since this is an ATI graphics Card

                              (Fingers Crossed)
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