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August 28, 2004 2:47:04 PM

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Everytime i open up AOE it opens up a black screen then
closes and a error bok pops up and says " Could not
initialize Graphics , make sure you video card and driver
are compatible with direct draw" i need to know how i can
fix this problem

Thanx in advance , Paul

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Anonymous
August 29, 2004 4:44:59 AM

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Hi Paul,

To solve the error "Could Not Initialize Graphics System. Make Sure That Your Video Card and Driver Are Compatible with DirectDraw"
go to: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=242902


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"Paul" <hawkdude909@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:1fa801c48d27$07b52710$a301280a@phx.gbl...
| Everytime i open up AOE it opens up a black screen then
| closes and a error bok pops up and says " Could not
| initialize Graphics , make sure you video card and driver
| are compatible with direct draw" i need to know how i can
| fix this problem
|
| Thanx in advance , Paul
Anonymous
October 9, 2004 1:39:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.games.ageofkings (More info?)

Sir,
go to -->" Display Properties"--> Settings--> advanced--> Trouble shoot -->
slide "Hardware acceleration" to FULL--> enable "write combining" --> apply,
OK

now install Direct X Again, this will fix your problem, also try in start
menu --> run command --> "dxdiag.exe" and perform direct x test for agp
acceleration and direct draw.

Regards

Sony Payyappilly


"Paul" wrote:

> Everytime i open up AOE it opens up a black screen then
> closes and a error bok pops up and says " Could not
> initialize Graphics , make sure you video card and driver
> are compatible with direct draw" i need to know how i can
> fix this problem
>
> Thanx in advance , Paul
>
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Anonymous
May 13, 2010 4:56:48 PM

I know i am very late with this, but what ever.
Whenever you have the error "could not initialize dricet draw has nothing to do with direct X or a bad wininstal, "most of the time!" you have this error is because windows can't recognize a hardware and that is because your comp is missing an update.
It's pure a win prob and nothing else, expressly for win7 users

GL with it
!