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Age of empires 2 not working, original AOE works fine.

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  • Recently got some nostalgia and wanted to play AOE. I have the original, the expansion pack, and AOE2 age of kings.
    The original AOE and the expansion installed, loads, and runs flawlessly, I didn't have to do anything special.

    AOE2 however is giving me trouble.
    I click to launch the game, the disc whirs in the drive, and then stops. No load screen, no error messages, nothing.

    What I've tried-
    Running it in every compatibility mode option there is, as an administrator, tried changing color resolution, tried a clean boot startup, nothing has produced any change.

    What's going on here?
    It's frustrating that the original works fine, yet this one does not.
    I understand it's available on steam, but I own the discs, I don't want to pay $20 for something I already own.

    Ideas?
    Saturday, September 17, 2016 2:27 PM

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