I have Windows 7; can I play Age of Empires III
on Impulse or Steam?
Age of Empires III does not officially support windows 7, however most users
able to successfully play on the operating system after installing right
through Impulse or Steam. Unfortunately we cannot provide official support for
Age of Empire III on Windows 7
What are the system Requirements for Age of
Empires III on Impulse and Steam?
Microsoft® Windows® XP
PC with 1.4 Ghz equivalent or higher processor
that supports SSE
256 MB of system RAM
2.0 GB available hard disk space
64 MB video card with HT&L
DirectX 9.0c or above
Is Age of Empires III available for the Mac on Impulse
Age of Empires III is only available for PC in the English Language on at
Will I need Games for Windows Live to run Age of
Empires III: The Complete Collection? Are there achievement points?
Age of Empires III does not require Games for Windows
Live, and there are no achievement points available.
Do I need 3 CD keys for Age of Empires III:
Unlike the retail packaging of AOEIII: Complete Collection, you only need
to input the CD key when launching the core Age of Empires III game to activate
both expansions. Each CD key will allow for one online multiplayer account.
What language localizations are available for
Age of Empires III?
Age of Empires III is now available in multiple languages on Steam:
If you purchased a steam code via Impulse, the additional languages are available to you. If you purchased a retail build, they will not be available.
Where can I find game manuals for Age of Empires
III: Complete Collection?
I hope you like reading! Game manuals are available on the AOE3 Downloads section.
If I have Age of Empires III or the Demo
Installed, do I need to reinstall it through Steam or Impulse?
If you are getting a new copy or already have the demo on your computer,
it is highly recommended to first uninstall AOEIII from your system to ensure a
smooth installation process of the game through Steam or Impulse, and to allow
you to create a new ESO account if you wish.
Do I need to download any patches or update for
Age of Empires Online?
Age of Empires III: Complete Collection on Steam and Impulse is fully
updated, no additional patches are necessary.
Where is Age of Empires III: Complete Collection
It can be found in your default steam installation directory. Usually it
is the following for 32 bit systems: C:\Program
Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Age Of Empires 3
What are some common troubleshooting tips?
Computer games can function differently on different systems because of
different software and hardware configurations. These steps should be taken
before playing Age of Empires III to ensure that you are playing on a stable
Make sure that your video card, sound card, and
network card drivers, as well as router firmware are up to date. Visit your
manufacturer's website for more information.
When you install the game be sure to turn off
any anti-virus software, and make sure the game is not blocked by any security
software while you are playing online.
A clean boot can often resolve problems. (US MS support article)