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  •  09-13-2012, 7:35 AM 967762
    Blanchflower Blanchflower is not online. Last active: 18 Sep 2012, 1:56 AM
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    Subject: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues

    OK, I bought the Age of Empires Collectors Edition and I have Windows 7 64-bit.AOE1 and AOE2 installed just fine.

    But when I try to play AOE1, it says that the disc must be inserted. The problem is, the disc is already inserted on my DVD drive. So, I am not able to play AOE1.

     Is AOE1 compatible to Windows 7 64-bit? Please advise! Thanks!

     

     

  •  09-13-2012, 2:09 PM 967794 in reply to 967762
    musketeer925 musketeer925 is not online. Last active: 03-13-2014, 9:15 PM
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    Subject: Re: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues
    I have the same Collector's Edition and Windows 7 64-bit, but experience no problems. Do you have the same issue with AoE2, or are you able to play it just fine?

  •  09-13-2012, 9:24 PM 967841 in reply to 967794
    Blanchflower Blanchflower is not online. Last active: 18 Sep 2012, 1:56 AM
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    Subject: Re: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues

    I am able to play AOE2 but I have to end the explorer.exe process to solve the colour issues. But as far as AOE1 is concerned, I am not able to play it.

    Whenever I click on the Start menu, it prompts me to insert the AOE1 disc. But I have already inserted the disc.

     Please help!

    Thanks!

     

     

  •  09-13-2012, 9:34 PM 967842 in reply to 967841
    musketeer925 musketeer925 is not online. Last active: 03-13-2014, 9:15 PM
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    Subject: Re: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues
    While the disc is in, can you go to Start -> Computer and ensure that your PC is seeing the disc in your drive? So you see this:

    And not this:

  •  09-13-2012, 10:42 PM 967847 in reply to 967842
    Blanchflower Blanchflower is not online. Last active: 18 Sep 2012, 1:56 AM
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    Subject: Re: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues

    Yes, my drive is reading the disc and I tried to open the game from there. But to no success. I get the same error message which says "Please insert AOE1 disc to proceed". I can play AOE2 though.

     

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  •  09-14-2012, 8:55 PM 967975 in reply to 967847
    Blanchflower Blanchflower is not online. Last active: 18 Sep 2012, 1:56 AM
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    Subject: Re: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues

    Nobody can offer me a solution to this problem? I guess that I can never play AOE1 again!

     Crying

  •  09-14-2012, 9:33 PM 967983 in reply to 967975
    musketeer925 musketeer925 is not online. Last active: 03-13-2014, 9:15 PM
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    Subject: Re: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues
    Have you tried reinstalling? Not sure why that'd help, but it can't hurt to try.
  •  09-14-2012, 11:25 PM 967996 in reply to 967983
    Blanchflower Blanchflower is not online. Last active: 18 Sep 2012, 1:56 AM
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    Subject: Re: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues

    OK thanks for the tip! I will try that once I reach home and post my results here.

     

    Thanks for replying once again! You are very helpful!

     

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  •  09-15-2012, 7:17 AM 968021 in reply to 967983
    Blanchflower Blanchflower is not online. Last active: 18 Sep 2012, 1:56 AM
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    Subject: Re: Age of Empires Collectors Edition issues

    musketeer925:
    Have you tried reinstalling? Not sure why that'd help, but it can't hurt to try.

     

    OK, reinstalling finally worked! Also, I did not need the DVD disc to play AOE! and AOE2! By the way, the colour issue on AOE1 seems fine but that is not the case for AOE2. I have to manually end the explorer.exe process to fix this issue on Windows 7 64-bit. 

     It is strange that the older game AOE1 does not seem to have this issue while AEO2 has it.

     Big Smile

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