i can't download the age of empires online :(
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I'm having the same issue.
I've just installed all the most recent updates for Windows Update and reran the game. Nogo.
I've gone to my Games for Windows marketplace and when clicking on the marketplace tab it says "Great games, great prices: Now on xbox.com".
I checked my Downloads tab and the only thing available is my Section 8 stuff, which is from awhile back.
I went to the marketplace - http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/PC and can navigate to a screen with AOEO on it, but it lists the 12 addons and will allow me to purchase them, but it has no download button for AOEO itself. Since I can't download or purchase AOEO itself, there's no way to get it into the download section of my marketplace.
I then skipped over to the forums mentioned above. The 'ageofempiresonline' forums. I was under the impression that "age of empires community" was all-encompassing as it has no post-designation (such as I, II, III or Online) and this subsection is actually "Age of Empires Online General, but I figured I'd try their forums anyway.
It has less information than this one does. There are the same threads by people saying they can't see a download button, but zero answers from Mods or anyone else involved with GFWL with any kind of response except for one, but that's on how to receive a beta key via email. This one response with that helpful hint that doesn't actually answer how to download it if you don't see a download button also recommends heading to the GFWL forums.
"If you're having Games for Windows Live trouble, please check out these forums for help. "
A search there for all things AOEO returns 3 threads. Crafting, special launch offers and buying ingame items. Searching for Age of Empires Online returns one, which is a large group of people saying the game has been telling them they're banned and speculation that it's because the servers are down. It's an old thread.
Poking around there has lead to me being advised to go to the xbox forum...
...and to really take it all to the next level, the last recommendation was to come back HERE to search for answers.
I can totally understand the frustration I'm seeing from people that are simply asking how to download the game to get the key only to be told either some flippant "click the download button!" type answer or being run around 4 different forums to find some elusive answer.
With all that said, how do I download AOEO from this marketplace page
When for me there is no download button showing? Because without that, apparently, I'm unable to play the game despite having downloaded it already.