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Q: empire earth menu problem

hay there, my empire earth installed correctly and loads up all good. but when it reaches the menu the menu buttons contain no writing and the mouse when ever it is moved leaves a trail of pointers behind it. i am running vista with a ati radeon x1300 pro with direct x 10.

plz hlp! cheers

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A: empire earth menu problem

Welcome to TSG!

Try installing the latest patch for the game, you can get it here.

Good luck!

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Before the main menu of Empire Earth (the very first one, not the expansion or empire earth 2) appears, and after the cut scenes, I get an error message thats says:

The Instruction at "0x211119d6" referenced memory at "0x0be97fb8". The memory could not be "read."

After this, the only thing i can click is "OK", which ten terminates the game.

My computer exceeds the minimum requirements, and i've tried rebooting my computer and reinstalling the game. I've also tried scanning the computer viruses or spyware (no viruses, all spyware was corrected) with the up-to-date versions of Spybot SD and Karensky Anti-Virus 6.0. I've checked my hard disk for errors (and then defragmented it), and even disabled all start up programs through msconfig and tried to run empire earth, it still didnt work. my virtual memory is set correctly. All of my video and sound drivers up to date and i have the latest version of DirectX 9c.

I have windows xp with sp 2
-nVidia GeForce FX 5500, 128mb
AMD Athalon processor (1.4ghz)
-the latest patch of the game is applied
i have 504 mb of RAM

if there is anything else i can do to fix this problem, i hope you guys can tell it to me.
Thanks in advance
 

A:error message before main menu of empire earth

Sounds like something that would have me too

The best thing is a clean system, and window cant really stay clean for a good year.

Im strongly going to get into linux and scripting things, mainly because theres a lot of money to be made there and it always intrest me as a kid. Plus im a gamer and got alot of viruses in the past, makes it essential for me to learn to deal with little problems.

This is the right place to look for answers, just need to give it some time. This site is the best out there, especially now here in 2007!
 

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I have played these games before and they have worked fine. When I try to play them now though, they won't play. They will load the autorun screen and when I click on the 'Play' button the screen disappears the mouse changes to the icon where it appears like the cpu is busy and then it changes back to the pointer and nothing happens. Hitting alt+ctrl+del shows me that they are loaded into the background but they aren't playing. I have no idea what's going on. Can someone give me some insight on how to fix this problem?

*/edit/* I forgot to mention that I have already run the "Repair" option in the uninstall/install menu. It did not affect the outcome either... */edit/*
 

A:Empire Earth (original) / Empire Earth: Art of Conquest

try uninstalling the expansion and then empire earth, and make sure nothing is left in the directory you have the game installed under, easiest way to do this, is after you uninstall both games, just go to the directory and just delete it! and the reinstall the first game, run it see if it works, then follow with the expansion, see if it works, then continue to do the same with any updates you plan on using! hope this helps!
 

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Alright, when I try and run Empire Earth, the first one, my screen turns up blank, and the background music sounds very quiet, even if i have my sound up all the way. When I move hte mouse and click randomly, i can enter the options, and I can also go into the campaign and scenario editors, but I can't tell what I just clicked until it starts loading the map/game.
 

A:Empire Earth problem

Really not much to go by, I'm afraid.

What are your specs? Are your drivers up to date? Were you able to run the game succesfully on that machine before? Did you try reinstalling and see if that works?

Don't have the time right now to go and google some stuff up, but I'll get to it later.
 

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Whenever I try and use Empire Earth online (not AoC), and then try and log in or create a new user I get an error message saying "The connection Attempt Failed".
What is going on? Any help is appreciated.
 

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I have a problem with a game called empire earth. it doesn't seem to run smoothly. For eg when a plane is flying it does not fly accross the screen smoothly it jumps. Sometimes it jumps more than half the screen.

I have ME, 733, 128, 20gigs, Sound blaster live
 

A:Empire Earth problem

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I cannot host a game if I am behind my router.

I have no firewall up.

I read on Sierra's website that the game does not work with NAT, but they were working on a solution.

Anyone know of a solution that allows you to host a game while using a router?
 

A:Problem with Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest

Quite easy. Google "port forwarding". You can forward a bunch of ports to a specific machine. U need to know your game's port range.
 

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yo, wat up guys, im new here in this site. I want to know why every 10-20 mins. my game freezes or sometimes it restarts my computer?? I just recently rebooted my computer a week ago.
I have downloaded all the updates for EE. Is their anything I can download or whatever to fix this.
 

A:Simple Empire Earth problem

http://forums.techguy.org/t147219/s.html

Read and do everything in that, if you havent already.

It could be an overheating problem, try running it with the side of the case off, and point a fan towards it.
 

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Hey there,

I've recently bought Empire Earth 2. I installed it and everything worked out fine. But when I try to play it, the game constantly minimizes itself for no obvious reason. When I try to maximize it, it minimizes again. For the brief moments I can see the game before it minimizes again, it seems to be working just fine. Any ideas?
Solutions Attempted;
Running the game as Administrator
Running the game in compatability mode with Windows 2000, XP & Vista
Other Information;
I'm running Windows 7

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Empire Earth II; Minimizing Problem

It's either because your screen resolution is wrong (for example set to widescreen on a non-widescreen screen) or try to disable your anti-virus program and start EE2 again
 

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I have installed Empire Earth and its expansion, It starts up fine, I click on single player, but as soon as I go to random map campaign scenario or the map editor it just comes up with an error report that reads the following:

Error signature

AppName: empire earth.exe AppVer 0.0.0.0 ModName: low-level engine.dll ModVer 0.0.0.0 Offset 0004f884

Im useing windows XP Home Edition
Processor: Intel Celeron 850Mhz
Memory: 254MB
Graphics Device: Intel(R) 82810 Graphics Controller
Total Graphics Memory 32MB
Chip Type: Intel(R) 82810
DAC Type: Internal

This game has worked on this PC before, but I updated my graphics drivers recently if that has anything to do with the problem, if I need to post more infomation on my PC specs then tell me.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Empire Earth and its expansion problem

Try patching the game, you get them here. I think you have to install the 1.04 patch first, then you can install the 2.0 patch.
 

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This game came in the Packard Bell software library that I got with my computer a few years ago. I had no problems installing it, but I removed it when I got a few new games, so I wasn't wasting space.

Just began to install it again, and this window came up (Im attaching it so I dont know where it will appear)

Can anyone tell me whats wrong? Do I need to re-install some drivers???

Can you tell me whats wrong in basics, because Im only a begginner with things like this.
 

A:Solved: Problem Installing Empire Earth

I guess you didn't see my post on the top of this forum

AUTOEXEC.NT error
 

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I used to play Empire Earth 1 under W7 and XP smooth without hiccups, but in W8 it's slow and unplayable it crashes and freezes, I have the latest Nvidia drivers and tried older ones and the same in-game settings as Windows 7 does anyone know what can I do
Thanks

A:Empire Earth I

I'm sure you're running on the latest game patch... I can't guarantee that this will work, but if you haven't yet, try right clicking the game shortcut, clicking Compatibility and selecting Windows 7 or XP SP3 mode. I don't recall this having fixed any issues that I've ever encountered but it's worth a try.

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i am running the game on a laptop and my screen is fried so i ahve a monitor plugged in but cant seem to get the game to appear on the second monitor ive changed the setting in display settings n it didnt work n cus its a game i cant just drag it ontot he other montor any suggestions ????
 

A:Empire earth q

i guess that you will run the second monitor with the native power of your original laptop. may be you can try to set it through devices and settings.
 

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el juego empire earth no abre en windows 7

A:empire earth

Hi Brothyn,Thanks for your post.  Could you give more details on this issue?Details like Version of the Empire earth.You can also check with your machine s DirectX version and Graphics card.You can check the applications compatibility with Windows 7 from the link http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx. Regards, Anbu

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Hi everyone. I just bought the game Empire Earth II with the expansion this week and I can't figure out how to age up. The game is a little confusing. Anyone care to help me out?
 

A:How do I age up in Empire Earth II?

*bump*
 

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when downloading it says it cannot copy a file called data2.cab. it says in brackets (cyclic redundancy check) how can i solve this problem?
 

A:empire earth

Looks like the CD is corrupted, or scratched, or something. You can try one of those game cleaning things, but you'll most likely have to return it, or send it back to MS and see if they replace it.
 

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I installed the game. When I open the game the beginning empire earth screen opens up and then an Illegal Operation box opens and says "EMPIRE EARTH caused an invalid page fault in
module LOW-LEVEL ENGINE.DLL at 0177:0086703c.
Registers:
EAX=00000000 CS=0177 EIP=0086703c EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00000000 SS=017f ESP=00bbfb44 EBP=00bbfc10
ECX=00000000 DS=017f ESI=007586dc FS=4b77
EDX=00000010 ES=017f EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 04 81 c3 8b 0d 5c 70 96 00 85 c9 75 03 33 c0
Stack dump:
0052f77f 00000000 006f5628 00010000 008da580 008f23cc 008f2730 00d73b00 00000002 00000100 008f2730 00d739b0 00000015 00000100 008f2730 00d73860" does anyone know how i can fix this problem? thanks in advance
 

A:Empire Earth Help

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"empire earth has encountered a problem and needs to close. sorry for any inconvenience" Usually happens when the civilisations become large 1.4 ghz processor 1.25 MB ram any help appreciated. Have hardware acceleration already as far right as poss. All any help appreciated guys
 

A:empire earth

I guess you mean 1.25 GB Ram. I don't know whether this is a error in that game, I also GOT that error some times.
 

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When I start empire earth it runs fine till I get to the menu screen and there is NO text showing up!

Can someone help me with this problem?
 

A:Empire Earth Problems...

http://forums.techguy.org/t147219/s.html

Go through everything in that first, if nothing works, post back with your system specs using the dxdiag method.
 

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So i just got DSL and I now cannot host on Empire Earth. I used to be able to. I went to www.portforward.com and have found it kinda confusing and useless. I got through it well until i had to find my routers ip. Well, i dont know where to find it and if you have anymore suggestions on how to host easier, I would be thankful if you could let me know.
 

A:Need help hosting on Empire Earth

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when i try to load empire earth, the movie plays, but then it crashes to the desktop. What should I do?
 

A:cant load empire earth

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I have installed EE and EE Art of Conquest onto my hard drive. When I get ready to play I can get through all of the movies and selection pages but when it gets ready start the game it freezes and I have to restart my computer. I have Windows 2000 OS Intel Pentium 3 Processor a NvidiaFX5200 v128 VGA and I still can't get it to run. Can someone clue me in to where I'm going wrong and help me fix it? I do have all of the other minimum operating requirements.
 

A:Empire Earth Crashes

I have had some crash issues with EE as well, mostly in multiplayer and I get the ole blue screen of death. Does yours just freeze or does it crash? I installed the latest patches (available by simply Googling "empire earth patch"), and that seems to have done the trick. Also update the drivers for you vid card and sound card, too.
 

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I'm having this problem with Empire Earth. I have installed the game several times and evertime i try to uninstalled it, the bar starts and finishes in about second. This being the progress bar for the uninstallation of course.

Now i was wondering, is there any succesful way of uninstalling this game so that i can reinstall??

Any help would be much apprecitated

My friend is also having the smae problem ands i will be posting his stats as well.

Windows ME(also my friend on XP is having the same problem)

320mb on ME, 512mb on XP

32mb Voodoo 3 AGP, Gerforce 4 ti4400 128mb

AMD Athlon 700 mhz, AMD Athlon 2.0 gghz

Thank You.
 

A:Empire Earth Cant Uninstall

Bump, Anyone know, I really need help with it.
 

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After reformatting HD and reinstalling XP (did all updates etc) I can not reinstall Empire Earth.

When setup is preparing the InstallShield Wiz it stops part way through with an error message

"An installation support file c:\docume~1\Rip\locals~1\temp\{2447500B-22D7-47BD-9813-A927F43A267}\Bbrd.bmp could not be installed.

Data Error (cyclic redundancy check)"

It will install on another computer and I tried making a backup disk and installing from that with the same result .

Any suggestions?... thanks in advance
 

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Hi,

When I play a map in empire earth after 10 seconds the game freezes.

How can I fix this?

Thanks,
 

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Okay, I seriously need some help to get into a WAN game. The game is empire Earth, and I am running a P3 @550 MHz using Win ME. When I double click the EXE file to start the game, the banner comes up, and after a few seconds, it goes to a black screen like the game is about to start, but then it goes back to file with the Exe in it. Any suggestuions?
 

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It worked fine with xp but will not install with vista?????
Installation gets to 5% and errors out.
Error message:

componet transfer error.

componet: main componet
file group: data
file: E:\data2.cab
error: data error ( cyclic redundancy check )

It had same problem before and somebody got it to work???????????
Any suggestions??????????? Thanks
 

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Thanks for reading this!

Basically Im trying to set up a mini wireless network so that my friend can connect to the wireless thing and we can play against each other (LAN). I have done it before about a year ago but I have forgot!

Thanks
 

A:HELP! Wireless LAN for Empire Earth

Do you have a wireless router that you're using? Please supply some details about the environment and the workstations involved.

If possible, I'd consider wired, it's easier to configure, and will result in better game performance.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
 

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I have key code for game Empire Earth 2 but am unable to get it to work, it is a legal one, have had to reinstall game (or try to). HELP PLEASE
 

A:Empire earth 2 help needed

Can you be more specific with the issue that you are having?
 

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i lost my cd 2 of empire earth 2 can somthing be done i want to install the game
PLZZZZZZZZZZZZ
help!!!!!
THANK YOU!!!
 

A:Solved: empire earth 2

Trippa.
Seems the only way (Legally) your going to resolve this is paying $9.99 fee to GOG.com who will send you a neato digital downloadable version, yours FOREVER!
 

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Hi, my son has installed the PC, CD ROM game Empire earth, he installed it a few weeks ago, no probs but lately when he goes to play on it, he has full screen and can move things about when game is paused, but when he goes back to it on unpaused the screen goes black and covers a quater of the desk top and he has to quit, any ideas its driving him mad, many thanks.
 

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I just upgraded my wife's computer to a mobo with a PCI-E port on which I put a Sapphire 850XT vid card. Now, however, when we try to play the original Empire Earth, it moves too quickly. The sound in the beginning plays like a record on the wrong speed. The game play is impossible to manage, as the view zips from one end of the screen to another.

I've heard of similar issues when trying to play DOS games on modern systems, and the fix is a DOS box, but in this situation, I don't know what to do.

The game is fully updated as is Direct X, the vid card drivers, etc. Would it help to revert to an older version of Direct X? Can that even be done?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Empire Earth too fast - Need help!

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i got bored and i installed empire earth on the computer i just built... i started her up and for some reason i cant see my units or buildings.... idk if this is under the right forum or not... but im bored and i wanted to play this game... im runnin the 64 bit vista with an ati card with 512 gddr3 sooo it shouldnt b the card... i dont know what else it could be
 

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Hello guys,

My name is Eray, a few years ago i bought empire earth 1. I like the game SO much, but it wont work, I tried nearly everything. I also read the topics from here, but it wont work. I am using a acer laptop, now windows 8. I downloaded it and all, i am so tired i am working a month on it now. anyone who can help me.

Greets,
Eray

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Alright,i had to reformat my laptop because it wouldn't start up. So i reinstalled Empire Earth, Gold Edition, and every time i try to play it, an arrot maessage comes up that says EE has generated errors and will be shut down. Its installed fine but wont play. My Battlefield1942 game still works, but EE wont. Please help!
 

A:Empire Earth Error

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I'm playing the first Empire Earth and I read oline that all I have to do is press 'enter' durring game play, enter the code, and then press 'enter' again. I tried it, but nothing happend. How do I make it work?
 

A:How do I use cheat codes on Empire Earth?

doesn't work in campain mode if that's where you are doing it.
 

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Hello

Earlier today i was going to try to play Empire Earth 2 with my brother, he was on a Windows Xp Stationary Computer with direct internett cable, And I was on a Vista Laptop on wireless network. We we're both in lan room on the game, but we could see eachother when we made game.

The network is working, becouse we had played another game with eachother right before.

Do anyone know how to make us able to join eachother?

Hoping for Help
Thanks
 

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I just upgraded my wife's computer to a mobo with a PCI-E port on which I put a Sapphire 850XT vid card. Now, however, when we try to play the original Empire Earth, it moves too quickly. The sound in the beginning plays like a record on the wrong speed. The game play is impossible to manage, as the view zips from one end of the screen to another.

I've heard of similar issues when trying to play DOS games on modern systems, and the fix is a DOS box, but in this situation, I don't know what to do.

The game is fully updated as is Direct X, the vid card drivers, etc. Would it help to revert to an older version of Direct X? Can that even be done?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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I know Empire Earth is kind of dated, but I just started playing it (much to the detriment of my schooling).

But, when I play a network game with my girlfriend, every now and then we get the blue screen of death. Mostly her, so I thought it was because she has an older machine, but then last night it happened on my pc.

Is there a patch I need to be aware of or some reason that Empire Earth is doing this?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Empire Earth isssue

What does the blue screen say?

Its always goo to DL patches for a game, especially an older one like EE which was created before Win XP
 

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whats it for? how do you use it?
 

A:Time Machine In Empire Earth

I've done a pretty exhaustive search of EE sites and can't even find a reference to Time Machine - other than a guy asking the self same question but getting no reponses.
Many of the sites have forums, but some require membership to access. I recommend you try posting your query with some of them too.
Google search bought up quite a few just entering 'Empire Earth'.

Luck!
 

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i have forgotten the installing code and i dont know where to get em so please someone help me !!!!
 

A:empire earth 1 installing code

We won't help you with anything illegal here, so it's either you find the old CD Key, or you buy the game again.

Sorry, those are the rules.
 

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Something is wrong my moniter goes black yet the game is on whats the deal?
i can hear sound
 

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So, every time I play this game my computer crashes about 5-10 mins into the game, no matter what (campaign, single player, multiplayer). I can't figure out why. I just installed an updated driver for my video card (Radeon X800), but that didn't help me at all...I still have the same problem.

When the game crashes, (with out warning every time) the game just freezes and a few audio clips repeat, then I get a really weird noise from my speakers for 1-2 seconds, and the screen goes black. Then I have to do a soft restart to be able to use my computer again.

I've uploaded a dxdiag notepad file...

Thanks
 

A:Major problems with Empire Earth: AoC

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This is a very odd problem and I can't find any instance on the Net of it. I have two systems. both running XP Pro.

System 1:

Asus A7N8X Deluxe
Athlon XP 2400+
Kingston 512MB PC2700
PNY Verto GeForce 3 64MB Ti500

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System 2:

MSI KT-133A
Athlon XP1800+
512MB
Hercules Prophet GeForce 2 MX 32MB

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Empire Earth runs fine on System 1, but on System 2 it will install okay, and when I try to launch it, the EE menu and music comes up. When I select "Play Empire Earth" the menu disappears but nothing starts. It just stays on the desktop. I have noticed by opening the Task Manager that "empire.exe" loads, then after about 4 or 5 seconds just disappears from the processes. Thinking it could be a CD drive problem, I have also tried mounting the game image using a virtual drive in Alcohol 120%. Same results.

I've tried different graphics driver versions (running same on both systems) and there's no change. DirectX 9 is also on both systems. I have run SpySweeper but it doesn't help. I have also installed all the XP updates.

Anyone heard of this before?
 

A:Empire Earth not starting on XP system

is system 2 up to the minimum system requirments for the game??
 

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I just purchased empire earth and am having problems getting it to run. every time I try to start the game, I get a message "empire earth .ex.exe has generated errors that will be closed by Windows. my operating system is windows 2000 nt. I tried to find a patch that will fix the problem, but am unable to find one. could anybody help me?
 

A:empire earth game problems

First, read and do everything in this thread. If nothing works, post back with your system specs using the dxdiag method mentioned in that link.
 

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I have recently bought Empire Earth Gold, That includes both Empire Earth and the expansion: Art Of Conquest. When I run empire earth it works great, including sound. When I run Aoc it says "Aoc can not load without a sound card and a driver. no sound card detected". I reinstalled my sound card drivers but it doesnt help! is there anything I can do??

My sound card is: aureal 8830, and I'm running on Windows XP.
 

A:Empire Earth: Art Of Conquest Won't work!

anybody?!?
 

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