|Thanks very much for responding and for your recommendation!|
Problem is, my computer does not support the graphics card configuration. I need a game similar to Ages, but without the intense requirements. Ages III has stalled a computer with 128 MB of memory on the card--I've personally seen that.
This is straight from Age of Empires III requirements, and I quote:
"64 MB video card with support for hardware transformation and lighting required"
My little netbook, I don't think, has that much memory on its little Intel 945 Mobile chipset.