What is a good RTS game close to Ages?

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July 15, 2010 at 11:05:55
Specs: Windows XP HE SP3, Intel Atom Dual Core 1.6 GHz/1 GB
I loved to play Age of Empires II: Age of Kings on my old Gateway. The game was fast and enjoyable, and as of now, I'm playing FreeCiv--a slow, miserable experience. :)

Now that I've got a netbook, Ages ends in an error when generating the map, and Rise of Nations does not support my video card. I *really* miss being able to play games like these.

Does anyone know of any game comparable to Age of Empires for Windows XP or even an earlier version?


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#1
July 15, 2010 at 11:56:18
Try AoE III. There are at least 3 demos out there to download.

http://www.ageofempires3.com/

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July 15, 2010 at 12:37:53
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.


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July 15, 2010 at 13:19:29
Sounds like you prefer to give up without downloading and trying to find something that'll work for you.

No guarantees but here's what Intel has to say...

http://www.intel.com/support/graphi...

http://www.intel.com/support/graphi...

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July 15, 2010 at 13:29:52
I can install Ages III on this computer, then I can best respond to your statement: "Sounds like you prefer to give up without downloading and trying to find something that'll work for you."

Thanks for all your help and recommendations so far.


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#5
July 15, 2010 at 15:16:09
Thank you so much!!!!!

Age of Empires III runs indeed! To solve the display problems under III, I switched the color down to 16-bit and things worked perfectly!

Sorry for my griping about it. Thanks, again!


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July 15, 2010 at 15:50:47
All three demos will keep you entertained for weeks. Enjoy.

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