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Windows 10 Updates Killed my AOE II

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Hi,
I used to face this problem after the Windows 10 AU Update. What I did was, I deleted the local game content (Right Click Age of Empires II: HD Edition on the list in Library - Delete Local Content), then I opened AoE II via Steam (meaning that I opened it through the Steam app and not a shortcut [start menu/taskbar/desktop etc.]). I hope this will help you all, if it doesn't then it probably just works for me and probably some other people.

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I have looked through other similar threads and found this. It worked for me:

In the steam local files.

1. Right click on game

2. Select "Properties"

3. Go to "Compatibility" tab

4. Check "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select "Windows 7 from droplist.

I hope this will help :).

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FIXED MY PROBLEM - Thanks to the person I can't find the link to anymore!

 

I read looking for these files and then copy and paste them into the folder AGE2HD.  I tried finding who had written to do this and I could not find the same place...bottomline, this fixed my sound issue and the erratic launching of Steam Age of Empires.

 

Find these files and copy and paste them into the root folder AGE2HD (steam).  If fixed my lack of sound and intermittent launch. (WINDOWS 10):

 

D3DCompiler_43.dll

d3dcsx_43.dll

d3dx9_43.dll

dsound.dll   (I initially copied and pasted this and then I had sound that was messed up after a will.  I then removed this from the root directory and sound was find after that)

xactengine3_7.dll

XAPOFX1_5.dll

XAudio2_7.dll

 

I'm not a pro and I don't know what these files do but that is what the guy had suggested.  I was out of options when I tried it and now everything is fine on my MSI laptop with Windows 10.  It launched all the time but did not have sound.  When I copied and pasted these files I got sound that was fine but when the computer player would ask for resources the sound got all garble.  I took a guess at removing the dsound.dll from that root AGE2HD folder and that fixed the garbled sound problem.  I now have perfect sound too.   I have a new iBuypower PC and everything has worked fine on that PC from day 1.  It also has Windows 10.  Not sure why the MSI GE62 with Windows 10 had a problem. 

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Hi, my AOE 2 won't load with windows 10 either, but AOE 1 works fine. I have run the compatibility program with it, no fix. I am really annoyed because I have others also, and can't play them. Money wasted.

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Hi. I have AoE 2 and it won't work with windows 10, and yet AoE 1 works fine, same with expansion rise of rome, on windows 10.

Do the newer versions of the games, work with windows 10, if I bought one from the store?

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As far as I know...no, the new versions of AoE2 will not work with Windows 10.  You have to get AoE2 HD through STEAM and that works with Windows 10.  That is what I have.

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