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Age of Mythology on Windows 7

I have Age Of Mythology Gold Edition and still unable to run it on my Windows 7 x64 box. When I start game it return an error that MSXML4 is not installed correctly. I have tried to setup MS XML parser from game installation disk, but this doesn't solve my issue.

There is some logs from my eventlog:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Error Reporting
Date:          21.12.2009. 15:05:38
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Camelot
Description:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: PCA2
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: aom.exe
P2: 3.2002.10.700
P3: Age of Mythology
P4: Microsoft Ensemble Studios Age of Mythology
P5: Ensemble Studios
P6: 200
P7: -1
P8:
P9:
P10:

Attached files:

These files may be available here:
C:\Users\vPodans\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\NonCritical_aom.exe_d3d4d3ad52afc805acddb217eb15e72f6547b0_021b8718

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Error Reporting
Date:          21.12.2009. 15:05:38
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Camelot
Description:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: PCA2
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: aom.exe
P2: 3.2002.10.700
P3: Age of Mythology
P4: Microsoft Ensemble Studios Age of Mythology
P5: Ensemble Studios
P6: 200
P7: -1
P8:
P9:
P10:

Attached files:
C:\Users\vPodans\AppData\Local\Temp\1\{d5d0ac31-f545-4daf-b49a-ee62306e8d17}\appcompat.txt
C:\Users\vPodans\AppData\Local\Temp\1\Tab86AC.tmp

any thoughts how to fix this issue? Any help will be greatly appreciated!


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Due of some reasons, MSXML4 that ships with the game is not compatible with Windows 7. After removing XML parser that was installed with the game I have installed this:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3144b72b-b4f2-46da-b4b6-c5d7485f2b42&DisplayLang=en

Now I'm able to play in one of the best MS strategy game!!!
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Hi jwinte2,

Welcome to Microsoft Answers Forum.
As I see the game is not compatibel with windows7, the following link will help you to find the compatiblity link.
https://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Search.aspx?type=Software&s=Age%20of%20Mythology&os=64-bit
I would suggest you to contact your gaming manufacturer and see if there are any updates for windows7, how ever I would suggest you to try installing in vista comaptibelity mode.
1. Right click on the icon for the program
2.Click on properties
3.Now click on compatibility TAB
4.Under compatibility section, put a check mark on “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”
5.In the drop down box select windows Vista
6.Under privilige level check mark "Run this programs as an administrator"7.Click on “Apply”
8.Click on “OK”
Additional Information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Thanks & Regards,
Vijay B – Microsoft Support

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> Hi jwinte2,

who is it?

> As I see the game is not compatibel with windows7, the following link will help you to find the compatiblity link.

I know that this game officially is not supported. However one my colleague is able tu install and run this game on his Windows 7 notebook without any additional requirements. In a fact his Programs and Features applet doesn't display MSXML parser installation. Your workaround doesn't help.

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Due of some reasons, MSXML4 that ships with the game is not compatible with Windows 7. After removing XML parser that was installed with the game I have installed this:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3144b72b-b4f2-46da-b4b6-c5d7485f2b42&DisplayLang=en

Now I'm able to play in one of the best MS strategy game!!!
http://www.sysadmins.lv
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hi Vadims,

I've done what you said but, it didn't solve my problem...

I was running the game with no problems until I installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, I don't know if that is the problem becose I don't play the game for a long time, so, can be for annother reason,

I don't know, do you know what can be the problem?

MCAnswer7
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Just got done playing AOM.  It works on Windows 7 64-bit home ed.  Try to get the 1.10 patch.

AcidRain64
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Just got done playing AOM.  It works on Windows 7 64-bit home ed.  Try to get the 1.10 patch.

Just got done playing as well on Windows 7 64-bit on a Core i7 930. No issues during install or gameplay. I simply installed, went to the main setup menu and immediately updated before running the game, then ran the game after I was fully patched and everything went smoothly. Running fullscreen at 1600x1200x32 High Quality. :-)
Shizzy16
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OK... first of the game is compatible with windows 7. i downloaded it on to a laptop that had nothing special on it. just a stranded laptop. The ONLY thing that wasn't 100% was in game while playing it was not smooth at all. it would stop and freeze and start ever couple of seconds.
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well, this is a simple fix.

Go to the install location of the game, look for the .exe that should have the game icon on it.
right click and select "properties"
go to the compatibility tab.
Check compatability mode.
Select whatever operating system is required (specified on game box)
click ok.

incase you didnt get that here is an example.

i bought age of empires 3.
i installed it to my program files x86 folder.
I went to computer and from there got to x86.
i went under "microsoft games"
went into the "aoe3 gold edition folder"
found aoe3.exe
went into properties
selected compatibility tab, and selected the required operating system for compatability mode

the example was to help you out on the common installation locations and to answer any questions you may have had.

Azan Junaid
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how do you remove XML parser and which one of the 5 should i download from the link you gave??
AdrianForrest
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I too had this running fine on Win7.....installed and played straight away.

HOWEVER

Recently i did a clean install of Win7 (was encountering some issues plus it was over two years since i did one) and ever since then i cannot get AOM to work. Everything is upto date, drivers, game patches (official), no new hardware etc, same set-up just clean install of win7. Now AOM keeps stating 'initialization failed'

Gutted, i love this old game.
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