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Nairi
Clubman
posted 11-09-03 09:02 PM ET (US)         
ok today i bought AoE Gold edition and i went home and started to install it everything goes fine but when i try to start the game from the autorun menu there is no "play game" option i get "reinstall", "uninstall" and a few other options that have nothing to do with playing what so ever, did anyone else have a problem right of the bat?
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Joecool1
Clubman
posted 11-09-03 09:30 PM ET (US)     1 / 16       
Unfortunately the autostart menu for Gold Edition isn't very well designed. At first this same thing happened to me and I thought there was some sort of install problem. In fact the game is installed, but the autostart menu has no "Play" option. You can run the game from your start menu, usually start/programs/microsoft games/age of empires gold edition/age of empires (or rise of rome).

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FireLegion_56
Clubman
posted 11-09-03 10:59 PM ET (US)     2 / 16       
I don't know why mircosofth put it like that. It mabey becuase you hvae got AoE + RoR on the same cd. But they could put the option like Play AoE and Play RoR

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Dr Lorenzo
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posted 11-09-03 11:45 PM ET (US)     3 / 16       
Welcome

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zounds
Clubman
posted 11-10-03 01:58 AM ET (US)     4 / 16       
When installing AoE Gold at the end of installation it prompts user with choice whether or not they would like desktop icons/shortcuts created. Perhaps Microsoft decided that the executable in the install directory, and the shortcut under the start menu, and the optional desktop shortcuts were adequate. Normally the cd also has a play option as the game requires it for new campaigns and cinematics. Is it possible that the Gold Edition is cursed?
Lennart van Beek
Clubman
posted 11-10-03 06:30 AM ET (US)     5 / 16       
I've got the gold edition as well, and it has never displayed any bug or so

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zounds
Clubman
posted 11-11-03 01:03 AM ET (US)     6 / 16       
You are fortunate Lennart.
Believe me when I tell you that the save game/loading crash has to be one of the most frustrating game issues I've dealt with -and I play many, many pc games.

Although other games that I found quite frustrating were:
Black&White -many save/load game problems there too in addition to many gameplay bugs
Pirates of the Caribbean -this is one of the worst user interfaces ported from console-to-pc ..Nocturne had a terrible UI as well

Sykesluva
Clubman
posted 11-11-03 12:25 PM ET (US)     7 / 16       
I dont have Gold Edition... Ive missed out on Slingers and Scythe Chariots...Sigh*

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Labiennus
Clubman
posted 11-11-03 03:00 PM ET (US)     8 / 16       
I have slingers and scythes and I don't have the gold edition. I bought the games seperately in jewel cases, My case for ROR says it is the Smart Saver edition.

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Dr Lorenzo
AOEH Seraph
posted 11-11-03 11:57 PM ET (US)     9 / 16       
Yeah, Slingers & Scythes are RoR.

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Spotnik
Clubman
posted 11-12-03 09:14 PM ET (US)     10 / 16       
On the subject of installation--is there some way configure the program launch so that it cuts straight to the menu and avoids all the intro stuff? I thought by choosing the lighter installation that that would eliminate all that, but it appears that it only runs the movie etc. off the CD-ROM instead of your hard drive. It's just a tad annoying to have to click four times to get to the friggin' menu.

Just curious.

Joecool1
Clubman
posted 11-12-03 11:14 PM ET (US)     11 / 16       
There is a way to run the program and skip all the videos, but i don't remember it. Perhaps one of the other members can tell you. In the mean time, if you used the lighter installation, run the game without the cd in the drive. Put it back in once you're at the menu.

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Dr Lorenzo
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posted 11-12-03 11:40 PM ET (US)     12 / 16       
What is the problem with clicking four times?

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FireLegion_56
Clubman
posted 11-13-03 02:06 AM ET (US)     13 / 16       
Isn't there those short cut commands. Like. No cimmeris. etc.. Where you can set the pop and stuff.

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Spotnik
Clubman
posted 11-13-03 11:17 AM ET (US)     14 / 16       
It's annoying and pointless, that's all. I'm never going to watch that movie again, so it doesn't make sense to keep launching it everytime I want to play.
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 11-13-03 11:57 AM ET (US)     15 / 16       
Simple. You have to create a shortcut. In the program path edit box - select the right tab first - add "nostartup" without the quote marks. If you want to get the midimusic instead of the music on the cd, add "midimusic".
Spotnik
Clubman
posted 11-13-03 11:34 PM ET (US)     16 / 16       
Thanks! That was simple!
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