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Mark McClelland Sep 16, 2005, 12:05pm EDT Report Abuse
Age of Empires 3 Demo
Now this is a game i can't wait to get my hands on but after downloading it immediately I haven't been able to get it to load.
Error message is:
initialization failed.
Direct3d initialization failed. possible causes:
Old or corrupted graphics driver (no- updated driver from toshiba site )
Direct3d improperly installed) (not according to dxdiag)
Hardware acceleration disabled (no- acceleration is enabled)
Starting the application with the workstation locked (? no idea what this refers to)

Log file reads: PreGame 9183: nvCPL is unavailable. (any idea what this means?)

Any help would be appreciated as I am at a total loss.

Toshiba satelite Pentium 4, 2.8ghz,
512MB Ram
ati mobility radeon 9100 IGP, 128mb ram allocated

Core2Duo E6750 775 2.66Ghz cpu, Gigabyte P35 Ds3L Motherboard, 2 x 1GB Kingston PC5300 667Mhz DDr2 Ram, 320Gb SataII HDD, 8800GTS 320MB Graphics, Xblade 460W Case,
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Surpher805 Sep 16, 2005, 12:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Direct3D Initialization failure
Unfortunatly for you it seems that game designers have been stepping back on their support for mobil video chipsets. I think this is your problem that your vid card on your laptop is not supported and will not run the game.
FYI this is just an idea, I didn't do any resaerch on the subject yet, but I have nitced this from passed experience.

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