Age of Empires II for Mac Error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by desi22601, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. desi22601 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    alright so i have a new macbook pro got it about 2 weeks ago. Love it. I have age of empires II for mac and when i boot it up this error shows up - "Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw."

    I have a nvidia 8600gm with 256 dedicated ram.. why isn't the game working..?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    i Googled for the error message and found this. search for "DirectDraw" and you will see the cause and resolution for the problem.
  3. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2005
    in the internet
    AOE is a great game. You should know that you might want to hold off on the upgrade to 10.5.2 because currently gameranger cannot support AOE on that OS.
  4. Scott Kevill macrumors newbie

    Scott Kevill

    Jun 7, 2006
    Sorry for digging up this thread, but it was only just pointed out to me.

    desi22601, there's another thread about the AoE2 graphics problem here:

    There is no solution for this problem yet.

    Just to clarify, pianodude123, the 10.5.2 issues with AoE2 make the game network-incompatible with other players using any previous OS version (the game very quickly goes out-of-synch). This isn't related to GameRanger itself, and it's a different issue to the graphics problem.

  5. bartjesus macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2013
    i figured it out you just have to download this updater and then update the game

    p.s unfortunately if you have lion on your computer i don't think it will work

    download link: ***********/2XIqW

    i hope this helped
  6. Spudhead macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2013

    Dude, this thread is over 5 years old...

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