Age of Empires (aka AoE) is a history based real-time strategy computer game. The game allows the user to act as the leader of an ancient civilization by advancing it through the technology ages.

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Age of Empires (1+2) online?

Can I still play Age of Empires 1 or 2 online? The GameSpy room for AOE 1 is always empty.
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Age of Empires 1 + Windows 7 SP1 = “Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw”"

I installed Age of Empires I on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. After the installation whenever I tried to run the game (Empires.exe) I get the following error right at the beginning: Could not ...