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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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When I try to log in to, I get a popup box in which I can choose to log in with my Steam account or with my Xbox Live account, of which I choose to log in with my Steam account....
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Unable to play Age of Empires: Rise of Rome over LAN in Windows 10

In Age of Empires: Rise of Rome, when you create a server, it provides you with the IP address you have to set in the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) of the Wireless Network Connection ...
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Windows 10 xbox game bar not recognizing game, and will not open

I'm playing Age of Empires 1 on Windows 10. When I press win+G, I get a dialog saying "do you want to open the game bar?" and a single button saying "yes, this is a game". I click it, and nothing ...
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Increase Pop Limit - Age of Empires 1 Definitive Edition

I know you were able to increase the pop limit in single player campaigns with some mods and some commands in the start up of the game, but is this possible with AOE Definitive Edition? I've tried ...
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Can you share custom maps in Age of Empires 1, and how?

I made a custom map and want to play it with my family. This is a 4 person map and they don't have it, can I send it to them or even sneaker-net it to their computers?
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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds/Age of Empires BSOD Windows 7 32-bit

I found Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds on an ancient drive so, full of hopes of retro gaming, I cranked it up on Windows 7 (laptop, Core 2 duo, 32bit, 3(4)gig ram, intel 945 integrated graphics). ...
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What strategy should I use for Cho Wars games?

Cho Wars is still a common game type on Voobly and Gameranger whereby players effectively spam the map with hundreds of legions. These matches have the following match settings: All players are ...
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Is it possible to change the resolution from outside the game in Age of Empires 1?

I would like to change the screen resolution in Age of Empires 1. Is it possible to do so from outside the game?
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How can I set the Scout Ships to automatically attack nearby?

In Age of Empires 1 is there any way to configure the Scout Ships so that they automatically attack any Fishing Boats that are nearby? By default they seem to stand idle. Fishing Boats: Scout Ships:...
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Is it possible to rename a player in Age of Empires 1?

I would like to change the name of a player that I use in the campaign mode in Age of Empires I: is there any way to do so?
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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 ...
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Is unit speech on Age Of Empires made up?

The unit speech in Age of Empires seems like a made-up one, a kind of "Simlish" (warning TV Tropes). Is it completely made up, or was it somewhat based on a language? Some of the responses sound ...
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Does anyone know which Age of Empires map this is?

I remember playing some AoE I map and I cannot remember which one it is. I think it could be from RoR expansion but I am not sure. Scenario is like this: You start in bottom left as blue team and you ...
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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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