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Empire Earth not starting on XP system

Discussion in 'Games' started by Emplehoffer, Aug 7, 2003.

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  1. Emplehoffer

    Emplehoffer Thread Starter

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    This is a very odd problem and I can't find any instance on the Net of it. I have two systems. both running XP Pro.

    System 1:

    Asus A7N8X Deluxe
    Athlon XP 2400+
    Kingston 512MB PC2700
    PNY Verto GeForce 3 64MB Ti500

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    System 2:

    MSI KT-133A
    Athlon XP1800+
    512MB
    Hercules Prophet GeForce 2 MX 32MB

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    Empire Earth runs fine on System 1, but on System 2 it will install okay, and when I try to launch it, the EE menu and music comes up. When I select "Play Empire Earth" the menu disappears but nothing starts. It just stays on the desktop. I have noticed by opening the Task Manager that "empire.exe" loads, then after about 4 or 5 seconds just disappears from the processes. Thinking it could be a CD drive problem, I have also tried mounting the game image using a virtual drive in Alcohol 120%. Same results.

    I've tried different graphics driver versions (running same on both systems) and there's no change. DirectX 9 is also on both systems. I have run SpySweeper but it doesn't help. I have also installed all the XP updates.

    Anyone heard of this before?
     
  2. michael_jii

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    is system 2 up to the minimum system requirments for the game??
     
  3. Emplehoffer

    Emplehoffer Thread Starter

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    Well, I posted System 2's specs, but perhaps you don't know what the game requires. Empire Earth has pretty minimal requirements for games today. I believe they're something like a Pentium 350MHz with 64MB RAM and a video card with 8MB.

    System 2 has an Athlon XP 1800+ with 512MB RAM and a 32MB GeForce 2 video card.

    And actually, after making that post, I tried it on System 1 and it's doing the same thing although it worked about a week ago.
     
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