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Age of Empires II anyone?
« on: March 01, 2021, 03:25:23 PM »
Anyone play AoE II DE? Interested in playing with you if you do. I am probably way too good for you though (totally kidding lol).  It being Lent and all we can arrange something for the weekend if you would like.
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 05:38:16 PM »
As I said before, I have it, but not the DE edition.  I'm not playing any computer games during Lent, however (even on Sundays).  Just too much of a time sink, so I have to get away from it for a time.  I'm assuming DE is not backward compatible with the original, is it?
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 06:49:11 PM »
Yes, unfortunately it is not compatible.
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 10:07:18 AM »
I'd love to play except that I don't own it either :(

(I probably wouldn't be very good at it anyway though, at least not at first... I've only ever played the game once in my life, at a LAN party, and that was over a decade ago. I recall it was fun though.)
 
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 03:07:16 PM »
It is really fun if you are into rts games or like anything medieval. When I bought the game it was on sale on Steam for 10 bucks. If you do decide to get it let me know😃
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 05:49:35 PM »
It really brings memories back. Age of Kings was and remains a very well made, well balanced RTS.
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2021, 07:52:32 PM »
It really brings memories back. Age of Kings was and remains a very well made, well balanced RTS.

The Definitive Edition is like a more refined version of the Age of Kings. Much better graphics and many more civs, without feeling like it has departed from the classic version.
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 02:18:24 PM »
Steam Sale! Aoe II DE is 13 bucks now!
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 01:41:03 PM »
I'm considering getting it again, but I need to research more on Win 7 and AOE2:DE.  Some people say you can get it to work, but I'd hate to buy something that I couldn't be sure I could run.
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
 
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2021, 07:07:49 PM »
I'm considering getting it again, but I need to research more on Win 7 and AOE2:DE.  Some people say you can get it to work, but I'd hate to buy something that I couldn't be sure I could run.

The Steam definitive edition poses no problem to most PCs. I have the original CDs somewhere, but I have my doubts as to whether it'll work.
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 07:34:46 PM »
I'm considering getting it again, but I need to research more on Win 7 and AOE2:DE.  Some people say you can get it to work, but I'd hate to buy something that I couldn't be sure I could run.

The Steam definitive edition poses no problem to most PCs. I have the original CDs somewhere, but I have my doubts as to whether it'll work.

That's what I gathered from what I read.  It seems that the problem existed, but a newer patch fixed it.  So now it's a question of whether or not my ailing computer can handle it.  It's been on its death bed for about three years now.
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
 
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2021, 01:03:39 AM »
Well, it works fine (so far) on my ancient PC.  Melkor, I'd be up for trying a multiplayer game, but I think it would have to wait about a week because I don't have much free time available this week.
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
 
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Re: Age of Empires II anyone?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2021, 01:29:20 AM »
Roger that, let me know when you want to set up a game.
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