Age of Empires III: The Warchiefs Demo
Microsoft Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial
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This file contains information to help you install the Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial. It includes late-breaking information not included in the in-game Help.
A.Installing Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial
B.Starting Age of Empires III Trial
D. Shortcut Keys
H.Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Information
A. Installing Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial
To install Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial you must have administrator rights on your computer and your computer must be running Microsoft Windows® XP.
To install Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial
·Double click the Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial self extracting Setup executable. Click Install, and then follow the on-screen prompts.
B. Starting Age of Empires III Trial
To start Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial
On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Games, point to Age of Empires III, and then click Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial.
C. Getting Help
You can find information about Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial in the in-game Help.
To display in-game Help
Pause your pointer over any button or interface item in the game to view rollover help text. You can also right-click on any unit portrait or improvement icon in the game to view detailed Help.
D. Shortcut Keys
The following keys can be very helpful during gameplay.
Fort or Fire PitFCTRL+F
Mill or FarmICTRL+I
Stable or CorralSCTRL+S
Z+Right Click—Attack Move
E. DirectX Troubleshooting
DirectX® 9c or later must be installed on your computer before you can play Age of Empires III : The WarChiefs Trial. If you do not have DirectX 9c installed on your computer and you chose not to install DirectX 9c when you installed Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial, you will not be able to play Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial. Install DirectX 9c by re-installing Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial, or download the software from Microsoft Windows Update ().
If Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Trial installed DirectX 9c but could not update your video drivers to be compatible with DirectX 9c, when you restart your computer you will receive the message "Age of Empires III could not initialize DirectX. Make sure that DirectX 9c or higher is installed and contact your hardware manufacturer for a video driver update." To fix this problem, either get updated video drivers from Microsoft Windows Update (), your video adapter manufacturer, or install DirectX in safe mode, which will replace the video drivers.
If you experience sound or video problems using DirectX, go to for the latest troubleshooting information.
You should also check with your video or sound card manufacturer for the latest DirectX-compatible drivers.
F. Video Troubleshooting
Latest Drivers – Make sure that you have the latest drivers from your video card manufacturer or check Windows Update () for the latest drivers. Users of motherboards with non-Intel chipsets should upgrade to the latest miniport drivers available from their motherboard manufacturer.
DirectX – If you experience video problems using DirectX, connect to the DirectX Web site for the latest troubleshooting information at .
G. Audio Troubleshooting
DirectX – If you experience audio problems using DirectX, connect to the DirectX Web site for the latest troubleshooting information, as explained in DirectX Troubleshooting. If this occurs, make sure that you have the latest drivers from your sound card manufacturer or check Windows Update () for the latest drivers.
H. Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Information
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I downloaded the demo setup file but when I run the file, I get a message stating there is not enough room to install. I've switched the file from my I drive (which has about 1 gig) to my J drive which has 40 gig or so, so I assume it's not a matter of there being too little space.
Is it somehow trying to install automatically to a C drive which I don't have?
How can I install the file?
(If there is a more appropriate place to make this point do you know where?)
You need to do something in dutch its called "defragmenteren" someone explain to him plz.
I'm dutch as well:
ususally you can state were you want something to be installed, with browse... to for example station D(or whatever is your hard disc)
Wakain: Defragment means to break up clumped to gether files in a drive. This is used to free up space. This is the simplest way I can explain it. To access the defrag program, go to:
"All programs" button
Accessroies (At the top)
And look for a bunch of coloured blocks. This is the defrag program. Right above their is a "Disk Cleanup" Program. This can get rid of unessecary files, i you want to use this as well.
Inside the defrag program, click on "Analyze" If the program tells you your drive needs to be defraged, click the "defragement" button, and wait till the defrag is done.