AOE-HD "Unable to initialize graphics system...

Unknownf1reboy

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I installed AoE2HD in my PC, but when I run the game, it fails. The following message is shown:

"Unable to initialize graphics system.
Device may not meet minimum specs. Subcode=3
"

I made A LOT of search on google and AoE forums and couldn't find the solution for it. As far as I've read, it could be the following:

1) DirectX11: Well, I make another search on google for it, and didn't find either.

2) Windows8: I have Windows7 and will stay with it, at least until the end of the year.

Besides DirectX11 and W8, is there anything else that makes my AoE2HD crashes to fail its starting?
 

UnknownGemorroth

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I had the same issue on release day of the game on my notebook with win8, intel HD graphics 4000 and DX11.
It got solved by downloading the directx9 control panel and checking/unchecking directdraw (don't remember which one was the correct option).

When playing the original version of the game I have to change it again.
 

UnknownFayt

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vga connection is bad? try pulling out the cord from your monitor to your comp and reinserting it. can work.
 
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I have the same issue! do u get a solution for that?
 

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