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Age of Empires II: Conquerors Error

Greetings:

When starting up AOE: Conquerors (and the original AOE II game),
I get the following error message:

error in .... age2_x1.icd

The following steps have already been tried:

1. Uninstall/reinstall the game
2. Download and install the very latest Direct X software
3. Updated Intel Extreme Graphics drivers (latest from Intel's site).
4. Installed the game patch Microsoft provides for the game.

I queried Google for age2_x1.icd and got a bunch of pages
in German and other foreign languages.

Any help is appreciated....
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lowplainsdrifter
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lowplainsdrifter
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tosh9iiiCommented:
when you uninstalled/reinstalled the game, did you delete everything in that folder.  Sometimes it'll leave something behind, and that might be a corrupt file that's causing the problem.
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lowplainsdrifterAuthor Commented:
 The delete and undelete - I didn't do that part - I'll suggest it to the user who'se PC/game it is.
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DragonmenCommented:
1. Try on different computer - if it works, the peoblem is in your windows
2. Try on different windows - if it works, try compatiblity mode
3. Try to make all files have same archive attribute but not other (readonly, etc...)

and the last and most probalby:
4. As far as i can remember icd files are a part of some commercial protection (safedisc?), so if you are using some pirate copy of the game you will have the problem running it. See this site for more information about safedisc and other protection scheme: http://www.gamecopyworld.com/
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lowplainsdrifterAuthor Commented:
  I'll try those suggestions, but FYI - it's definitely not a pirated disc.
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WillHudsonCommented:
There are a couple of Microsoft Article that might apply to you, the first one seems to have a few downloads which might help. It looks downloading the "SafeDisc Windows XP Fix for Microsoft Games" update would fix the problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;228985

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305582
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WillHudsonCommented:
I'm pretty sure my fixes work, it is on KB after all =)
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