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i've come across Age of Empires 2 and AoC expansion and want to play them, however get a graphics system error."Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw"

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Dell Inspiron 545
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit,
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @2.50GHz
Memory: 6.00GB
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4350

- I've tried to right click the shortcut and change the compatability to XP server pack 2, run as administrator, updated my graphics card drivers and downloaded the latest directX 11 from the Microsoft Website.

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