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This article lists the minimum system requirements that a computer must have to run Microsoft Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends. Additionally, this article lists the supported and unsupported video hardware devices.
The following are the minimum system requirements for a computer to run Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends:
You can use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to view the computer information and to verify that the computer meets the minimum required settings to run Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends. To do this, follow these steps:
Supported graphics hardwareTo play Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends, your graphics hardware must have access to a minimum of 64 MB of memory. Additionally, your hardware must pass a system check when you start the game. If you received an error message that states that your video card is unsupported, contact the computer manufacturer to obtain a video card that is not listed in the "Unsupported graphics hardware" section.
If your graphics hardware meets the video memory requirement and passes the system check when you start Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends, you may still experience a graphics issue. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917715/ )Known graphics issues in Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
Unsupported graphics hardwareWhen you start Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Your video hardware is below the recommended minimum requirements for Rise of Legends. If you wish to upgrade your computer, please contact your computer manufacturer for any necessary assistance.
You may receive the second error message if your graphics hardware did not pass the system check and is not supported by Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends.
Your video hardware has been found to not work correctly with Rise of Legends and is currently unsupported. If you wish to upgrade your computer, please contact your computer manufacturer for any necessary assistance.
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends requires that your video card supports the Hardware Transform and Lighting feature and has 64 MB or more of video memory. If your card does not meet these requirements, you receive these error messages. Additionally, you will have to upgrade your graphics hardware before you can play Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends.
Besides video cards that do not support Hardware Transform and Lighting or that do not contain 64 MB of video ram, the following video cards are incompatible with Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends:
For information about your hardware manufacturer, visit the following Web site:
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