Age Of Empires 2 Hd Game Failed To Initialize Steam

To fix could not initialize graphics system.. directdraw for Age of Empires 2 we will need a tool called AoE2Tools.

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Step 1: Download & Run AoE2Tools

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(skip this step if you already use AoE2Tools)

Age Of Empires 2 Hd Game Failed To Initialize Steam You Must Have Steam Running

Go to the official download page of AoE2Tools or Softpedia download page to download the latest version.

Once it’s installed, Run a scan

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Then after a few seconds, the button “2. Start” should be enabled for you to click it.

Press Windows button + R then type in: %appdata%AoE2Tools. A folder will show up, find “AoE2Tools.exe” then right click it > Run as administrator. At the bottom of the window, click then add the location of your game into “AoE2 Path”

Step 2: Apply The Fix Through AoE2Tools

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Age Of Empires 2 Hd Game Failed To Initialize Steam

You can ignore any errors you see on AoE2Tools for now. All we need is to access the menu on the top left hand side of AoE2Tools

Right click AoE2Tools Shield > Voobly Medkit

Select “Fix Couldn’t Display Or DirectDraw Display Error” then hit apply button

Finally, Press “Download Now”.

Congratulations! Problem solved.

Still not solved? Get down to the comment section, I quickly read and respond to questions and queries.

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Earlier this week we asked on our social channels:

Many of you not only shared the last time you invited everyone over for a LAN party, but you also asked how to create a LAN game in AoE II HD. Below are the quick and easy instructions on how you host a local game for you and your friends so you can enjoy low ping.


  1. You will need an internet connection to set up the game.
  2. Your friends will all need to be on the same local internet connection as you.
  3. Host a multiplayer game and have your friends join as normal.
  4. If all of your friends are on the same local internet connection and join the game, the game’s connection will then automatically turn local.
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That’s it! Time to play.

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  • Let me translate this for you: No, you cannot play LAN games. But as we are Microsoft, we can make you think you can. First, you need an internet connection...
  • This is complete and utter horseshit and you know it. A LAN game should NOT require an internet connection; I mean, that's the definition of LAN as opposed to WAN. So if all my WAN connected friends are all on the same LAN, then 'the game's connection will automatically turn local', but if they're already on the same LAN, they're already local anyway! The moment you need a WAN connection to create a supposed LAN game, it's already *NOT* LAN anymore, idiots.

    • could not agree more.. but I guess they did it to prevent piracy... well I guess people will pirate even more ...

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