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Age of Empires is an epic real-time strategy game spanning 10,000 years, in which players are the guiding spirit in the evolution of small stone age tribes. Starting with minimal resources, players are challenged to build their tribes into great civilizations. Gamers can choose from one of several ways to win the game, including: world domination by conquering enemy civilizations, exploration of the known world and economic victory through the accumulation of wealth. Age of Empires was developed by Ensemble Studios and features the expertise of Bruce Shelley, co-designer of the hit strategy game Civilization.
Age of Empires I System Requirements
Official Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum CPU Class Required
  • Pentium
  • Minimum OS Class Required
  • Windows 95
  • Minimum RAM Required
  • 16 MB
  • Media Type
  • CD-ROM
  • Minimum CD-ROM Drive Speed Required
  • 2X
  • Minimum DirectX Version Required
  • DirectX 5
  • Video Modes Supported
  • Full screen, SVGA/XGA (640*480), SVGA/XGA (800*600)
  • Minimum Video Memory Required
  • 1 MB
  • Input Devices Supported
  • Keyboard, Mouse
  • Multiplayer Options
  • Internet, LAN, Modem
  • Number of Players: Offline
  • 1-2 Players
  • Number of Players: Online
  • 8 Players
  • Hard disk space
  • 130 MB
  • 4X CD-ROM drive speed required for videos
  • Windows NT requires 25 MB RAM.
Recommended Requirements
  • Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series or NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE
  • System Memory: 64 MB RAM
  • Storage: 128 MB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 8 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Age of Empires I Requirements
Age of Empires I requires at least a Radeon Xpress 1200 Series or GeForce 6200 LE to meet recommended requirements running on high graphics setting, with 1080p resolution. This hardware should achieve 60FPS. Make sure your GPU can run DirectX 8 or Age of Empires I won’t run. In short you need a 14 year old PC for best Age of Empires I performance.
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200+ FPS
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Age of Empires I System Requirements
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Recommended Requirements
256 MB
GD VRAM hardware score: 1
64 MB
GD RAM hardware score: 1
DX 8
128 MB
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Age of Empires I PC Release Date: 26 Oct 1997

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