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LordFulcrum
Mortal
posted 30 September 2008 11:04 PM EDT (US)         
There are numerous versions of the game out there and I'm wondering which is the safest to buy.

I bought the Ubisoft Exclusive Gold Edition: game+addon and so far it hasn't been working very well. namely I can't play multiplayer. I keep getting this message: there is an updated version of age of mythology that is required to play.

but I'm pretty sure that I have the most recent version.

also I cannot play age of mythology vanilla (without the expansion) it just asks to re insert the disk, even though it is the right disk. (The product only came with one disk)


I would appreciate some help with this...

thanks
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Arus_II
Mortal
posted 01 October 2008 00:50 AM EDT (US)     1 / 46       
Just dont buy from Ubisoft. As far as I remember there were problems with the cd-key or so...
DeathAndPain
Mortal
posted 01 October 2008 02:50 AM EDT (US)     2 / 46       
There is a detailed Technical FAQ in a sticky thread in the Tech support forum. It covers the matter of the various existing versions. Also, check this thread.

Darkness is a state of mind
Valor is the contempt of Death and Pain. (Tacitus)
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. (Piet Hein)
LordFulcrum
Mortal
posted 01 October 2008 04:36 PM EDT (US)     3 / 46       

I just want to know, very specifically, which version you would recommend buying. one that WORKS preferably. I don't understand why anyone would sell something that doesn't work!

I'm pretty sure I don't have the "That's hot" version


yeah, I'm so fed up with my current copy not working properly, that I'd rather just buy a new copy that does work. SO, please tell me what copy you have that does work so that I can get one too. I don't want any more hassle. I just want to play the f***ing game! online

[This message has been edited by LordFulcrum (edited 10-01-2008 @ 05:46 PM).]

ninjapenguin981
Mortal
(id: ninjapenguin)
posted 01 October 2008 05:51 PM EDT (US)     4 / 46       
Get them seperately. I have the ES ones and they work perfectly.

ninjapenguin981
I AM THE ALMIGHTY ETERNAL LOSER SISSY BOY
Arus_II
Mortal
posted 02 October 2008 01:44 AM EDT (US)     5 / 46       
Buy the gold edition of microsoft/ES, no ubisoft
DeathAndPain
Mortal
posted 02 October 2008 02:41 AM EDT (US)     6 / 46       
I just want to know, very specifically, which version you would recommend buying.
The problem is that new versions appear to be shooting out of the ground like mushrooms. For that reason, nobody really has an overview over the existing versions, and which of them works. My impression is that the "That's Hot"-version, which was reportedly mainly sold in Australia, was only the first of a series of ultra-low-budget versions which are not suited for online play. I think these can be distinguished by the cheap way they are coming, without proper packaging and a manual.

The "original" version that was once sold by Microsoft itself has no longer been in production for years. Nonetheless I would try getting hold of one of these if I were you. Ebay is an option here. Another option is the AoE3 forum. I figure many former AoM players have gone for AoE3 and no longer need their old copy of AoM, so they may be willing to sell it. When you ask there, make sure to be asking for the full product, not only the CD key or something, because asking only for part of the game (such as the key) is considered piracy here and will get you banned.

When you buy this game used you pretty much have the guarantee that it will work online, because the former owner should know, so you can ask him up front. This means you do not really need to care which version you are getting, as long as ESO compatibility is an assured trait in the deal. The only downside is that you will have to trust him with not keeping a copy of the key.

Oh, and there are gold versions that do work online. Some people reported some problems playing the outdated vanilla version with Gold editions, but I would not want to play that anyway, and there are other reports indicating that it can be done anyway.

Darkness is a state of mind
Valor is the contempt of Death and Pain. (Tacitus)
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. (Piet Hein)
ajax96
Mortal
posted 02 October 2008 02:45 AM EDT (US)     7 / 46       
death and pain u interested in playing my through ip address?
DeathAndPain
Mortal
posted 02 October 2008 03:00 AM EDT (US)     8 / 46       
No.

Darkness is a state of mind
Valor is the contempt of Death and Pain. (Tacitus)
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. (Piet Hein)
Arus_II
Mortal
posted 02 October 2008 12:43 PM EDT (US)     9 / 46       
lol, who ever wants to challenge DaP? He will rape your butt hard.
LordFulcrum
Mortal
posted 03 October 2008 00:51 AM EDT (US)     10 / 46       
Thanks, this is the information I was looking for.
Dudis
Mortal
posted 03 October 2008 05:12 AM EDT (US)     11 / 46       
I have Thats Hot Gold edition 0_0
DragonQ
SC2H Seraph
posted 03 October 2008 06:50 AM EDT (US)     12 / 46       
Sucks to be you. :/

Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
There's no place I can be, since I found Serenity.
But you can't take the sky from me...
Dudis
Mortal
posted 03 October 2008 07:46 PM EDT (US)     13 / 46       
I can still play online
Major_Rackham
Banned
posted 03 October 2008 11:40 PM EDT (US)     14 / 46       
Then you do not own it or are on LAN or are using a different CD Key. No way it "just works".
LordFulcrum
Mortal
posted 08 October 2008 04:21 PM EDT (US)     15 / 46       
Guess what. I bought another version of age of mythology. And it doesn't work either!! It's just another cheap rip off version. It has the same product key as the first one I bought. This is really starting to be a waste of time and money for me.
Koramei
Mortal
posted 08 October 2008 04:36 PM EDT (US)     16 / 46       
Uh, may I suggest not buying a cheap rip off copy then?

Try Amazon, that's where I got my most recent version of AoM gold and it works fine online.
LS_tmac911
Banned
posted 08 October 2008 05:36 PM EDT (US)     17 / 46       
I beat dap and he got really angry saying i was a bad sport
DragonQ
SC2H Seraph
posted 08 October 2008 05:46 PM EDT (US)     18 / 46       
Guess what. I bought another version of age of mythology. And it doesn't work either!! It's just another cheap rip off version. It has the same product key as the first one I bought. This is really starting to be a waste of time and money for me.
Wasting money? Why? You should be getting a refund for any of them that don't work online and if you buy ones that actually state they don't work online on the back then you don't deserve to get your money back...

Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
There's no place I can be, since I found Serenity.
But you can't take the sky from me...
i r n00b
Banned
posted 08 October 2008 05:53 PM EDT (US)     19 / 46       
i beat all

and beat off to all beatings
muforseti
Mortal
posted 08 October 2008 05:55 PM EDT (US)     20 / 46       
lol, who ever wants to challenge DaP? He will rape your butt hard.
plz, if you are going to idolize someone, idolize someone ireal
DragonQ
SC2H Seraph
posted 08 October 2008 06:22 PM EDT (US)     21 / 46       
*looks at my IP address*

*looks at muforseti's IP address*

11 hai

Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
There's no place I can be, since I found Serenity.
But you can't take the sky from me...
muforseti
Mortal
posted 08 October 2008 06:30 PM EDT (US)     22 / 46       
srs? then why cant i connect to DC++ on this computer67
DragonQ
SC2H Seraph
posted 08 October 2008 06:33 PM EDT (US)     23 / 46       
Planets aren't aligned?

wut r u up 2 11?

Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
There's no place I can be, since I found Serenity.
But you can't take the sky from me...
Arus_II
Mortal
posted 09 October 2008 02:42 AM EDT (US)     24 / 46       
i beat all

and beat off to all beatings
Why arent you number 1 then?
DeathAndPain
Mortal
posted 09 October 2008 02:42 AM EDT (US)     25 / 46       
Rwad this thread, and you will know, DragonQ.
You should be getting a refund for any of them that don't work online and if you buy ones that actually state they don't work online on the back then you don't deserve to get your money back...
I happened to see a Ubisoft package (German version) in a local supermarket yesterday and closely examined its cover. While the package does not look cheap, it states nowhere that online play is supported. It does not state the opposite either. They resort to not mentioning that detail, so that it is not an assured trait. I doubt that you can demand a refund based on that. I mean, you cannot demand a refund because of a software bug either.

Also remember that at least according to German law, your contract is with the supermarket only, not with Ubisoft, so you have no claims towards Ubisoft. Have fun arguing with the cashier who has never used a computer for gaming, possibly does not even own a computer, and has no means of verifying or even understanding your complaint.

Darkness is a state of mind
Valor is the contempt of Death and Pain. (Tacitus)
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. (Piet Hein)
MrEmjeR
Mortal
(id: EmjeR)
posted 09 October 2008 03:45 AM EDT (US)     26 / 46       
i have also the gold edition and i have that problem too.
it's almost true that the gold edition has troubles with going online!

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muforseti
Mortal
posted 09 October 2008 05:31 AM EDT (US)     27 / 46       
Rwad this thread, and you will know, DragonQ.
but he already knows that your assumption is wrong so that thread isn't really gonna help him much is it =o)

[This message has been edited by muforseti (edited 10-09-2008 @ 05:32 AM).]

DeathAndPain
Mortal
posted 09 October 2008 06:01 AM EDT (US)     28 / 46       
That was not his question that I responded to. Anyways, I am not so sure he "knows" that, because I do not see my assumption disproven by anything. Rather the contrary.

Darkness is a state of mind
Valor is the contempt of Death and Pain. (Tacitus)
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. (Piet Hein)
muforseti
Mortal
posted 09 October 2008 07:12 AM EDT (US)     29 / 46       
HE RECOGNIZES MY IP ADDRESS, THIS DISPROVES YOUR ASSUMPTION ENTIRELY.
DragonQ
SC2H Seraph
posted 09 October 2008 08:16 AM EDT (US)     30 / 46       
Yeah, sorry DaP but your assumption was wrong.
I happened to see a Ubisoft package (German version) in a local supermarket yesterday and closely examined its cover. While the package does not look cheap, it states nowhere that online play is supported. It does not state the opposite either. They resort to not mentioning that detail, so that it is not an assured trait. I doubt that you can demand a refund based on that. I mean, you cannot demand a refund because of a software bug either.

Also remember that at least according to German law, your contract is with the supermarket only, not with Ubisoft, so you have no claims towards Ubisoft. Have fun arguing with the cashier who has never used a computer for gaming, possibly does not even own a computer, and has no means of verifying or even understanding your complaint.
Hmm in that case it might be hard to get a refund. In the UK at least you have 7 days to give back items you've bought online for a refund so if I had to buy a new copy of AOM now I would definitely find one online.

In similar news, I can't find my AoM CDs.

Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back.
Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
There's no place I can be, since I found Serenity.
But you can't take the sky from me...
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