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Initialization failed I played the game once on my computer already, but now every time I try to start up the game it says that the initialization failed. I have vista.

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    Every time I download a game that says it is super access, after 60 min of playing
    it stops and tells me my 60 min trial period is up and if I want this game I have to buy it. Why would I pay the for a game when I already pay for super access? This happened the last time I tried super access. I tried to get it straightened out then but couldn't therefore I closed my account. I will have to do the same if I can't get this problem solved.

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You can still try to make the game compatible for installing it on the Windows Vista by following the steps below.

1. Insert the game disc in your CD-ROM drive, if the game setup or the autorun starts, exit it.

2. Open "Computer", Right Click the Cd Drive which has the game disk in it and select "Copy".

3. Go to your "Desktop" right click and then select "New" and click on "Folder" this should create a new folder on your desktop.

4. Open the New Folder and then Right Click and select "Paste".

6. After all the files are copied to the "New Folder" without any error messages then locate the file "Setup.exe" or "Setup" and right click and click on "Properties".

7. In the new window click on the "Compatibility" tab and run the program in compatibility mode for "Windows XP Service Pack 2" and then click on "Apply".

8. After applying changes double click on "Setup.exe" or "Setup" to launch the installation.

You can delete all the files copied from the CD after completing the installation

The game files need to be copied to the hard drive because the files on the game disk would not let you make changes while on the disk.

After the game is successfully installed right click on the game shortcut or the game "AOM.exe" in the root folder of the game and click and click on "Properties".

In the new window click on the "Compatibility" tab and run the program in compatibility mode for "Windows XP Service Pack 2" and then click on "Apply". (You can also try with the other options also)

The game files need to be copied to the hard drive because the files on the game disk would not let you make changes while on the disk.

The same set of steps can be used for installation of older games installation on Windows Vista.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: initialization failed

Likely due to graphics card, update the drivers for you video card

see microsoft's article related to this issue http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811553

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