In order to run Age of Empires III, your computer needs to meet the following minimum system requirements:
- CPU: Pentium III or Athlon equivalent with 1.4 GHz;
- RAM: 256 MB;
- OS: Windows XP;
- Video Card: 64 MB video card with support for Hardware Transformation and Lighting;
- Free Hard Disk Space: 2 GB.
If you’re using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, right-click the game launcher, select Properties and navigate to the Compatibility tab. Check Run this program in compatibility mode for box, select Windows XP from the drop-down list, click Apply and then OK.