EMPIRES MANUAL TECH SUPPORT PAGE Please check these suggestions first, especially if you are having FPS issues. http://www.empiresmod.com/help/tech_support.htm HOW TO ADD THINGS TO THE LAUNCH OPTIONS Left-click on the Steam tray icon. Select "Games". Click on the "My Games" tab. Right-click on "Empires 2.0". Select "Properties". Click on the "General" tab. Click on the "Set Launch Options" button. Put in the text box: COMMAND YOU WISH TO ADD Click "OK" Click "Close" *Issue: Some textures are just pink/black in a checkered formation! / Some models show up as gigantic ERROR words! It is possible you have downloaded a corrupted version of Empires, or that several textures somehow got corrupted in the process. Unfortunately, there is no other option than to download the mod again from a different source. Please inform us which download link was corrupted by replying in this thread, so we can fix it. We are sorry for the inconvenience. *Issue: My game preferences / keyboard binds are reset whenever I start the game! Make sure your .cfg files (found in Steam/Steamapps/USERNAME/Sourcemods/Empires/config/ ) are NOT read-only. You can check this by right-clicking on the file, selecting "properties" and looking at the "Attributes" below. *Crash: Game crashed. I am running Windows Vista. (This fix is courtesy of Deathstorm.) Click Start. Click 'Run...'. Type cmd in the text box and press enter. Now type in: net localgroup administrators NetworkService /ADD Restart your computer. If Source Sdk Base still crashes, go to your prompt again and type: net localgroup administrators NetworkService /ADD But DON'T RESTART, open your game and you can play. A note by Brutos: *Crash: Game crashed midgame with looping sounds This issue is usually caused by Paged Pool memory issues. It can also be caused by sound card issues or (very rarely) PCI issues. Follow this link to the Steam Support Answer for detailed instructions: Link If you wish to increase your Paged Pool Size, please check the Empires Manual's "Tech Support" section: Link *Error: CMeshDX8:: LockVertexBuffer This issue usually means you are unable to run in DX8 mode. Try running in DX7 or DX9 mode: -dxlevel 70 (for DX7) -dxlevel 90 (for DX9) This can also be caused by too little Paged Pool Memory. Link to a thread with more details: http://forums.empiresmod.com/showthread.php?t=6281 *Error: Internal driver error in IDirect3DDevice9:resent() Update your video card drivers and DirectX to the most recent versions. If you are running AVG / NOD32, uninstall it, as it may cause problems with Source-based games. If you still encounter this error, please consult the Steam Diagnostic Tool.