I just installed this in Windows 8.1 and get an error "Error opening media file. Please move this file to an ascii-only path like c:\". What does it mean and how do I troubleshoot this?
Age of Conquest IV
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Age of Conquest is a Risk-like turn-based grand strategy wargame. Command your armies in one of the many ancient and medieval countries including the Roman Empire, the Inca, France, Russia, Japan or the Chinese Dynasties. From Rome to Asian nations, you create your own warring experience. Wage colossal wars solo, against the AI, or take on your gaming friends in cross-platform multiplayer games. Form alliances and fight co-op style with the AI and other players for ultimate victory.
Range of functionality is comprised of expansion, diplomacy and managing your nation's finances and economy. You do your best to keep your population happy. You forge alliances and together you take on your enemies. Are you ready for the challenge? Will your place be in the history books or in the mud? Assemble your armies, take on the world and achieve greatness in this epic historical strategy game.
- Turn-based grand strategy game with maps & nations from all over the world.
- Challenging AI for single player games based on a genetic algorithm.
- Cross-platform multiplayer & hotseat-Play including co-op team games.
- Diplomacy management of economy & population.
- Map scenarios including Europe, Colonization, Asian Empires, World Conquest and many more.
- Map editor and a central server to host and distribute player-modded bundles.
- Empires including the Roman Empire, Carthage, Persia, Celts and Inca amongst others.
- High score, playing statistics, achievements and multiplayer ELO-ranking.
- Engaging music, sound effects and fantastic graphics.
The game includes one map for FREE. Other maps are available for download and cost $3.99+ for single maps or $19.99 for all maps. Multiplayer games are generally free to join. Hosting multiplayer games costs 5 cents/game. There is no subscriptions. This game is NOT pay-to-win.
The game does not contain any spyware, malware or third party software of such kind. Although the game has been thoroughly tested, it is possible that the game runs slow or not at all on certain devices. If you are having problems or are not happy with your purchase, feel free to contact us via email at any time. For a full refund please include your order information for a speedy response.
If you like this game, please also try our other strategy games. You should be able to find the games in the same marketplace!
Thanks & Enjoy the Game!
|Published||354 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||354 days ago|
|Tags||Co-op, hotseat, Level Editor, Medieval, Multiplayer, risk, Singleplayer, Turn-based, Turn-based Strategy, wego|
|License||All rights reserved|
|Asset license||All rights reserved|
|Average duration||About an hour|
|Languages||German, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese|
|Inputs||Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
|Multiplayer||Local multiplayer, Server-based networked multiplayer|
|Player count||1 - 16|
Also available on
Log in with your itch.io account to leave a comment.
That's an odd error message! Did you install it via the itch.io app? Can you download the game directly, unzip & run it!?
Ah yes it works independently, but fails to start with that strange error from the Itch.io app..... I guess I'll start it independently for now, but is there a way to fix this? Thanks!
It seems the game doesn't like that path. However, generally, you given it's the portable version it should work in any path. Do you have any special characters in the install path of the game? Can you move the path in itch.io?
There are no special characters in its path. Just to be clear, I installed the game successfully via the Itch.io app, but it fails to start from within the Itch.io app. However, it works if I manually navigate to where the game is installed by Itch.io, and the game starts normally when I double click on the executable. So it sounds like a problem with the Itch.io app?
Yes, it might have something to do with the itch.io app if you are able to start the game directly. However, I assume you are successfully able to start other games!?
What you could try (not sure if that's the case?) to move the itch.io app/game to a directory with only ASCII characters. E.g. from "C:\Über\..." --> "C\Uber\...". Not sure if that's where your games reside? If you have only ASCII characters for the game's path, it's odd that that error message would happen however. Maybe try to talk with the itch.io team as well?
Yes, for some reason I'm able to start other games without this error from within the Itch.io app. And I'm pretty sure my entire path is ASCII only, so I'll probably feedback to the Itch.io team, then. Thanks for your help!
how do i play without downloading