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In Search of A Real Answer to My Axis & Allies Problem



  • [b]I bought a PC Game in a Colorful Box called Axis & Allies (Copyright 2006) back in like 2006 or 2007 & because my 1.2 Ghz Dell Computer at that time even with Windows XP was not Big & Bad enough to Handle the Game that I just paid $20.00 for, the game sat on a shelf for a future date when I had a Computer that I could install it on.

    That being said, as of about a month ago, I have a Brand New Computer w/Windows 7 that is Big & Bad enough to handle any game on the planet. The only problem is, that Axis & Allies Game that I bought 5 or 6 years ago isn’t compatible with my Now Advanced Technology.

    I have installed the game & I have been playing it as much as possible, but after about 30 to 45 minutes of play into the game, sometimes longer, the screen freezes up or it goes into a Flashing Fit that makes it look like it is inside a Tornado & either I have to turn off the computer or the game simply shuts itself off, causing me to start all over again.

    I have seen error messages such as “AA.exe” & things similar to that & that windows is looking for a solution to the problem. I have also read about, but cannot find a Hasbro Interactive Axis & Allies Latest Update Patch & or an Axis & Allies: Iron Blitz Patch.

    Having read my post, can anyone help me with my problem?[/b]



  • Sounds like you have the Atari/Encore/TimeGate Axis & Allies: RTS
    so patches for the Hasbro games will not be of interest

    AFAIK there are no official patches for Axis & Allies: RTS

    have you tried right-clicking on AA.exe and setting the compatibility mode to Windows XP?

    I have to turn off the computer

    … Ctrl+Alt+Del or Alt+F4


  • TripleA '12

    I also have this game and find it runs perfectly fine on my machine which is at least 7 years old, running Windows XP Home. There is no patch for it. The game should work fine though. If I were you, I’d go to video options and try turning down some settings, notably the screen resolution. That might work.



  • 😄 Ok, Thanks to both answers & in response to the first inquiry about the make of the game, the answer would be YES.


  • TripleA '12

    It’s a good game, I hope you enjoy it. And if you ever fancy an online game sometime, just pm me.  🙂



  • 😄 Thanks, but it may be a while before I challenge anybody online, as I haven’t been able to defeat the Russians at Stalingrad for over a month now. Mind you, I did actually capture Northern Stalingrad for about 10 Minutes & I have been IN Stalingrad numerous times, but the computer either kept freezing up or started producing more Russian Tanks than the Russians could ever hope to produce everytime I got close to getting somewhere.

    I have also discovered that all of the cheat codes only work if you are on the allied side. Now if I had some Paratroopers, I might be able to defeat the Russians & link up with Rommel.

    Thanks for your help guys, I appreciate it.


  • TripleA '12

    Cheat codes. Pah! Shame on you.  😄

    I’ve one word of advice for you on that Stalingrad - or indeed any other level in the campaigns - ‘BOMBERS’. 'Nuff said.

    Enjoy.  🙂



  • I have actually gone so far as to acquire 2 Airfields, but it just ends up costing so much money to bomb Cities & Groups of Russian Tanks that I have no money left for anything else.

    One thing I have learned though, while quite effective against Armor & Personnel, Building Gun Emplacements costs money & ends up costing me Life Forces when I need to be attacking.

    Here’s the funny part, the A/A Emplacements don’t shoot at all, but my A/A Halftracks do actually shoot at planes, but they won’t shoot at People or Tanks.



  • I don’t have the game but here is some generic advise:

    Update you graphic card drivers from the manufacturer’s website (AKA don’t use Windows Update)
    Try setting your desktop and game resolution the same ( hopefully at your display’s native resolution )



  • As for the BOMBER Advice, they cost too much & take too much time to acquire to make them worth having. My Best Advice for Myself is Attack Hard & Attack Fast.



  • DOODE!!! At Around 11:30 PM Tonight, after at least 45 Days of Battle I Defeated the Russians at Stalingrad & I have moved on to the next campaign where I must Take Australia away from the British.


  • TripleA '12

    It’s a great fun game, isn’t it?  🙂

    As for my advice regarding Bombers, allow me to elaborate further:

    Build 3 Airbases, research all the Airbase technologies, turn Escort Fighters ON.

    Then wait until you have enough money to send 4-5 sorties out and target and destroy his General HQ.

    Job done.



  • Yeah, the only problem with that idea is that the longer you wait to strike, that allows the Russians (The Computer) to keep coming after you until you are ready to strike back & by that time, they are in your face destroying your base.

    Now this Japan (Vs.) Australia Scenario is interesting as it is similar to the Crete Scenario, just with some added Oomph.



  • Japan Attacks Australia with among other things 2 Yamato Class Battleships, 2 Shokaku Class Aircraft Carriers, Landing Barges that come from The Battleships & 4 Engined Nakajima G8N Renzan “Carrier Based” Long Range, High Altitude Bombers. Somebody got carried away when they made this scenario.



  • :? snickle, frickle, grickle, crack  :? **I had taken Cairns & Brisbane & almost had the Central Beachhead Secure. I had eliminated my little island operations to gain money & had reduced My Primary Island Base of Operations by half for the same purpose. I had 2 additional Corp HQ’s on Australia, with Armor, Infantry & Mech Support in addition to a Complete Navy Force that I was using for Aerial Bombardment. I managed to take Cairns & Brisbane by a Combination of Banzai Attacks by Paratroopers that I had landed in the rear lines & had them attack each city simultaneously while those Cities & British Bases were being Bombed from the air. I had just lost 2 Complete Contingents of Massed Armor, Mech & Infantry & Paratrooper Banzai Charges on the Big British Base in the Center Rear & was sending in a 3rd Wave……And then the Computer Screen Froze Up & the game shut down…3-1/2 Hours of battle & now I have to do it all over again.

    But the next time, I know what NOT to do.**


  • TripleA '12

    Cool, nice posts. Yeah, this game is pretty much not very realistic, historically. But hell, is it fun!

    When I played the level you mentioned, I built 3 Core HQs to get that cash rolling in quick - two on the mainland and one on an island.

    Keep playing and enjoying it.  🙂



  • This game is set in a 1941ish Mode. I don’t suppose there is a 1940 PC Axis & Allies Game like what I have where I can try My Hand at Operation Sealion, is there?



  • :mrgreen: I Feel BAD Now, because I Defeated The British & Took Over Their Cities in Australia. It was a Combination of Land, Sea & Air that finally did it in for them. The wild part is, I could never make a stand on land with any amount of Landing Forces. It was a Combination of Massive Air Raids while I was performing Paratrooper Banzai Charges at the exact same time, sometimes Bombing My Own Troops in the process. Only took me like 4 Hours (+) that 3-1/2 Hours from last night.

    Now it’s on to Kursk, where I just discovered The Tanks have Headlights that work.


  • TripleA '12

    It was a Combination of Massive Air Raids while I was performing Paratrooper Banzai Charges at the exact same time

    Yep, in this game timing is everything. Keep bombing!  🙂



  • **Well, even though the computer said I successfully defended the Beaches at Normandy & I won the Battle, twice now I haven’t done anything but retreat in order to regroup & the second time I didn’t even get to fight anyone before Rommell’s Forces just gave up & “WE” Lost.

    However, having won “The Battle” the previous day, I was able to proceed to Operation Sealion.

    Today it took Me about 3 Hours, but I Conquered ALL of England & I got to watch The Cinematic End to The British Isles, but not to The Empire, where I now find Myself as Japan Invading India in an attempt to bring The British Empire to it’s Knee’s.

    It doesn’t look like this is going to be easy.

    I also need to go back & see if I CAN Repel The Invaders at Normandy as well.**


  • TripleA '12

    I got to watch The Cinematic End to The British Isles, but not to The Empire

    Are you saying that the campaign has different endings according to how well you did with each mission’s objectives? I’ve played through both Axis and Allies campaigns many times, but always completed all objectives, so in effect achieving nothing less than full victory.

    Yep, Normandy is a hard one. Good luck with that.



  • **I don’t know. If you accept the fact that you won the campaign when the computer says that you have & you stop right there, which I don’t, because I Desire to Completely Annihilate My Enemies to the Last Man, I don’t know if there is an Alternate Ending to the End of The Campaign Film.

    I Defeated The Russians at Stalingrad but did not completely Destroy all of Chukov’s(?) Forces, but still managed to Win the Campaign & Move to the Next Mission.**



  • **I wonder if there is a way to Bypass India? The British are Determined to stay there & since it’s only India, what’s the Big Deal? I mean, eventually The Indians will Revolt against their British Oppressors, right?

    Maybe a New Approach is in order. Surrender perhaps?

    Something tells me though I need to try that BOMBER Approach & see what happens.**



  • I have tried everything I can think of to do & I can’t make any headway against the British in Burma. I finally figured out that India is after Burma. Obviously John Wayne is Fighting on The Brit Side, as that would explain my not being able to get anywhere.


  • TripleA '12

    The British are Determined to stay there & since it’s only India, what’s the Big Deal? I mean, eventually The Indians will Revolt against their British Oppressors, right?

    I don’t think you can skip chapters (missions) in the campaigns. You have to complete each in succession in order to move on to the next. I don’t think that last bit is simulated in the game though. 🙂

    I have tried everything I can think of to do & I can’t make any headway against the British in Burma. I finally figured out that India is after Burma. Obviously John Wayne is Fighting on The Brit Side, as that would explain my not being able to get anywhere.

    Then some advice for you. Build Mechanised Infantry brigades on this level as it is very large and you will need the fluid mobility for attack and defence. Also, build TONS of Anti-Aircraft Guns around your bases. I didn’t have any problem with John Wayne though; I think he evacuated along with the British High Command in India when their forward sappers could hear the low rumble of my mechanised units approaching Calcutta…

    Crack on with it my son, you’ll get there!  🙂


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