I know this isn't exactly hardware, but I do have a interesting question.

I am running Windows Vista, and I have played Age of Empires 3 before on my computer. But I got it back from a friend a few weeks ago, decide to install it again, it installs fine, I get to the main menu fine, but when i start a new game it instant loses. Even a normal skirmish, it keeps opening with the Narrator from the tutorial, expect its not the tutorial, a about 30 seconds into the game a messege appears that my colony has been destroyed and that I should try harder to defend it next time, expect the game hadn't even started yet....

I have the compatibilty update, but no difference.

Please help