AoE III Complete Collection was working fine on my laptop for more than 1 year. Base OS is Windows 10, 16 GB RAM (Dual Video Card Intel HD 530 and NVIDIA GTX 960M). I was running game in compatibility mode Windows Vista and Running as administrator.
From 2-3 weeks ago, game suddenly stopped working. It is launching the initial screen, however, that screen stays for around 10-20 seconds and terminates. I tried locating log files and found that there is a message stating “nvCPL is unavailable”.
Since then I have tried installing/uninstalling the games, install DirectX updates, MSXML updates, try other compatibility settings (Windows XP etc.), Legacy Options (Which was already on). However, none of it seems to make it work.
Any idea what can be the problem and how to fix it?
Not totally related, however, on same settings Age of Mythology is still working.