I did a scan from systemrequirements to see if i could run age of empires 3 & it says my vid card doesnt have T&L but a post on the site says my 945 express chipset should support T&L. So do I need to download something?
If you have the Intel 945 Graphics, it does not support transform and lighting but if you have the Intel G965 onboard solution you need to obtain the latest Graphics Driver to enable transform and lighting.
Try this link to download them: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/detect.htm
Also, check this link for known issues playing Age of Empires III