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Windows 7: How I fixed corrupt color palette on some old games on Windows 7


20 Aug 2010   #11

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mudlord View Post
Automated solution:

http://mudlord.hcs64.com/code/w7ddpatcher.zip

1) Run the patcher on the game you want to fix.
2) Enjoy.

Note: Source included for people who want to see how it works. Works on both x86 and x64 OSes.
Is this still available somewhere?

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20 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll need to recompile it.

I'll upload it when thats done.

edit: mudlord.info/binaries/w7ddpatcher.zip
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25 Aug 2010   #13

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, mudlord. I must be doing something wrong. I run the patch, it claims success, but no change.

Any advice?
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26 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

what game are you trying.. you could also try it manually as I set out in the first message of this thread
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26 Aug 2010   #15

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Age Of Empires II: Conquerors Expansion
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26 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

here are the entries i use for AOE2 and Conquerers

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\EMPIRED2.ICD]
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00
"ID"=hex:df,d1,81,39
"Name"="EMPIRES2.ICD"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\aoe2_x1]
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00
"ID"=hex:ec,33,74,3b
"Name"="age2_x1.exe"


Attached Files
File Type: zip AOE2_colorFix.zip (433 Bytes, 313 views)
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26 Aug 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, mudlord. I must be doing something wrong. I run the patch, it claims success, but no change.

Any advice?
I need to update it for AOE/AOE2, but I need to get my hands on that game.
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04 Sep 2010   #18

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

I tried this on my AOE2 Conquerors and it initially wouldn't work.

After some trial and error I found that I needed to change the name age2_x1.exe to age2_x1.icd, exactly as it is shown in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\MostRecentApplication.
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04 Sep 2010   #19

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

My AOE2 hasnt changed...
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05 Sep 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Again, I need to look into SafeDisc game handling (like AOE, possibly C&C RA2 etc....)
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