Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Age of Empires II distorted colors - tried common fixes no luck


26 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Age of Empires II distorted colors - tried common fixes no luck

I have installed Age of Empires II and The Conquerors expansion along with the 1.0c patch on Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I am having an issue where the colors are distorted in the main menu and within the game. It is not the problem where only the grass and water are red and purple. It is completely messed up colors throughout the game. Not really playable. Hurts the eyes.

I have searched the internet high and low and tried a whole mess of different proposed solutions included but not limited to:
Compatibility mode to install
Compatibility mode for the game exe, all sorts of option combinations
Killing explorer manually and with a batch file
Leaving resolution window open
Changing Windows 7 theme to basic, and classic
Changing color depth to 16 bit
Tried both VGA and DVI ports/cables
Voobly client (supposedly includes fix)
Community 1.0e patch

And still have the same problem! You would think at least one of those would work but no! Is there anthing else I can try, short of installing it under Windows XP? It worked fine on my previous Windows 7 box, although it was 32 bit. Is this why?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi core21, Welcome to Seven forums.

First question==> Is the game legit? From where did you buy the game?
Update your DirectX to the laest version. You can check out this thread. In this go to post # 108. Might help you.

Keep us posted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Not sure why you're asking me but yes it is a legit retail physical box set purchased in retail store, best buy I believe. how do you update directx. I am on Windows 7 with DX 11. And I tried the Direct Draw fix referenced in that post, still no luck. thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


28 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Don't take me wrong about asking the game is legit or not. It's just that we here at Seven forums do not support pirated games/software. Nothing against you.

You can get the DirectX from here and run the downloaded exe file. It will automatically download the required updated files.
Download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from Official Microsoft Download Center
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Or you could buy the new version released by steam with full Windows 7/8 Support.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Age of Empires II distorted colors - tried common fixes no luck




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Age of Empires II distorted colors - tried common fixes no luck
Thread Forum
Age of Empires II color problem (not the common one) Gaming
Solved Colors and graphics distorted afer using PowerPoint 2010 Graphic Cards
LCD laptop screen has distorted colors Hardware & Devices
Age of Empires 2 corrupt colors Gaming
Unable to connect to internet - Many fixes tried but still no luck :-( Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33