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Windows 7: Graphics issue with Age of Empires II: The Conquerors

29 Oct 2009   #11

7 and Mac

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aceivaswe View Post
Hello everybody!!!
I have ''Windows 7'' and i'm playing ''Age Of Empires 2 & The Conquerors Expansion''. I had the same graphic issue but i read some forums and i started to test it my own.

After a while i found a solution that is working fine for me!!

Go to your game folder and locate ''age2_x1''.
Right-click, Properties and choose ''Compatibility'' tab.
Then press on ''Choose settings for all users'' button.
Mark the ''Run this program in compatibility mode for:'' and choose
''Windows 98 / Windows me''
Then under settings mark ''Disable visual themes'', ''Disable desktop composition'', ''Disable display scaling on high DPI settings'' and ''Run this program as an administrator'' and click ''ok'' and again ''ok'' and you are done.

Please test if this works and post.
thank you very much...

I have windows 7 32bit running on Macbook by Bootcamp 3.0

it's work great now... thanks again

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29 Oct 2009   #12

windows 7

I have same problem too...

Any one have better solution..?
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29 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64

A solution i found was:

1) Open the task manager up (right-click on taskbar, and start task manager)
2) Disable "explorer.exe" (yes this will make everything disappear but you can get it back from starting "explorer.exe" again)
3) Start the game by using the task manager (File, New Task (Run))

That seemed to work for me 100% of the time.

Hope you get the same results i did.

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29 Oct 2009   #14
Lord Jon

Windows 7 x64 (build 7100)

You don't have to run in window mode. Explorer is the main problem. You can create a bat script that fixes everything for you. You have to make a txt file into the dir of the exe, which is properly "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\age2_x1". Or on 32 bit systems: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\age2_x1".

Open the txt file and copy/past the following:
taskkill /F /IM Explorer.exe
Start explorer.exe
Now save and close the txt file and rename the text file to "The Conquerors.bat", make sure that it doesn't end with '.txt' but with '.bat'. All without the quotes.

The only thing you have to do now is making a short cut to the bat file to launch the game. And now you are done! Run the bat file as admin and the game should run without any lag or mistaken colours. Have fun!

EDIT: Aah, I see that you were first SJMX! Good to see that more people found this solution!
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29 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64

Heh. I may have been first but you did that with style!

Have fun on Age of Empires 2 which is still number one on my favourite games ever list!
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30 Oct 2009   #16
Lord Jon

Windows 7 x64 (build 7100)

Age of Empires II is together with Stronghold Crusader on my number one games list ever!
I'm still playing lan party's with friends on Age of Empires II.
Also a recommend site for you guys: Age of Kings Heaven.
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30 Oct 2009   #17

Windows 7 x86

Searching in the forum I found this simple solution, is for starcraft but worked for me.
StarCraft fix holy cow!
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31 Oct 2009   #18
Lord Jon

Windows 7 x64 (build 7100)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ocadsm View Post
Searching in the forum I found this simple solution, is for starcraft but worked for me.
StarCraft fix holy cow!
Mmm, it sounds very simple. Too bad it doesn't work for me. So I stay with the close explorer method.
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01 Nov 2009   #19

Win Pro 7 32 bit

Heavy sigh - I tried all the compatibility items with no luck. I tried the solution posted by SJMX and when I try to run the game file it says to insert the correct disc even though it is in the drive. I tried the batch file posted by Lord Jon - It starts up OK but I end up getting the same disc message and explorer starts back up. The only thing I could not do was run the .bat file as admin - I could not check the box. Any help here is appreciated-thanks.
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01 Nov 2009   #20

Win Pro 7 32 bit

More info - I uninstalled Conquerors and reinstalled it. The batch file worked fine and the colors were great. Then I applied the "c" patch and I am now where I was before - the disc is not recognized. Very strange - hopefully a solution?????
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