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

25 Jun 2010   #41
tearsofpurple

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks SO MUCH Lord Jon. Been searching the internet forever to find a fix to this! The batch file does the trick


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26 Jun 2010   #42
Lord Jon

Windows 7 x64 (build 7100)
 
 

No problem. It wasn't easy for me to find to problem. Is after hours searching (also in taskmanager) I found the problem. That was for me enough lost time to write the script and place it as fast as I could on the internet. I still use it without any problems. Have fun!
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19 Jul 2010   #43
DrumCorpsNut

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I tried many of the solutions here. None of the bat files worked; I just got a no-cd message. But one thing has been working so far.

Open Screen Resolution window
Change theme to "Windows Classic" (in the Personalize window)
I also have it set to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP service pack 3, and I checked the box "Run as Administrator", but I'm not sure if those last two are affecting it yet.

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64bit, my computer is an HP dv6z with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 series graphics card.

Hope this helps at least some of you.
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20 Jul 2010   #44
Saiko18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrumCorpsNut View Post
I tried many of the solutions here. None of the bat files worked; I just got a no-cd message. But one thing has been working so far.

Open Screen Resolution window
Change theme to "Windows Classic" (in the Personalize window)
I also have it set to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP service pack 3, and I checked the box "Run as Administrator", but I'm not sure if those last two are affecting it yet.

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64bit, my computer is an HP dv6z with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 series graphics card.

Hope this helps at least some of you.

Yes, and this is the best solution if you are going to play online with something like GameRanger. I have to do this every time now. Oh well, small sacrifice for a great game!
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17 Aug 2010   #45
Gogogojack

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I tried your *.bat file but had the following error results...
Explorer terminates as hoped!
However, I get this error messabge: "Cannot locate the CD-ROM. Please insert teh correct CD-ROM, Select OK adn restart Application.
Please help :-) :-) :-) Maestro.
Thank you - Muchisimas Gracias!
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20 Sep 2010   #46
obituary1992

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Automated Fix for Discoloration

I know very well the frustrations of trying to find a fix for this. I tried everything, but the one thing that worked for me 100% was to switch to the Windows Classic Theme and open the Screen Resolution window. However, I don't like using the Windows Classic theme because I, personally think, that it is very ugly (come on, if I'm gonna use Windows 7, I want it to look pretty ), and I don't personally like to have to open the Screen Resolution window every time I want to play.

So I've spent the last 6 hours or so doing much research and have created a batch file that automatically switches my Windows theme to Classic, open up the Screen resolution window, and run Age of Empires. After exiting my game, the batch file then reverts my Windows theme back to what it originally was and closes out the Screen resolution window.

With this taking so much time, I decided that I did not want to keep this to myself, and I have taken the time to upload the files I created so I could share with everybody that has this problem.

Here is the download link:

Windows 7 Conquerors Color Fix.zip

Instructions on how to use these files are included in the readme file (very, very highly recommended that you read it before doing anything with the files.)

I hope this helps somebody, I know it helps me immensely!

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04 Nov 2010   #47
chollo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Code Hunter View Post
Hello, have you tried to adjust your screen's resolution? And if so, what is the lowest resolution you tested? This will sometimes fix the issue.
oh yeah, this solved me the problem. how simple and cheap but thx a lot
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18 Nov 2010   #48
mnk1001

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Disable explorer temporarily to resolve color issue for AOE II

I faced this problem since I was using windows XP and had a fix over it. The fix works on windows 7 but with a demerit. Let me explain how it works: 1) Start AOE II and before you start the game ie just after selecting the no of players 2) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or SHIFT+CTRL+ESC to go to task manager 3) In the process tab select EXPLORER.EXE and right click on it and end the process. 4) The super bar and the desktop icons would vanish. So press SHIFT+TAB to find AOE II 5) Play the game and when you exit it, go to the FILE -> NEW TASK in task manager and type EXPLORER and press enter.... VOILA you got the super bar and desktop icons. I know that it's a bit frustrating to do this every time but if you have a better solution plz tell me too. NB: I forgot to mention but yeah you need to use the compatibility option to play the game in Windows XP SP3 mode. This can be done by right clicking the shortcut->properties and then select open file location. Right click the file and select properties and select compatibility tab and change the compatibility to Windows XP SP3 for All users
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24 Nov 2010   #49
disasterpiece91

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by obituary1992 View Post
I know very well the frustrations of trying to find a fix for this. I tried everything, but the one thing that worked for me 100% was to switch to the Windows Classic Theme and open the Screen Resolution window. However, I don't like using the Windows Classic theme because I, personally think, that it is very ugly (come on, if I'm gonna use Windows 7, I want it to look pretty ), and I don't personally like to have to open the Screen Resolution window every time I want to play.

So I've spent the last 6 hours or so doing much research and have created a batch file that automatically switches my Windows theme to Classic, open up the Screen resolution window, and run Age of Empires. After exiting my game, the batch file then reverts my Windows theme back to what it originally was and closes out the Screen resolution window.

With this taking so much time, I decided that I did not want to keep this to myself, and I have taken the time to upload the files I created so I could share with everybody that has this problem.

Here is the download link:

Windows 7 Conquerors Color Fix.zip

Instructions on how to use these files are included in the readme file (very, very highly recommended that you read it before doing anything with the files.)

I hope this helps somebody, I know it helps me immensely!

can anybody confirm if this works?
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15 Mar 2011   #50
somerlot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Going to this thread Windows 7/Vista Color Fix and following the advice at the very bottom of the registry worked for me. Involves no programs, no closing explorer and restarting explorer. Adding this to your registry and you can play with no color issues and you can alt tab out of the game during play and back in again with no issues. At least no issues I for me so far.
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