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Windows 7: Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion graphics and crashing

26 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion graphics and crashing

I know that there are loads of threads about the graphics problems (the red grass and the purple oceans), and I do have that problem as well.
Unfortunately, when I try and play a random map in compatability mode (I have tried multiple OS's) the game crashes when I fix the red grass + purple ocean problem by using the ctrl+alt+del method...
It's like the only way I can play this game smoothly is with the graphics problems, otherwise I don't play at all.

Is there a patch I have to download or something special I have to do so that I can EASILY get onto a random map game without having to screw up my system too much?


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29 Dec 2013   #2

win 7 64

Me and my wife love this game. The fix I found was on youtube. I had the same issue you metioned
basically kill what is running in the background so it can run clean on the PC.
in notepad type:

taskkill /F /IM Explorer.exe
Start explorer.exe

save the file as a .bat file move it into the folder you find the age2_x1.exe file and click on this .bat file instead of age2_x1.exe file.

Sorry I can't take credit for this, I only found the solution after a night of hunting for it. see:
How To Fix Age Of Empires 2 & Conquerors On Windows 7 - Colors Problem - - YouTube

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