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Windows 7: Age of Empires 2: AoC expansion

21 Aug 2009   #31
rkballa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by morfeu View Post
I searched in whole Internet for a solution and I found one
morfeu's solution surprisingly works.. thanks a lot.


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27 Aug 2009   #32
kyzawarrior

Win7 RC build 7100
 
 
SOLVED

Hello , it's quite simple . Just start the game and then press ctrl+alt+del ( task mngr) , go to processes and end process named EXPLORER.exe

This is because of colors on desctop they're 32 bit with bad scripts , that's why the game is fu*ked up ...

Anyway i got another problem now , we're on hamachi with friend that have a notebook with winxp 32 and when he host the game i can see it but i can't connect , and when i create the game he can't see mee ...

( tryied : FW off , Compatibility modes and Run as Administrator ) help pls
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27 Aug 2009   #33
Xenochria

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyzawarrior View Post
Hello , it's quite simple . Just start the game and then press ctrl+alt+del ( task mngr) , go to processes and end process named EXPLORER.exe

This is because of colors on desctop they're 32 bit with bad scripts , that's why the game is fu*ked up ...

Anyway i got another problem now , we're on hamachi with friend that have a notebook with winxp 32 and when he host the game i can see it but i can't connect , and when i create the game he can't see mee ...

( tryied : FW off , Compatibility modes and Run as Administrator ) help pls
WOW

I have tried literally every solution ever, and bam, this works. Thank you so much.
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27 Aug 2009   #34
AeonGamer

Win7 7100 / WinXP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyzawarrior View Post
Hello , it's quite simple . Just start the game and then press ctrl+alt+del ( task mngr) , go to processes and end process named EXPLORER.exe

This is because of colors on desctop they're 32 bit with bad scripts , that's why the game is fu*ked up ...

Anyway i got another problem now , we're on hamachi with friend that have a notebook with winxp 32 and when he host the game i can see it but i can't connect , and when i create the game he can't see mee ...

( tryied : FW off , Compatibility modes and Run as Administrator ) help pls
ehhh uhhh why would you NEED Hamachi at ALL
TCP/IP connect is pretty much LAN mode for AoE 2/2 Conq
me and some buddies play like that often.
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27 Aug 2009   #35
kyzawarrior

Win7 RC build 7100
 
 

because we're on one same internet router ... and there's not network here ...
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15 Oct 2009   #36
The Coldest

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

[quote=Xenochria;243772]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kyzawarrior View Post
Hello , it's quite simple . Just start the game and then press ctrl+alt+del ( task mngr) , go to processes and end process named EXPLORER.exe

This is because of colors on desctop they're 32 bit with bad scripts , that's why the game is fu*ked up ...

Anyway i got another problem now , we're on hamachi with friend that have a notebook with winxp 32 and when he host the game i can see it but i can't connect , and when i create the game he can't see mee ...

( tryied : FW off , Compatibility modes and Run as Administrator ) help pls
damm that work! Nice thank you
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31 Oct 2009   #37
fpr

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, same problem with aoe2.

I have an hp pavilion dv7 3020es laptop, ati mobility radeon hd 4530.
Working with laptop's monitor, the problem of strange colors happens in all resolutions.

Working with an external monitor, it works fine on 1024*768 but have same problem with 1280*1024 (his standard resolution)

The solution of cancelling explorer.exe process worked. Thanks for the solution
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04 Nov 2009   #38
adamzx

Windows 7
 
 
it works, dont ask why.

I havnt been able to solve the issue, but a work around is:

1.Change desktop theme to windows classic and then,
2.Open the screen resolution window
3.Then load AoE

(saves closing explorer.exe)

For some reason this removes the 'red grass effect', if it doesnt first up, once in a game, simply tab out and back in. Both steps must be completed for me. Simply bringing the resolution up doesnt help.

Enjoy.
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24 Nov 2009   #39
jayb86

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Its quite annoying that the only way that seems to resolve this is by doing the end explorer task. I have another issue, It will only allow me to play the game in 1024 by 764, the 1280 by 1024 is greyed out. This is rather annoying. Upon checking my resoultion in my laptops settings, the max i can select is 1440 by 900. As "by 900" is the largest i can select, is this what is stopping me from selecting this resolution in aoe ? The only thing that gets to me if this is the case, I was able to play it in this resolution when I had Vista installed. Please help, I may have to go XP if cant get these things sorted.
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02 Dec 2009   #40
acruzn

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I still like to play the original Ages of Empires.(after adding the expansion pack)

I had corruption of the seas and I tried the various options in the Compatibility tab to no avail. I tried out morfeu's batch file solution, after substituting the correct executable.(empiresx.exe, in my case) It works although the game starts minimized.

As he said all icons and bars go away, you are left w/ a blank screen and the tag button for AOE. You click on the button and select Restore, then the game starts. When I exit the game, the desktop is restored quite nicely.

KUDOS, morfeu!!!

If anyone has a suggestion on keeping the game from starting out in minimized mode, I would be thankful.

Angel Cruz
Centreville, VA
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