Monday, November 29, 2010


Age of Empires 2 Compatibility Issue With Windows 7

With Windows 7 (64-bit), the game could run just fine, but with color issues as if we had suddenly forgotten what the color of the grass looked like (green, right?).

In order to resolve this issue, the only thing we were left with was to press Ctrl+Alt+Del and close explorer.exe or of course do it by making a batch file that automatically took care of the problem. No further solution was given by Microsoft, no further attempt was made.

Affected Games:
1. Age of Empires 2
2. Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings
3. Age of Empires 2: The Conquerors
Problem running Age of Empire Game in Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit),You get into the game's menu, but as soon as you either click to start a campaign, scenario, or even the map editor, the game shuts down. Windows 7 then gives you a message that says "... this game is too old and..."

Solution: This game is still one of the most popular strategy games up-to-date and Microsoft claims that this game is compatible with Windows 7 64bit. Since this game was designed for older system and only supports 800x600 graphics, please try to adjust the screen resolution down to 800x600 with 256 colors, then launch the game to see if it works. And also try to run the game in compatible mode, just follow the screen-shot below.
You may need to contact the graphic manufacturer to obtain the latest graphic driver and download updates for Age of Empires 2. Moreover, you can refer to the following methods to get a better game performance.

Also Read: Benefits Of Windows 764 Bit Operating System


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