may be bypassed by launching using batch file like this: taskkill /F /IM Explorer
Alexandre Savine, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: After so many years... It was a pleasure to get some old friends back! On Win7, suffers from color scheme collisions with Explorer.exe. may be bypassed by launching using batch file like this: taskkill /F /IM Explorer.exe age2_x1.exe Explorer.exe It kills the Explorer, launches the game. We need no Explorer while playing! Once game ends, Explorer restarts.
Summary: Quick shipment! Thanks. Game works great, currently running Windows 7. I did experience the wonky colors problem though, and all the solutions I were finding wouldn't fix it. If you're experiencing them too, what worked for my system is DirectDrawFix version 20130101-154045, and now the colors work like a charm :D
Summary: Very happy with this order. Arrived in about 18 hours. Well protected and the DVD cover and disks are like new. I loaded AoE and the expansion package on a Windows 7 machine and it is running fairly smoothly. The picture and sound hang up for about one second every now and then but I have yet to be kicked out of the game. I have all of the original AoE games except for the first one. This DVD set was a life saver.
Summary: Well it doesn't suck. Prior to buying this the only time I've ever really played Ages of Empires was back when it first came out and I didn't understand it at time, but now the technology exists for me to look stuff up on the fly and i get it. This game is defiantly slow paced, I don't mind slow paced games every once in a while but this one is almost too slow for me. I like the technological development aspect because who doesn't like upgrading stuff.