You might want to make a copy of the disk locally to your machine and attempt to install from local files. I simply uninstalled every Windows update from the last month in order to get my game operating again. Author Replies: The problem is due to Windows updates from a few weeks ago. Once i have some work out the way i will look into this more. In this forum I got many tips and tried but also fail. Thanks In compatibility options, have you tried the other tick boxes? There is a second update which unfortunately I have yet to track down.
The issue is that, with windows and 256 colours, 256 colour modes work by way of asking applications what colours they need. I am using a Samsung with Window 8. I uninstalled both the original game and the Titans expansion, and re-installed only the original game. I can create the room and find my xp with my windows 7 but it wont let me join the room. Anybody out there who can help please do. Now I get the ini. I had it working fine on 7.
After restart, you have to do the following in order to prevent microsoft from updating the certain file again. Funny thing is that I installed it first, and then everything worked. Once you have The Conquerors, install UserPatch and it should work. On my laptop with Windows 8 I hadn't yet installed AoE and so I chose not to even install the updates from September and haven't since I imagine my experience would be similar to my friend's. If your attempts to copy the contents of the disk to your local machine fail; or after you copy the contents and install from the local works, then you know that the disk must have an issue with it check for scratches etc.
Hi I managed to get it working by doing this. The wallpaper can be changed without dropping back into Aero, just don't change the theme back. I am having problems connecting my 2 computers to multiplayer. Most probably some reg key went all sad face when I applied the Titans expansion. It prevents editing, crashing AoE2 when you try to edit or play a game. There are some palette colours that Windows Explorer eg.
I've tried adjusting the resolution, running as admin and running in Windows 7 mode, nada. Notify me of new posts by email. If that doesn't help, try disabling the Aero theme entirely by switching to Windows basic temporarily, to see if that helps as sometimes Aero can cause problems with older games. So i'm getting kinda desperate, I was thinking about the game all day, got home tonight hoping to find some lost childhood memories only to be left disappointed So I registered on this forum hoping to find some good samaritans who wanna help me with this. Thanks for the confirmation that its not just my brothers laptop doing what you describe.
You can always save a custom theme for Aero and one for Basic, and switch between them easily. Also tried The Conquerors 1. You pay the same amount of money as usually. The game plays fine and I have yet to go through those 17 updates to see which one or more are the culprit. I've uninstalled it and all other September updates from two computers one using Windows 7 and the other 8 and my friend on his Windows 8 and AoE2 now runs on all three of them. Ugonna Onyekwe - Destination Unknown 2.
Sorry to bug everybody if this problem is already dealt with elsewhere. Maybe something is wrong there. Removal of all the updates from September restored the game to normal function. If you have issues installing or using it, leave a comment and I will see what I can do! This same technique is required for appropriate visuals in many older games that use 256 colour modes. I show you a lot of Fixes for starting issues of your Age of Empires Definitive Edition. Thanks I switched the theme from aero to basic and both games worked first time without resorting to compatibilty modes. Now that's more solid information, thank you for sharing it.
Have tried running the game under various compatibility modes, but everything returns the same error. Does this mean that i cant personlaise my desktop if i want to run the games? Then I applied the Titans expansion, and everything went fubar. I have this update since early September. Would be nice to get it going again and not have to hang on to an old pc just to play it. What is the name of the.
There are at least two updates that interfere with AoE2. What this means is it get's to choose 256 colours fro a larger set and then use those. Not even black screen, nothing. Within the last year or so though i have been unable to get the game to work on my windows 7 desktop 3yo Packard Bell. When i open the game it goes to the launcher and upon pressing play the luancher simply closes and the game never starts i've tried everything i can find in these forums, Renaming aomx to Luancher, Opting into the modmanagerbeta, when i try to run the game by direcly opening amox.