please help me2run AOE in WIN7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kittu8_in2002, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. kittu8_in2002

    kittu8_in2002 MDL Junior Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    i am not able to run age of empires2 on WIN7 home far as i know there was a option which will make all ur previous versions os softwares to run..
    please tell me where will i find it!!:eek:
  2. Pliskin

    Pliskin MDL Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    #2 Pliskin, Dec 27, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
    Does the whole game don´t start ?

    Did you try the Compatiblymode ? (choose windows xp and give it a try)
    Select aoe2.exe and rightclick it, go to the tab "Compatibly Mode" and select Windows XP from the list.

    Otherwise, you may install the latest patch (2.x) when i remember right and see whats happing.
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  3. qu4ker

    qu4ker MDL Novice

    Nov 25, 2008
    #3 qu4ker, Dec 27, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Works fine here.

    Windows Ultimate x64.

    Just a little trick. Finish explorer.exe process an then use the task manager to launch the game.

    Another choice is

    Create a batch file to launch the game:

    Example code for AOE II Conquerors

    @echo off
    taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\age2_x1\age2_x1.exe" NoStartup
    Sorry for my bad english.