There’s a color issue with Age of Empires 2 on Windows 7. You will get a corrupted color in game. Its not a driver issue or some directx compatibility. I think its just because of the Aero theme’s poor handling of colors.
So how to fix it? simply..
- Change to Windows Classic Theme
- Open the resolution changer window (Right click on your desktop, and select “Change Resolution”)
- Run Age of Empire game.
Now the color problem has gone.
Sounds silly?? nope.. IT WORKS!
Believe me, it really works..