I've installed the game Age of Empire 3 or some of you call it as Age of Empire III , War Chiefs and Asian Dynasties . Both of them when I run it , during the intro movie the game was fine but when the intro ended and I ended up at the main menu , the screen beginning to twich , and the screen turned black with some other colours blinking . So I finally googled for some solution and found 1 that I've tested and I'm playing the game now without any problems . I know the game is an old game but I just suddenly have the urge to try to solve the problem because I bought this game few years back but haven't been able to play it .
For your info , I've had the same problem when I was using Windows XP SP2 and Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit .
This solution I've tested it with my current Windows which is Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit .
The Solution ,
1. Go to the game's .exe file eg. AOF3.exe (the one you click to launch the game)
2. Right click on it and go to properties .
3. Go to the Compatibility tab .
4. On the Compatibility Mode box , tick on the 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:' box.
5. And then select 'Windows XP ( Service Pack 2 )'
Then try and run the game . If it works for you then congrats!! If it didn't then too bad . You have to google harder!
I think it works the same for the problems faced by Age of Empires 2 .
P/S: Leave a comment if someone happens to read this blog and tried this solution and it worked. Even if it doesn't , just flame me , please , this blog is almost dead , I've been ignoring it for 2 years and my 1st post is about a game's problem's solution .
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