Cannot run older pc games

tryed to play age of empires on window 7 and the display is blotched with red dots everywhere in the game. I can play the game but it is really ugly to look at can you help
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  1. Right-click on the shortcutfor the game, and then select properties, compatibility, and check "run in 256 colors"

    Might work ^
  2. tryed that didnt work
  3. You might also try setting compatibility mode to XP. Running a full update of DirectX drivers to get all the earlier bugfixes sometimes helps with older games, too.
  4. Good Advice ^
  5. While its nice you feel you want to post here... do rememeber ... google is your friend (took me 2 seconds)


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-gaming/age-of-empires-2-on-windows-7-has-color-issues/a1763d12-11e2-498f-9b23-122792b14f74

    Cheers
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