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Cannot run older pc games

Last response: in Windows 7
February 26, 2012 6:29:25 PM

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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a c 371 $ Windows 7
February 26, 2012 6:45:56 PM

Right-click on the shortcutfor the game, and then select properties, compatibility, and check "run in 256 colors"

Might work ^
February 26, 2012 6:50:07 PM

tryed that didnt work
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February 26, 2012 6:55:36 PM

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.
a c 371 $ Windows 7
February 26, 2012 6:56:33 PM

Good Advice ^