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post #11 of 45
I still play, just not on those servers.

I live with 4 others, and we all love the game. We have LANs.

Protip: To fix the colours in Windows 7 terminate explorer.exe once you've opened the game.
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Walls of castles is where it's at! AOE1 always has my heart though, I think I played that for a lot longer and we would stay behind in school to do 'homework' using the lan to play lols. My last tactic (if losing) was to famously corner myself with wall after wall to slow them down, then make a population of priests. When their army broke the final wall I would convert half of them lol. Futile but funny.. wananoooo!
Edited by Unstableiser - 10/19/11 at 3:39am
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I recently went through the whole saga of trying to get a LAN game up between a couple of friends and myself.

After many frustrating hours, I've finally found the winning formula!

Basically, to fix the colour issue in Win7, there's a patch file that modifies the .exe, so that works without terminating explorer (just google it if you want).

For multiplayer over LAN or the internet, I found Gameranger was best. It flawlessly connected us every time, and it jumps you straight in to the multiplayer lobby as well. Plenty of people playing still as well.

So in summary:

- Install and patch to 1.0c (or even the unofficial 1.0e, just make sure you're all using the same). Use NoCD crack if needed.
- Patch the .exe with the colour fix file
- Install and configure Gameranger (point it to your AoE conquerors exe). It also requires a free account set up (just so you can host lobbies/join with a unique username)
- Make sure you have forwarded the required ports if you have a router with NAT

Just ask if you have any trouble, but I tried many, many options and configurations, and Hamachi wouldn't work for one PC, then Tunngle wouldn't work for another, or another option wouldn't work with NoCD cracks (no good for LAN).

Hope this helps!
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I still play AOE3 a lot!
post #15 of 45
Yes! Omg I miss playing on the Zone. Tried on some other random servers this summer with a few buddies but the lag was killer. Such an epic game. AoE RoR on the zone was my personal all time favorite though. Played with my dad for hours upon hours smile.gif only computer game my dad was ever obsessed with.
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i still play with my friend..and his boys! my fav civ=britons.. longbowmen cool.gif ..we play conquerors
 
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I was just playing this a few weeks ago with my younger brother over LAN. I've played online using Voobly a few times, but that didn't really work out very well. tongue.gif

By the way, another fix for the color glitch on Windows 7 is to switch the desktop to a non-Aero basic theme and open and minimize the window for changing your computer's screen resolution. The game should run with normal looking colors by doing this.
post #18 of 45
^thanks for the hint. was wondering about the odd colors.

Anyone have any hints for getting this to work well over LAN?

Seriously every single time my friends and I try to play (All on W7) we have the absolute hardest time and even wired cannot connect to each other 9 out of 10 times. Hence why we tried to play online using other people's servers.
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post #19 of 45
Yep, still play it here as well, even on LAN parties! smile.gif

zone.com.. old stuff right there haha
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I loved the Britons, a full squad of longbow men at their max tech and just watching enemies getting mowed down before they could get close to you.
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