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Originally Posted by derickwm;15365910 
^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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Yep, still play it here as well, even on LAN parties! smile.gif

zone.com.. old stuff right there haha

frown.gif I want to play over LAN too. Haha.
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I always played turks with my elite commando janissaries and my trebuchets, using all the unorthodox tactics while my sister just massed armies and troops. Somehow, she just loved to create horses. No idea lol.

Good times... Good times...
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post #23 of 45
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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!
Got a link for the colour fix?
I can't seem to find it...
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Zone.com is gone, but if you haven't heard of it you should try GameRanger sometime. It's kinda like GameSpy used to be but without all the bloat and silliness, and it works great on those old games whose online services no longer exist.
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I usually liked to play as the Byzantines
Byzantines were boss.

I loved this game, but eventually fell in love with the Total War series.
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Always had a soft spot for Persians if playing with teammates I knew irl and would be civilizations like the Britons.

Great resource collecting and charging in with a team of Elite Elephants and Elite Long bowman was pretty deadly.
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Got a link for the colour fix?
I can't seem to find it...
Couldn't find a working download for it, so put it in my dropbox. Here's the link:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2030194/w7ddpatcher.exe

You just run it, pointing it to age2_x1.exe, and it should patch it, and that's it!


To any other users trying to get LAN to work, take a look at my post on page 2, it's the only method I've found that gets it working flawlessly and the one that takes the least setup time!
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^thanks. DL'd.
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Always had a soft spot for Persians if playing with teammates I knew irl and would be civilizations like the Britons.

Great resource collecting and charging in with a team of Elite Elephants and Elite Long bowman was pretty deadly.
Britons and persians was the ultimate team combo, virtually unstoppable. Back in the zone, there where always server rules where turks and koreans were not allowed to be picked, unless you get it when you choose random civ. Man, I wish they would bring zone back, voobly and gamespy are not just the same.
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Never got Zone working. Took me a long time to learn AOL wasn't real internet.
Byzantines for the WIN
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