Age of Empires 2: Conquerors Cannot host lan game


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Guest

I have one dell laptop running Vista home premium and a number of XP
computers. The vista computer can run AOEII:C on XPSP2 compatibility mode
and join any multiplayer game hosted by an XP computer. The problem is that
it cannot host a multiplayer game. On Lan TCP/IP, when I click create game
it goes to the "Creating Game - wait 15 sec..." screen, then goes back to the
main multiplayer menu after a couple seconds. No error messages or anything.
I have directx 10 and the 1.0c patch installed.
 
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Serdar KALIN

Please turn of windows firewall and disable User Accaunt Control ( control
panel>user accaunt).Then try again
 
G

Guest

Those were both disabled when I first tried it, and I disabled them again but
still get the same results.

When I try to restore a saved game (originally hosted by another computer)
it acts the same, put provides an error message.

"Unable to create game. For TCP/IP games you may need to connect to the
internet before starting Age of Empires 2."

Is the create game function unable to connect to the network? Or is there
maybe a temp file that it needs permission to create? Originally, this vista
computer could not join a custom map game because the map could not be saved
to the random folder, but messing with "read only" settings seemed to fix
that.

Thanks,
~ Ruskets
 
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Guest

Ruskets said:
I have one dell laptop running Vista home premium and a number of XP
computers. The vista computer can run AOEII:C on XPSP2 compatibility mode
and join any multiplayer game hosted by an XP computer. The problem is that
it cannot host a multiplayer game. On Lan TCP/IP, when I click create game
it goes to the "Creating Game - wait 15 sec..." screen, then goes back to the
main multiplayer menu after a couple seconds. No error messages or anything.
I have directx 10 and the 1.0c patch installed.

How did you even get AOE II and/Conquerors to work on Widows Vista. The
game runs just fine, but the picture is terrible. any ideas or suggestions.
 
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Guest

Yeah, the colors messed on me a lot, especially at first. It has been a
constant struggle to keep them working. Some of the compatibility settings
in properties->compatibility tab helped, like disabling desktop composition,
but don't check the "run in 256 color" mode. Sometimes Alt-tabbing out of
the game once it has started and then Alt-tabbing back in worked to fix the
colors. It seemed like everytime I changed something, the colors would fix,
but then Vista would find a way to mess them up again. Good luck!

* Definitely use XPSP2 compatibility mode or lower.
 

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