I have been a long time Age of Empires II player, and have once suffered from the classic red grass and purple water graphics issue that a lot of people suffer from. However, using one of the below solutions, it eventually corrected itself. Recently, I installed Windows 7, build 7100 as my main operating system. AoEII (Conquerors exp. too) did not work on the original Windows 7 build, but now does, however, no matter what I do, scouring the internet for solutions and ways to solve the problem the graphics issue of the red grass and purple water stay. Here are the solutions I've read about and tried, all to no avail.
Changing the resolution Alt tabbing Opening a folder before the game loads Unchecking "CPU 1" on the "Set Affinity" box in Task Manager Updating graphics drivers to most recent Updating DirectX to most recent Running the game in compatibility mode for XP, Vista, 98, etc.
None of these solutions work at all, the green grass is still red, and the water is still purple.
Here are my system specs.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Build 7100 AMD Athlon 64 6000+ ~3.0GHz 2GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Direct X 11 Running at 1920x1080
Can anyone recommend any other solution to the graphics problem? Thanks.
Here's a picture of the issue (screenshotting doesn't show the graphics problem)
try this... wen u see red grass n purple water... this is wat i do.. :) press da "window key" das wat i do.... wat uv to do is jus widout closing ur game get to ur desktop :) do dat.... n then switch age of empires again.... see if da color gone right... if not do it again... BUT this time... open some folder... say MY COMPUTER .... n then... its MAGIC :P