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DirectDrawFix - Color Update

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scripter64
File Details
Version: The Conquerors
Current Version (date-time)
DirectDrawFix 20130101-154045

Introduction
Windows Vista and Windows 7 break color compatibility with certain applications that depend upon palette-based, 256-color graphics. Due to changes to DirectX and DirectDraw, the colors of these applications and games may appear distorted under these newer operating systems. This issue applies to both The Age of Kings and The Conquerors Expansion.

DirectDrawFix will allow you to resolve this specific issue by applying required compatibility fixes to the registry. Elevation is required for this application to perform its updates. Windows XP and earlier operating systems are already compatible and do not require this update.

System Requirements
Windows Vista or later operating system
Elevated user account privileges
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StepS Hi! Yeah, this is the best palette fix. I did one for myself too, and I'm glad to see that other people know about it too.
It's also good that it isn't only attached to one executable, it automates the job of searching the ID and editing the registry for you just in one click! Awesome.
By the way, a DWORD can be used for the ID field too. :) the binary isn't obligated.

[Edited on 02/17/12 @ 01:18 PM]

scripter64
File Author
You're right that REG_DWORD can be used, however all existing entries use REG_BINARY, so, for consistency, I opted for that. Thanks!
scripter64
File Author
Thanks for the review, joeb :)
scripter64
File Author
Thanks, Possidon :)
dailgan when I migrated from xp to 7 I was cursing myself as i could not play my favorite game. but thanks to this software I could play the conquerors as I used to in xp. Thank you for putting this on the blacksmith.
scripter64
File Author
Thanks for trying it :)
dragonslayermcmx
Official Reviewer
I still see the colour issues in the fog of war if the resolution is the middle one or higher :(
scripter64
File Author
That's a separate issue, which is sometimes caused by your monitor/screen performing some kind of widescreen scaling/stretching. Please try to adjust the settings on your monitor. I hope you are able to resolve the issue.

[Edited on 07/09/12 @ 10:02 AM]

Leary I'm really sorry to bother everyone with this, I know I shouldn't but I can't find the answer anywhere: Where do I extract this file to once I download it? Sorry for being a noob.
panel
Official Reviewer
I don't think it makes any difference where you extract it, you only need to run it once.
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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Usefulness/Novelty5.0
Quality/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:80,589
Favorites: [Who?]16
Size:133.39 KB
Added:11/28/11
Updated:01/01/13