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Ressolve color issues with some older games like Road rash or Age of empire 2 in windows 7

Updated on November 21, 2010

Road Rash in windows 7

Here's how to fix color issue.....

When i upgraded into windows 7, I found that some of my old favorite games like Road Rash or Age of empire 2 has serious color issue in windows 7. I could play the game but the color was fully messed up .I searched for the solution over the net....after some research ,i came to know that explorer.exe was the culprit. The new explorer in windows 7 messed up the color of these older games. So here's what did i do.......

You have to create a batch file in your games installation directory that kills explorer.exe ,starts your game and restarts explorer.exe . follow this........

       1.Open notepad or your favorite text editor

       2.Type 'taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe' and press enter

       3.Type 'xxxxxx.exe' and press enter,[where xxxxxx.exe is the executable file to run the game]

       4.Type 'start explorer.exe'

       5.Then click File>save as....

       6. File name should be like 'xxxxxx.bat' , select "all files" in the save as type drop down menu

       7.Remember to save the file in your installation directory. If you create the file in another directory then cut>paste the file in your installation directory.

       8.Double click the batch file you created to run the game ......

Hope this helps.................

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      rimit 23 months ago

      still colour problm in bonkheads please email full solutions

      rimijangra@gmail.com

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      arjun 2 years ago

      it is not working

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      King of The Road 2 years ago

      Worked for me too ;) 10x

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      that's a good one 3 years ago

      I already knew the principle. Also good for Age of Empires 1 & 2 menu &

      game fuckup

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      Kishor 3 years ago

      Thnks it worked

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      PHANEENDRA KUMAR 3 years ago

      But, Euro Truck Simulator game 2008 version is not working by using this technique. Please suggest me how to resolve for Euro Truck game colour problems

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      Pranab Jyoti Das 3 years ago

      Thanks..... Its working...

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      Mandar 3 years ago

      thnxx man gr8

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      Bilash 3 years ago

      tnx a lot man

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      pulkit 3 years ago

      i have windows 7 64bit... tried ur solution.. didn't work.. pls help

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      vaseem 3 years ago

      its working thanks you

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      sharan zuse 3 years ago

      it is not working

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      jaishankar 3 years ago

      amazing trick, it worked like a charm, thanks bro

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      saudo 3 years ago

      i've problem to save game... how can i do?

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      RubanS 3 years ago

      It works... Thnks whoever u r. I owe u

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      sachin 3 years ago

      it works thanks dude

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      nasir 3 years ago

      That really worked. Thanks a lot brother.

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      Shirxa Hashmi 3 years ago

      still color issue :(

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      RAKESH 4 years ago

      IT WORKED GOOD

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      AMIT 4 years ago

      THANKS MAN IT WORKED :)

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      Tard 4 years ago

      thx dude, that helped!!!!

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      sss 4 years ago

      excellent

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      sami 4 years ago

      you are awesome

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      justin 4 years ago

      ok so i downloaded the game fromm a website i cant find the exe file

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      RAJ 4 years ago

      AMAZING!!!!!!! WORKED FINE

      taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

      ROADRASH.exe

      start explorer.exe

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      ashwin 4 years ago

      amazin!!! i was a bit lame in the beginning... gave xxxxx.exe inside the file... then realised and gave the actual name of the application file..!!!

      thanx a lot!!! great job!!!

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      Sudesh 4 years ago

      @Hirofunshi thnks for the file

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      joco 4 years ago

      Hey,i have problem with save game?

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      Hirofunshi 4 years ago

      Alternatively go to https://www.box.com/shared/tb5l5l2yzz0g0qhxtgh8

      download the file extension it is on the top right corner.

      then paste it to the the root directory.

      double click or run as administrator.

      simple!

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      hamidrazamemon 4 years ago

      now also it dosnt fix

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      Ahmed Helal 4 years ago

      thank you

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      MadMax 4 years ago

      Thanks. Works Like Charm... Great Help...

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      aldred 4 years ago

      its not working.and i didn't understand what is directory

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      BK 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot !! you saved the day...

      other fixes like setting compatibility, etc does not work.

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      DJANGO 4 years ago

      WORKS LIKE MAGIC!!! THANKS A MILLION

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      Rinku 5 years ago

      This is great...

      Awesome tips!

      Many thanks

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      Rohit 5 years ago

      thanxxx

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      BowG 5 years ago

      If it doesn't work (like it was the case with me) try this (adding the /wait option)

      taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

      start /wait ROADRASH.exe

      start explorer.exe

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      Partha 5 years ago

      It Works

      gr8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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      Raj 5 years ago

      Did not work for me. even i have tried everything that you told. I have saved it to my game installation directory also...game runs but color problem is same.

      below is the code

      taskkill /f /im explorer.exe

      ROADRASH.exe

      start explorer.exe

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      sarthak 5 years ago

      what is drop down menu n where is the installation directory

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      jing 5 years ago

      thanks due

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      Saleh 5 years ago

      its not working:[ I end the explorer procecess but still it has horibble colors now what should i do

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      ananymous 5 years ago

      u r a frrrr

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      Thank u..:)) 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot dude...

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      gvsfad 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot man. you rock and it works great!

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      M W R BAIG 5 years ago

      THANKS......IT WORKS GREAT

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      imnotsweet 6 years ago

      go to task manager and end the explorer process..then open run n browse to the roadrash directory n run the original roadrash exe...it wl work normally

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      zuber 6 years ago

      not worked for me... its showing windows cannot find the .bat file... n asking to rename and try again... after doin tat too its not startin... plz help....

      zuber_14588@yahoo.co.in

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      Rij™ 6 years ago

      Thanks for helping me revive my childhood all over again.

      You're the man.

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      Epic Roadrasher 6 years ago

      Thanks man.... EPIC

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      Samrat 6 years ago

      Thanks - its 100% correct

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      Libin 6 years ago

      Great !!! Thanks a lot

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      Player 6 years ago

      MAGIC!!!

      Thanks a lot. :) :) :)

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      nitish 6 years ago

      pls help!!! am not gettin dat!!!!!!@

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      Harry 6 years ago

      Works great buddy!!!!!!!!

      thanks a ton!!!!!!!1

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      Mukesh Mandal 6 years ago

      U are simply great Thank u so much

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      Daniel Lemes 6 years ago

      Great tip, thanks a lot!

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      sudhir 6 years ago

      thanks buddy

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      Jagge 6 years ago

      Thanks, it runs fine now. But I cant save anymore in RoadRush, can you?

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      ILAY 6 years ago

      Thanks a lot - problem has been solved

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      abc 6 years ago

      It does work for me,it just turn off when I start it

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      kadas31 6 years ago

      It didn't work for me fellas.....

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      jcf9 6 years ago

      amazing works just like the old times...............how did u know what to do?

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      Cool 6 years ago

      I did everything.Even the game ran through the newely made file but the same problem persist.Plse mail me the file at ultimatefashion108@yahoo.com

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      SPiRiT 6 years ago

      that's brilliant...

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      selim silva 6 years ago

      thanks man

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      ashraful-islam 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      installation directory is the directory where your game exe remains...... say you installed age of empire under d:\aoe and the game exe that you double click to start the game is in that directory- then place the bat file in d:\aoe\

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      asif 6 years ago

      i'll try but exit in directory

      and still this problem

      plz sent me a proper file to my mail address

      asif_aksa@hotmail.com

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      afriin 6 years ago

      what is installation directory? i don't know..please temme..

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      iJz 6 years ago

      Thanxxxxxx works 100% :)

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      Daniel 6 years ago

      Thanks great work

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      GERARD 6 years ago

      TOP CLASS

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      roadrasher 6 years ago

      thanks

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      roadrash 7 years ago

      great tip... thanks a lot...