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EE2 Empire Earth 2 Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX | EE2X Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX - Wor

Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 13 Jan 2013, 16:14


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EE2 - Empire Earth II and Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10


Empire Earth 2 is compatible with Windows 8, however sometimes new "explorer.exe" doesn't allow you to maximize the game.
Empire Earth 2 works on Windows 8 only if the screen settings that u have selected in the game are suitable to the screen resolution of your system.
For example if your system uses screen resolution: 1024x768 and Empire Earth 2 uses 1024x768 - the game will work fine.
To check what screen resolution Empire Earth II uses - open a file settings.cfg with notepad. The file is in C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Sierra\Empire Earth II\settings (C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Sierra\Empire Earth II The Art of Supremacy - for expansion pack: Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy).
Current screen resolutions with unofficial version 1.4:
//// = real display resolution
displayMode = Res800x600x32  /// =  800x600
displayMode = Res1024x768x32  /// =  1024x768
displayMode = Res1152x864x32  /// =  1366x768
displayMode = Res1280x960x32  /// =  1600x900
displayMode = Res1280x1024x32  /// =  1280x1024
displayMode = Res1600x1200x32  /// =  1920x1080
Player: "Tbez" found a solution on answers.microsoft.com
Unfortunately his solution doesn't work with Empire Earth II if we want to play online, via LAN.
That's why I created a new ".bat" file (currently ".exe") for Windows 8 users, available to download here:


INFORMATION: Unofficial Patch 1.5 has been released! Unofficial Patch 1.5 supports 42 screen resolutions and solves all Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 problems, so the FIX is not longer needed! Click here to download UP1.5 (Click)
https://ee2.eu/patch

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Empire Earth 2 and Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy Windows 8 FIX - Works with GameRanger:
Version: 4.0, Last update date: 02.08.2014.
To download open a link and wait for 5 seconds, then click "Skip Ad" button in top-right corner:
Click to DOWNLOAD EE2, EE2X Windows 8 FIX
Other servers: Mediafire.com, Mega.co.nz
[iframe]scrolling=no frameborder=0 marginwidth=0px marginheight=0px src=http://www.ee2.eu/h38-ad style=height:90px;width:743px[/iframe]

Total downloads of version 4.0 (since 04.08.2014):
[iframe]scrolling=no marginwidth=2px marginheight=2px frameborder=0 height=38px width=150px src=http://patch.ee2.eu/patch15/windows8fix ... nloads.php[/iframe]

Download and save the file anywhere. It's not necessary to save the file into Sierra/Empire Earth 2 folder! Then just turn it on.
WARNING! Windows 8 / 8.1 SmartScreen may block this "unrecognized app from starting". The file is harmless, here is Anti-virus scan for the file: EE2.EE2X-Windows8-FIX-by.DrMonaLisa.exe. If you're still unsure about it - simply don't download / use the fix.
If you get the SmartScreen message, click on: "More info":
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And then on the: "Run anyway" button.

How it works?
The program detects (every 5 seconds) if EE2.exe is running, but when you press any key it detects immediately.
When it detects that you started EE2.exe (for example the game on GameRanger started) - it kills explorer.exe (which is causing the problem on Windows 8 ) :
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After that program is checking every 30 seconds if EE2 is still running. If it's not, then program turns on explorer.exe.
You can wait < 30 seconds or you can press any key to start explorer.exe immediately:
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I hope this program will help Windows 8 users to play EE2.


[iframe]width=640 height=480 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/lcjjfuxfbbm frameborder=0 allowfullscreen[/iframe]


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Re: EE2 Empire Earth 2 Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX | EE2X Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX -

Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 24 Jan 2013, 03:51

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Empire Earth 2 and Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy Windows 8 FIX - Works with GameRanger:
Last update date: 26.12.2013.
Download:

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Mega.co.nz:
http://adf.ly/bGG04
*//* or *//*
Dropbox.com: 
http://adf.ly/bEKNf
Download and save the file anywhere. It's not necessary to save the file into Sierra/Empire Earth 2 folder! Then just turn it on.
(Update 20.05.2013: Save the file to your Empire Earth II folder if you want to use auto-maximize feature)

Empire Earth 2 Windows 8 FIX - Works with GameRanger:
Last update date: 20.05.2013.
Download:

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Mega.co.nz:
http://adf.ly/bH7uR
*//* or *//*
Dropbox.com: 
http://adf.ly/OS3ZV
Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy Windows 8 FIX - Works with GameRanger:
Last update date: 20.05.2013.
Download:

Code: Select all

Mega.co.nz:
http://adf.ly/bH82h
*//* or *//*
Dropbox.com: 
http://adf.ly/OS3mZ
Download and save the file anywhere. It's not necessary to save the file into Sierra/Empire Earth 2 folder! Then just turn it on.
(Update 20.05.2013: Save the file to your Empire Earth II folder if you want to use auto-maximize feature)

How it works?
The program detects (every 5 seconds) if EE2X.exe is running, but when you press any key it detects immediately.
When it detects that you started EE2X.exe (for example the game on GameRanger started) - it kills explorer.exe (which is causing the problem on Windows 8 ) :
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After that program is checking every 30 seconds if EE2X is still running. If it's not, then program turns on explorer.exe.
You can wait < 30 seconds or you can press any key to start explorer.exe immediately:
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If you like my work, you can donate me with paypal! Thanks!
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Re: EE2 Empire Earth 2 Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX | EE2X Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX - Works with GameRanger

Post by karlboogie » 12 Apr 2013, 07:41

Hi El Presidente,

I just wanted to say thank you for the patch. I really appreciate it.

Karl.

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Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 13 Apr 2013, 02:24

karlboogie wrote:Hi El Presidente,

I just wanted to say thank you for the patch. I really appreciate it.

Karl.
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I'm happy that people are using my FIX Image
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Re: EE2 Empire Earth 2 Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX | EE2X Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX - Works with GameRanger

Post by jac619 » 16 May 2013, 05:07

strange when I download it, it says that its dangerous and malware any idea why?

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Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 16 May 2013, 15:24

jac619 wrote:strange when I download it, it says that its dangerous and malware any idea why?
Are you sure you're downloading a .bat file?
The links are protected with adf.ly. You have to open a link, wait for 5 seconds, then click a button in top-right corner:
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After you download the .bat file you can open it with Notepad, to check what's inside.

There is virustotal scan for Windows 8 FIX files:
https://www.virustotal.com/pl/file/7e11 ... 368710762/
https://www.virustotal.com/pl/file/ae04 ... 368710840/
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Post by jac619 » 16 May 2013, 20:28

I know how to use adfly and its actually SmartScreen Filter saying it dangerous not my antivirus and with the link you posted then that means that im simply getting a false positive. Thanks MonaLisa

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Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 16 May 2013, 22:08

Oh, SmartScreen alerts are usually false, they appear everytime you download a file from an unknown source Image
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Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 18 May 2013, 15:27

UPDATE: 20.05.2013
The last version of Windows 8 FIX didn't work correctly with all Windows 8 PCs.
The last update fixed the following errors:
- Windows 8 FIX kills explorer.exe even when the game is not running.
- Windows 8 FIX doesn't start explorer.exe, when you exit EE2.exe (or EE2X.exe).

The last update added the following new features:
- Empire Earth II auto-maximize when you use Windows 8 FIX. (Works only if EE2-Windows8-by.DrMonaLisa.bat is in your Empire Earth II directory)

The new version is NOT included in Unofficial Patch 1.4.
If you downloaded Windows 8 FIX before 20.05.2013 - you should re-download it.

The new version has been included with Update 2.0 for Unofficial Patch 1.4:
http://www.forum.ee2.eu/t1636-ee2-1.4
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Re: EE2 Empire Earth 2 Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX | EE2X Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 FIX - Works with GameRanger

Post by kangaroo2020 » 24 Sep 2013, 02:55

1.when I get out, the screen is black
2.what about EE2 gold version? I have tried and it does not run

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