Here’s how to run Rise Of Nations in widescreen resolution in Windows 7:
1. In Windows Explorer, click on ‘Organize>Folder and search options>View’ and change the setting for ‘Hidden files and folders’ to ‘Show hidden files, folders, and drives’.
Click ‘OK’ when done.
2. Go to ‘C:\Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Games\Rise Of Nations’ and open the ‘rise2.ini’ file in notepad.
3. Change the line ‘AllowAllResolutions=0′ to ‘AllowAllResolutions=1′ and save the file.
Enjoy Rise Of Nations in widescreen resolution. Don’t forget to revert back the Windows Explorer setting that was changed in ‘Step 1′. The same solution will work if you are running the game in Windows Vista.