Every time i try to launch third age it comes up with the message

"this application is not compatible with the installed operating system"

was working fine after a month of playing... then this has come up repeatedly for the last 5 days

The version I have is gold btw, happens with both vanilla, kingdoms and mods using med2

I have already made sure daylight saving was off and also shut off the UAC. Neither work and the same message comes up.

I'm not 100% sure its a compatibility problem with windows 8 as its been running fine on windows 8 for about a month now.

I have the english version of Med2 gold and also I am located in the UK.... I'm totally stumped to why its not working all of a sudden, compatibility mode does not even work.