On newer computers, at least my own PCs, i've had some strange artifacts sometimes in the old AoE2 so this is very welcoming. I've made a bunch of levels in AoE1 and 2 that I revisit sometimes, complete with all sorts of triggers and dynamic spawning of troops. I've tried transferring it over to another PC with no success though so I never got around to putting them online.
I remember when Microsoft Zone went down in, i believe 2003 or 2004, sad day. Used to play AoE1's all-Choson non-artillery infantry wars online or the many variations of AoE2's Castle Wars and it's RPG levels. Lots of memories to say the least. Looking forward to seeing the game release and seeing both new and old player (re)discover this classic.