I know this may sound elitist, but if your PC is a potato you should not try run high spec games on it. Oh, sure, maybe your PC can run AOE 2 2013. But trying to run AOE 2 DE seems full hardy.
What I’m saying is the game should not have to downgrade just because your PC can’t run it.That said, yes, the game still needs fixing. (it’s gotten better, but not perfect)