I did both, Still nothing... Unless you have to do some special process for the .NET Framework or something.
There is a file created in the folder with the bronze age executable, crash_log, when an error occurs. Anything in that file?
Where did you put the game? Is it somewhere with special permissions requirements? Like Program Files?
I can't find crash_log, is it in the starting folder when you click on the extracted file? Also it is in downloads, so no there should be no problem with permissions. Maybe it has something to do with my graphics card? I bought a refurbished dell optiplex 755 which has decent specs but an abismal graphics card and I am unable to play some games due to it, I have obtained a new graphics card that should work for my computer and will tell you if anything changes.
Okay... The problem turned out to be my graphics card.