This zipfile contains an .xml file called playercolors and a text document with a listing of the default player colors.
Unzip this file somewhere easy to use (desktop)
The text document "Default Player Colors" simply lists the color given to each player number.
The .xml file "playercolors" is that file that you will edit. Right click on this file, and select "open with". Choose either notepad or wordpad and you will see a text document of the player numbers followed by a color configuration.
How to change color:While viewing in notepad or wordpad
simply switch the player numbers.
Example: I like player 11's color Dark Grey better than Blue (use the text document to view what player has what color)so I simply change the player #1 to an 11 and #11 to a 1. You can also change the actual hue numbers to get different shades and stuff. After you've got the players with the color you want, click on file and select save. Put this file in the data subfolder of the Age of Mythology folder. You can change the file back to original settings or whatever setting you chose from in it's new location.
To disable file:Once you've run the game with this file in the data folder, a backup file called playercolors.xmb will be made. Be sure to delete both the playercolors.xml and the playercolors.xmb to get rid of the settings. This only needs to be done if you want the files deleated for good. Otherwise you can just change the settings in the .xml to the orginals and it will resume the default setting colors.
For anyone having difficulty; you have to click on the playercolors.XML file and extract it first. Then click on the file again and select EDIT which will bring you to it in notepad. Also, to create a new color of a player, here's a helpful hey. The colors 1 2 and 3 stand for 1)Your main color 2) what your color is on the minimap 3)what color your characters turn when they die. I recommend when creating a new color that you go lightest to darkest in shades. aka 1=green 2=darker green 3=even darker green. Very handy mod! Hope this helps!:)