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Refer to this document if you encounter difficulties with one or more aspects of installation or running the Demo of Medieval II: Total War game. Many of the most commonly encountered issues are covered here.

If you experience any problems please make sure that you have the latest drivers for you PC installed.

Please be aware, this software is a demo and is not representative of the final product, product features are subject to change and revision without notice. The software wherein is incomplete and is provided with no warranty of any kind.


- English version of Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP

- Celeron 1.5GHz Pentium 4® (1500MHz) or equivalent AMD® processor. The processor must support SSE2

- 512MB RAM

- 8x Speed CD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers

- 700MB of uncompressed free hard disk space

- 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers

- 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers

- DirectX® 9.0c

- 128MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 support and the latest drivers. Must be 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible*. Nvidia® GeForce 4 Ti 4400 or ATI Radeon® 9800 are the recommended minimum hardware.

- Monitor must be able to display 1024x768 resolution or above.

* Important Note: Some cards with the chipsets listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilised by Medieval II: Total War. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatibility.


DirectX® Installation

The Medieval II: Total War installer will automatically launch the DirectX® 9.0c redistributable installer. If you already have this version or a newer copy of DirectX® this will be detected and the update will exit with no changes made to your system's DirectX® files.

You can manually install the latest version of DirectX® by going to and downloading the latest version available.

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