Demo: Rome: Total War Demo
Playable demo (Battle of Trebia map).
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- Rome: Total War DEMO README
Last Updated: 2004-09-08
Refer to this document if you encounter difficulties with one or more
aspects of installation or running the Demo of Rome: Total War game.
Many of the most commonly encountered issues are covered here.
INSTALLATION & SET UP ISSUES
Minimum System Requirements
English version of Microsoft® Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Pentium® III 1.0GHz (1000MHz) or Athlon 1.0GHz (1000MHz) processor or
8x Speed CD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest
300MB of uncompressed free hard disk space
100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
100% Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest
3D hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible
64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers*.
ATI® Radeon 7200
ATI® Radeon 8500
ATI® Radeon 9000
ATI® Radeon 9500
ATI® Radeon 9600
ATI® Radeon 9700
ATI® Radeon 9800
All Nvidia® GeForce 2 and higher
Important Note: *Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipsets listed
here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized
by Rome: Total War. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for
100% DirectX 9.0b compatibility.
The Rome Total War installer does not check for the version of DirectX
you have currently installed. If you don't already have DirectX 9.0b
or newer you will need to install it by going to
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx and installing the latest
version of DirectX available.
Monitor display goes black when the game resolution is set to a value
that the monitor cannot display. The game can only detect the video
modes supported by the graphics card not the monitor. Should you find
you have set the resolution and cannot run the demo, in order to reset
the resolution open the preferences.txt file found in the demo
Change the following lines to match the below;
When setting resolution to 1280 x 768 the left half of the screen may
be cut off about a quarter inch. To correct this you must manually
adjust the monitor settings on the monitor itself. Please refer to the
monitor manual for specific instructions.
Tutorial Battle Advice
When playing through the tutorial, if you complete the requested
action before the advisor finishes speaking. The advisor will be
interrupted and will move on the next piece of advice. To ensure that
you hear all of what the advisor has to say, do not perform any
actions until the advisor has stopped speaking. Please note that you
will not be able to hear the advice again once you interrupt it.
If you go outside the boundaries of what the advisor has requested you
to do, it is possible that scripting issues may occur which will
prevent completion of the Tutorial battle. In the event of this exit
the battle and restart.
WINDOWS® SPECIFIC OPERATING SYSTEM ISSUES
The will game will not play with Windows 98 First Edition or below.
If you are running Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP, you must have
Administrator rights to properly install and play the demo.
If your drivers are authenticated by Microsoft, then DX9 may try to
verify if they have expired by connecting to the following URL
crl.Microsoft.com. This is a Microsoft Certification check for
expiration of Certificate site. This could be triggered when the demo
is run, as it interfaces with the video and sound drivers installed in
Windows. This feature of Windows can be turned off in the following
Start Internet explorer and click...
Tools | Internet Options
Click the ADVANCED TAB, then scroll down to Security:
UNCHECK the boxes that say "CHECK FOR PUBLISHERS CERTIFICATE
REVOCATION" and "CHECK FOR SERVERS CERTIFICATE REVOCATION(requires
This will stop Windows from trying the verify if a certificated
drivers certificate has expired or not.
This does not affect how the demo works and Firewall users can halt
the connection and the demo will load as normal.
This file requires Macromedia® Shockwave Flash® to play correctly. If
you do not have Macromedia Shockwave Flash you can get it at the
following location http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave
Total War Software © 2002 - 2004 The Creative Assembly Limited. Total
War, Rome:Total War and the Total War logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of The Creative Assembly Limited in the United
Kingdom and/or other countries. Published by Activision Publishing,
Inc. Activision is a registered trademark of Activision, Inc. All
rights reserved. Portions utilize Microsoft Windows Media
Technologies. Copyright (c) 1999-2002 Microsoft Corporation. All
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