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Topic Subject: A list of helpful links that may help you fix your problem
posted 19 February 2006 20:23 EDT (US)   
I made this thread for reasons described in the paragraph below the red title further down in the post. To navigate through the thread for relevant information, press:
"Ctrl" and "F"
Then type in a keyword.
-Jonathon Clark

- Activision
- The Creative Assembly
- Sega

Game Modification Creators
- Rome Total Realism Team

- Total Rome
- Strategic Command Center
- RTW at The Wargamer

- Barbarian Invasion Discussions
- Rome Total War Discussions
- Strategy Discussions
- Multiplayer Discussions
- Game Modification Discussions
- War Stories
- Medieval 2: Total War Discussions
- Older Total War Games Discussion
- History Discussions
- Suggestions for the website

- Rome Total War Patch 1.2
- Rome Total War Patch 1.3
- Rome Total War Patch 1.5
- Barbarian Invasion Patch 1.6

- Rome Total War Demo Version
- Barbarian Invasion Demo Version

- Wartrain's Rome Total War Gameplay & Strategy Index
- Wartrain's Tech Help Index (This will almost guarantee you get an answer to your problem)

- Windows Media Player 10
- Windows Media Player 9

- ISP = Internet Service Provider.
- RTW = Rome Total War.
- BI = Barbarian Invasion.
- Lag = Jumpiness or slowness in an online multiplayer game.
- Kick = To remove a player from a game when you are host.
- Driver = A required piece of sotfware that your computer needs to make hardware work.
- Graphics Card = A piece of equipment in your computer that works with your motherboard and monitor to display images and data.
- Motherboard = The heart of your computer - it makes things tick.
- Re-install = An un-installation of the game, the immediately installing it again.
- Patch = An update to a game or piece of software.
- Mod = Either a forum moderator or a modification for a game.
- C: drive = Your harddrive.
- OD = Ye need not know. Ye be warned.
- Engine = The internal game system which produces the graphics and animations.
- Bug = Minor/Major fault.
- CTD = Crash To Desktop.
- Overclock = To extend and stretch a computer's memory to a dangerous limit.
- Bits, bytes, giga, mega etc etc... = Units of memory varying in size.
- Resolution = The size and display of the game (higher resolution is generally neater).

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Feel free to browse and revive any old topics in the forum that may help you. The search feature is extremely helpful and always brings back good results. It is located at the bottom of the page, and you may search by date, author and thread title.
Also feel free to annoy/bug/bribe/blackmail me into updating this thread, as it is a synopsis of existing information, and a small bit of help for new forummers while the resident genius (Wartrain) is absent. You can contact me in various ways - my information is displayed in my profile. To find it, click on the small identity card like picture next to the date and time of my post.

Edit History:
1.0 - Thread posted
1.1 - Added Wartrain's Indexes
1.2 - Added Sega link & generally tidied up post
1.3 - Added modification section and 2 more fansites
1.4 - Thread Stickied (Thank you Doitzel)
1.5 - Added a basic glossary (further updates to it will not be marked)
1.6 - Added a fansite suggested by: Ichbinian!
1.7 - Added Microsoft and the two media players

St Jimmy
Angel face and a taste for suicidal

[This message has been edited by Jonathon Clark (edited 03-18-2006 @ 03:20 PM).]

posted 23 February 2006 19:37 EDT (US)     1 / 15  
Nice thread, I say.

Oldie from RTWH!
posted 23 February 2006 20:24 EDT (US)     2 / 15  
Well - it might help tide the flow of threads while Mr.Fixit is missing. Hope he's ok...

I just noticed a lot of threads where people were re-installing and looking for things like simple solutions and patches and instructions, so I shoved this up. *shrugs*

EDIT: And I found a little stash of answers which I'm not sharing with anyone, BTW.

St Jimmy
Angel face and a taste for suicidal

[This message has been edited by Jonathon Clark (edited 02-23-2006 @ 08:25 PM).]

posted 23 February 2006 21:15 EDT (US)     3 / 15  
Updated. If anyone wants or knows of something that should be up there, contact me and I'll get it up ASAP.

St Jimmy
Angel face and a taste for suicidal
posted 24 February 2006 23:04 EDT (US)     4 / 15  
Thanks Doikie

St Jimmy
Angel face and a taste for suicidal
posted 25 February 2006 00:09 EDT (US)     5 / 15  
Perhaps this site could be added.

Oldie from RTWH!
posted 18 March 2006 15:21 EDT (US)     6 / 15  
OK, just to let you know I've added MS to the list, and it's wonderful (not) media players.
Kudos to Ian for the link to that site, too.

St Jimmy
Angel face and a taste for suicidal
posted 05 October 2007 21:45 EDT (US)     7 / 15  
this is from our member grizzly, thank you. I thought it should be added in a sticky somewhere.
Don't know if this will help but I once had a similar problem with an incomplete installation of Norton anti-virus.

Eventually, with a help of a friend, I had to manually go into the registry and edit out all references to Norton. Took a while too but it worked. Even though there were no folders that referred to Norton on the computer and there was no uninstall under the control panel->add or remove programs. Still the registry entries made the install program think that the program was already installed.

Start->Run, type regedit, and use the F3(find next) function to find any entries that refer to total war, rome total war, creative assembly ect. and delete them.

Make sure you are not deleting the entries to any other Creative Assembly-Total War games you may have installed though.

AND PLEASE BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST as you can totally hose your computer if you mis-edit the registry.

The links to the Microsft operating systems are here. They tell you how to back up and restore the registry. (XP and Vista) 382617&nsf=tsgeninfo.nsf&view=docid (98/Me/2000)

Too long I guess, have to copy/paste that second link.
Thanks grizzly!

posted 24 February 2009 02:41 EDT (US)     8 / 15  
i got the gold edition and when i try to instail it an error comes up with:

feature transfer error

feature: barbarian invasion data
Component: BI
File: D:/
error: incorrect function

please help me i realy want to play

my system specs:
Processor: AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core Processor, ~2.2GHz
Windows edition: Vista home premium (6.0, build 6001)
RAM amount: 3070MB
Free hard drive space: 1756MB
Windows swap file details: yer i dont even know what that is :S
Directx edition: Directx 10
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
posted 24 February 2009 04:01 EDT (US)     9 / 15  
Free hard drive space: 1756MB
I'm pretty sure you need more than 2 gigabytes for the Gold Edition, although I may be wrong. However, first figure out if you can solidify enough room that the game requires when installing Gold.
posted 24 February 2009 05:10 EDT (US)     10 / 15  
CommandoCool: you probably don't have enough space on your harddisk. Try freeing up some by removing programs you don't need or copying files to a different harddrive.

posted 24 February 2009 07:18 EDT (US)     11 / 15  
tried that and it still dosnt work
posted 24 February 2009 22:35 EDT (US)     12 / 15  
Uninstall the game (if there is even an option)
Delete the existing folder if its left over from previous attempts at installing the game.
Reinstall the game and create a directory for it to install in rather than just a default folder it creates on its own.

That may work.
posted 26 February 2009 01:30 EDT (US)     13 / 15  
still not working, might be a problem with the disk?
posted 26 February 2009 07:36 EDT (US)     14 / 15  
Try installing it on another computer (or another Cd-drive if you have one) so you can narrow things down to either a problem with the Cd or with your Cd-drive.

posted 04 November 2020 03:23 EDT (US)     15 / 15  
Hello All,

If you have any problem regarding overheating of your tower or motherboard, make sure the cooling fan is clean and operational.

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 11-04-2020 @ 11:57 AM).]

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