I bought Empire Total War about a year ago, and the game ran with few crashes for the most part. Once I got my new Radion HD5750 graphics card the game crashed every battle. I found a workaround for Empire Total War that gave me 100% playability on Very High graphics settings with no crashes whatsoever here http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=238484. Apparently this had been a major problem with Empire and people with upper end graphics cards.
A week ago I bought Napoleon Total War, I have the game set to extra high graphics and it runs very smooth. During the Italian campaign I had several CTD problems, but not enough to really cause me to complain. Now that I am in Egypt, every battle seems to want to crash, typicaly whenever I click on a unit after I am allready a good ways into the battle.
Im using Vista 32 bit, I have 3 gigs of ram and a Radion HD5750 graphics card. It doesnt seem like as many people are having CTD problems with Napoleon from what I can find,...but if anybody has had this problem and knows a potential workaround to make the game playable I would be greatful.