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Directx9 and windows 10

Michaelz30914Michaelz30914 Posts: 1Registered Users
I’m trying to play RTW. I have Directx 12 installed. I’ve tried installing dx9. I’ve reinstalled Directx. Reinstalled game on steam. Still getting message that RTW requires dx9 and to reinstall. Anyone able to help with this issue? I’m running off of Steam. Thanks!

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  • drs53drs53 Posts: 2Registered Users
    I have Rome Total War, Medieval (I & II) Total War, and several other Total War expansion games all on CD, none will run on Windows 10. My Napoleon game does run. When I check compatibility, it says my games are not compatible. going to properties and running compatibility fixes have all failed. I've seen several fixes that suggest I look for preferences, and make a change there. But even a search by my computer fails to find any preference file. Suggestions? Oh, and Steam won't "honor" my CD #. I had considered buying some new games, but I'm worried that would be a waste of money, since there is no guarantee they will work either. Suggestions?
  • MordaenMordaen Posts: 1Registered Users

    I’m trying to play RTW. I have Directx 12 installed. I’ve tried installing dx9. I’ve reinstalled Directx. Reinstalled game on steam. Still getting message that RTW requires dx9 and to reinstall. Anyone able to help with this issue? I’m running off of Steam. Thanks!

    I have a similar problem (further down) and I've tried everything I've been able to Google so far. I can actually get the program to work in Windows 10 and actually work fairly well. Except that it crashes after EVERY battle (no error message, it just stops working and takes me to my desktop).

    I run into the DirectX 9 problem when I tried running it in my Windows 7 virtual machine environment. There it won't run at all. Just tells me I need 9 when it's got 11 or 12 (can't remember which off the top of my head) and should be compatible. The "best" fix for this is to apparently edit the preferences file found here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Rome Total War Gold\preferences (or somewhere like it at any rate).

    Edit the preferences.txt file, changing AA_QUALITY:AA_HIGH to AA_QUALITY:AA_OFF

    Doesn't fix it for me unfortunately since it's already set to OFF. I haven't found another fix but others have said that this fixed their issue.
    drs53 said:

    I have Rome Total War, Medieval (I & II) Total War, and several other Total War expansion games all on CD, none will run on Windows 10. My Napoleon game does run. When I check compatibility, it says my games are not compatible. going to properties and running compatibility fixes have all failed. I've seen several fixes that suggest I look for preferences, and make a change there. But even a search by my computer fails to find any preference file. Suggestions? Oh, and Steam won't "honor" my CD #. I had considered buying some new games, but I'm worried that would be a waste of money, since there is no guarantee they will work either. Suggestions?

    I think I ran into this same problem when I had Rome on CD. What I discovered after days of Googling was that you basically couldn't run it from a CD (nor mounting it as an ISO) and the only version(s) that would work any more where download-specific ones (such as Steam). This was a few years ago when 10 had not long been out but I'm guessing nobody has fixed the problem as yet.

    The only version I've got running is my Steam one (battle-crashing problem aside).

    Please note I'm not an expert. These answers are just based on my experiences with these games. More qualified people will probably/possibly have better/clearer answers for you.
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