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Old CD version installs but doesn't run on Windows 10

matzeramatzera Registered Users Posts: 5
Hi,

I have an old CD copy of Rome Total War and trying to run it on my Windows 10 laptop. It installs fine but doesn't run. I tried creating the preferences folder where i installed the game and added the text to it from here

https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/160589/issues-when-trying-to-launch-rome-total-war-on-windows-10-workaround-provided#latest

didn't work.

I tried running in compatibility mode as adminstrator and in Windows XP Service Pack 2. Didn't work.

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  • matzeramatzera Registered Users Posts: 5
    I also don't have the KB3086255 update installed.

    Can anyone help me get it running?
  • Sparkykun1Sparkykun1 Registered Users Posts: 11
    Please name the text document preferences, and make sure the Preferences folder is in the RTW folder (containing the Application file to run the game.
  • matzeramatzera Registered Users Posts: 5
    Hi Sparkykun1,

    Thanks for responding. I did both....text document is named "preferences" and preferences folder is in the RTW folder containing the app file. Doesn't work. When i double click the RomeTW app, i get the "Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device?" Then it shows "RomeTW.exe" I click "Yes" and the dialog disappears and nothing happens after that. Any other suggestions?
  • Sparkykun1Sparkykun1 Registered Users Posts: 11
    matzera said:

    Hi Sparkykun1,

    Thanks for responding. I did both....text document is named "preferences" and preferences folder is in the RTW folder containing the app file. Doesn't work. When i double click the RomeTW app, i get the "Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device?" Then it shows "RomeTW.exe" I click "Yes" and the dialog disappears and nothing happens after that. Any other suggestions?

    You might need to restart your computer
  • matzeramatzera Registered Users Posts: 5
    I restarted my computer. Still doesn't work. Any other ideas?
  • Sparkykun1Sparkykun1 Registered Users Posts: 11
    matzera said:

    I restarted my computer. Still doesn't work. Any other ideas?

    If the RTW folder is in a name other than English or your computer's default language, you might need to change or rename it.
  • matzeramatzera Registered Users Posts: 5
    Hi Sparkykun1 - it's in English.
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