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ROME TOTAL WAR PROBLEM


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Salmonboy

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Hi whenever i start my rome total war barbarian invasion game i seem to encounter the same proplem.

The writing is blacked out and the game becomes laggy and then freezes.
This always occurs on the campaign and i have found that quick battles work better as i can play but the writing is still blacked out.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled and the same problem occurs.

Could it be down to drivers?
The graphics are ok on the start up movie.

Thanks

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I love that game, could we see your specs then, write them out one by one or just use this little free program, scan, and copy log back to here.

sysspecs
http://www.alexnolan...are/sysspec.htm
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Hi thank you for the post

I have made the scan here


Please could you reply

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Sorry I have just posted the details open for others to see here.


System Specification---10/04/2006 21:03:01

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Windows Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM) 480 MB
CPU Info AMD Athlon™ XP 2600+
CPU Speed 2078.1 MHz
Sound card SB Audigy Audio [DCC0]
Display Adapters NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution 1024 X 768
Network Network Present
Network Adapters NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport |
CD / DVD Drives D: _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A | E: SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616E |
Default Printer Lexmark X1100 Series
COM Ports COM3 | COM2 | COM1 |
LPT Ports LPT1 |
Mouse 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks C: 112.2GB |
Hard Disks - Free C: 50.1GB |
USB Controllers Detected: 3 host controllers.
Firewire (1394) Detected: 1 host controllers.
PCMCIA (Laptops) Not Installed
Manufacturer American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make System product name
Serial Number System serial number
AC Power Status OnLine
BIOS Info AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 11/25/03 | A M I - 11000325 | |
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Battery No Battery
Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7NVM400
Modems Intel® 536EP Modem

System Spec
http://www.alexnolan.net

Edited by fleamailman, 10 April 2006 - 02:08 PM.

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I have played the game before and have not had these problems but it has been in the past few days i have decided to play on it and it has not worked.
The last time i played on it was about January
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I like your parts, next question, has the Totalwar site reported a bug and a patch?
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Are you saying that the game with the upgrade was working correctly before but not it isn't then?
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No, the barbarian invasion was workin fine but when i left it it didnt work
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Ok, first and simplest, delete of the save game points except for one you really want. Next I am going to ask you to do some Spring cleaning which may not solve the problem but at least it should do the comp good and rule out machinebloat as a cause, sorry this is going to take you some time but it is in a good cause.


Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

Run Box
find and press the keys; the Windows flag botton and the R botton together(up pops the runbox)
(all these steps can be simply done by typing commands in the run box then)

Step1 deleting the prefetch files
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: prefetch
press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
press: Ctrl botton with the A botton(select all is the same)
press: shift + delete botton(deletes with prompt)

Step2 disc clean up
type or cut/paste this to runbox: cleanmgr.exe
choose drive(normally C: but comps differ)
press: enter(this process can take a long time)

Step3 disc defragmenter
type or cut/paste this to runbox: dfrg.msc
press enter(this process can take a long time)


Step4 checkdisk
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: chkdsk /f /r
press: enter( black window appears)
press: Y botton
press: enter
reboot the computer(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

Last download the final clean up.
cleanup
http://www.stevengou...anup/ysspec.htm


btw, sorry if my English is a bit wonky donkey.
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Ok i am disk defragmenting now, thanks for the help :whistling:
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Take your time I perfer it well done than rushed.
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Ok thank you. Btw your english is good not wokey dokey
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I did the spring clean but nothing has changed.
Do you have any other ideas?
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Could it be a driver problem?
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What i would try is getting the latest drivers for your gfx card, get these from the nvidia website, OR get the omega drivers for nvidia(just google). Make sure your total war is patched all up to date, and make copies of your saves.

If the drivers dont work i would next try reinstalling it. Flea can fill you in if you have any questions.
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