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Empire Total War

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March 16, 2009 4:57:27 PM

I had been anxiously awaiting the release of Empire Total War... bought it right away, but it didn't work right on my XP computer.... I needed to upgrade anyhow, so I ordered a new Dell desktop, with an AMD Radeon HD3450 256 MB PCI-Express x16 RV620 graphics card installed. Also, I have no other games installed on the computer yet, and it has pleanty of space for this...The processor is the Pentium core 2 Duo e7200 (2.53GHz,3mb). I think that that should allow the game to work properly, however it does not. Even with the graphics set lowest... which seems crazy... I got the grapics thing the way I did so that I could enjoy the graphics that the game offers! I get the error message- Empire Totalwar has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program & notify you if a soluton is available. I have tried all of the listed contact information for support but have had ZERO luck finding any way to recieve an actual response to a question. Any suggestions?????

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March 16, 2009 7:42:00 PM

are you sure its your computer not handling it? If it closes the instant you start, rather than just having a terrible framerate that either generally means your hardware is MASSIVELY out of the league of the game (like, running empire on a 2 year old cheapo laptop), or that there is a software problem.
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March 16, 2009 8:10:51 PM

Did you buy empireTW from steam? if so, that is the problem (so I hear). The total war series of games have always been a pain in the butt to install and/or run and then keep running without crashing, although when the games do work well the gameplay is often brilliant.
March 18, 2009 8:26:08 PM

go to

visit their forums, as you will see, tons of performance/crashing issues on a wide range of systems among other bugs. Most people consider themselves lucky if they can play through a few turns without a CTD.

I too suffer from crashes and I am running a superior system.
March 23, 2009 2:23:17 PM

Public beta's ftw
March 23, 2009 2:24:23 PM

Angelique8478 said:
I ordered a new Dell desktop, with an AMD Radeon HD3450

Oh my.....i just spotted this. Bet they took you for a ride as much....£500-600?
March 23, 2009 2:37:22 PM

Yeah that card is going to struggle, on just about anything new let alone Empire.