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    Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    Hello , I just got a medieval Total war Copy from my Friend and installed it , now the problem is that when i am playing it the Game Suddenly Crashes in the middle of the Play and it Left me really Annoying , Can you tell me Why this game Crashed and how can i solve this problem , also the game seem to be in the Russian language , can you tell me how can i convert the Russian language to English , please help me thanks in advance

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    For the Language problem i dont know what do to about it , but for the crashing you can try this , Right click on the game icon on the desktop > then select Properties > Compatibility tab Tick the first box and choose Windows XP from the drop-down menu. Click OK.this might help you
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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    have you tried installing the newest patch for that game?

    Update 1.3
    Update 1.3 is now available to download for owners of Medieval II: Total War. The latest update includes online multiplayer fixes to allow owners of the original game to play with those who have installed Kingdoms. Please note that you need Update 1.2 installed in order to install Update 1.3.

    Check this Link to download the game patch http://www.totalwar.com/index.html?p...l&nav=/us/7/1/

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    i Think the solution is ensure that Your screen resolution for the game should match the screen resolution on your PC. So if your screen is 800x600 then you must make the SAME for your game

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    I have set the resolution to run the same as the computer. I am running vista on a Gateway FX laptop. The game crashes when you go into battle mode. It will battle for a while and then die. I am thinking it is a buffer overflow or memory leak of some kind. Anyone else experienceing this problem? Have a solution?

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    Ok , this is a post a found for solving the crashing problem , i followed it intirely and it works.I was very happy so i thought i post it so you'll be able to solve your problems . Good luck ...

    "Originally Posted by LeftEyeNine"
    """Since it seems that Medieval Total War 's CTDs seem endless, we need a sticky over here to gather general methods to overcome this problem. Credits go to all those that dealt with this hassle and figured out something to help.

    Above all usual routine of checking your all kinds of drivers and DirectX being up-to-date, here are the options you may try to solve your situation with MTW. Please use this thread to ask for help if none of these options work for you, instead of opening a new seperate thread. Here we go:

    * MTW is an old buddy, so that sometimes updated video drivers bug him. Therefore, especially if you have a 5xxx series Nvidia graphics card, try reverting your video drivers to v61.76's, credited to be the most compatible graphics driver with MTW. However if you have a newer generation gfx card compared to 5xxx, this set may cause problems all over, may not even be a solution for MTW.

    How to revert to an older set of drivers in a clean way:

    1- Download Nvidia ForceWare v61.76 (Windows XP/2000 version. Browse to Nvidia.com for other OS versions). Do not install yet.
    2- Uninstall your current gfx drivers from Add/Remove Program through your Control Panel which can be accessed through Start button of your Windows.
    3- Get Driver Cleaner Professional and install it. The download link is a bit down the page. (Program also has a commercial version called Platinum which promises to have been better optimized, but this free version will do the trick for us)
    4- Restart your computer and when your PC is about to load windows press F8 button to bring up loading options of Windows. Choose Safe Mode, hit enter and let it load windows that way.
    5- When Safe Mode is loaded, it may give you a warning saying what this Safe Mode is all about. Just click right away to get it fully open.
    6- Now run Driver Cleaner Professional. Since this is the Safe Mode where there are no visual supports, hence screen resolution is low, you may not be able to find the shorcut on your desktop. In that case you may try browsing your Program Files folder and find Driver Cleaner there and run its .exe from that location.
    7- Now that you have Driver Cleaner Pro run, you must select Nvidia from Cleaning Selection dropdown menu.
    8- Click Start and let it do the job. When it is finished you'll see Cleaning Finished! message at the bottom of the program window.
    9- It's time to restart your PC after all thorough cleaning, so be it.
    10- When you are normally logged into Wndows, it may say New Hardware Found blah blah, just click cancel and install old version drivers which were already downloaded. It will ask for another restart, and when that is done, you're done with downgrading your driver set peacefully.

    * Another fix (recommended generally to Nvidia 6xxx/7xxx owners) is forcing Antialiasing 2x. This is done by:

    1- Right Click your desktop and Properties > Settings > Advanced.
    2- Look for the tab labelled by your graphics card model name.
    3- Click "Performance & Quality Settings" from the panel opened leftwards.
    4- Under General Driver Settings there should be a box telling the name of the settings and their values, such as "Antialiasing - Application Controlled", "Anisotropic Filtering - Application Controlled" and so on. Now you should left click where it says Antialiasing. You should see that there is a checkbox saying "Application Controlled" ticked. Remove the tick, so that now the slider is controllable. Draw the slider right for once, it should be now under 2x. Click Apply, then OK, another OK to close this window with modified settings. Voila!

    * Try playing with Strategy Map and Battle Map resolutions. For example it always used to crush when I set the Strategy Map Resolution any higher than 800*600. It is also said that keeping both Strategy Map and Battle Map resolutions equal helps.

    * As we have mentioned by the beginning, MTW does not get on well with newer GPU's. If you have such gear, you may try disabling AGP Texture Acceleration. Here is how:

    1- Click Start, Run...
    2- Type "dxdiag" without hyphens.
    3- If it asks for something related to WHQL, you can say "No" to skip that stuff and get to DirectX Diagnostics window right away.
    4- When you're there, click "Display" tab up there. And then find "AGP Texture Acceleration" somewhere in the middle. It is probably already enabled, so click Disable button next to it to get done. Click Exit to close this window now.

    So it is all this for now. If you have any other solution, feel free to contact me by PM so I can update the info gathered here.

    Thanks again to all contributors who helped solving this issue."""



    P.S. : MTW 1 is better than 2 ...

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    I can't find a place to download the old Nvidia driver from, and when I tried to change the antialiasing it said your current display driver does not allow you to change the settings?

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    This is the problem usually due to mismatch of the resolution. So you must ensure that the resolution of the game screen that you are using is similar to the PC screen resolution. If there is some difference in that then you might get the issues like crashing of game.

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    Thank you, but I have already tried this and it still crashes. Any other solutions?

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    Quote Originally Posted by JDH-HD View Post
    Thank you, but I have already tried this and it still crashes. Any other solutions?
    What is the computer specifications that you have and which operating system have you installed in your machine? Which nvidia video card do you have? You can try to download the old drivers from the nvidia driver archive, here is the link for it: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    Acer laptop running vista, the problem might be that my card mightn't be nvidia?
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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 1/20/2012, 22:03:09
    Machine name: JACK-PC
    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Basic (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.101014-0432)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Acer
    System Model: Aspire 5735
    BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
    Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
    Memory: 3000MB RAM
    Page File: 2653MB used, 3580MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10

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    Re: Medieval Total War keeps crashing

    You are right JDH-HD. You have a Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Intel® GMA 4500MHD) with up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10. So this game may not be supported on your laptop.

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