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Rome TW won't play on a laptop with Windows 7.

Loaded Rome TW on a Compaq laptop with Windows 7, but when I try to play it I get a message "cannot locate RomeTW.exe". The game will run on a desktop Vista machine. Help!

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  • jimbibby Jul 30, 2010

    Following your advice I've stumbled over a solution. Couldn't locate RomeTW.exe anywhere (and nor could Search), but I found that in Windows 7, program files are divided between two folders: Program files and Program files (x86). Inside the Activision file in the (x86) one is the Rome Total War folder, and inside this are 5 files including Rome Total War application (9844KB in size). I tried to open this, and this caused the game to run... the opening movie works and I've started the first tutorial.

    A solution - many many thanks!



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First thing is first, go to your install folder. (This is usually found in the C;\program files folder, i forget the full command path) and see if the .exe file is there. If it is not, try uninstalling and reinstalling the game.

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