Total War: Rome II

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Total War: Rome II
Total War: Rome II cover
The Creative Assembly
Release dates
Windows September 3, 2013
OS X September 16, 2014
Linux 2015
Total War
Shogun: Total War 2000
Medieval: Total War 2002
Rome: Total War 2004
Barbarian Invasion
Rome: Total War: Alexander
Medieval II: Total War 2006
Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms
Empire: Total War 2009
Empire: Total War: Warpath
Napoleon: Total War 2010
Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai 2012
Total War: Rome II 2013
Total War: Attila 2015
Total War Battles: KINGDOM 2015
Total War: Warhammer 2016
Total War: Arena TBA

Key points

Creative Assembly usually release beta-testing patch here
Most issues with the game since release have been fixed.

General information

Port Report
Official forum
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
Gamesplanet Emperor Edition
Green Man Gaming
Mac App Store Emperor Edition
All Windows versions require Steam.

Version differences[edit]

The Mac App Store version (Emperor Edition) does not support multiplayer, mods or additional DLC.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Setting Up
  1. Download the Package File Manager and extract it in a new folder.
  2. Open PackFileManager.exe, select Cancel on the very first prompt.
  3. On the second prompt find the main R2TW installation path, after selecting it click the OK button and skip the next prompt.
  4. Select Yes if asked to decode the database files.
  5. Under Game, check if R2TW is selected.
  6. Under Options, select CA Packs Are Read Only, then choose I'm not afraid, coward!
  1. Under File, Open CA pack, select movies.pack
  2. Double Click on movies.pack and movies in order to expand the list.
  3. Select the desired file, then push the Delete key in order to erase it. Delete the following files.

   4. Push the Ctrl+S keys in order to save any new changes.


Due to the large amount of files saving might take up to a minute.
Splash Screen
  1. Under File, Open CA pack, select local.pack
  2. While in the list Double Click on local.pack and navigate to local.pack\ui\frontend ui\loadingscreen
  3. Select, then push the Delete key to erase it.
  4. Push the Ctrl+S keys in order to save any new changes.


Depending on the language the game was installed on the local.pack file may appear as local_language.pack

Modify camera edge scroll delay[edit]

Modify edge scroll delay
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Rome2\scripts
  2. Open preferences.script.txt
  3. Edit campaign_camera_edge_scroll_delay 0.2 and change 0.2 to the desired value.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Rome2\scripts\preferences.script.txt
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\The Creative Assembly\Attila

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Rome2\save_games\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Minimum resolution is 1024x768.[2]
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Borderless while playing in Windowed at the Desktop's resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Trilinear, and anisotropic filtering (2-16 samples).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Double buffered.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Voice settings.
Voice settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, speech, and effect sliders
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes

VR support[edit]


The Mac App Store version (Emperor Edition) does not include any form of multiplayer.[1]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Supported but requires an internet connection for Steam authentication.[4]
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes after changing settings in-game[edit]

Change settings from the main menu

Mouse cursor not bound to game window[edit]

  1. Download CursorLock.
  2. Open CursorLockSetup.exe
  3. Shortcut > User mode
  4. Switch to the Hotkeys tab and enable Toggle Lock Hotkey and choose a hotkey
  5. Click Create Shortcut
  6. Activate the shortcut, switch back to TW:R2, and use the lock hotkey to bind the cursor to the game
It is possible for the hotkey to not be recognized by the game, in which case it needs to be activated from the Steam Overlay

Campaign camera no longer controllable[edit]

Campaign camera control fix using EditSF
Campaign camera control fix using EditSF
Mouse and keyboard camera controls no longer function.
  1. Download EditSF
  2. Open affected savegame
  4. Change System.UInt32 from 0 to 1
  5. Save and reload the savegame from Rome 2
Reload unaffected earlier save game[5]

Unable to click any menus[edit]

Disable any AutoHotkey scripts affecting the mouse.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3 support
1024 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mac App Store - Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition
  3. Tested by Pharnaces
  4. LAN offline :: Total War: ROME II General Discussions
  5. 5.0 5.1