Total War: Rome II

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Total War: Rome II
Total War Rome II - cover.jpg
Release dates
September 3, 2013
September 16, 2014
Total War: Rome II at Co-Optimus
Total War: Rome II at SteamDB
 Total War: Rome II at Wikipedia
Total War
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Key points

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

General information

Information Port Report
More information Official forum
More information Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys
Publisher website Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Mac App Store Availability Table Icons - Mac App Store.svg Emperor Edition, OS X only
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All Windows versions require Steam.

Version differences[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Modify camera edge scroll delay[edit]

Fix 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]

Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Rome2\scripts\preferences.script.txt

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Unknown

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native Minimum resolution is 1024x768.[2]
Multi-monitor Impossible
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Trilinear, and anisotropic filtering (2-16 samples).
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native MLAA [3]
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native Double buffered.
High frame rate Native

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Impossible
Touchscreen optimised Native

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Native Native
German Native Native Native
Italian Native Native Native
Spanish Native Impossible Native


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

Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Crashes after changing settings in-game[edit]

Fix Change settings from the main menu

Long turn times[edit]

Turning off CPU moves in the game settings will reduce waits.

Mouse cursor not bound to game window[edit]

Fix CursorLock

  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
Information 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

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
Information 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