Medieval: Total War

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Medieval: Total War
Medieval: Total War cover
Developers
Creative Assembly
Publishers
Activision
Gold Edition and digital Sega
Release dates
Windows August 20, 2002
Medieval: Total War guide on StrategyWiki
Medieval: Total War on Wikipedia

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Total War
Shogun: Total War 2000
Medieval: Total War 2002
Rome: Total War 2004
Medieval II: Total War 2006
Empire: Total War 2009
Napoleon: Total War 2010
Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai 2012
Total War Battles: Shogun 2012
Total War: Rome II 2013
Total War: Attila 2015
Total War Battles: Kingdom 2015
Total War: Warhammer 2016
Total War: Warhammer II 2017
Total War: Arena Cancelled
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia 2018
Total War: Three Kingdoms 2019

General information

Official site for the series
Official forum
Total War Wiki - A wiki for the series
Total War Center - A large fan site for the series with an active modding community
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Steam
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Gold Edition.
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Medieval: Total War - The Barbarian Invasion Comes bundled with Medieval: Total War - Gold Edition.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/345260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/345260/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No support for texture filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't play above VGA resolution[edit]

Use Sephus's ddraw.dll[2]
  1. Download fixed ddraw.dll
  2. Place it in <path-to-game>

Crash to Desktop on campaign[edit]

Occurs when you start a new campaign or campaign tutorial.
Button fix[3]
  1. Download the fix.
  2. Place it in <path-to-game>.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 (1500 MHz) or equivalent AMD
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
Other 1024x768 minimum display resolution

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/345260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (345260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References