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Topic Subject:Official Minimum Spec Required To Run Empire: Total War
Gaius Colinius
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-29-08 10:56 AM EDT (US)         
The minimum system specifications for Empire: Total War have been announced on the official ETW website. To run ETW your computer will need at least the following:
2.4Ghz single core processor
256MB Gfx card (DX9 compaitble)
1GB RAM (For XP, 2GB if using Vista)
So for everyone who has been wondering if their computer can run ETW: here's your answer. Keep in mind that these are just minimum specs, if you want the game to look like it does on the screenshots you'll need a more powerful pc.

Here's the announcement.

Please post either your DxDiag (Go to start > run > DxDiag, save then upload). Or post the detailed specs of your pc.

Taken from threads by Hussarknight and Daelon.

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Waffentraeger
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(id: Daelon)
posted 12-31-08 04:28 AM EDT (US)     1 / 11       
Saxo if you would like you may certainly lock my other minimum spec thread, it is not necessary anymore since we have this one. (Not that mine ever was ever successful really).

And also one thing to throw in,

The "Minimum specs" Is what they have tested on, not being 100% universal specs wise. As we learned with RTW and MTW2, you can bend the specs slightly to get a game to run, I assume it would be the same thing here.
Gaius Colinius
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-31-08 06:09 AM EDT (US)     2 / 11       
Indeed you can bend them but you will also be struggling somewhat.

-Love Gaius
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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 01-04-09 04:39 PM EDT (US)     3 / 11       
I think I might type up a HUGE "guide to pc's" designed for ETW. It seems that a lot of forumers here got some great questions that could be answered easily by a large write up (or a FAQ) that is specifically geared towards the ETW minimum specs. Such as, how to "bend the rules", tweaking performance, what is too little, this & that. I had to write up a good sized one for work that the faculty members found very useful. I thought it would just be a good idea. What does ETWH say?
Gaius Colinius
Seraph Emeritus
posted 01-04-09 06:04 PM EDT (US)     4 / 11       
Go for it Daelon.

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Waffentraeger
Mariner
(id: Daelon)
posted 01-04-09 06:05 PM EDT (US)     5 / 11       
New thread of post it in here?
Simonito
Mariner
posted 03-08-09 01:02 PM EDT (US)     6 / 11       
Hi just joined the site.

Have been greatly looking forward to the arrival of ETW but have not had much luck with playing it since buying the Special Forces Addition on PC DVD.

I've had the nightmare many others seem to have had with actually getting the game to install via Steam...."servers not available" etc.

The game finally installed with the update today but when it launched, though the cursor icon turned to a gold pointer and I could hear what appeared to be the sound of the "intro film", my screen was completely black.

I am wondering whether it might be that my pc spec is just not up to scratch or if not, what else might be the problem? Any suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated.

My Pc:

Microsoft XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3
Intel (R) Pentium R4 CPU 3.00 GHZ
3.00GHZ 1.00GB of RAM
Radeon 9250 Graphics Card

MTW2 runs just fine.

Many thanks.
Primo
Mariner
(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 03-22-09 09:56 AM EDT (US)     7 / 11       
Hi, by the looks of it, your graphics card isn't up to the job, so you'll have to upgrade that.

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BlackwatchGuards
Mariner
posted 03-29-09 12:47 PM EDT (US)     8 / 11       
I was wondering what settings ill probably be able to run ETW on if I ahve these specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo e6700 2.66 GHZ
2GB RAM
7300 SE/ 7200 GS (but im gonna get a 9800 GT)
Thanks in advance
myan89
Mariner
posted 07-16-09 03:00 PM EDT (US)     9 / 11       
could my pc run the game?

made by: acer

Windows Vista Home Premuim

Intel Core 2 Quad Processer

6 GB RAM

300 free space

640 GB in total

Realtek HD Audio Manager

NVidia PhysX and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
DietrichStahl
Mariner
posted 08-25-09 03:25 AM EDT (US)     10 / 11       
I've played ETW... once.

I really need a new pc.

Right now I'm stuck with a very sh*tty pc. Celeron D processor, 256mb DDR RAM.

Since I don't have a job, or any saved money, I'm pretty much screwed. Even when I finally get a new pc (if ever) I still have to wory about getting steam to work.
threesixty
Mariner
posted 11-05-12 03:33 AM EDT (US)     11 / 11       
I can run it i've got a Acer, Xp sp3, 1.98g ram, 700mb graphics 70g hard drive plus everything is old. I might 'accidently' :P brake it. Then I will get a 32g ram pc with win 7, 3g graphics, 1000g hard drive plus all of the other expensive good stuff lol
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