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Medieval II: Total War

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Medieval II: Total War is the sequel to the Medieval: Total War video game and it’s the fourth game in Total War series. The game is set between the years 1080 and 1530. It focuses on medieval warfare, religion and politics in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. There, similar to previous games in the series, are two modes of play: battles which can be played in multiplayer, in user-defined scenarios or in historical scenarios which simulates real battles of history like Battle of Arsuf or the Battle of Agincourt and the single-player campaign which lets the player build his civilization to conquer other factions. In large maps of the campaign, the player has to control the faction’s military, economic and social systems. When it's the player's turn, he has to move his army anywhere on the map, while in combat, the player has to choose either to fight the battle or let the computer calculate the outcome. There are several single-player campaigns.In the short campaign the player has to defeat a few enemy factions and control as least 15 territories, while in longer campaign, the player has to control at least 45 territories and a gigantic city like Jarusalem, Granada, Rome or Constantinople.
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Release date
Nov 27, 2007
Creative Assembly
Feral Interactive
SEGA, Feral Interactive
Age rating
17+ Mature
System requirements for macOS
OS: 10.10.5
Processor: 1.8 GHz
Graphics: 256 MB
Mac OS: 10.10.5
Hard Disk: 32 GB
Input: Keyboard & Mouse

The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.
OS: 10.11.2
Processor: 2.4 GHz
Graphics: 512 MB
Mac OS: 10.11.1
Hard Disk: 32 GB
Input: Multi-button Mouse

The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.
System requirements for PC
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
  • Celeron 1.5GHz Pentium 4® (1500MHz) or equivalent AMD® processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 11GB of uncompressed free hard disk space
  • 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound cardand latest drivers
  • 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse,keyboard and latest drivers
  • DirectX® 9.0c
  • 128MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 support and the latest drivers. Must be 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible
  • 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
  • Internet (TCP / IP) play supported; Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires Network card.
Important Note: Some cards may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Medieval II: Total War. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatibility.
System requirements for Linux
Ubuntu 14.04
Steam OS 2.0 (NVIDIA & Intel Only)
Graphics Card:
Nvidia 600 series+ with Driver Version 352.55
AMD R7 with Mesa 11.2 driver*
Intel Iris Pro with Mesa 11.2 driver*

*IMPORTANT: AMD GPUS may require Ubuntu 15.10 or later. Mesa 11.2 driver still in active development.
Ubuntu 15.10
Steam OS 2.0 (NVIDIA & Intel Only)
Graphics Card:
Nvidia 700 series+ with Driver Version 352.55
AMD R9 with Mesa 11.2 driver*

*IMPORTANT: AMD GPUS may require Ubuntu 15.10 or later. Mesa 11.2 driver still in active development.
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The Game is already a Classic and one in its Category; The best because there is still! You can Learn a little bit of World History. Units so Coordinate/Explant that you can later inhibit and Smash an entire Empire. MAn can use Dilomatie, be based on Peace with enemies, or unite to go to War. What a good incination is: Calling Crusades and Dshjhads. The Game Systematically evolve with the Centuries in which one progresses in time, which in Turn leads to technological Progress! The Game principle was kept very simple, all Peoples (Vatican/Ottomans and many more) can play Games after playing through the Campaign. Whoever goes on Cheese Mps, you have total Control of The Battlefield. You can even set the pre-ones Shortcuts the Way You want. The Camera perspectives are Free to adjust so that the Player always has a good overview of the Battles. When you consider how old the Game is, you can get a good Graphic, and how Detail the Spectators look like at the Fights. All in all one of the best Strategy games available on the Market ...
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The Love of detail in this Game reshuts me over and really plays like a Medieval simulation, the Slaughter beating is just as Important as leading the entire Empire at every Level, every Decision plays out at some point and the better you in general Game understands all the more Fun it is. Update: A few recommendations for newcomers, so that you have fun with the game from the very beginning:-In the lower Menus, you can see exactly how much trade the individual Cities do. Others have more trade, others have less. There is Also a distinction between Land trade And Maritime Trade: Depending on what Value is higher or the Location of the City, it is worth building some Buildings rather than others. (More generally, note all the small Windows you can open more that give the most Information.) -Remember that only a Kingdom that takes a lot of Money can also set up a correspondingly large Army, especially at the Beginning it makes Sense to build Farm buildings in Cities with great Trade Potential. (Cities with Ports and good Roads Connection to other Places are Ideally as a Tip here.) If a Country Were To Wage war against you, it will probably terminate the Commercial rights with you. As a result, much less Money is being taken. But If the Country is big enough and has enough good trading Cities, it no longer has big Negatives. Everything Sounds very complicated, but it is well described in the individual (Few) undermenus. I am very surprised by the small-minded things that Developers have built into the Game. Nowadays you can find something like that no more, rather games appear unfinished.
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