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Installing Empire: Total War from Disc

What is the process of installing my retail copy of Empire: Total War on my PC?

First, make sure Steam is installed. Click here to: download and install the latest version of Steam.

Once Steam has been installed, please continue by following these directions:

  • Login to the account you wish to use to access your games. Note: You may only register your CD Key to one account.
  • Put Disk 1 in your DVD drive.
    • If the installer does not automatically start, right-click on the drive and go to Explore.
    • Double-click the Setup.exe.
  • Select your desired languge from the window that appears
  • You will be presented with the following menu: 



    Select Install Empire: Total War.
  • You will be presented with the following dialog box: 



    Locate the CD Key that came with your purchase and enter it here.

    There may be more than one CD Key included with your game, depending on the version you have purchased.

    Additional keys may unlock extra bonus features.

    The Key for activating the game will be located on the back of the included player manual.

    Note: Steam CD Keys do not include the number 1, number 0, or the letter O. If you see what looks like a one, use the letter i. If you see what appears to be a zero or the letter O, use the letter Q.

     
  • Click Next >
  • You will see the following dialog box:



    Wait...
     
  • You will then see the following dialog box:



    You may wish to click Print Receipt for your records, then click Next>.
     
  • You will be presented with the following dialog box:



    Take note of the install size, as this may take some time to complete. Then, click Next>

  • You will be presented with the following dialog box:



    Wait....
     
  • You will be presented with the following dialog box:


     
  • When the Disk 1 progress bar is complete, you will be prompted with:



    Insert Disk 2 and click OK.
     
  • You will be presented with the following dialog box:



    Wait...
     
  • You will be presented with the following dialog box:



    You may choose Run game now if you wish.

    Click Finish.
     
  • Your games will download an update as part of the authentication process. When the games read Ready to play they are ready to play.

    If the game is missing from your games list, please ensure that you have activated the key from the back cover of the game manual. Other keys are intended to activate extra content only (Additional units, etc.)

    Similarly, if you are getting a "Steam Servers are too busy" message after attempting to install this game, please check your packaging to ensure that you that you have activated all included CD Keys. If you activate a key for extra content (additional units, etc) without activating the key for the main game, you may receive this error. 
     


 

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