GameSpot Medieval Total War 2 Gold Edition Game Download Does Not Install
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Do you have any firewalls stopping it?
This is a bit odd and embarrising. Right after I uploaded this question, the game began installing. I will explain....I had begun to install about 30 min ago and forgot about it, and it took it that long for it it to begin. Up until now I have been using Task Manager to stop cancel the installation with in the first 5 min of what appeared to be a lockup. Now it is downloading more files, looks like it could take another 4 hours of downloading files in addition to the initial 4 hours of downloading files. I hope it runs after these files are downloaded,...crossing my fingers "grin".
well, 30 min later, the download stopped and it said there was something wrong with my internet connection, geesh. No, to my knowlege, I have no firewalls stopping it.
Problem, when I click MedievalTotalWar.exe, it takes about 10 min before the install shield begins. It then reports it needs to download additional files before installing. A window called Medieval Total War pops that has a simple bar showing download status. For about 20 min it will show that it is downloading a file called "MedievalIITotalWar_Mov.001". Downloading seems extreamely slow. I watch the progress with windows explorer and it appears to be downloading a file called "Medi9357.rra also. Eventually the Download fails and a window pops up saying "Trouble with internet connection" or something of that sort. Here is what I did to finely get it to download the aditional files....I checked and turned off Windows Firewall completely. I also logged of my wireless router and logged on to a neighbors wireless router. But honestly, I think finding the firewall and turning if off was the cure.
Here is how you do that...(Vista)
Go to your Windows Control Pannel
In the default Vista view, you will see "Security" with a shild icon next to it.
under that,....Click Allow Program through Windows Firewall
Screen will go dark and Windows will say it needs your permission to continue, lol, say yes.
A new window will pop up and you can turn off the firewall off completely for the duration of the install
Its not done downloading files yet, I expect that will take some time so I am taking the time to type in this reply , but it seems to be downloading them with out problems now.
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