The "Appian Way Shuffle"
(Nicks "limited lobotomy" or alternate 'Full Lobotomy': and "Redist. Reruns" together!)
Some behaviour including Freezing at Launcher or Title, crashing and other types of graphical artifacting may be solved by eliminating some basic Attila Appdata files, and the Steam files that may be telling Attila that everything is hunky-dory when it isn't!
(Keep in mind that you should have User Account Control OFF or you may run into some problems )
Try going to C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Attila and delete the following folders:
Delete entire Attila folder
(If you can’t find Appdata or the Attila files, they may be hidden and Ctrl+F and search should find them. Alternatively you can go to control panel and globally make all files visible.)
Exit Steam, then go to C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\STEAM and delete the following:
Reboot, restart steam and let it rebuild its files (which it will). Now right click on your game in the Steam Library list. Choose 'Properties'>'Local Files'>'Verify Cache Files' This may take a few moments.
See if you can play when complete. If not proceed with the next step.
Go to the following directory:
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Total War Attila\redist
Here you will find these files:
(These will show an option to reinstall or repair, although one of them 86-90 may not show anything, this is normal.)
Then, go next door to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Total War Attila\redist\directx
Then restart Steam (it will update) and now verify cache files for Attila again. Play.