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How to prepare your PC for Total War: Warhammer II's launch

(Please note we suggest playing Total War: Warhammer II on recommended specs or above.)

To check if your computer meets minimum spec open your DxDiag* and look at the following:

  • The image below shows the Operating System (Windows). The minimum requirements are shown to be Windows 7 and 64bit.
  • The processor must be an Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz or above.
  • The memory must be at least 4/5GB* RAM (*PC integrated graphics chipsets, e.g. Intel HD series, will require 5GB system RAM).
  • The DirectX version must be at least DirectX11.

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  • The graphics card must be at least an NVIDIA GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GB | Intel HD4000 @ 720p.
  • The graphics card must have a minimum of 1024MB dedicated memory.

*To open your DxDiag click on the Windows button, search for 'DxDiag' and click on the DxDiag icon.

A 32bit machine is under our minimum spec requirement for Total War: Warhammer II.

To check if your computer is a 32bit or 64bit machine you’ll need to look at your DxDiag.

To open your DxDiag click on the Windows button, search for 'DxDiag' and click on the DxDiag icon.

The spec of your machine is highlighted in the image below. 

To check what Windows version is installed on your computer you will need to look at your DxDiag.

To open your DxDiag click on the Windows button, search for 'DxDiag' and click on the DxDiag icon.

The image below shows where you can find your Operating System information in your DxDiag. Anything below Windows 7 is below minimum spec (this includes Windows Vista and Windows XP).

Windows Update allows you to choose updates for your computer’s operating system, software, and hardware. As new content is added regularly, it is essential that you get the most recent updates and fixes to help protect your computer and to keep it running smoothly.

To perform a Windows Update please follow the steps below:

 Windows 7

- Click on Start button.

- Click on Control Panel.

- Change your view to Large Icons by clicking on the 'View By Category' button near the top right hand side of the control panel.

- Click on Windows Update.

Windows 8

- Right click on the Windows button.

- Click on Control Panel.

- Click on Windows Update.

Windows 10

- Click on the Windows Button.

- Type in the search bar 'Windows Update'.

- Click on 'Windows Update'.

- Click on 'Check for Updates'.

 

 

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

To download and install the latest version of DirectX please refer to the Microsoft DirectX Download Page.

Updates to system drivers may help with the compatibility, reliability, and performance of system components within your computer i.e. display and sound card devices.

If you have a branded PC it is recommended that you check with the manufacturer before updating software from component vendors.

If you are unable to find any updates or you have a custom computer please refer to the instructions on how to update system drivers as listed here.

To check the dates of your drivers open your DxDiag, click on the Windows button, search for 'DxDiag' and click on the DxDiag icon. Under the 'Display 1' tab you will find information about your drivers.

To update the drivers of your peripherals please use the manufacturer’s website.

Look at your DxDiag to find your product information to download the correct drivers: (this list is not exhaustive)

To open your DxDiag click on the Windows button, search for 'DxDiag' and click on the DxDiag icon.

Compatibility Mode allows an older program written for an earlier version of Windows to possibly run on a newer version of Windows. You can also use Compatibility Mode to allow a program to run as an administrator.

To use Compatibility Mode or to check whether your game has Administrator Privileges please refer to these instructions.

Compatibility Mode and Running as Administrator for PC Games

If you are having problems with a game that was released prior to your current version of Windows, it is recommended you set the game to run in Compatibility Mode using the following steps:

  1. Locate the game's .exe file (if you have a desktop shortcut, right click that and select 'Open File Location').

  1. Right click the game's .exe file and select 'Properties'.

  1. Under the 'General' tab, ensure that 'Hidden' and 'Read Only' are not checked.

  1. Under the 'Compatibility' tab, enable Compatibility Mode and select the Windows version that matches the game's listed recommended specifications.
  2. Under the 'Compatibility' tab, enable 'Run this Program as an Administrator'.

  1. Under the 'Security' tab, select your user ID and ensure all privileges are set to 'Allow'.

If none of these steps above help to resolve the issues that you are experiencing, please submit a request to us along with DXDIAG report so that we can assist you further.

Please bear in mind that the 'Balanced' option can impact your CPU’s performance and therefore your experience with the game Total War: Warhammer II.

For Windows 10 users

- Click on the Windows Button.

- Type in the search bar 'Power Options'.

- Click on 'Power Options'.

- Select 'High Performance'.

Verify your game cache integrity

Verifying the cache files can help to ensure that the installation of a game is up to date and if necessary repair any bad or corrupted game data.

To verify the cache files of your game please follow the steps below:

  1. Load Steam
  2. From the Library section, right click on the game and select 'Properties' from the menu.

  1. Select the Local files tab and click the 'verify integrity of game cache' button.

  1. Steam will verify the game's files. This process may take several minutes.
  2. Once the process is completed, the Check Window will automatically exit.
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