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Total War: Rome 1 (Gamespy Edition) - Error message: No prior installation of Rome: Total War was found

If you receive the error below:

 No prior installation of Rome: Total War was found

This indicates that the Barbarian Invasion installer was not able to find your original installation of Rome: Total War. You should first make sure that Rome: Total War is installed.

If Rome: Total War is already installed, Barbarian Invasion cannot detect it because of an issue in the Windows Registry. To remedy, please follow the steps below.

- Click Start
- Click Run
- Type regedit and click OK

This will open the Registry Editor. The Registry Editor window is divided into two panes. On the left you will see the folder tree and on the right the details of the item you have selected. In the left-hand pane.

- Double-click the folder HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE
- Double-click the folder SOFTWARE
- Right-click the folder SOFTWARE
- Choose New from the menu that appears
- Choose Key from the submenu that appears

A new folder will be created. Edit the folder name so it reads The Creative Assembly

- Double-click the folder The Creative Assembly
- Right-click the folder The Creative Assembly
- Choose New from the menu that appears
- Choose Key from the submenu that appears

Another new folder will be created. Edit the folder name so it reads Rome - Total War

- Left-click the folder Rome - Total War

In the right-hand pane:

- Right-click in a blank area of the right-hand pane
- Choose New from the menu that appears
- Choose String Value from the submenu that appears

A new String Value will be created. Edit the String Value name so it reads InstallPath

- Double-click the String InstallPath
- In the Value data field, enter C:\Program Files\Activision\Rome - Total War
- Click OK

- Right-click in a blank area of the right-hand pane again
- Choose New from the menu that appears
- Choose String Value from the submenu that appears

A new String Value will be created. Edit the String Value name so it reads EXEString

- Double-click the String EXEString
- In the Value data field, enter C:\Program Files\Activision\Rome - Total War\RomeTW.exe
- Click OK

You have now inserted the missing keys. Close the registry editor and try the Barbarian Invasion installation again.

If you run in to problems at any stage, please submit a ticket for further assistance.

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