Released in 2004, Rome: Total War is the 3rd installment in the "Total War" series of RTS/Empire building hybrids.

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How to view regular tribute of our fraction to/from another one in Rome Total War?

In the game, when making a diploma deal with the enemy, we have the option to offer/demand a regular tribute e.g. paying 100 diaris for 4 turns. My question is after we offer/demand and get accepted, ...
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Can I buy DLC for Games I do not own the Steam Version of?

If I have a normal version of a game (in this case Rome : Total War/ Rome : Total War Barbarian Invasion) and I want a DLC (Rome : Total War Alexander) from Steam, will it work with my other games ...
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Who is the main leader of SPQR?

In Rome Total War what major military leader is the faction dominance for SPQR? If you assassinate all SPQR members can they crumble?
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Powerful units in Rome Total War?

There is a cheat in Medieval Total War 2 where you get powerful units by entering Houston in the console. Is there a cheat like this for Rome Total War?
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Greek Archers in Rome Total War glitching?

This has just occured 10 minutes ago. I was playing on a custom battle (my unit of greek archers vs. a unit of Spartans) and my archers glitched into the battlefield floor. They continue to shoot ...
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How do I prolong my family tree and get Generals in Rome Total War?

What increases the chances of having sons in Rome Total War? I need them for heavy generals ( I have 76 daughters and 3 living sons). Is there a "Special" trait that would allow me to have more sons ...
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How can I make sure the Oliphaunt in Rome Total War doesn't lag me out?

There is a type of elephant in RTW called the Oliphaunt. It is a unit that can only be brought into the game through a cheat. However when I go into the battle to see these beasts in action the game ...
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Can you destroy the rebels in Rome Total War?

How can you destroy the rebel empire? I have taken over forts, armies and destroyed navies. There is only one more faction left (Brittania) and they have the last territory. Do the rebels continue to ...
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How do you train Falxmen in Rome Total War?

How do you get falxmen in Rome Total War? I have checked the building plans and I can't find them. I understand that you need to be Germania. Is it just a rare unit you can recruit like druids?
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How to abort a siege assault without breaking the siege?

When besieging an enemy castle, it is often beneficial to initiate combat, use up all ammunition that the attacking archers can carry, and retreat - repeating the action turn after turn, until the ...
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Occupy, enslave, or exterminate?

What are the positive and negative consequences of each of these choices? Particularly puzzling, for me, is the difference between enslavement and occupation - as enslavement makes a new town much ...
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How to increase Rome: Total War beyond “Very Hard” settings

Rome Total War was a classic game that I had the pleasure of being introduced to as a teenager on Christmas day. After re-installing this game and playing both the locked and unlockable factions on ...
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Rome: Total War Gold Editon failed to contact key server

I just bought Rome: Total War Gold Edition on Steam - however, when I try to play it, a message comes up and says Failed to contact key server. Do I need to have the standard Rome game first?
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How do I Change Unit Size?

What do I need to do in order to change the unit size (increase the number of soldiers per unit)? I am stuck on normal size.
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What are the gameplay differences between the three Roman factions?

Rome: Total War features three playable Roman families, the Scipii, the Brutii, and the Julii. Unlike later games though, it doesn't explain the differences between them. One of them is obvious: Each ...
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How can I fix a “failed to connect to LAN” error in Rome Total War: Gold?

I recently purchased Rome Total War: Gold via the Mac App Store on OS X Lion. I have had a lot of fun playing the single player campaign. However, when I try to access multiplayer to battle against ...
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How do you use the Hastati infantry unit in Total War: Rome?

I'm having difficulty controlling the Hastati light infantry in Rome TW. Are they more suited for standing put or attacking? When should I use guard mode? Why do they always throw their spears ...
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What is a ceasefire in Rome: Total War, and what happens if I break it?

What is a ceasefire? What will happen if I break it? Sometimes Gaul comes and asks for a ceasefire and I have nothing to do with it. What benefits can I get from a ceasefire and what would they get?
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How to reopen `construction` and `recruitment` popup message in Rome Total War?

At the beginning of each turn, on the left hand, there are popup boxes which contain messages - important ones to me is the construction and recruitment ones. Those boxes disappear when I load a ...
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Is it practical to snipe generals in Rome: Total War?

In the Battle of Hastings, it's said that King Harold was shot through the eye with an arrow. In Rome: Total War, it's theoretically possible to use archery or siege weapons to snipe off the enemy ...
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How does Rome: Total War change when playing as a non-Roman faction?

When playing Rome: Total War as a non-Roman faction, how is the game affected? In particular: How do the units affect strategy? For example, are non-Roman basic infantry weaker than Roman hastati? ...
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How to win Asculum Historical battle in Rome Total War?

I've tried to win battle of Asculum by following this strategies: 1) Send my troops to the mountain situated at the south of the initial position and then defeating the elephants. Light troops and ...
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Averting civil war in Rome: Total War

I'm assuming that there is no real way around it, but during the imperial campaign, what happens if you accept the senate's request that your faction leader commits suicide? Will he go through with ...