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Medieval II: Total War is 2006 sequel/remake of Medieval: Total War developed for Windows by The Creative Assembly. The gameplay consists of both turn-based management of the overworld and real-time-based management of the combat, although the later can be automated.

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Under what conditions is a battle a draw?

The manual pg. 48 says that when the battle timer expires: As an attacker, there is a time limit. If you haven’t defeated the enemy before the timer expires, you lose the battle. However, I have ...
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What happens when you conquer the whole map in Total War: Medieval 2?

I would like to get some help about Total War: Americas Campaign. I just finished a long campaign with New Spain in TW: Americas Campaign. Furthermore, I conquered all the regions and destroyed all ...
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Can I inbreed my family with another family?

I know that inbreeding within a family can cause the characters to have bad traits so that the descendants can get mad or something like this. But is it also possible to inbreed with another family? ...
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When is it possible to travel to the Americas?

I'm currently running Stainless Steel 6.4. My Carracks are on the westernmost side of the map and the year is 1384, yet I can't seem to travel to the Americas. Do I have to wait for a specific event ...
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What do Dread and Chivalry do?

As far as I know, both Dread and Chivalry both increase the Public Order in a city / castle. But from my experience, I know that only Dread decreases the enemy's morale, but I'm not sure what Chivalry ...
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What Can I Do About Squalor in Total War?

This question is specifically for Total War: Medieval 2, but I would imagine it can apply to most, if not all, of the Total War games. Since I lost my last playthrough to unbelievable squalor in all ...
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How can I watch a Windows replay on Mac MTW2

I'm playing MTW2 and I want to play a recording saved on a Windows and want to watch it on a Mac, but it says that it is a different Version. Is there any way that I can fix this?
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Tech tree for buildings and units

I am playing Medieval 2:Total War, vanilla without any mods. Is there some way to access an in game tech tree, that will show, which buildings are required for producing a particular unit type. For ...
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Is it possible to get mods onto Medieval II: Total War demo

I have recently got the demo of Medieval II on Steam and would like to know if I can apply the Third Age: Total War mod. If I can't do it with the demo then, how I can do it when I get the full game.
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Linking installed game with steam

Medieval total war 2 is already installed on my pc, if I look in steam it is there and it only says "install" Is there anyway of making steam recognise that its installed already and link them or do ...
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How can I maximize my chances to win a battle using Auto-Resolve?

Medieval 2: Total War has an "auto-resolve" feature like many of its predecessors, which I use almost exclusively. However, it's not exactly obvious what contributes to my chances of success. The ...
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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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What can I do about these inquisitors?

In my current game England has been excommunicated most of the time. This hasn't really been a problem, until the inquisitors showed up and started killing off my governors and generals. Is there ...
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What triggers the option to buy a guild?

In Medieval 2: Total War I am occasionally prompted with the opportunity to buy one guild or another, such as the Thieves Guild or the Woodsman's Guild. What causes these opportunities to appear?
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How can I disable the Launcher for Medieval 2: Total War?

Medieval 2: Total War has a launcher that has always been of questionable utility, but now is a complete annoyance since the update site is offline, and it pops up a dialog box to tell me this. How ...
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How can I train Assassins?

In Medieval 2: Total War, assassins are useful, but only if they achieve some level of proficiency. Newly trained (no experience) assassins tend to have a very low likelihood of success when ...
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Can I Assassinate my queen?

I'm playing Medieval 2: Total War and my king has cuckold as one of his many attributes. Cuckold reduces his authority by two. Given that he is the king and has assassins at his disposal, this has ...
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Panning camera?

I find the default camera controls in M2-TW very unpleasant. Is there a way to pan/strafe camera rather than having to turn it all the time? Also, is there an option to zoom out more? I tried ...
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How to make lots of money in Medieval 2: Total War

I'm having trouble making much money on easy. Even if I get rid of all of my army except for a few units per city, I still just barely break even or make a loss. What is a good strategy for making ...
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How can I improve my standing with the Pope?

In Medieval 2 Total War, your standing with the Pope / Papacy is an extremely important factor. What choices impact your standing with the pope? Does the number of churches and priests I have even ...
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How to garrison troops in Medieval II: Total War?

I was playing campaign mode, and it says that you don't have to pay the troops' upkeep if they're garrisoned. I'd really like the money, but the problem is, I can't figure out how to do this. I'm ...