So I’ve been working like a slave recently – huge workload – mostly over. I’d been given Medieval Total War as a Christmas present and finally started playing it yesterday – but it kept crashing. Every five minutes, if not, sooner.
I did a pretty extensive Google Search and noticed lots of people talking about drivers, changing folder properties, screen resolutions, batch files, etc.
I’m on a new PC with an ATI Radeon card, and finally worked out how to solve it:
Solution: You must ensure the screen resolution for the game matches the screen resolution on your PC.
Worked so far – upped the screen resolution to 1240 but still crashed – though not as frequently – so adjusted it to match my 1280 resolution on my PC.
Now – no crashes.
So, if you’re playing Medieval Total War and you find the game crashing, just load up the game, then go to:
Options > Video
and ensure you select the strategy map resolution to match your PC default resolution mode.
I’ve not had any problems with battle resolution, but synced that as well just in case.
Obviously, this may not solve everybody’s problem – but as I’ve not seen any definitive answer on how to solve this, thought I’d better post my solution here for general reference. :)