This is my first post as I'm new to both this forum and to the Total War series in general. I bought M2TW a few weeks ago and really like it! I installed the official patch prior to launching the game for the first time. Every thing has been working as expected, until recently...
I've searched the forum but can't find any posts regarding my problem, forgive me if it's already been discussed...
My problem is that I constantly get a pop-up stating "Medieval 2: Total War encountered an unspecified error and will now exit". There's only a "OK" button to press and when doing so the game crashes to the desktop. This happened for the first time two days ago while I were in the middle of my first grand campaign playing as the HRE. I've tried to restart the saved game but as soon as the loading screen appears the error message pops up again. This is really frustrating as I was well on my way with my campaign and I'd like to finish it
I've tried all sorts of things, to no avail... I downloaded the "MedManager" and wound the game clock backwards a few turns, no luck. I've also started a new HRE campaign this evening, but I only got to play three turns before the message came and destroyed it for me.
Last night I did all sorts of experiments with the graphic settings, but nothing helped. Please note that I've played the game without any errors prior to two days ago. I've used O&O Defrag to check the HDD's for errors, none were found, and defrag.
I can't see that my PC is at fault as I don't have any problems with other applications or games. My PC is fairly up to standards (AMD 4000+, 2 GB Corsair RAM, two nVidia 7800GTX in SLI, DFI nf4 SLI-DR MoBo, 590W PSU). I've checked my temp's and none are even near the red zones.
Has any one else encountered this error? How did you resolve it?
Is it possible to backup my saved campaign and reinstall it in to a fresh M2TW install?