Apparently some vista and windows 7 computers won't run the installer for EoDII
Spoiler Alert, click show to read:
To install manually:
1). Go to your Rome - Total War/ BI folder
make a new folder inside that called "eod2"
so you have a file path like
C:\Program Files\Activision\Rome - Total War\bi\eod2
or whatever equivalent is on your machine
2). Copy the "data" folder from the BI folder and paste it into the eod2 folder you just created.
-------Remember Copy and Paste ------ Do not drag or move the folder!--------
you should now have path like
C:\Program Files\Activision\Rome - Total War\bi\eod2\data
and the data folder should have all the same stuff inside as the bi\data folder...
3). Extract the contents of the downloaded eod2 -v1-02-manual.rar into your Rome - Total War folder. Or if you prefer extract it elsewhere and copy and paste the contents into your Rome - Total War folder. You'll be overwriting some of the contents that you copied into eod2/data in step 2, so if it asks you for permission to overwrite say yes! The mod does not overwrite any original files, only the copies you just made....
4). Create a shortcut to run the mod. Right click on the RomeTW-BI.exe in the Rome - Total War folder.
Select 'create shortcut'. Go to the shortcut its just created and rename it to something memorable... eg EoDII. Right click on the shortcut and select 'properties'. At the end of the 'Target' line add a space and then
-show_err -nm -mod:bi/eod2
full target line should then look like:
"C:\Program Files\Activision\Rome - Total War\RomeTW-BI.exe" -show_err -nm -mod:bi/eod2
note that the space and -show_err etc goes after the "
If you'd like to you can change the icon the shortcut uses to the Wolven.ico that should now be in your Rome - Total War folder