Rome Total patched with 1.3 then 1.5. Not using steam.
RS2 was installed in the right directory (Activision folder in Program Files)
After selecting my Seleucid campaign and getting my preferences (Post-Marian, High quality vegetation and High res units) i click Play only to see the red RTW start up square thing pop at which point the Launcher says it is not responding and crashes and nothing else happens. I am clueless.