Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQs are updated regularly and at this moment show mainly technical questions/issues you might have/experience.
Installing on Vista
Q: Why doesn't the installer work properly in Windows Vista?
A: You should run the installer as Adminstrator. This can be done by right-clicking on our installer, and selecting the 'Run as administrator' option from the menu that appears. (It's usually the third option from the top, and it's marked with a shield)
Q: What is the latest version of ROP, and where can I find it?
A: The latest version at the moment of posting is ROP v2.22. To check if this is the most recent version, please check the Download Thread. ROP is using the -mod switch since v2.2.
Q: I'm having trouble downloading ROP. What should I do?
A: Please send a private message to one of the ROP team members, either here or on the ROP forums. We will then provide further assistance.
Q: With which version of Rome TW + expansions is ROP compatible?
A: First and foremost, ROP is designed as a mod for RTW v1.5. This is the exe we provide full support for at this moment.
ROP has also been proven compatible with the Barbarian Invasion executable. The current installer does not make a shortcut though - this can be done in the following way:
-Right-click the shortcut to ROP on your desktop, select Properties
-In the Target field, change "[your-directory]\RomeTW.exe" -show_err -mod:rop -nm to "[your-directory]\RomeTW-BI.exe" -show_err -mod:rop -nm (where your-directory is the path to the folder ROP has been installed to)
In the same way, compatibility with RomeTW-ALX.exe has also been shown to work, though this requires some more steps which are shown in this post.
"error loading mount database"
Q: When starting up my game, I get this error. What should I do?
A: This error means, in most cases, that you haven't installed RTW 1.5, but instead have version 1.2. You should make sure that you have a clean RTW 1.2 installation and then you should install RTW patch 1.3 AND 1.5 to it. After this you can play (you don't have to reinstall ROP).
"Please select an item from the list"
Q: When trying to start a campaign, I get this error. What should I do?
A: This error means that you haven't installed RTW 1.5, but instead have version 1.3. You should make sure that you have a clean RTW 1.3 installation and then you should install RTW patch 1.5 to it. After this you can play (you don't have to reinstall ROP).