I still have my original 2004 RTW discs and in good condition. I was unhappy with RTW2 and decided to install RTW and update it to 1.2 so that I could use the half dozen mods that made a good game even greater.
But no matter what I do (install from discs/install from created DVD/install from HDD copy) I can NEVER get the game to run. If lucky, I get the opening page and then if click on play...nothing. This is both with and without antivirus.
I obtained RTW gold and it runs perfectly but I cannot use the 1.2 mods (mainly new provinces 2.3 and on roman) which TD the game. I am not smart enough to upgrade the mods and the authors are probably married with children and mortgages by now. Anyone have a clue?