Friday, February 20th 2009

Empire: Total War Demo Available Now Exclusively on Steam

The official demo for Empire: Total War from The Creative Assembly and SEGA is now available on Steam. This free demo provides a short glimpse of the kind of epic engagements available in the full version of Empire: Total War, which will be released on Steam and at retail in early March. The demo offers players the opportunity to take on the American Army and the French Navy from The Creative Assembly's own "home" side, playing as the British Empire in the "Battle of Brandywine Creek" and the "Battle of Lagos."

Those who pre-purchase Empire: Total War on Steam receive The Creative Assembly's game "Rome Total War Gold Edition" for immediate download. For more information, please visit Steam Games. The Empire: Total War demo can be found here.
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39 Comments on Empire: Total War Demo Available Now Exclusively on Steam

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
im totally buying this game when it comes out. i love this franchise!
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#2
crazy pyro
I'm buying it for the reason it features the 95th rifles, well that and it's the british empire, no true brit could resist it!
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#3
slyfox2151
WOOT downloading now @ 1.3mbps :D :D

hope its good
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#4
crazy pyro
Lucky **** I've gotta wait 'til tomorow night to have a go.
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#6
EnergyFX
MINE!!!

Been waiting for this! Thanks Bat!!!!!!
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#7
NeSeNVi
System Requirements
Supported OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or greater or AMD® Athlon® equivalent CPU
Memory: 1GB RAM (XP,) 2GB RAM (Vista™)
Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card
Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard disk space
Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard
Does it need 15GB for demo game?
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#8
crazy pyro
Best part of it yep, it's using alot of the features of it probably, as in sea battles and land battles, may be missing models for unused units etc.
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#9
douglatins
I really like this franchise, but i always hate my own units AI, hell when i say move, MOVE, stop means STOP. And i really hated how the huge unit size screwed city battles, they should be able to stand on the entire street, not only on a very narrow line.
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#10
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
I really want to thank Btarunr for this.

Have been a fan of this series for a long time and this news made me jizz.
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#11
DarkMatter
Dammit!! Downloading at 10 kb/s!!! Why did I upgraded my ISP just to let Steam screw me? :cry:

by: Easy Rhino
im totally buying this game when it comes out. i love this franchise!
Same.

by: crazy pyro
I'm buying it for the reason it features the 95th rifles, well that and it's the british empire, no true brit could resist it!
But probably brits are the bad guys. :p
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#12
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: DarkMatter
Dammit!! Downloading at 10 kb/s!!! Why did I upgraded my ISP just to let Steam screw me? :cry:
My highest was 394Kb/s, my ISP is Verizon. But they will keep dropping my connection alot of the time on the webs.:(
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#13
DarkMatter
by: CDdude55
My highest was 394Kb/s, my ISP is Verizon. But they will keep dropping my connection alot of the time on the webs.:(
You wouldn't know my ISP (Euskaltel), it's Spain here, overseas, so somehow I didn't expect miracle speeds from Steam, but 100 k/s at least... It has reached 60 k/s at some point, but back to 10-30 again.

It's shit, I got used to the 1.35 MB/s of my new connection too fast hahaha. It used to be 120 k/s.
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#15
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: DarkMatter
But probably brits are the bad guys. :p
Says him from the evil spanish empire :rolleyes: poor aztecs didnt stand a chance :laugh:
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#16
DarkMatter
by: DrPepper
Says him from the evil spanish empire :rolleyes: poor aztecs didnt stand a chance :laugh:
Aaah yes, but not in this era. :p

Plus it was not Spain and also in that era the Basque Country was still independent.
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#17
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: DarkMatter
Aaah yes, but not in this era. :p
:p Damn spain and its beauty
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#18
slyfox2151
servers must be getting full, my download speed started to drop off towards the end from 1.3 to 400kbps
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#19
KieranD
big fan here, this demo will let me have a few goes untill the new game is out already pre ordered it
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#20
ShadowFold
Looks cool but I'm not downloading a 15gb demo only to get choppy frames. Anyone with a similar system to mine playing it fine at 1920x1080?
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#22
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Its only 2gb and mines wont start up. At first it crashed in the menu then everytime I start it up it minimises again.
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#23
DarkMatter
First of all. Gaagh! Disgusting! You have to be the brits! And battle against the spanish in the tutorial. :roll:

It runs very well on my comp at 1600x1200 4x 16x and everything on ultra, large units. It does take like forever (minutes) to load after a graphics change and on startup a fair amount of time too. A bug I guess, but other than that is pretty smooth, more than previous ones for my comp. Even better than Rome at the same settings!!! <-- I had to lower the AA, but I guess that had nothing to do with the graphics card...

The new game mecanics are tricky, I'll have to get used to them before wanting to win the battles as fast as I did in previous games.:o

Other than that, the pace of battles seems to be slower, we'll have to be more patient. Rushing into the enemy has even worse consecuencies and the placement and orientation of your armies is much more important now.

Going to try the ship battles now. Bye:cool:
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#24
DarkMatter
by: DrPepper
Its only 2gb and mines wont start up. At first it crashed in the menu then everytime I start it up it minimises again.
It has just happened that to me. It minimises, but when I click again it enters, but as I said it takes some good time to load, and it's as if the game was freezed, ctrl+alt+del and it's reported as freezed, but don't worry just wait. At least that works for me. Good luck. The game's worth that and more. :toast:
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#25
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: DarkMatter
It has just happened that to me. It minimises, but when I click again it enters, but as I said it takes some good time to load, and it's as if the game was freezed, ctrl+alt+del and it's reported as freezed, but don't worry just wait. At least that works for me. Good luck. The game's worth that and more. :toast:
Hmm must be a bug. Damn this game will be good I know it will but they should really fix these bugs before releasing it, Same happened with Med 2.
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