Kentucky you are the only one I found who plays this game here
I am happy that someone here does play the same game as I do. Currently I am playing as Jullii under Rome:Total War. I have finished conquering by Egyptians so now trying with Jullii. It is one heck of a game!
I have played MTWII but it's not really mind kind of era, I got bored after playing 5 times with different factions
. Rome even still being buggy and not very good graphics kept me going
If you have buy Total War: Eras, that should work under Vista with XP compatibility feature.
Have you tried Rome?