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A New Player's Guide to Total War: Arena - Part 1 (Setup & Installation)


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Ardez #1 Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:16 PM

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NOTE: The NDA on TWA has been lifted as of Alpha Test # 10. Any content from Test #9 or earlier is still under NDA, This includes forum content containing information from those tests. If you have questions, reach out to Wargaming.

 

Redemption & Installation

 

Creating an Account

To begin your military campaign of mediterranean conquest you will need to first redeem your Closed Alpha code and install the game. You should have received a 12 character long code that looks something like this: PHA2-NDB5-VNXN. Please note that the code shown has been previously redeemed and you must use your own unique code to get access to the game.

 

Once you have your code, you need to go login to your Wargaming.net account. There are region locks in the game which means you need to make sure your account belongs to the region you want to play in.

 

You can register a Wargaming account by going to these links for your preferred region and creating an account or logging in to an existing account.

 

EU - https://eu.wargaming.net/id/signin/

NA - https://na.wargaming.net/id/signin/

RU/CIS - https://ru.wargaming.net/id/signin/

ASIA/OCEANIA - https://asia.wargaming.net/id/signin/

 

Redeeming Your Code

After you are logged in you will need to go to another link to redeem your code. Again, the link to use is region specific.

 

EU - https://eu.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

NA - https://na.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

RU/CIS - https://ru.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

ASIA/OCEANIA - https://asia.wargaming.net/shop/bonus/

 

Once the site is loaded, enter your code by typing it or copying and pasting it into the text box that says ‘Enter Code Here’. Click the Redeem button when your have finished entering it. If you run into any problems entering your code there is a link to Wargaming Support at the bottom of the website where you can submit a ticket or ask a question.

 

After your code is redeemed you will need to wait for a follow-up e-mail from Wargaming. That e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you used to create or login in to your Wargaming account, which may be different from the account you received your Alpha invitation in. If you don’t receive that e-mail within 24 hours, open a ticket using the support link on the website.

 

Installing the Game

The e-mail will contain the steps needed to install the game, which are detailed below.

 

Download the Wargaming.net Game Center launcher by clicking this link: http://redirect.wargaming.net/WGC/Wargaming_Game_Center_Install_EU.exe

After downloading, open the file and follow the on screen instructions to complete the install. Once installed, open the launcher by double-clicking the Wargaming.net Game Center icon on your desktop.

 

At the top right of the window, click Install Game by ID and in the pop-up that appears copy and paste the following line:

Game ID

 

UPON ENTERING THIS CODE AND CLICKING INSTALL YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE NDA TO NOT SHARE WHAT YOU SEE IN THE GAME CLIENT OR CLOSED FORUM SECTIONS. (Except content from Alpha Test #10 and onward.)

 

Click install after the Game ID has been entered in the text field. Total War: Arena will install and takes roughly 3GB of hard drive space. Once installed it will appear as a tab at the top of your Wargaming.net Game Center launcher.

 

First Time Login

Once installed, click Play on the Total War Arena tab of the launcher. The launcher will open a login window where you should login using the region and account information from the first section of this guide. You already signed the NDA when you installed the game.

 

You may discover that your wargaming account belongs to a region you didn’t expect, such as NA when you are EU. If you have already redeemed your code then you will need to open a ticket with Wargaming Support to fix it. You will need to create an account for the region you want to play in and start the process from the beginning.

 

Once logged in, if the servers are open then you will be able to setup your commanders and units. If you get an error stating ‘Service Unavailable’ then that means the servers are closed and the test isn’t live yet.

 

Congratulations! You are now ready to play as soon as the test goes live! If you experience any errors during this process, please report them on the forums so that the Publisher and Dev teams are aware. Each region has its own forums, so pick the one that matches your WG Account.

 

EU Forums: http://forum.totalwararena.net/

NA Forums: http://forum.totalwararena.com/

RU/CIS Forums: http://forum.totalwararena.ru/

ASIA/OCEANIA Forums: http://forum.totalwararena.asia/

 

This is the end of the public section of this guide. There will be a follow-up to this discussing in-game settings, factions, units and strategies in the closed section of the forums as soon as I am able to prepare it.

 

 

Please PM me with any questions about the contents of this guide.


Edited by Ardez, 18 August 2017 - 08:24 PM.


Ancient_Exile #2 Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:08 PM

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This really has needed to be in the public section for a while now! I just figured dance210 had her own reasons for not posting it in the public section...........

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BlydMyst #3 Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:21 AM

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I've gone through all the steps.  I haven't received my link to download the via email, but as I was registering, the emails were sent in seconds.  So, be the impatient type I am and seeing the format that the EU and RU coupons were posted in, I tried this:

TWA.NA.PRODUCTION@http://wgus-twana.wargaming.net, just replacing EU or RU with NA.  It spun a couple of times, said it couldn't contact the server and said contact support.  Which I will, just don't want to waste their time when its SEEMS like the format for install by ID would be the same for NA as it EU and RU.  Anybody seeing a fault in my logic?

 

BTW, try not to forget us U.S./NA players when you write a guide, we're just as excited to be a part of the process as the rest of you. I know the EU and RU communites usually come first with WGs new content, but don't forget us.  We are just across the pond.


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BlydMyst #4 Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:48 AM

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View PostBlydMyst, on 06 July 2017 - 07:21 AM, said:

I've gone through all the steps.  I haven't received my link to download the via email, but as I was registering, the emails were sent in seconds.  So, be the impatient type I am and seeing the format that the EU and RU coupons were posted in, I tried this:

TWA.NA.PRODUCTION@http://wgus-twana.wargaming.net, just replacing EU or RU with NA.  It spun a couple of times, said it couldn't contact the server and said contact support.  Which I will, just don't want to waste their time when its SEEMS like the format for install by ID would be the same for NA as it EU and RU.  Anybody seeing a fault in my logic?

 

BTW, try not to forget us U.S./NA players when you write a guide, we're just as excited to be a part of the process as the rest of you. I know the EU and RU communites usually come first with WGs new content, but don't forget us.  We are just across the pond.

 

Yeah, I can connect and get to set up using this, but it then states "Install Total War Arena on Region Europe".  I am a NA player and chose NA when I created the account. Guess I will check back tomorrow , as it is 12: 49 my time.  But I sure wanted to get this set up and muck around a bit.

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Ardez #5 Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:18 AM

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View PostBlydMyst, on 06 July 2017 - 02:21 AM, said:

I've gone through all the steps.  I haven't received my link to download the via email, but as I was registering, the emails were sent in seconds.  So, be the impatient type I am and seeing the format that the EU and RU coupons were posted in, I tried this:

TWA.NA.PRODUCTION@http://wgus-twana.wargaming.net, just replacing EU or RU with NA.  It spun a couple of times, said it couldn't contact the server and said contact support.  Which I will, just don't want to waste their time when its SEEMS like the format for install by ID would be the same for NA as it EU and RU.  Anybody seeing a fault in my logic?

 

BTW, try not to forget us U.S./NA players when you write a guide, we're just as excited to be a part of the process as the rest of you. I know the EU and RU communites usually come first with WGs new content, but don't forget us.  We are just across the pond.

 

All testing takes place on the EU servers. The guide is correct because there is no NA version for the code to be updated to. I am an NA player myself, and I made sure to discuss each individual region where appropriate in the guide.


Edited by Ardez, 06 July 2017 - 01:16 PM.


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So when someone presses play they should indicate their actual region even though testing is taking place on EU servers? 

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View Postbootlessbird, on 06 July 2017 - 06:02 PM, said:

So when someone presses play they should indicate their actual region even though testing is taking place on EU servers?

 

Yes sir, the NDA will pop up (for you to sign and accept) and you select your region at that time.......I think that is what you're referencing!

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BlydMyst #8 Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:21 AM

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Ok, I got a response from support.  I"d copy and paste it here, but don't know if that is allowed.  The gist was that there was no way to transfer an NA account to a EU account or vice versa right now, so thy may have read my ticket incorrectly, but I hope you are current that there is no NA server. because I am going to go ahead install on the EU server even though I am an NA player and chose the NA server when I set up my account for Total War.  I didn't install last night because EU was the only option available and I thought it was a mistake and when I hovered over the Install button, it referenced the EU server.

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View PostBlydMyst, on 07 July 2017 - 04:21 AM, said:

Ok, I got a response from support.  I"d copy and paste it here, but don't know if that is allowed.  The gist was that there was no way to transfer an NA account to a EU account or vice versa right now, so thy may have read my ticket incorrectly, but I hope you are current that there is no NA server. because I am going to go ahead install on the EU server even though I am an NA player and chose the NA server when I set up my account for Total War.  I didn't install last night because EU was the only option available and I thought it was a mistake and when I hovered over the Install button, it referenced the EU server.

 

One of the problems I ran into is, I still haven't received the email with the Game ID.  So info I had on installation was reading these forums.  SO thanks for your thread, because otherwise I would just be lost and waiting.

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View PostBlydMyst, on 06 July 2017 - 11:26 PM, said:

 

One of the problems I ran into is, I still haven't received the email with the Game ID.  So info I had on installation was reading these forums.  SO thanks for your thread, because otherwise I would just be lost and waiting.

 

Glad to assist. You should be fine following the steps in this guide.

 

it sounds like they did misunderstand your support ticket, but it is not an issue. Your account is NA and you are on the NA forums with alpha access. Your account looks 100%, you just need to download using the EU test server info. You can still select the NA NDA in the client.



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View PostArdez, on 07 July 2017 - 04:47 AM, said:

 

Glad to assist. You should be fine following the steps in this guide.

 

it sounds like they did misunderstand your support ticket, but it is not an issue. Your account is NA and you are on the NA forums with alpha access. Your account looks 100%, you just need to download using the EU test server info. You can still select the NA NDA in the client.

 

Yeah, I downloaded it in like 2 minutes.  I haven't done anything else, but I will be ready tomorrow.  So thanks for the help.

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View PostBlydMyst, on 07 July 2017 - 12:57 AM, said:

 

Yeah, I downloaded it in like 2 minutes.  I haven't done anything else, but I will be ready tomorrow.  So thanks for the help.

 

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I have redeemed my first code yesterday but i haven't received the follow-up email yet with further instructions. Have I done something wrong?

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View PostMo_men_tai, on 08 July 2017 - 04:39 PM, said:

I have redeemed my first code yesterday but i haven't received the follow-up email yet with further instructions. Have I done something wrong?

 

read the guide. Skip to 'Installing the Game'.


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View PostArdez, on 08 July 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

 

read the guide. Skip to 'Installing the Game'.

 

 

 

Sorry, I didn't scroll down far enough. Thanks for your reply!



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Updated the guide to include the latest information about the NDA.





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