I have the Gold version.
When I start the game it loads up and puts me on a screen where I can choose single player or multi player, but no mod choices.
There is a mod folder in the game folder and the mods are in there.
There is also a text file that says "I am a dummy-file.
I'm here to ensure that the mod directory is created.
I have done my task, yay me!
Maybe it didn't do it's job.
I also have EU 3 and when I start that I get a screen that is for updating, going online and choosing a mod.
I have to click start from that screen to load the game.
There is nothing like this for Rome.
I'm wondering if I have a bad install.
I got the game from Gamers Gate yesterday.
They also put a serial key on the download page and I don't know what I am supposed to do with that.
The normal, vanilla, game plays.