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Two bits of news for those of you trying to conquer China. Total War: Three Kingdoms has gained modding capabilities with Steam Workshop support and the brutal Reign of Blood DLC is now out for Linux.

See Also: My initial thoughts and benchmarks, plus BTRE's in-depth review.

Feral Interactive, the porting studio responsible for bringing Three Kingdoms to Linux announced on Twitter yesterday, that the Reign of Blood DLC is now up for Linux just over a week after release for Windows. It's a brutal DLC and not just because of the blood and gore, the player reviews on Steam aren't kind to it with it currently sat at "Mostly Negative". Why? Well, a number of people think the effects should be included with the game and not an extra £1.99 cost on top of the £44.99 for the game.

Onto more positive news! Feral Interactive yesterday managed to get the big 1.1.0 patch out for the Linux version as well. This is the first major post-release update for the game. The highlights of this are:

  • Stability (reduced crashes)
  • Many battle AI fixes and behavioural improvements
  • Further tweaks to vassalisation rules in order to reduce Yuan Shao’s vassal dominance
  • Improved tutorialisation
  • Improved UI with key tooltips added (e.g. Food breakdown)
  • Babies are now more likely to be born from marriages
  • UI can now be scaled up to 200% for 1440p (2k resolution)
  • Mousing over settlement names no longer causes performance stutter in the campaign map

Full patch notes here.

Also, Total War: Three Kingdoms now has modding support complete with integration with the Steam Workshop. Sadly, although I expected as much, the actual modding tools are only available for Windows. You can find the full announcement on that here.

You can find Total War: THREE KINGDOMS on Humble Store, Feral Store and Steam.

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gojul 5 Jul, 2019
I bought it but just to support Feral.
x_wing 5 Jul, 2019
I'll probably do the same as gojul. But Feral, where is my Shadow of the Tomb Raider????
rustybroomhandle 5 Jul, 2019
Quoting: x_wingI'll probably do the same as gojul. But Feral, where is my Shadow of the Tomb Raider????

Probably need a tinfoil hat for this one, but I suspect they may have signed some papers that prevents them from releasing it until some time after it releases on Stadia.
Liam Dawe 5 Jul, 2019
Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: x_wingI'll probably do the same as gojul. But Feral, where is my Shadow of the Tomb Raider????

Probably need a tinfoil hat for this one, but I suspect they may have signed some papers that prevents them from releasing it until some time after it releases on Stadia.
Nice shiny hat you have there :P

I don't get the delay either, they must be losing sales with Steam Play all this time. It was announced seven months ago, the game has been on Windows for close to a year now too.
Ehvis 5 Jul, 2019
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Quoting: liamdaweI don't get the delay either, they must be losing sales with Steam Play all this time. It was announced seven months ago, the game has been on Windows for close to a year now too.

They get compensated for Linux sales after the announcement, right? So Steamplay shouldn't matter. Even so, it's been a long time and it's strangely quiet on the Feral side.
Liam Dawe 5 Jul, 2019
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: liamdaweI don't get the delay either, they must be losing sales with Steam Play all this time. It was announced seven months ago, the game has been on Windows for close to a year now too.

They get compensated for Linux sales after the announcement, right? So Steamplay shouldn't matter. Even so, it's been a long time and it's strangely quiet on the Feral side.
I can't remember exactly what they said, but they do in certain situations yes. I'm waiting anyway, plenty others to play.
aristorias 5 Jul, 2019
I would not only buy it to support Feral but also to enjoy it. But seriously. 53$ without DLCs and this is the sale price? But this seems to be how it is today if I look at Skylines or Stellaris ...
I'm not willing to jump on that train.
rustybroomhandle 5 Jul, 2019
Re the gore. I understand why some might be upset that a chunk of the game is sold separately, even if it is just so they can easily get around some regulatory stuff. But on the other hand, it's a Total War game... I can't say I am every zoomed in close enough to even make out any gore that is or is not there. I'm really not sure what it adds to the experience at all.
jens 5 Jul, 2019
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Quoting: liamdaweI don't get the delay either, they must be losing sales with Steam Play all this time. It was announced seven months ago, the game has been on Windows for close to a year now too.

It wasn't that long ago that the last DLC had been released. I could imagine that SotTR will get a "Game of the Year" Edition (like Rise of the Tomb Raider) too. Similar with RotTR I would guess that Feral will use this version as base for their initial release.

Anyway, I'm looking forward for that one too ;)


Last edited by jens on 5 July 2019 at 2:52 pm UTC
mirv 5 Jul, 2019
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I must be the only person wanting Shadow of the Tomb Raider to be another month away so I can pay off my credit card first. Fortunately, I still have to get stuck into Three Kingdoms for more than 5 minutes, so I'll likely do my first playthrough with this dlc.
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