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Ready your swords and your axe as Total War: WARHAMMER II is heading to Linux this month and Feral Interactive have now put up the system requirements.

Here's what you're going to need at a minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit
  • CPU: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i3-4130 processor
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: 2GB Nvidia GTX 680 or 2GB AMD R9 285 (GCN 3rd Generation)

For the recommended specs, you will want:

  • CPU: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4770
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: 4GB Nvidia GTX 970 or 4GB AMD RX 480 graphics card or better.

As a reminder, it's going to use Vulkan and so you're going to need up to date drivers. Feral have tested it on NVIDIA with the 396.54 driver and on AMD they require Mesa 18.1.5.

You will be able to grab it from Humble Store, Feral Store and Steam.

Feral have done some really good stuff for Linux gamers over the past few years, so hopefully they will continue giving us some top quality games. We also still have Life is Strange 2 and Total War: THREE KINGDOMS to come after but nothing else has been announced yet.

We should hopefully have a review up on it a little while after release.

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SadL 12 Nov, 2018
well.. unfortunately for me these requirements look kinda too much for my pc..but I want this game so much and I will try it no matter what. I got it just now from Humble. I will probably get a new pc next year (at last!) so its ok either way.

Hopefully they will release it soon! Thank you Feral! <3
nadrolinux 12 Nov, 2018
Too bad that Feral ports mostly Total War game series, however it means one more native port, so it's better than nothing.
TheSHEEEP 12 Nov, 2018
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I've been waiting for this. Now to try and find all the DLC on sale somewhere because there's no way I will ALL of it at full price.
dorron 12 Nov, 2018
As much as i love Feral and their great work porting games to Linux...they are doing too many games like this one.

They'd be better off doing something with a wider appeal.


Last edited by dorron on 12 November 2018 at 7:03 pm UTC
mirv 12 Nov, 2018
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Well....this one has appeal for me. Other Total games don't. I would imagine that they can release the Total series a bit easier as well - experience with both the technical challenges, and working with the publisher (Sega).

Anyway, I don't meet the CPU specs for this game, officially, but I think the high core count might end up carrying me through. So I'll be buying it and basically hoping it's playable (the first was, and it didn't use Vulkan). Of course, I'll wait until it's actually up on the store before buying.
Egonaut 12 Nov, 2018
Feral still only supporting Intel CPUs, guess I can't play the game then ...

Feral, there are more Brands than Intel who build good CPUs!
Leopard 12 Nov, 2018
Quoting: EgonautFeral still only supporting Intel CPUs, guess I can't play the game then ...

Feral, there are more Brands than Intel who build good CPUs!
Wow , do you seriously think that game won't work on AMD?
Comandante Ñoñardo 12 Nov, 2018
C'mon Feral, stop wasting the time with this! You should be releasing the episode 1 of Life is Strange 2 right now, because it has Platinum rating when played via Steamplay 3.16-4
Jarno 12 Nov, 2018
And on Windows page
RECOMMENDED:
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 3.20GHz

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB @1080p

but can't really blame Feral.
I have been testing and it really seems that my old i5-3570k+770+8GB+WIN10 kicks my i5-4690k+970+8GB+Arch ass what comes to performance.
PublicNuisance 12 Nov, 2018
Quoting: mirvAnyway, I don't meet the CPU specs for this game, officially, but I think the high core count might end up carrying me through.

From what I could tell the i3-4130 was about 50-60% faster in single threaded apps but the 1055T was 25% faster in multi threaded apps. If the game uses 4 or more CPU cores you should be ok.

Quoting: EgonautFeral still only supporting Intel CPUs, guess I can't play the game then ...

Feral, there are more Brands than Intel who build good CPUs!

All these requirements mean is they didn't test on any AMD CPUs. If you truly believe that the game won't work on AMD CPUs then you don't understand PC gaming or PC hardware. I for one can say every Feral port I own has worked on various AMD CPUs.


*edited for spelling


Last edited by PublicNuisance on 12 November 2018 at 11:10 pm UTC
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