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Good news for strategy fans, as Medieval II: Total War Collection is coming over to Linux & SteamOS on January 14th.

It is being ported by the monster porting house Feral Interactive, who are responsible for Alien: Isolation, Shadow of Mordor and more ports.

David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral InteractiveWe’re delighted to be bringing one the best-loved Total War games to Mac and Linux. Medieval II: Total War Collection is a bona fide strategy classic and our most-requested port.


About the game
The Medieval II: Total War Collection combines thrilling real-time battles and sophisticated turn-based strategy in a vast campaign that spans five centuries and encompasses the Crusades, the spread of plague and the proliferation of gunpowder. As a warrior king, players will lead one of 17 factions to supremacy in the medieval world with an artful mix of diplomacy, commerce and war.

On the campaign map, players will build their empire’s infrastructure, cities and trade routes, then master the art of diplomacy to disarm enemies, empower allies and gain the favour of the Pope. On the battlefield, they will conduct siege warfare, command thundering cavalry charges and lead their armies into epic clashes that will bring entire kingdoms to their knees.

The Medieval II: Total War Collection contains the Kingdoms expansion, which includes four standalone campaigns: Discovery of the Americas, Britannia, Crusades, and the Teutonic Campaign.

Min system req
2Ghz CPU
4GB RAM
512MB or better graphics card
SteamOS 2.0 or Ubuntu 14.04 or better.

The game also requires an NVIDIA 600 series+ with Driver Version 352.55.
AMD R7 with Mesa 11.2 driver, and Intel Iris Pro with Mesa 11.2 driver.
AMD GPUs may require Ubuntu 15.10 or later. The Mesa 11.2 driver is still in active development. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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adolson 11 Jan, 2016
Ten years later, and I can finally try this game!
WorMzy 11 Jan, 2016
Played this game to death back in the day. I'm glad it's coming to Linux!
Maquis196 11 Jan, 2016
I hope it's Napoleon Total War next, or Rome 1. Tbh, all of them would be amazing enough, but this is a great game. Time to conquer Europe again as Scotland...
edo 11 Jan, 2016
This looks like one of those ports than are done for the love of the game and not mainly for the money they could get. It's great to have this game on the platform.
leillo1975 11 Jan, 2016
Obviusly I would prefer "the epic fail" Rome II, but Medieval can be a good game. Thanks again Feral, ahhh... Perhaps you could finish the Job with Emperor Edition


Last edited by leillo1975 on 11 January 2016 at 5:40 pm UTC
morbius 11 Jan, 2016
Still waiting on Napoleon. Tried that game on Windows two times, hopefully on Linux it can finally hook me.
BTRE 11 Jan, 2016
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While I wasn't much of a fan of Medieval II by itself, there were a few really great mods for the game that I look forward to revisiting. This is good news and I hope that feral keeps porting the backlog of Total War games. I'd love it if Shogun 2 were ported, since that's the best entry in the series.
wojtek88 11 Jan, 2016
Am I missing something or port of the game from 2006 released 10 years later will require GPU released in 2012 or later?
I understand that while porting classic games it's not required to have the requirements of the original game and the target of the port is Steam machine, so mostly the one with NVidia 800+ series, but NVidia 600+ series as a requirement of this port makes me not even considering this game. Mainly because my hardware from 2012 that costed > 1k dollars won't be capable to handle this port..
immortel 11 Jan, 2016
Isn't it the game where they made a mistake on the web site few weeks ago. They corrected it to have Mac only because they previously mentionned Linux and Mac. Now the web page is still announcing Mac only. :)

https://www.feralinteractive.com/en/upcoming/

I never played that game but it is a great good new for Linux players.
Liam Dawe 11 Jan, 2016
immortelIsn't it the game where they made a mistake on the web site few weeks ago. They corrected it to have Mac only because they previously mentionned Linux and Mac. Now the web page is still announcing Mac only. :)

https://www.feralinteractive.com/en/upcoming/

I never played that game but it is a great good new for Linux players.

Yep: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/looks-like-feral-interactive-are-porting-medieval-ii-total-war-to-linux-updated.6388

They aren't very good at keeping their own secrets :P
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