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Total War: SHOGUN 2 looks like it will be heading to Linux & SteamOS

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Well this was quite a surprise to see! It looks like Total War: SHOGUN 2 [Steam] is going to make an appearance on Linux & SteamOS.

Just now I saw this pop-up on SteamDB:
QuoteChanged Depots
203723/config/oslist: linux
203723/name: Linux Shogun 2 Data
203724/config/oslist: linux
203724/name: Linux Shogun 2 App
203725/config/oslist: linux
203725/name: Linux Shogun 2 FOTS Soundtrack
203726/config/oslist: linux
203726/name: Linux Shogun 2 FOTS
203727/config/language: english

Another highly rated strategy game that certainly looks like it will come to Linux. Of course, SteamDB isn't confirmation, but it's looking pretty likely. No idea when it will happen of course, but we will keep you updated if we hear anything.

Feral Interactive did the Mac version, so it's likely they are now bringing it over to Linux. I haven't personally heard anything from them on that though.

About the game
Total War: SHOGUN 2 features enhanced full 3D battles via land and sea, which made a name for the series, as well as the tactical campaign map that many refer to as the heart and soul of Total War. Featuring a brand new AI system inspired by the scriptures that influenced Japanese warfare, the millennia old Chinese “Art of War”, the Creative Assembly brings the wisdom of Master Sun Tsu to Total War: SHOGUN 2. Analysing this ancient text enabled the Creative Assembly to implement easy to understand yet deep strategical gameplay.

If it lands on Linux will you be picking up a copy? Or do you already own it and look forward to playing it on Linux? Let us know in the comments. Article taken from
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chepati 20 February 2017 at 9:00 pm UTC
Don't wanna come off sounding like a Debbie Downer, because this is great news (any quality game ported natively to linux is a big step for gaming on linux), but I'd really like to see a greater diversification. We already have quite a few Total War entries. I'd love to have some sports games (golf, soccer, football, tennis, basketball). I know, EA holds a near monopoly there, but there must be non-EA games out there.

As much as I hate UbiSoft, I enjoy some of their games and would pay to see them on linux.

A question for Feral: would it make sense if you did a poll once in a while to gauge interest in games? Give us a multiple-choice option so we can vote on which game we'd like to have you port. I know you want to build up hype for a game before its release and keep the mystery surrounding your releases, but readers on GOL could arguably be considered a good sample of the linux gaming demographic. So testing the waters before going full on into a game port would be good for everyone.

Would like to know what Feral and other prominent porters think.

ps: I'll buy TW: Shogun 2 nevertheless.
Whitewolfe80 20 February 2017 at 9:29 pm UTC
thelimeydragonWonder what happened to Total War: Rome II. That was talked about being ported and has a Linux depot in limbo a few years too.

Cant remember where I read it but apparently they had major problems with the dlc or at least sega had a problem with the game launching on linux with all dlc included given the age of the game
MintedGamer 20 February 2017 at 9:35 pm UTC
cxpher@gmail.comAlready own it. Can't wait to play it on Linux. Might get me into Total War.

Beware, when you get into Total War large parts of your life, or sleep, disappear
neowiz73 20 February 2017 at 10:19 pm UTC
this is awesome, I was really hoping to see this one get a port, now we just need Rome II: emperor edition and we are set.
KimmoKM 20 February 2017 at 10:32 pm UTC
That's great. It's my favourite TW game (with Fall of the Samurai expansion) having played all but the original Shogun and while it works with Wine, a native version would certainly be preferable.
Mountain Man 20 February 2017 at 11:41 pm UTC
I have Empire: Total War and Total Warhammer. That's more then enough Total War games for me at the moment, so I won't be getting Shogun.
riusma 21 February 2017 at 10:18 am UTC
According Steam db Linux just appears some minutes ago in the "os list" of the game (source... that was quick! ^^
KimmoKM 21 February 2017 at 10:25 am UTC
Shogun 2 appeared in Steam for me but the download is just 55MB so that clearly isn't the whole game yet. Contents are as follows

> ls /opt/ssd/steamapps/common/Total\ War\ SHOGUN\ 2/launcher/
1_click.wav  2_click.wav  3_click.wav  Awesomium.dll  awesomium_process.exe  icudt42.dll  icudt.dll  launcher.exe  QtCore4.dll  QtGui4.dll  QtOpenGL4.dll  steam_api.dll

Last edited by KimmoKM on 21 February 2017 at 10:29 am UTC
riusma 21 February 2017 at 11:46 am UTC
Linux depots are empty now.

Edit: and linux is no more in the "os list"... hopefully it will (or may) be back soon. ^^

Last edited by riusma on 21 February 2017 at 11:52 am UTC
Anders1232 21 February 2017 at 2:28 pm UTC

I already have it but surely i'll buy it again and gift someone to support the devs.
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