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We already knew that Total War: WARHAMMER was coming to Linux, but we didn’t know when as it seemed like it was forgotten about. Now we know it’s being ported by Feral Interactive!

This is good news, as I’ve been pretty happy with Feral’s porting work and their support of their products has been top notch. Pleased to see them get more porting work to continue pushing our platform.

Hopefully I will be able to do my usual thing of giving it a run over before release, if not, I will try to after release.

No exact word on the release yet, but it's slated for this Autumn/Fall!

From the press release:
Quote“This is the stuff of dreams,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive, “The extraordinary gameplay of Total War matched with the fantastical universe of Warhammer is a match made in gaming heaven. We’re incredibly excited to bring Total War: WARHAMMER to Mac and Linux.”


It's also now showing up on SteamDB, so maybe it will be a pretty quick turnaround from announcement to release. It also means it was likely hidden for quite some time, meaning there could be other ports from Feral and other developers being hidden from popping up on SteamDB, exciting!

Also, Feral are showing off their wonderful humour again from the SteamDB depot page:
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About the game
The Old World echoes to the clamour of ceaseless battle. The only constant is WAR!

A fantasy strategy game of legendary proportions, Total War: WARHAMMER combines an addictive turn-based campaign of epic empire-building with explosive, colossal, real-time battles, all set in the vivid and incredible world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles.

Command four wholly different races: the Empire, the Dwarfs, the Vampire Counts and the Greenskins, each with their own unique characters, battlefield units and play style.

Lead your forces to war as one of eight Legendary Lords from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles World, arming them with fabled weapons, armour and deadly battle magic; hard-won in individual quest chains. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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fabry92 4 August 2016 at 9:50 am UTC
Instabuy for me *_* thx again feral!
drmoth 4 August 2016 at 9:51 am UTC
HELL YEAH! What a relief...I was really worried about this one
Liam Dawe 4 August 2016 at 9:56 am UTC
Update: Added bit from the PR and SteamDB into the article.
Zelox 4 August 2016 at 9:58 am UTC
Nice! Never been a warhammer fan, but just because totalwar is finally in a fantasy setting, Im very excited.
I wonder what icon it is on the feral radar, cause I also want dirt 3.
rustybroomhandle 4 August 2016 at 9:58 am UTC
They have updated it on their "upcoming" radar, but interestingly it's neither of the two items in the "very soon" zone.
dmantione 4 August 2016 at 10:00 am UTC
QuoteThis is good news, as I’ve been pretty happy with Feral’s porting work

You are? Performance issues and AMD incompatibilities are the rule rather than these exception with these guys.
Liam Dawe 4 August 2016 at 10:06 am UTC
dmantione
QuoteThis is good news, as I’ve been pretty happy with Feral’s porting work

You are? Performance issues an AMD incompatibilities are the rule rather than these exception with these guys.
I am not an AMD user, nor have I ever claimed to be any time I've reported on them. I do not own any AMD GPU to test on.

Also, it's usually issues with AMD's drivers, like Catalyst being too unstable and Mesa not having higher enough OpenGL. Can't blame Feral for that.

As for performance: I will take 20 ports with lower performance over 5 ports that had to be rewritten from the core to properly support OpenGL that took 10x longer to come out. Feral are boosting up our game numbers significantly with bigger names.

Let's not have this turn into a flame fest.

Edit: Spelling errors.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 4 August 2016 at 7:00 pm UTC
skinnyraf 4 August 2016 at 10:07 am UTC
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I have always been a huge Warhammer fan - especially in its fantasy flavour. Vermintide was the last Windows-only game I've bought.

I was so happy when Total War Warhammer for Linux was announced. When it was published Windows only I decided that enough is enough: no Linux/SteamOS support, no purchase. Even easier that my ageing Windows PC would not handle the game anyway, but my Steam Machine I'd definitely up to the task
BTRE 4 August 2016 at 10:11 am UTC
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dmantione
QuoteThis is good news, as I’ve been pretty happy with Feral’s porting work

You are? Performance issues and AMD incompatibilities are the rule rather than these exception with these guys.

I certainly am. They've been great about supporting AMD through Mesa and have even been active in helping Mesa devs deal with bugs and incompatabilities. All their latest ports have worked just great for me. What else else do you want? AMD has abandoned Catalyst/Crimson in favor of Mesa/AMDGPU and their own added AMDGPUPRO drivers.
fabry92 4 August 2016 at 10:14 am UTC
in accord with radar there are other 2 games before
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