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Total War: WARHAMMER [Steam, Feral Store] comes to Linux tomorrow and it’s good news for AMD GPU users as Mesa will be officially supported on normal Linux distributions, but not on SteamOS.

Thanks to recent strides in Mesa development, Feral Interactive have been able to officially support AMD cards with this release. We may even have a fresh interview with Feral coming soon, stay tuned on that.

Minimum requirements
3.4GHz Intel Core i3-4130
3.5GHz AMD FX6300 processor
4GB RAM
1GB Nvidia 650ti/2GB AMD R9 270 graphics card* or better.

Recommended requirements
3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4770 processor
8GB RAM
4GB Nvidia 970/4GB AMD RX 480 graphics card* or better.

*Nvidia cards require 367.28 drivers or newer. AMD cards require Mesa 13.0.1 drivers compiled using LLVM 3.9 or newer. AMD graphics cards are not supported when running SteamOS.

I will likely have a port report, benchmarks and thoughts up at release tomorrow.

I imagine the game will be released on Linux in the early afternoon UTC tomorrow, like what has happened with the previous releases from Feral. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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gojul 21 November 2016 at 1:05 pm UTC
Much lighter than Deus Ex, given that the latter one works like a charm on my box (and I completed it, while it is sadly too short)
Jahimself 21 November 2016 at 1:32 pm UTC
I'm on nvidia, but I applaud Feral for their first release supporting MESA open source driver! It is another great step for linux gaming opened by our beloved cheetah
Lordpkappa 21 November 2016 at 1:41 pm UTC
I'm in, GTX 980 ti ready ;)
Liam Dawe 21 November 2016 at 1:56 pm UTC
JahimselfI'm on nvidia, but I applaud Feral for their first release supporting MESA open source driver! It is another great step for linux gaming opened by our beloved cheetah
Actually it's not the first time they have supported mesa, see here.

Medieval Total War, Tomb Raider, Life Is Strange and Dawn of War II all officially support Mesa.

Edit: Added in Dawn of War II, as Edwin's post is a little out of date now.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 21 November 2016 at 2:01 pm UTC
chui2ch 21 November 2016 at 1:56 pm UTC
JahimselfI'm on nvidia, but I applaud Feral for their first release supporting MESA open source driver! It is another great step for linux gaming opened by our beloved cheetah
If I'm not mistaken it will be their 4th? It depends on how you count the DOW II expansions.
edddeduck_feral 21 November 2016 at 2:09 pm UTC
JahimselfI'm on nvidia, but I applaud Feral for their first release supporting MESA open source driver! It is another great step for linux gaming opened by our beloved cheetah

The first Feral game that supported Mesa was also our first game released on Linux! So we've always supported Mesa where possible since the very first game.

For the record XCOM 1 (our first release) supported Mesa for Intel GPUs. Total War: Medieval 2, Life Is Strange, Dawn Of War 2 are some recent games that all shipped with Mesa/RadeonSI official support for AMD hardware.

We've supported Mesa where possible and we have a number of titles supported on Mesa and many more that we did all the work needed inside the game but could not support it officially due to the game needing fixes that where not yet available to end users. For example both Mad Max and Deus Ex run on the latest Mesa but had a few driver issues (mainly performance related) preventing official support on launch.

Warhammer is the first complex modern title that we've been able to have Mesa support from launch since games started requiring OpenGL 4 features like compute shaders even on the lowest settings. However it is a long way from being our first Mesa supported title.
Mountain Man 21 November 2016 at 2:17 pm UTC
Looks like I'm somewhere between the minimum and recommended specs. It worked out well for Mad Max, so I wonder if I'll be able to eke some good performance out of this one?
edddeduck_feral 21 November 2016 at 2:35 pm UTC
Mountain ManLooks like I'm somewhere between the minimum and recommended specs. It worked out well for Mad Max, so I wonder if I'll be able to eke some good performance out of this one?

You should be more than fine
Lordpkappa 21 November 2016 at 3:07 pm UTC
Will be update to support vulkan in the future?
gojul 21 November 2016 at 3:28 pm UTC
@edddeduck_feral : do you plan to port to Linux the remaining Total War games, I mean Rome 2, Shogun 2, Napoleon ? It would be really great !
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