Starting the game in DX9 and DX11 (see workaround)
Graphic options Ultra
Music and Sounds
Tutorials (3/6 tested)
Setting an Avatar for Avatar Conquest
What does not
Game CEG DRM kick in telling the user is possibly using a pirated/tampered game
The overlay start at the begining of each match. It disappears alone after two minutes, sometimes can be made disappear pressing esc after 30 seconds.
The game may see an inconsitent VRAM size.
The game may crash when exiting the game or a match (quitting from menu)
ModLoader is unable to detect steam no matter what (relevant only to mod users)
winetricks d3dx11_42 to start the game in DX11 mode.
winetricks d3dcompiler_43 may be required (I had this already installed on the prefix)
DXVK not needed.
During install Steam may launch the Directx installer that may fail. Ignore.
What was not tested
Starting a Multiplayer or Avatar Conquest game
DXVK status: both DXVK d3d9 and d3d11 dlls introduce some kind of instability to the game. Tested with the RADV driver
Using DXVK may cause the game to crash on some actions:
in DX11 clicking on Avatar conquest, troops and navy tab cause game close with allocation memory errors on DXVK side and HEAP errors, consistently.
in DX9 clicking on Video options (expecially the "gamma and brightness" suboption) may cause the game to close with DXVK allocation errors
Gallium9 status (only for AMD and Intel Cards, DX9 mode):
Seems stable, despite testing for little time
Tested Steam Version, Base game with NO DLC, Italian localized game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 28 2020||5.6-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||llde|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 05 2020||5.5||Yes||No||No||Garbage||goraxmax|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 22 2016||2.0-rc2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Julien Humbert|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jun 24 2015||1.7.45||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 03 2014||1.7.13||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|27365||Total War: Shogun 2 demo (Steam) crashes on start||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|29419||Total War: Shogun 2 virtually freezes with certain graphics on screen||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|30139||Total War: SHOGUN 2 fails to start with Nvidia 295.20||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|31007||Shogun Total War 2 (Steam) thinks it's pirated (Valve's CEG DRM scheme doesn't work with Wine)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|34495||Total War: Shogun 2 (Steam): character models are fixed sideways with NVIDIA drivers||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
If your game crashes due to awesomium.dll then do the following to get game working again;
Go to the games directory (Steam/steamapps/common/total\ war\ shogun 2/) and rename AwesomiumProcess.exe to AwesomiumProcessOrg.exe
During battles you may encounter a message saying your copy might be counterfeit or that your install is broken. Now this could be because of the FOTS fix mentioned OR there is a problem with how the game knows steam is running.
At first you'll only be able to move your mouse around but if you wait the message goes away and you'll be able to continue the battle as normal.