Total War: Shogun 2

Shogun 2 Total War v1.1.0 (Steam)

Application Details:

Version: 1.1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.6-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

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

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Apr 28 20205.6-stagingYes Yes YesSilverllde 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 05 20205.5Yes No NoGarbagegoraxmax 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 22 20162.0-rc2Yes Yes SilverJulien Humbert 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jun 24 20151.7.45Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 03 20141.7.13Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

Fall the Samauri Update Workaround

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

Pirate warning & Steam

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.


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