Shogun: Total War

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Shogun: Total War
Shogun: Total War cover
Developers
Creative Assembly
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Gold Edition post-2005 and digital Sega
Release dates
Windows June 13, 2000
Taxonomy
Themes Asia
Shogun: Total War guide on StrategyWiki
Shogun: Total War on MobyGames
Shogun: Total War on Wikipedia
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General information

Official site for the series
Official forum
Total War Wiki - A wiki for the series
Total War Center - A large fan site for the series with an active modding community
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Steam
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Gold Edition. Slightly updated for modern system & widescreen support.
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Shogun: Total War - The Mongol Invasion Comes bundled with Shogun: Total War - Warlord/Gold Edition.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patches are available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/345240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/345240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
The Steam version does support widescreen resolutions. The original retail version does not.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Local retail version only.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Official server browser has been shut down.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game won't run[edit]

Game does not run[1]
  1. Turn on Windows XP compatibility mode
  2. Set resolution to lowest possible
Using just the first step may work

Unable to run on more than the lowest resolution[edit]

Use Sephus's ddraw.dll[2]
  1. Download the fixed ddraw.dll.
  2. Place it in <path-to-game>.

Notes

If this doesn't work try the old solution

Game crashes in some battles[edit]

Fix battle scripts
  1. Follow this guide to fix the battle script files.
This seems to happen only in the remastered Steam version.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 2 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/345240/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (345240) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References