Shogun: Total War

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Shogun: Total War
Shogun: Total War cover
Creative Assembly
Electronic Arts
Gold Edition post-2005 and digital Sega
Release dates
Windows June 13, 2000
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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
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Gold Edition.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

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

Essential improvements[edit]


Patches are available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail version only.


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 fixed ddraw.dll.
  2. Place it in <path-to-game>.


If this doesn't work try old solution

Game crashes in some battles[edit]

Fix battle scripts
  1. Follow this guite to fix the battle scriptfiles.
This seems to happen only at the remastered steam version.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

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


  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.