Total War: Three Kingdoms

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Total War: Three Kingdoms
Total War: Three Kingdoms cover
Developers
Creative Assembly
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Linux Feral Interactive
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows May 23, 2019
macOS (OS X) May 23, 2019[1]
Linux May 23, 2019[1]
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time, Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
Controls Menu-based, Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS, TBS
Art styles Stylized
Themes China
Series Total War
Total War: Three Kingdoms guide on StrategyWiki
Total War: Three Kingdoms on MobyGames
Total War: Three Kingdoms on Wikipedia
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Total War: Three Kingdoms is a hybrid RTS and TBS game made by Creative Assembly. It is part of a long running Total War series, and represents the latest entry in the 'historical' mainline entry of the series (as opposed to the 'fantasy' Warhammer series) since Total War: Shogun 2 in 2011. The game uses the Warscape which is the same engine that has been used since Empire: Total War in 2009.[2]

The game was originally set to release March 7, 2019 but was delayed[3], and was eventually released May 23, 2019. The game launch had over 160,000 concurrent players on Steam[4] and had a smooth launch[5] with simultaneous release on Windows, Mac OS and Linux[6].

Creative Assembly faced criticism for making the Yellow Turban Rebellion a pre-order 'day 1' DLC that was free for those who pre-ordered or bought the game in the first week of launch.[7]

The game continues to be supported with additional DLC and updates, and an active multiplayer community. The most recent patch notes can be seen on the Total War blog.

General information

Official forums and specific support forum for Total War: Three Kingdoms.
Total War Wiki - A wiki for the series.
Total War Center - A large fan site for the series with an active modding community.
/r/totalwar - the subreddit is very active with developers Creative Assembly often making posts and replying comments inside.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet
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Region-locked to Europe.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM. Windows versions also require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[8]

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Gore cosmetic called Reign of Blood also known as the 'blood pack' common in the recent Total War series.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\ThreeKingdoms\scripts\preferences.script.txt
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.local/share/feral-interactive/Three Kingdoms/VFS/User/AppData/Roaming/The Creative Assembly/ThreeKingdoms/scripts/preferences.script.txt
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\ThreeKingdoms\save_games\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.local/share/feral-interactive/Three Kingdoms/VFS/User/AppData/Roaming/The Creative Assembly/ThreeKingdoms/save_games/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Option to save to Steam Cloud on a per-save basis.

Video[edit]

Graphics settings - main.
Graphics settings - main.
Graphics settings - advanced.
Graphics settings - advanced.

Input[edit]

Camera controls.
Camera controls.
Keyboard controls.
Keyboard controls.

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.
Controller types

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Voice controls.
Voice controls.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Czech
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Ability to play using English interface and Chinese audio voices in the Audio settings menu. Make sure to restart the game after setting is changed.
Traditional Chinese
Turkish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Multiplayer on Linux is Linux-Linux only. [9]

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 [10]
Vulkan
Only on Linux.[11]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7850
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.14.4
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 52 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680MX
AMD Radeon R9 M290
Intel Iris Graphics 540
1.5 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 18.04
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4130 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
AMD Radeon R9 285
2 GB of VRAM
Other Requires Vulkan.
Nvidia requires 418.56 or newer drivers.
AMD requires Mesa 19.0.1
Intel GPUs are not supported at time of release.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 A new era of conquest — Total War: THREE KINGDOMS out now for macOS and Linux - Feral News - last accessed on 2019-05-23
  2. Total War (video game series) - last accessed on 2020-05-08
  3. Total War: Three Kingdoms release date deployed - last accessed on 2020-05-08
    "Total War: Three Kingdoms will launch for PC on 7th March 2019."
  4. Total War: Three Kingdoms sets a series record for concurrent players - last accessed on 2020-05-07
    "Total War: Three Kingdoms launched today and quickly set the series record for concurrent players. Over 160,000 people are fighting over ancient China at the time of publication, making it the fourth busiest game on Steam."
  5. Three Kingdoms is the most complete game at launch I've seen in a long time. - last accessed on 2020-05-07
  6. Total War: Three Kingdoms Sees Same-Day Linux Release - last accessed on 2020-05-07
    "Feral Interactive has managed to deliver a same-day release of their Linux and macOS ports to coincide with today's Windows release of Total War: Three Kingdoms."
  7. Guide to Approaching the Yellow Turban Preorder DLC - last accessed on 2020-05-08
  8. https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/bs1qqd/total_war_three_kingdoms_is_out_now_for_linux/eojzamr/
  9. https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/bs1qqd/total_war_three_kingdoms_is_out_now_for_linux/eoic7o9/
  10. https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/software/total_war_three_kingdoms_pc_performance_review/1
  11. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=TW-Three-Kingdoms-Linux