Welcome to Total War: SHOGUN 2

Originally developed by The Creative Assembly
Developed for Mac by Feral Interactive Limited
Published for Mac by Feral Interactive Limited


Contents

  1. Installation
  2. Getting Started
  3. Total War: SHOGUN 2 Performance Tips
  4. Macintosh Specific Extras - Pre-game Options Window
  5. Uninstalling
  6. System Requirements
  7. Technical Support
  8. Warranty
  1. Installation

    As part of the Steam download process, the game has already been installed on your computer. To start playing the game, read the Getting Started section.

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  2. Getting Started

    1. Double-click on the Steam application icon. By default this is located in the Applications folder on your computer's hard drive.

    2. If you are not already signed in, the Steam Login dialog will appear. Enter your account name and password, then select Login.

    3. The Steam application will launch. Select the Library tab.

    4. In the library, highlight Total War: SHOGUN 2 in the list of games on the left-hand side of the window, then select Play.

    5. The Total War: SHOGUN 2 pre-game Options window will appear. Click on the Play button. The game will launch.

    6. After the loading screens, the Main Menu will appear. Place the mouse cursor over the Single Player icon and select Tutorials from the menu that appears.

    7. The Tutorials screen will appear. Select Shogun 2.

    8. Select Chosokabe Campaign Tutorial.

    9. After the opening video, you will be introduced to Chosokabe Motochika, daimyo of the Chosokabe clan. Follow your advisor's instructions carefully as he schools you in the tactics needed to raise your clan to the shogunate...

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  3. Total War: SHOGUN 2 Performance Tips

    The most important factors in determining how smoothly Total War: SHOGUN 2 plays are your CPU speed, the amount of built-in RAM, the type of graphics card in your computer and the in-game settings you select.

    Total War: SHOGUN 2 is playable with the minimum specifications listed below, but it will play more smoothly on faster computers with more RAM. However, if you are dissatisfied with the performance of the game on your computer, there are a couple of things you can do that are likely to improve performance:


    In addition to these general Mac actions, there are numerous specific in-game settings you can select to speed up the game. These are listed below in order of performance improvement (largest improvement first). Move down the list adjusting settings until you find an acceptable balance between performance and graphics.

    Hover over any item in the in-game Graphics menu to see a description of its effect.



    * This setting will only be available if you have purchased the Blood Pack DLC.

    NOTE: All of these settings are found in either Total War: SHOGUN 2's pre-game Options window under the Video tab or within the game under OptionsGraphics, accessible from the Main Menu.

    NOTE: Depending on the power of your machine and on the graphics settings you have selected (certain settings restrict others), some of the above options may not be available.

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  4. Macintosh Specific Extras - Pre-game Options Window

    Feral games come with a pre-game Options window. This window offers Mac-specific extra features, described below.

    Extras Tab - iTunes Pausing
    Selecting this feature will automatically pause any currently playing song in iTunes while Total War: SHOGUN 2 is running. Playback will be resumed when the game is quit or paused.

    Extras Tab - iChat or Messages Away Status
    Selecting this feature will automatically set your iChat (called "Messages" in OS X 10.8 or later) status to "away" while Total War: SHOGUN 2 is running. You can select different "away" messages from the pop-up menu. The "away" options are taken from the user's iChat (or Messages) status listings.

    Support Tab - Support - A Helping Hand
    If you encounter a problem with Total War: SHOGUN 2, you can use the Support tab to consult Feral's online FAQs. If your problem is not covered by the FAQs, you can contact Feral using the automated game report system. This automatically creates a file with information about your computer that is useful to the Feral Technical Support team in helping to solve the problem.

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  5. Uninstalling

    To uninstall Total War: SHOGUN 2, follow these steps:

    1. Double-click on the Steam application icon. By default this is located in the Applications folder on your computer's hard drive.

    2. If you are not already signed in, the Steam Login dialog will appear. Enter your account name and password, then select Login.

    3. The Steam application will launch. Select the Library tab.

    4. In the library, right-click on Total War: SHOGUN 2 in the list of games on the left-hand side of the window, then select Uninstall....

    5. A dialog will appear confirming that you wish to delete all the game content. Select Delete.

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  6. System Requirements

    Minimum System Requirements
    Processor: 1.8 GHz
    RAM: 4 GB
    Graphics: 256 MB
    Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.9.5
    Hard Disk: 22 GB
    Input: Keyboard & Mouse

    Recommended System Requirements
    Processor: 2.4 GHz
    RAM: 8 GB
    Graphics: 2 GB
    Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3
    Hard Disk: 27 GB
    Input: Multi-button Mouse

    The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx Series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx Series, Intel HD3000, Intel GMA Series, Nvidia 8xxx Series, Nvidia 3xx Series, Nvidia 7xxx Series and Nvidia 9400. The following cards require you to have 8GB of System RAM: Intel HD4000.

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  7. Technical Support

    Every effort has been made to make Total War: SHOGUN 2 as compatible with current hardware as possible. However, if you are experiencing problems when running Total War: SHOGUN 2, please read on.

    The latest version of the FAQs can be found by selecting the View FAQs button in the Support tab of the Total War: SHOGUN 2 pre-game Options window (this is the window that opens when you launch the game), or by going straight to the Feral website: http://support.feralinteractive.com

    Contacting Feral

    If the FAQs and/or updates do not solve your problem, then please feel free to contact us. The following information must be obtained before contacting Feral Technical Support:


    All the information required can be obtained by opening Total War: SHOGUN 2 and clicking on the Support tab in the Total War: SHOGUN 2 pre-game Options window. In the Support tab, click on the Generate Report button. Once the report is generated it will appear as a file in your ~/Downloads folder (the “~” symbol refers to your home directory). Now click on the Create Email button. Remember to attach the Total War SHOGUN 2 Report.txt file to your e-mail.

    In your e-mail, please include a brief description of the problem you have experienced with Total War: SHOGUN 2. We will do our best to help you.

    E-Mail: support@feralinteractive.com

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  8. Warranty

    Please check the warranty information provided by Steam.

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