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ESRB: Teen PEGI: 16

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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.

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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Welcome

Welcome to medieval Japan, and an era of warfare known as the “Sengoku Jidai”, a time of constant clashes between great warlords commanding formidable samurai armies.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 is an epic strategy game, combining massive 3D real-time battles with turn-based management of your noble samurai family and its lands.

You command a clan and its armies. Your objective is to make your clan lord the military ruler of Japan and the most powerful man in the country, the shogun. This is the ultimate prize, though the road may be long and bloody. Along the way, you’ll have to fight battles, build your own castles while besieging those of your enemies, assassinate your foes, negotiate with rival lords, take hostages, spy on your peasants with secret policemen, order your scholars to undertake new research, command the seas around Japan and employ all your skills and cunning as a warrior. You'll also have to decide what to do about the newly arrived European strangers and their deadly guns…

You'll have to train your clan’s military forces of samurai and lesser warriors, and lead them into battle on land and at sea. At the same time, you’ll need to make sure your clan lands are developed and properly administered, so that you have enough money to fund your conquests. The direct approach may not always be the best: instead, you can send out your ninja to spy, kill and sabotage, or you can send other agents such as geisha and monks to sow discontent in rivals’ lands, creating problems for you to exploit.

The path to becoming shogun of all Japan lies at your feet; the journey begins with a single step…

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Introduction

If you have never played a Total War game before, the best place to start is with the game tutorial. This will introduce you to warfare in medieval Japan as the leader of the Chosokabe clan. The tutorial covers the campaign game, where you make strategic decisions, carefully building up your forces and improving your clan holdings. It also shows you how to command your armies in land battles and your fleets in naval battles.

If you have played a Total War game before, then you're probably ready to leap right into the fray! However, before you draw your katana and make short, bloody work of your enemies, you might want to read the Experienced Players - Start Here section of this manual. It explains important differences between Total War: SHOGUN 2 and earlier titles in the award-winning series. You should also be careful when choosing your first clan. Not all clans and their starting positions are equal. A clan that starts in a corner of the map or on an island is easier to play than one in the center of Japan, if only because there will be fewer nearby enemies to face early in the game.

How to Win

The objective of the single-player campaign in Total War: SHOGUN 2 is to have your clan’s lord, or “daimyo”, become the shogun of Japan. To achieve this, you will need to overthrow the current shogunate based in Kyoto, while raising large armies to conquer provinces and crush rival clans. You may well end up facing the combined might of the rest of Japan! If you grow to great power before marching on Kyoto, news of your fame may reach the current shogun and, threatened, he may rally other clans to eliminate you.

The shogunate was a military dictatorship that gave ultimate power to the leading clan and its ruler. Historically, the Tokugawa clan held the shogunate at the end of the Sengoku wars, and continued to rule Japan for over 250 years. Although Japan still had an emperor, it was the shoguns who actually ran the country.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 puts you in control of Japan's destiny. It's up to you to decide whether history repeats itself…

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Controls

The default keyboard configuration is detailed below; these controls can be customized by selecting OptionsControls from the Main Menu. Please note that the instructions in this manual refer to the default controls; if you have customized your controls, the instructions will no longer apply.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 requires you to right-click in order to perform many commands. If you are using a Magic Mouse or a Trackpad, your secondary click may not be activated by default: see Can I play Total War: SHOGUN 2 using my Magic Mouse or Trackpad? in the FAQs for detailed instructions on how to enable secondary click.

If you have a short keyboard, you will need to use modifier keys for certain commands. For instructions on how to do this, see My short keyboard does not have certain keys. How can I use the game commands that are mapped to them? in the FAQs.

Universal

Toggle sound effects Alt (⌥) + X
Toggle music Alt (⌥) + M
Select all Control (ctrl) + A
Select next .
Select previous ,
Cancel order Backspace (←)
Encyclopedia Control (ctrl) + F11


Campaign Map

Show diplomatic relations K
Show clan management panel L
Show technology / mastery of the arts M
Show finance panel N
End turn Return (↩) / Numpad Enter (⌤)
Toggle character movement speed Space
Disband selection Control (ctrl) + P
Quick save Control (ctrl) + S
Quick load Control (ctrl) + L
Auto merge units Control (ctrl) + M
Zoom to home Home (↖)
Repair buildings / ships R
Default camera rotation End (↘)
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Battles

Game / UI Controls
Cycle battle speed Control (ctrl) + T
Change radar map size J
Show deployment images Space
Toggle radar visibility O
Toggle battle UI K
Toggle pause P
Group Formations
Spear point Alt (⌥) + 1
Crane's wing Alt (⌥) + 2
Flying geese Alt (⌥) + 3
Reclining dragon Alt (⌥) + 4
War of the tiger Alt (⌥) + 5
Bark of the pine tree Alt (⌥) + 6
Cloud dragon Alt (⌥) + 7
Flying bird Alt (⌥) + 8
Naval Group Formations
War of the sword Alt (⌥) + 1
Three day old moon Alt (⌥) + 2
Bird cloud Alt (⌥) + 3
Extended snake Alt (⌥) + 4
Unit / Group Controls
Withdraw Control (ctrl) + F5
Group / ungroup units G
Lock / unlock group formation Control (ctrl) + G
Toggle melee mode F
Toggle fire at will Shift (⇧) + 2
Toggle run R
Special ability slot 1-7 Shift (⇧) + 1-7
Increase rank [
Increase file ]
Step unit / group backwards /
Step unit / group forwards '
Rotate unit / group left L
Rotate unit / group right ;
Zoom to unit End (↘)
Create group 1-10 Control (ctrl) + 1-0
Select group 1-10 1-0
Additional Naval Unit Controls
Decrease sail [
Increase sail ]
Sail forward '
Repair ship R
Toggle boarding B
Fire broadside forward Alt (⌥) + W
Fire broadside left Alt (⌥) + A
Fire broadside right Alt (⌥) + D
Toggle ship firing arcs H
Selection Controls
Select all siege weapon units Control (ctrl) + B
Select all melee units Control (ctrl) + I
Select all cavalry units Control (ctrl) + C
Select all missile units Control (ctrl) + M
Deselect all Return (↩)
Zoom to and select general Home (↖)
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Camera Controls

Move forward fast Numpad 8
Rotate up V or Numpad +
Rotate down C or Numpad -
Camera up X or Numpad *
Camera down Z or Numpad /
Toggle move fast §
Speed up camera Page up (⇞)
Slow down camera Page down (⇟)
Rotate left Q or Numpad 4
Rotate right E or Numpad 6
Strafe left A or Numpad 1
Strafe right D or Numpad 3
Move forward W or Numpad 5
Move back S or Numpad 2
Increase camera rotation speed Shift (⇧) + Page up (⇞)
Decrease camera rotation speed Shift (⇧) + Page down (⇟)
Zoom to unit End (↘)
Intelligent zoom N
Toggle tracking Delete (⌦)
Context camera \

Multiplayer

Toggle chat entry Y
Toggle player list U
Chat with everyone Shift (⇧) + G
Chat with team Shift (⇧) + T
Standard ping F5
Move ping F6
Attack ping F7
Defend ping F8
Voice chat Control (ctrl) + Q

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Experienced Players - Start Here

What’s New?

If you’ve played a Total War game before, welcome back! You probably know all there is to know about the Total War series, but a few things have changed in Total War: SHOGUN 2. After all, warfare has changed from period to period, and the challenges in Japan are different from those in other Total War games. For this reason, you might want to spend a few minutes reading the sections that follow, which explain the differences between this and previous Total War games.

Encyclopaedia

Previous Total War games have included an advisor system to introduce and explain game concepts.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 also includes a new and comprehensive encyclopaedia system that explains the most important game concepts. When playing the game, the encyclopaedia is your first port of call for help and advice.

You can access the encyclopaedia by clicking the Total War Encyclopaedia button in the top-left corner of the screen during a game. You will also find a Total War Encyclopaedia button on most information panels in the game: clicking one of these buttons will take you directly to the encyclopaedia entry most relevant to the panel you were viewing.

When viewing an encyclopaedia page, use the hyperlinks (indicated by text highlighted in white) to access other pages in the encyclopaedia.

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Battles

You can now use FPS-style keyboard camera controls during battles: you can move around the map using the W/A/S/D keys. This applies to every kind of battle in the game. However, there are also changes specific to different types of battle.

Land Battles

The terrain on a battlefield is determined by the terrain on the section of the campaign map you’re fighting over. Pick your spot for a battle with care!

A general is vital to your army during battles in Total War: SHOGUN 2. Don’t be tempted to always use him as a frontline combat unit, because his death will greatly damage your troops' morale. He has other abilities that can have more impact on the course of the battle. All generals have a zone of influence around them, which improves the morale of any units within that area, inspiring them to greater feats during the battle. He can also rally broken troops to return to the fray.

This is important because surprises can affect unit morale unexpectedly: a unit that is suddenly ambushed will suffer more than one that sees the enemy approaching.

In night battles, morale will suffer, unless your general has skills or traits to prevent this, and missile range is reduced.

Snow and rain will slow the firing rate of guns as the gunners try to keep their powder dry, and all troops will tire quickly in cold and wet conditions. Fog reduces visibility and has a range of negative effects on your troops. Bad weather also reduces missile range.

Generals are no longer the only “heroic” units in an army. There are “hero” units of every type, who are highly specialized and skilled fighters, backed up by a small force of loyal retainers. They can be extremely powerful, but are vulnerable to being overwhelmed by large numbers of enemies.

Many ordinary units now have special abilities, like the “second wind” ability of cavalry units, which restores their stamina, allowing them to keep fighting harder for longer. Some abilities only work for a limited time before running out, so it is important to choose the right time to activate them.

Finally, don’t be tempted to always order your troops to run on the battlefield. Besides tiring them out very quickly, running reveals a unit’s position to the enemy. Troops can only remain hidden when walking.

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Naval Battles

There are no admirals in Total War: SHOGUN 2. Instead, generals command fleets, and they will do a better job if they have some appropriate skills and traits.

Naval battlefields now include land masses and shallows. Ships cannot move through either, but they can fire at each other across shallows.

Weather has a significant effect on naval battles. Fog makes it awkward to fight, meaning your units suffer from a range of penalties, and snow and rain slow everything down: they slow the firing rate of guns, as it makes it difficult to keep the gunpowder dry.

For the most part, ships do not rely on the wind to move. Instead, they are propelled primarily by oarsmen, who will get tired over the course of a battle. Ships will come to a stop if not ordered to move.

A ship’s movement speed is important during missile combat, and striking a balance between moving and firing is an important skill to learn. If a ship is not moving, the combat troops aboard will fire faster because they are not struggling to keep their footing. On the other hand, they are a stationary target. Moving around makes a ship harder to hit, but decreases its firing rate.

Some ships now have special abilities, such as being able to fire flaming missiles to set enemy vessels alight.

In some battles, mines can be deployed before the battle starts. These will float around the battlefield and detonate if they come into contact with a ship. Your own mines can damage your own ships, so be careful to avoid them. At best, being sunk by your own mines is embarrassing; at worst, it will cost you the battle.

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Sieges

Sieges are still a subtype of land battle, but they have changed significantly from those in previous Total War games.

For a start, nearly all types of infantry unit can climb walls. The Japanese designed their castles to withstand earthquakes, as these are relatively common in Japan: they have sloping walls to increase their stability. That means keeping enemies out was not the only concern when building Japanese castles. They are also designed to make the interior of the castle a killing ground for anyone who manages to get inside.

If you don't want your troops to have to climb over the walls, you can send in a ninja to sabotage the castle from the campaign map, before attempting a siege. If successful, this will open the castle's gates for your men to enter.

Successful castle sieges will be a fight through a series of killing zones to reach and capture the castle’s central tower. Along the way, the besieging army can capture towers, which will then fire automatically on the defenders. The attackers can also open the gates to allow in more troops, including cavalry.

Unlike in previous Total War sieges, artillery is not only used to break down walls: it can also be used to kill enemy troops. Your archers can use incendiary fire arrows to set castles alight during sieges, but this ability can only be activated for a limited period of time. Use it wisely!

Finally, as a castle is improved and extended on the campaign map, its ground plan when besieged will become increasingly complex. It’s worth improving castles located at important defensive locations to make them into vicious killing grounds.

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Campaign Game

The first thing you might notice is that you can now rotate the campaign map camera to change your view of the map. You can now look behind a sea of banners to find exactly the unit you are trying to select. Even if you can clearly see what’s going on, it can be useful to turn the camera around and change your view of the map. Have a look at your own territory from the enemy’s viewpoint: you might find that your impregnable position no longer looks quite so safe…

While we’re looking at the map, you should know that provinces now have production specializations in goods or unit types. It is possible to upgrade a province’s specialization. Certain resources are required to build very advanced buildings or units.

Castle towns are the focus of every province. Upgrading the castle enlarges the town and enables you to construct additional buildings. However, this increases the town’s need for food, so you will need to make sure that you improve your farms as you extend your castle towns if you wish to avoid food shortages.

There is still a technology tree, but technologies are now called “arts” in keeping with the Japanese character of the game. Mastery of the arts will unlock new units and abilities, allow you to construct new buildings and generally improve your clan’s potential. You can attempt to master only one art at a time. Do not neglect them in favour of pursuing a simple-minded strategy of killing your enemies: samurai were expected to master cultured pursuits as well as the sword.

There is a completely new set of agents. Agents no longer spawn, but must be actively recruited. Each agent has a specific set of actions which they can perform (at a cost) on armies, towns and other agents.

Characters seemingly doomed to die on the battlefield or at the edge of an assassin’s blade may be granted a reprieve: it's possible that a character may survive and recover in time, to reappear on a later turn at the clan capital. However, it's likely that the injured character will be permanently damaged by this near-death experience.

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Campaign Game - cont.

Daimyo (faction leaders) now have an “honour” characteristic, which influences how they are regarded by their own generals, by their people and by other clans in the game. Generals, on the other hand, have loyalty, and this indicates how likely it is that they can be bribed. If their loyalty is very low, they may even defect to the enemy! It is important to maintain your daimyo’s reputation as a powerful and honorable warrior if he is to command the respect of his clan.

All the male characters in your family tree dying off is a terrible misfortune. This is likely to have severe consequences for your clan and your hopes of gaining the shogunate. If there is an underage heir then a clan regency will take command until he comes of age, but losing your daimyo and his family is a disaster. Keep them safe, and be wary of using your last family members as commanders in risky battles.

Finally, diplomacy is a little easier to conduct, as the diplomat's 3D figure will reflect his feelings about your current offer. If he looks annoyed, then he almost certainly doesn’t like the deal on the table! You can arrange marriages and offer, or demand, hostages as guarantees of future good behaviour; however, if the treaty is broken, the hostages will be killed.

In previous Total War games, your generals, spies and agents gained character traits from game events such as winning battles or surviving assassination attempts, or even being left to rot in backwater corners of the map. Characters still receive traits like “brave” or “drunkard” in this fashion, but a new character development system allows you to decide exactly how you want them to evolve. As a result of carrying out successful actions, characters gain experience and rank. They can also spend points to acquire skills as they do so. Each type of character has a skill tree, and you can have generals become specialists in certain types of warfare, or become a little acquainted with a broad range of skills. The choice of how characters develop is now entirely yours.

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Multiplayer Games

Total War: SHOGUN 2 features a brand new "Avatar Conquest" mode, in which you create a custom avatar and wage war on other human players from around the world.

Your avatar represents you in the game, and acts as a general for your forces in battle. You can improve your avatar's skills, acquire new traits and gain retainers to further add to his abilities. Avatars have their own skill tree that is entirely separate from that in the single-player campaign game. You can customize your avatar's appearance and collect armor sets for him by completing in-game achievements. You can move your avatar around the conquest map, competing in battles in each province. Winning a battle in a province will give you access to any retainers or units located in it, indicated by icons on the conquest map, as well as allowing you to move your avatar to adjacent provinces.

While your avatar is exploring the map, the online community clans are waging a massive war for control over it. Click the Clan Competition button on the conquest map to see which clan controls each province. Once your avatar has joined a clan, each battle you win in a province will aid your clan's efforts to control it. You can find clans to join by clicking the Clan Page button.

Leaderboards allow you to track your individual progress as you aid the clan. As well as drop-in battles, you can also set up preferences for matchmaking, being as specific or as broad as you like.

The multiplayer game has a full co-op mode where allies share line of sight and victory conditions as they fight to become the rulers of medieval Japan. You can even share command of units during battle. You can play 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 battles on land and at sea. You will receive eight separate rankings, one for each type of battle.

During battles, you can now attack and take buildings that give bonuses to the occupying forces. There's also a ping system that allows you to communicate strategies with your allies by placing markers on the battle map.

You can find out more about multiplayer games in the Total War: SHOGUN 2 in-game encyclopaedia.

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Battles - LAN

Playing a multiplayer battle in Total War: SHOGUN 2 is slightly different depending on whether you wish to host a battle, or simply join one.

To host:

  1. In the Main Menu, place the mouse cursor over the Multiplayer icon and select Avatar Conquest from the menu that appears.

  2. If you have not previously created an avatar, the Select/Create Avatar Profile screen will appear. Follow the instructions on-screen to create an avatar and play the avatar tutorial. Otherwise, proceed to the step below.

  3. Click the Conquest Map button at the top of the screen.

  4. Click the Battle List button at the top of the screen.

  5. The Battle List screen will appear. Click the Local Network button at the top of the screen.

  6. Select Host Battle.

  7. The Host Battle dialog will appear. Enter a game name and a password (optional), then click the Accept button (tick icon).

  8. The Multiplayer Battle screen will appear. On this screen, you can customize your battle settings. When you are happy with your settings and all the other players have joined the game, click the Ready button (tick icon).

  9. The game will begin once all the players have indicated that they are ready.

To join:

  1. In the Main Menu, place the mouse cursor over the Multiplayer icon and select Avatar Conquest from the menu that appears.

  2. If you have not previously created an avatar, the Select/Create Avatar Profile screen will appear. Follow the instructions on-screen to create an avatar and play the avatar tutorial. Otherwise, proceed to the step below.

  3. Click the Conquest Map button at the top of the screen.

  4. Click the Battle List button at the top of the screen.

  5. The Battle List screen will appear. Click the Local Network button at the top of the screen.

  6. From the list of battles, highlight the battle you wish to join, then select Join.

  7. The Multiplayer Battle screen will appear. On this screen, you can customize your battle settings. When you are happy with your settings, click the Ready button (tick icon).

  8. The game will begin once all the players have indicated that they are ready.

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Battles - Online

Playing a multiplayer battle in Total War: SHOGUN 2 is slightly different depending on whether you wish to host a battle, or simply join one.

To host:

  1. In the Main Menu, place the mouse cursor over the Multiplayer icon and select Avatar Conquest from the menu that appears.

  2. If you have not previously created an avatar, the Select/Create Avatar Profile screen will appear. Follow the instructions on-screen to create an avatar and play the avatar tutorial. Otherwise, proceed to the step below.

  3. Click the Conquest Map button at the top of the screen.

  4. Click the Battle List button at the top of the screen.

  5. The Battle List screen will appear. Select Host Battle.

  6. The Host Battle dialog will appear. Enter a game name and a password (optional), then click the Accept button (tick icon).

  7. The Multiplayer Battle screen will appear. On this screen, you can customize your battle settings. To invite friends from your Steam friends' list to the battle, click the Envelope icon. Otherwise, proceed to step 9.

  8. The Invite Friends dialog will appear. Tick the checkbox(es) next to the name(s) of the friend(s) you wish to invite, then click the OK button (tick icon).

  9. When you are happy with your settings and other players have joined the game, click the Ready button (tick icon).

  10. The game will begin once all the players have indicated that they are ready.

To join:

  1. In the Main Menu, place the mouse cursor over the Multiplayer icon and select Avatar Conquest from the menu that appears.

  2. If you have not previously created an avatar, the Select/Create Avatar Profile screen will appear. Follow the instructions on-screen to create an avatar and play the avatar tutorial. Otherwise, proceed to the step below.

  3. Click the Conquest Map button at the top of the screen.

  4. Click the Battle List button at the top of the screen.

  5. The Battle List screen will appear. From the list of battles, highlight the battle you wish to join, then select Join.

  6. The Multiplayer Battle screen will appear. On this screen, you can customize your battle settings. When you are happy with your settings, click the Ready button (tick icon).

  7. The game will begin once all the players have indicated that they are ready.

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Campaigns - LAN

Playing a multiplayer campaign in Total War: SHOGUN 2 is slightly different depending on whether you wish to host a campaign, or simply join one.

To host:

  1. In the Main Menu, place the mouse cursor over the Multiplayer icon and select Multiplayer Campaign from the menu that appears.

  2. The Campaign Games screen will appear. Click the Local Network button at the top of the screen.

  3. Select Host Campaign.

  4. The Host Campaign dialog will appear. Enter a game name and a password (optional), then click the Accept button (tick icon).

  5. The Two Player Campaign screen will appear. On this screen, you can customize your campaign settings. When you are happy with your settings and the other player has joined the game, click the Ready button (tick icon).

  6. The game will begin once the other player has indicated that they are ready.

To join:

  1. In the Main Menu, place the mouse cursor over the Multiplayer icon and select Multiplayer Campaign from the menu that appears.

  2. The Campaign Games screen will appear. Click the Local Network button at the top of the screen.

  3. From the list of campaigns, highlight the campaign you wish to join, then select Join.

  4. The Two Player Campaign screen will appear. On this screen, you can customize your campaign settings. When you are happy with your settings, click the Ready button (tick icon).

  5. The game will begin once the host has indicated that they are ready.

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Campaigns - Online

Playing a multiplayer campaign in Total War: SHOGUN 2 is slightly different depending on whether you wish to host a campaign, or simply join one.

To host:

  1. In the Main Menu, place the mouse cursor over the Multiplayer icon and select Multiplayer Campaign from the menu that appears.

  2. The Campaign Games screen will appear. Select Host Campaign.

  3. The Host Campaign dialog will appear. Enter a game name and a password (optional), then click the Accept button (tick icon).

  4. The Two Player Campaign screen will appear. On this screen, you can customize your campaign settings. To invite a friend from your Steam friends' list to the campaign, click the Envelope icon. Otherwise, proceed to step 6.

  5. The Invite Friends dialog will appear. Tick the checkbox next to the name of the friend you wish to invite, then click the OK button (tick icon).

  6. When you are happy with your settings and another player has joined the game, click the Ready button (tick icon).

  7. The game will begin once the other player has indicated that they are ready.

To join:

  1. In the Main Menu, place the mouse cursor over the Multiplayer icon and select Multiplayer Campaign from the menu that appears.

  2. The Campaign Games screen will appear. From the list of campaigns, highlight the campaign you wish to join, then select Join.

  3. The Two Player Campaign screen will appear. On this screen, you can customize your campaign settings. When you are happy with your settings, click the Ready button (tick icon).

  4. The game will begin once the host has indicated that they are ready.

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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:

  • The error message displayed when the problem occurred (if any).
  • A Total War SHOGUN 2 Report.txt file. This contains:
    • An Apple System Profiler Report of your Mac
    • Any crash logs that exist for Total War: SHOGUN 2
    • A list of the game's contents

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 e-mail 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

If you prefer to speak with a member of the support team, you may call on the following numbers:

North America Callers
Tel: 1-888-592-9925 (Toll Free)
Available between 9.00am and 6.00pm Central Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

United Kingdom Callers
Tel: 020 8875 9787
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International Callers
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Warranty

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Credits

Originally developed by:
The Creative Assembly
Originally published by:
SEGA
Macintosh development by:
Feral Interactive
Macintosh publishing by:
Feral Interactive
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