Welcome to Total War: WARHAMMER II

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


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

This document is intended to help you answer any questions that you may have about Total War: WARHAMMER II

  1. Will Total War: WARHAMMER II work on my Linux distro?
  2. Which graphics cards and driver versions are supported by Total War: WARHAMMER II?
  3. My system doesn't support the 3D API required by the game. How do I resolve this?
  4. I'm experiencing performance issues when my computer is in "Power Save" mode. How can I avoid this?
  5. My graphics card's kernel driver is not compatible with the Vulkan API. How do I resolve this?
  6. What DLC is available for Total War: WARHAMMER II?
  7. Does Total War: WARHAMMER II support cross-platform multiplayer?
  8. Does Total War: WARHAMMER II support achievements?
  9. Switching to a virtual terminal causes the game to crash or the graphics to render incorrectly. How do I prevent this from happening?
  10. Which software libraries are used in Total War: WARHAMMER II?
  11. Total War: WARHAMMER II runs slowly on my computer. Is there anything I can do to increase the speed?
  12. How do I get technical support for Total War: WARHAMMER II?
  1. Will Total War: WARHAMMER II work on my Linux distro?

    Total War: WARHAMMER II has been fully tested on Ubuntu 16.10 and SteamOS 2.0. For the best gameplay experience, we recommend you use one of these distros.

    The game should also work on other recent versions of Ubuntu, and may also work on other Linux distros; however, as the game has not been tested on these, it is possible that you will encounter performance and gameplay issues, and we do not currently offer support for other versions or distros.

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  2. Which graphics cards and driver versions are supported by Total War: WARHAMMER II?

    The graphics card series and driver versions below have been tested, and these and higher series or versions will run the game without issues:

    AMD

    Series: R9 270 (2GB)
    Driver version: Mesa 18.1.5


    Nvidia

    Series: 680 (2GB)
    Driver version: 396.54

    NOTE: Open-source Nvidia graphics drivers are not currently supported by Total War: WARHAMMER II. Unfortunately, the current open-source Nvidia drivers do not support a number of the graphical features used in the game.


    Intel

    Intel graphics cards are not currently supported by Total War: WARHAMMER II.

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  3. My system doesn't support the 3D API required by the game. How do I resolve this?

    Total War: WARHAMMER II requires the Vulkan API to play, and without it the game will not run. Nvidia drivers come packaged with Vulkan by default, but AMD Mesa drivers do not.

    To install Vulkan drivers for an AMD graphics card on Ubuntu, follow the instructions below. For other distributions, please refer to the distribution's documentation.

    1. Open Terminal and enter the following command: sudo apt install mesa-vulkan-drivers
    2. When prompted, enter your password

    Please note: Once installed, you may need to update to a later version of the Mesa drivers before you can play the game. Please read Total War: WARHAMMER II's system requirements to see which Mesa driver version is required.

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  4. I'm experiencing performance issues when my computer is in "Power Save" mode. How can I avoid this?

    If your CPU frequency scaling governor is set to "Power Save" mode, you may experience performance issues in Total War: WARHAMMER II. When playing games, we recommend that you set your CPU frequency scaling governor to "High Performance" mode.

    We have developed a tool called GameMode that can enact this process automatically. If GameMode is installed, Total War: WARHAMMER II will automatically set your CPU frequency scaling governor mode. To find out more please visit the GameMode entry on GitHub.

    If you wish to manually set your CPU frequency scaling governor mode, please follow the instructions below.

    1. From your desktop, open the Terminal application.
    2. In Terminal, enter the following line of code: echo performance | sudo tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor. Press the Return key.
    3. You will be prompted to enter your password. Enter your password, then press the Return key.
    4. Your power settings will now be set to "High Performance" mode. Close the Terminal application.

    If you wish to change your settings back to "Power Save" mode, simply follow the instructions above and enter the following line of code: echo powersave | sudo tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor.

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  5. My graphics card's kernel driver is not compatible with the Vulkan API. How do I resolve this?

    Please note: This FAQ tells you how to force your graphics card to use the amdgpu kernel driver. This is considered experimental on older AMD graphics cards and may cause system instability; you follow these instructions at your own risk.

    AMD 200 and 300 series graphics cards based on the 1st or 2nd generation Graphics Core Next micro-architecture use the radeon kernel driver by default. Total War: WARHAMMER II uses the Vulkan graphics API, which requires the amdgpu kernel driver. You can force your graphics card to use the amdgpu kernel driver but may experience system instability.

    To force your graphics card to use the amdgpu kernel driver, follow the instructions below:

    1. Open Terminal and enter the following command: xhost +si:localuser:root; sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

    2. When prompted, enter your password.

    3. A text editor window will open. Find the following line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

    4. Change the line to the following: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.si_support=0 radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu.cik_support=1"

    5. Save the file and exit the editor.

    6. Open Terminal and enter the following command: sudo update-grub

    7. Reboot your computer.

    Total War: WARHAMMER II will now run on your computer.

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  6. What DLC is available for Total War: WARHAMMER II?

    The following DLC is available for Total War: WARHAMMER II. All DLC is available from the Feral Store or Steam.
    • Blood for the Blood God II
    • Rise of the Tomb Kings
    • The Queen and the Crone
    • Mortal Empires
    • The Laboratory
    • Tretch Craventail
    • Steps of Isha
    • Alith Anar
    • Curse of the Vampire Coast
    • Lokhir Fellheart

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  7. Does Total War: WARHAMMER II support cross-platform multiplayer?

    No. At present, you can only play online multiplayer games with players using the same operating system as you.

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  8. Does Total War: WARHAMMER II support achievements?

    Yes, achievements are supported by Total War: WARHAMMER II.

    If you are signed in to Steam, your achievements will be visible to you in-game and also to other players through the Steam application.

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  9. Switching to a virtual terminal causes the game to crash or the graphics to render incorrectly. How do I prevent this from happening?

    Switching between a virtual terminal (by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1-F6) and the X server (by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F7) while the game is running may cause the game to crash or the graphics to render incorrectly.

    The problem will be fixed the next time you launch the game.

    We do not recommend switching to a virtual terminal while running the game, as the problem is likely to occur each time you do so.

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  10. Which software libraries are used in Total War: WARHAMMER II?

    Feral games use a number of open-source software libraries. These libraries are the property of their respective owners, and are used under license.

    To see a list of the libraries used in Total War: WARHAMMER II, and view their license files, select Software Licenses from the Support tab of the pre-game Options window.

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  11. Total War: WARHAMMER II runs slowly on my computer. Is there anything I can do to increase the speed?

    There are several factors which have an impact on the speed at which Total War: WARHAMMER II runs. Please see the Total War: WARHAMMER II Performance Tips section in the ReadMe for ways to increase the speed at which the game runs on your computer.

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  12. How do I get technical support for Total War: WARHAMMER II?

    Please read the technical support information in the ReadMe; this tells you what to check and if necessary, how to contact Feral Technical Support with your issue.

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