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    Default Re: Shogun Total War coming to Steam!

    Things you might want to try:

    Run ShogunM.exe/ShogunW.exe with the D command line switch to force native desktop resolution and colour depth settings.

    To test this out from the run command dialogue box or from cmd:

    Code:
    ShogunM.exe D
    Caveats: You'll need to set your desktop colour depth to 16 bit colour. STW (and MTW) use 16 bit colour depth and most modern windows desktops are set to "32 bit colour").

    This will run the game in an "overlay" on top of the desktop.

    Pros: It avoids the problematic mode switching which can crash the game.

    Cons: The game runs in a smaller overlay "window" (not a window) overlaying your desktop. Edge bump rotating the battle map camera doesn't work and edge bump scrolling of the campaign map doesn't work (doesn't bother me as I've always used cursor keys anyway).

    You can also try out the Windows 7/8.1/10 compatibility settings.

    Since Windows 8, I believe 16 bit colour depth support for the desktop was dropped. You can run the programme in "reduced colour mode" compatibility mode. You should also run "legacy" 32 bit programmes from the Windows 98 (Win9x) era in "run as administrator" pretty much as standard on any Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 installations.

    There is also a "run this program in compatibility mode for" option. Just select the earliest Windows version it offers or XP/2k.

    Also remove/rename the intro videos.

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    Ja mata, TosaInu Forum Administrator edyzmedieval's Avatar
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    Shogun TW is often available for sale during the Steam Sales - the Summer one just finished but the Autumn one is coming up if you want to purchase STW for less than 1 EUR / 1 USD.
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    Let's not forget STW is turning 20 years old next year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xantan View Post
    Let's not forget STW is turning 20 years old next year...
    Yeap.. here's a celebration thread we had 9 years prior for the 10 years of STW - it has some interesting links to the CV of the programmer of the original TW engine.. and links to STW cinematics/trailer..
    Last edited by gallum; 02-02-2019 at 21:10. Reason: added info

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    Quite interesting to look over the guy's CV - he worked on MTW as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xantan View Post
    Quite interesting to look over the guy's CV - he worked on MTW as well!
    Yes, as well as in RTW to begin with, but they "canned" him [basically they made the game so commercial that he lost interest and left, it appeared] before its completion..

    He was around here too back in the day, his nickname at the org was longjohn

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    It did create a massive boost for the TW platform though by going so commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xantan View Post
    It did create a massive boost for the TW platform though by going so commercial.
    Yes, it did.. however the "old crowd" didn't like that very much.. the first two games aren't exactly mainstream products, and so they didn't attract exactly a mainstream audience..

    There was a massive shift in community demographics and a lot of bitteness between the old and new guards of fans at the time.. you can see that in plenty old threads of that era..

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    Ja mata, TosaInu Forum Administrator edyzmedieval's Avatar
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    Default Re: Shogun Total War coming to Steam!

    I was around during that era to be honest - since I joined in 2005, RTW was in full swing / love and there was quite a marked difference between old schoolers and new schoolers. Things quieted down significantly with M2TW but the schism as you mentioned it was there.

    That being said - MTW is my favourite game of all time.
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