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    Default Does the Gold Shogun come with a printed manual, etc?

    First of all, greetings, everyone! This is my first post. :)

    Can anyone tell me the Gold edition comes with all the printed material (manual, maps, etc.) that came with the original relase, or do they just shove it all on the CD as PDF files?

    I'd just buy the original version, but all I can find on eBay are sleeve/jewelcase only versions and the Gold set. So maybe you guys could help me out and tell me if I'd be missing anything by going Gold. :)

    Thanks,

    - Ebiki.

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    Post Re: Does the Gold Shogun come with a printed manual, etc?

    Hi Ebiki,
    Unfortunately, in the Shogun: Total War Gold Edition package (Published by "Sold Out Software") that I received contained no products other than the disk. The installation, does however, install three .pdf files within the directory. One of these is a historical guide to the S:TW period in English, the same file in Italian, while the final file is a quick installation guidance file for the game in English. Sadly, there appear to be no maps or a manual, although the historical guide does seem to have a small amount of manual type data in it. Hope this helps you, cheers!
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    Default Re: Does the Gold Shogun come with a printed manual, etc?

    "contained no products other than the disk"

    Cripes, that's what I was worried about.


    Does anyone know of a re-release that has the printed manuals?

    Can anyone tell me what printed material came with the original game? A "Historical Guide" only, or was there a guide and a manual? What about maps?

    Sorry to be such a bother, it's just I've been waiting to play this game for so long, I'd like to experience the game as originally intended. By gloating over my printed manual! ;)

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    Default Re: Does the Gold Shogun come with a printed manual, etc?

    Welcome to the Org, Ebiki!

    The original Shogun box had a manual along with a separate installation guide, but that's pretty much it. It didn't include a real tech tree, although STW: Warlord Edition does. It didn't come with a map, unfortunately -- Rome and the collector's edition of Medieval 2 are the only TW games that do.

    In all honesty, though, you're really not missing much by not having Shogun's manual. It frankly isn't that great, as the information it includes is sparse and often times inaccurate. You're better off just playing the game's tutorial, which does a decent job of showing you the basics of combat. And of course, you've got us to answer any questions you might have -- we're always happy to help.
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    Default Re: Does the Gold Shogun come with a printed manual, etc?

    Here is a good Strategy Guide for STW: Shogun Total War Game Guide

    Here is another good one, but it has some inaccuracies: Shogun Total War Unoffical Guide

    _________Designed to match Original STW gameplay.


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    Default Re: Does the Gold Shogun come with a printed manual, etc?

    Hello Ebiki,

    If you want to know something about the units
    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=31444
    Ja mata

    TosaInu

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    Default Re: Does the Gold Shogun come with a printed manual, etc?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martok
    In all honesty, though, you're really not missing much by not having Shogun's manual. It frankly isn't that great, as the information it includes is sparse and often times inaccurate. You're better off just playing the game's tutorial, which does a decent job of showing you the basics of combat. And of course, you've got us to answer any questions you might have -- we're always happy to help.
    I've never much read the STW manual either. I believe I went straight into the tutorial and went on from there.

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    Default Re: Does the Gold Shogun come with a printed manual, etc?

    The manual is essentially useless. The tutorial taught more than what the manual provided.
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