Game Sheet: Shogo:MAD
(from the original archive of "The Linux Game Tome")

Description: In Shogo you play Sanjuro, a hotshot commander caught in the middle of a war against a terrorist organisation that cost him his family and his girl-friend. As the plot develops, you will find out that not everything is as you thought it was. But make no mistake: Shogo is all about furious 3D action.

Some sections of the game have to be traversed on foot whilst other sections can only be completed with the aid of a Mobile Combat Armor unit, a 10 meters tall metal suit that packs some really amazing fire-power such as a laser-cannon and a multi-warhead launcher. In true anime fashion, the MCA's are extremely maneuverable and it's great fun to squash a foot-soldier now and then, but just remember to make a run for it when you're the one on foot...

Author: Company: Hyperion Entertainment
Version: Category: Action
License: commercialCost: USD $26.00
Votes: 6      Vote->      Rank: 4.2 / 5        N.A.
Source? No     Sound? YesXWindow (X11)? Yes     Console? No
3D Accelleration? Yes     Multiplayer? YesPlay Online? Yes     Submitter: bobz
Shogo playable demo:
Buy Shogo at
Last updated: 2003-01-03 05:28:15


Date: 2001-04-30 01:47:39     User: anonymous     Subject: Shogo:MAD
I have heard the alot of ppl has got problem with this game and nvidia geforce 2 cards. I just want to say that I don't have those problems. I have only played the deom and it rocks!!
Date: 2001-04-30 01:48:09     User: anonymous     Subject: Shogo:MAD
Date: 2003-01-03 05:12:52     User: risc     Subject: Great game!
I bought it a while ago, and played it for ages, I haven't played it in a long time though and may reinstall it. 4 Stars!
Date: 2003-01-03 05:28:15     User: risc     Subject: Unplayable with GeForce 4 Ti4600
Above I gave this game 4 stars, but I've just taken the time to reinstall it, and on my new hardware the game runs way too fast to be playable. Worked great with my old GeForce 2 GTS though.

2 Stars on GF4
4 Stars on GF2
Date: 2003-08-31 01:30:30     User: anonymous     Subject: Shogo:MAD
IIRC, you will need to limit the frames per second to 30 - otherwise, you have all sorts of graphical and other issues. This is a config option for the Windows version, but I'm not sure where this is set under GNU/Linux. It's a top notch game if you can play it.
Date: 2003-10-15 12:41:27     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: Shogo:MAD
yes, i have a geforce 2, 400MX siluro, and the game plays great, but the Load Game, Save Game, and Single Player options are not visible, i can only have 1 save game by pressing F6, and load it with F7, because the menu is not visible by good luck i press enter to start the game, very strange, i see it with other games, i supect directx 9 is the reason.
Date: 2003-10-15 12:42:59     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: Shogo:MAD
i just wanted to say, i rate this game with the maximum of stars because i like it so much, despite that problem with my nvidia card and the game menu i can not see. (i can see the menu with software rendering, but not with d3d render, latest patch 2.2.14 installed, does not help either.)
Date: 2003-11-29 16:34:48     User: jacius     Subject: Linux client with Windows CD
Can I download the linux client and use the Windows CD that I already own, or must I purchase the game again, from TuxGames (or try to run it in WineX)? I realize that Hyperion gets no money from people using their old CDs, but it sure would be convenient for me.
Date: 2004-06-22 08:23:22     User: stevenaaus     Subject: Win***s version is great.
Haven't seen this port, but kudos to companies for trying. I played this game through 80%. The Lithtech engine is quite solid.
Date: 2004-09-22 01:10:55     User: ikir     Subject: Shogo
One of the best FPS ever.
Date: 2004-10-03 03:45:43     User: lelightwind     Subject: Re: Unplayable with GeForce 4 Ti4600
Ever heard of going Hardware reendering at max res....Some poeple, look this is one the best running FPS only outshined by Doom and Quake series for Linux. So please don't shoot a game becuase of your mistakes and please take your foot out you look like a loony toon with it in your mouth.
Date: 2004-11-28 11:56:43     User: anonymous     Subject: If gameplay too fast try this
If you own a modern video card and the game plays too fast (faster than it is supposed to) you can add this to your autoexec.cfg :

"MaxFPS" "30"

That will fix the issue. Dunno why it is not enabled by default, but there you go...

Date: 2005-12-06 02:26:31     User: Rogue Jedi X     Subject: Wow! Big guns!
A FPS with mechas. What's not to like? I've played this game on Windows once and liked it. Just tried the demo and the only thing bothering me is that I can't adjust the brightness, so I won't rate it just yet.
Date: 2007-02-26 00:55:42     User: anonymous     Subject: too fast
hmm sorry to say atleast on my computer (3700+ AMD 64) even with the fps limited to 30, it does not actually take into effect. i open this autoexec.cfg with notepad, and add in the line "Max FPS" "30", yet the game still plays too fast...hmm i am still determined however to get this classic up and running!
Date: 2007-05-02 02:03:25     User: anonymous     Subject: upadtes?
hi Do you know something about updates for this games? I don 't found any patches for linux version. I foun patch only for demo version
Date: 2007-11-01 01:27:12     User: Iggi     Subject: Re: If gameplay too fast try this
Thanks a lot for this hint, it works perfectly with frame limitation enabled (even on a 64 bit system).
Date: 2008-02-19 20:44:47     User: Piga     Subject: URL's
The Web links do no work
Date: 2008-02-19 23:25:49     User: SlackerTD     Subject: Re: URL's
The first two don't work, but if you click the Buy Shogo link, there is a link to the demo on that page.
Date: 2008-02-21 02:36:39     User: anonymous     Subject: Re: too fast
I got it to work at normal speed by forcing VSync in the nvidia driver (with nvidia-settings)

Running on a Core Duo e6750 and a 8800GT 512mb.

Hope this helps. :)
Date: 2008-03-03 17:43:56     User: Piga     Subject: Re: Wow! Big guns!
To fix brightness problems, see the FAQ:
Date: 2009-12-06 06:33:11     User: Piga     Subject: Great
One of the best single-player shooters for Linux, and that is saying a lot. I would kill for a Blood II: The Chosen port though...