A thousand years had passed since the great battle between the Lord of Chaos and the forces of the Order. Little by little, life returned back to normal. The story begins, when a young neophyte journeys north, to learn from an eccentric wizard, one of the most ancient and powerful Guild’s members.
Release Date: Apr 13, 2006
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A thousand years had passed since the great battle between the Lord of Chaos and the forces of the Order. Little by little, life returned back to normal.

The story begins, when a young neophyte journeys north, to learn from an eccentric wizard, one of the most ancient and powerful Guild’s members. The apprentice doesn’t know yet, that his teacher-to-be is one of the Keepers, and that his destiny is to become a catalyst for the events, that will make Daenmor shudder…

Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness is an enthralling journey to the world of original game. It offers four new campaigns, covering dramatic events that took place in Daenmor long before the Shadow of Warlock spread over the land. The player will discover the mysteries of the Order of the Keepers, confront treacherous plans of the elves, lead vengeful Orcs to the battle, oppose the creatures of Chaos, and of course the darkness will raise its flag over the green hills of Daenmor under his command.

Key Game Features:


  • Four new campaigns explaining the conflict between the nations
  • A number of single-player maps
  • A unique hero with specific traits for each campaign
  • New magic abilities – additional Dark Magic school
  • New units, upgrades, and the addition of two new races - Dwarves and the Undead
  • Hero leads his troops through the entire campaign
  • Improved inventory system, including trade interface, new artifacts and items
  • New tactic possibilities in troop control
  • Day and night conditions, weather simulation

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
    • Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 64 MB
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1800 MHz or more powerful
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
This game is OLD. But still a pretty okay strategy game.
One of them Strategy games with an Avatar commander, I kinda like those types of games.

In this case you directly control a battle mage, or rather his astral projection, and of course you direct the troops. You can arm your army with special equips, your troops can drag items, and you can do quests for towns and of course delve into the story. And ofcourse the mage can also cast some spells from his projection.
There's also a level system for the mage. From what I've seen so far it's per campaign level.

There's a few slight issues with the controls; turning the camera for instance can be a bit troublesome, which is annoying because you do have to keep a good eye out. And if one guy of a troop gets stuck somewhere, the whole troop walks slow as hell and is hardly of any use until you get them back together... So you do need to keep an eye out on that.
But that's the only trouble I've seen, the rest of the game seems to be fine.

I haven't gone through the prologue yet, but so far it's an interesting game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Well. This game seems to be one that everyone missed even when it's on sale in Christmas. The 66% approval rating is kinda low mostly because there seems to be a bunch of people have problem running this game and posted it in review.
However those reivew were posted sometime ago and I don't seem to have any issue running it on my Windows 8.1 and Lenovo thinkpad.

I will give it a thumb up so maybe there are more people try thie one out.

It's a fairly simple game that you are have a Astral body that floating around controling an army and do spell action. (remind me the hand that in old Dungeon keep games). It's quite a bit more hassal to get use to since we all use to just have a god eye view of most strategy game and just mouse to point and click. This one force you to turn around... move to get better view of the battle field.

You summon creature, Cast spell, Heal Troops, level up Troops, upgrade Troops, Destorying Lairs to stop monster respawn (like Majestic). You can also help towns garther resource to upgrade to offer better troops and items.
Your Astral body cannot pick up item but your troops can.. they can equip item... drink potions.

Everything in this game seems a bit off our normal comfort zone of command click since everything just seems a bit usual. Do not despire.. play it a bit more and give it a bit chance to prove it self.

The first map is quite boring but once you move on to the next few it gets better.

It's only just over a dollar right now in store.. give this one a try. It even offer trading cards. (someone please play and trade with me so i can complete level 1 badge.)

Low Budget game that will probably make you spent quite a bit time to complete each of the levels in single player. (which i will spent eventually after i get my trading cards from other games.)
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72 of 79 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
If you have a problem with running the game, such a "cannot initialize 3d". Try this.
1) Go to "YourSteamDirectory"\SteamApps\common\Battle Mages Sign of Darkness\data
2) Open "config.cfg" with notepad.
3) Using CTRL + F find vidHeight=
4) Set it to vidHeight="1024"
5) Using CTRL + F find vidWidth=
6) Set it to vidWidth="1280"
7) Save the "config.cfg"
8) Run the game

vidHeight="1024" and vidWidth="1280" is worked for me, you also may try
vidHeight="768" and vidWidth="1024"
vidHeight="600" and vidWidth="800"

Если при запуске игры выскакивает ошибка "cannot initialize 3d". Попробуйте этот метод.
1) Откройте "ВашаПапкаСтим"\SteamApps\common\Battle Mages Sign of Darkness\data
2) Откройте файл "config.cfg" с помощью утилиты Блокнот.
3) При помощи комбинации клавиш CTRL + F найдите параметр vidHeight=
4) Установите значение этого параметра vidHeight="1024"
5) При помощи комбинации клавиш CTRL + F найдите параметр vidWidth=
6) Установите значение этого параметра vidWidth="1280"
7) Сохраните "config.cfg"
8) Запустите игру
У меня игра запустилась с параметрами vidHeight="1024" and vidWidth="1280", если всё же не выходит, поэкспериментируйте с этими вариантами:
vidHeight="768" и vidWidth="1024"
vidHeight="600" и vidWidth="800"
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