In Dominions 5 you take control of a powerful being that rules a nation and aspires to godhood. The type of Pretender Gods can vary from magically powerful arch mages to huge titans or large monuments. Dominions is a deep 4x turn based strategy game with a very large variety of spells and units.
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Nov 27, 2017

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December 7

Dominions 5.06

This update fixes a serious multiplayer bug where some commanders could lose their orders and names for no reason.

  • Could not enter 0 for Cave Clustering or Island Chance
  • Elixir of Life didn't work
  • Smoother font scaling for map province names
  • Commanders could lose their names and orders in multiplayer games, fixed
  • Help screen for Battle Orders
  • 'r' will repeat last single round battle order
  • Shade Beasts killing size 1 units resulted in huge gods popping up
  • Changing resource multiple didn't work
  • Slightly reduced memory usage
  • Never use real texture compression on fonts
  • Prioritize steam key over manually entered key

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December 5

Dominions 5.05

This update fixes a bunch of bugs and has a few changes under the hood that will hopefully improve both performance and reliability.

  • Recruit point multiplier when creating new game (--recruitment)
  • Lance could be used many times, fixed
  • Breath weapons tweaked
  • Lingering effects take effect twice as often at half the strength
  • Secondary missile effect didn't always take effect
  • New ability: stun immunity
  • Don't draw a white map after failing to create dominion overlay
  • Reduced random map max size to 7500x7500
  • Man PD fix and new unit (Logrian Slinger)
  • Gossamer Cloth and Cauldron of the Elven Halls got national rebates
  • Could not use Magic Lamp and Atlas of Creation
  • Dwarves & Gnomes slower
  • --simpgui for a simple GUI
  • Mercs cannot use Guard Commander order
  • Hunter Spider new rider in home and no longer undisciplined
  • Ice Lance couldn't be equipped by the proper units
  • Increased chance for Lemurian Lictors
  • New special recruits for some sites
  • The Throne of Churning Ocean is now UW only
  • Carrion Reanimation crashed during host
  • Don't recalculate host time left all the time
  • Scrolling in nation selection didn't work
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Speedup of AI phase
  • New tips
  • Stat & description fixes

  • Raspberry Pi executable added (untested)
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About This Game

You are a God! You are master and ruler of a loyal nation. You have unimaginable powers at your disposal. You have claimed this world as yours. But there are others who stand in your way. You must defeat and destroy these pretenders. Only then can you ascend to godhood and become the new Pantokrator.

In Dominions you take control of a powerful being that rules a nation and aspires to godhood. The type of Pretender Gods can vary from magically powerful arch mages to huge titans or large monuments. The pretender gods have different strengths dependent on what kind of god you choose and what nation you play.

When you start the game you decide what kind of god you are and how your Dominion affects your lands, followers and sacred soldiers. It is an expression of your divine might and the faith of your followers. If your dominion dies, so do you. Your dominion also inspires your sacred warriors and gives them powers derived from your dominion.

In order to win and become the one true god you have to defeat your enemies one of three different ways: conquer their lands, extinguish their dominion or claim the Thrones of Ascension.

New for Dominions 5 is that a God's bless effects can be customized in detail giving a new set of choices for the aspiring Gods. Battles have also received a major change and now feature simultaneous movement for all participating units. Fireballs and arrows will now fly at the same time as everyone is moving and watching large battles will be quicker than before.

Dominions is set in a fantasy world that draws inspiration from historical nations, cultures and myths. You will not encounter the elves of conventional fantasy in this game. Instead you might lead a nation of vanir from old norse myth. Aztecs, romans, israelites, greeks, kievian rus and lovecraftian horrors are just a few of the inspirational sources of the game.

The first Dominions game was released in 2002 and was well received by strategy gamers. Since then Dominions has been much refined and Dominions series is still actively played making it one of the longest running 4x turn based strategy games.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • OS: 10.12 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • OS: any 32 or 64-bit distro
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4+
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
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