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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Release Date:
Nov 27, 2017

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February 8

Dominions 5.14

This update offers performance improvements for huge games, new spells, more modding commands as well as a few new features and bug fixes. One of the more noticeable new features is that the map will now be drawn as snowy during winter if you don't know the actual temperature of the province (likely a better guess).

General
  • New arena fights (2 different and foreseeable by fortune tellers)
  • New unit: Orphic Mystic
  • New spells: Bind Keres, Curse Tablet & Seith Curse
  • Unknown map parts shown as snowy during winter
  • Ctrl+t to setup army for selected commanders only
  • Better performance in army setup for very large armies
  • Lightning bolts weren't drawn when they hit an empty square
  • Fix for battle with 10000 soulless hanging the game
  • Random map creation multithreaded
  • Winter overlay didn't work properly for very large maps
  • Cataclysm shown in Thrones of Ascension box
  • Cataclysm setting shown among other game settings
  • Immortals try to never rout
  • Out of ammo archers didn't attack
  • Sound effects slowdown during time stop
  • Units always face proper direction when striking
  • Red coloring of orders now take Power of the Spheres into account
  • Turn number shown in season popup
  • Improved stat info
  • AI item distribution improvements
  • Fire shield never works under water
  • Mercenary bidding box supports shift for +/- 10
  • Same start of message for castle battles regardless of defender/attacker win
  • Curses shown on commander tokens
  • Curses show when holding Tab on army setup screen
  • Fix for unique monsters & Lord of the Hunt aging every turn
  • Pluralization fix
  • Stat fixes and tweaks
  • Typos fixed

Modding
  • Using default flag with different color didn't always work
  • Spell modding: #friendlyench, #hiddenench, #onlycoastsrc,
  • Spell modding: #nocastmindless, #spellreqfly, #onlymnr
  • Spell modding: #polygetmagic, #nextingeo
  • Nation modding: #aicheapholy, #homefort, #buildfort
  • Nation modding: #builduwfort, #buildcoastfort, #nationinc, #aiholyranged
  • Nation modding: #halfdeathinc, #halfdeathpop, #noundeadgods, #domdeathsense
  • Nation modding: #uwallmult, #uwallcom, #recallgod, #forestlabcost
  • Nation modding: #foresttemplecost, #fortunrest, #riverstart
  • Event modding: req_nomnr, req_code & req_anycode can be used multiple times
  • Event modding: #inccorpses
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January 30

Dominions 5.13

A quick fix because Fire at Closest got broken in the previous update.

General
  • Fire at closest didn't work
  • Man non-spellsingers could not always cast spells properly
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.12 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • 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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