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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October 2

Dominions 5.27

This update fixes the incorrect battle replays that could occur when mixing Windows and Linux computers. There was also a false cheat report when using trinity pretenders in the last patch that has now been fixed. Read the list below for more fixes and features that made it into the patch.

  • Battle inconsistency between Linux & Windows fixed
  • Cheat detection was incorrect for newly made trinity gods
  • Master Password can be used when changing password
  • Only one message for killed immortal non-commanders reappearing
  • Border summon spells no longer shows AoE in spell info
  • Mounted commanders could get wrong sized mummy after Ritual of Rebirth
  • Too slow map move for some rare mages
  • Early Arcoscephale got new PD commander
  • Sailors' Death and Blood Boil now causes internal damage
  • Sun Awe printed on magic item info
  • Slimed now slows the victim
  • Commander minimum size printed in morale info
  • Hydras had wrong number of eyes
  • Cyclopes now require size 4 commanders
  • Stat and event fixes
  • Typos

  • Don't show Conjuration Bonus 0 etc.
  • New event command: #req_thronesite

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September 13

Dominions 5.26

This update has a new late age nation called Phlegra, Sleeping Giants. There are also many bug fixes, UI improvements, tweaks and improvements for modders.

  • New nation: Phlegra, Sleeping Giants
  • If two players can win with the same amount of Ascension Points most dominion wins
  • Can change password during the game
  • Replaced PD info with total unit count in army setup screen
  • Number of eyes show in 'hit locations' (size stat details)
  • Free map memory before creating new random map
  • Increased minimum random map size
  • Chariots become giant soulless when they died
  • Oni cave province defence now gets a demon priest at PD level 1
  • Petrification only worked about 50% of the time
  • Summoning enchantments are now somewhat less effective
  • Scrollbar when viewing premade gods is not reset
  • Earth elementals are now stone beings (immune to petrification)
  • Golem start age is now 0
  • Random river tweak
  • More detailed dispel global enchantment message
  • Fixed bug where you could select an illegal formation
  • Drowning blood slaves message was incorrect
  • Removed debug print from finding start position, making it a bit faster
  • Fire as default for flying archers
  • Fix for tramplers trampling one square too much
  • Heat and Chill aura bless gives increased resistance 5 -> 10
  • Fateweaving harder to resist
  • Cheat detection takes blesses into account too
  • AI pretender design sometimes didn't spend all points
  • Lingering effects with strength modified damage didn't work
  • Improved feedback for wind ride
  • Fix for site 'The Highest Peak'
  • Sprite fix for Titan of Growth and Spring
  • Stay dead after losing head and changing shape
  • Ryujin didn't always get their pearl
  • Immigration message mentions amount of people
  • Too many ability icons could overflow
  • Don't show swimming icon for amphibians
  • Trinity god 2 & 3 didn't auto bless units
  • Don't crash for assassination attacks in unforeseen places
  • Fixed crash when viewing history replay before viewing map
  • Battle log fix
  • Event fixes
  • Typos

  • #req_targowner didn't work
  • New monster & item commands: #corpselord, #ivylord, #dragonlord, #lamialord
  • New monster & item commands: #alchemy, #warning, #deadhp
  • Monster commands: #indepspells, #corpseeater
  • Item commands: #hp, #recuperation, #noforgebonus, #stealthboost
  • Item commands: #yearaging, #noaging, #noagingland
  • nation description for nations with same name didn't work
  • res_targundead...req_targmagicbeing didn't work
  • fix for info on items with #batstartsum
  • pregame events that occur when game is created
  • poisonarmor without value didn't work
  • Increased maximum number of new descriptions
  • Better load PNG support
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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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