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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June 22

Dominions 5.24b

Since a few versions back Dominions could crash when using perfectly good mods, this small update takes care of that.

Modding
  • Dominions could still crash on recruitment screen with modded units, fixed.
  • Dominions could crash when creating a game with many modded nations, fixed.
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June 18

Dominions 5.24

This update fixes a crash that could occur when using modded nations. Also some improvements to the spell AI, map editor, modding and more.

General
  • Spellcasters may overrule scripted battlefield wide damage spells in some circumstances
  • Fixed bad ...cannot lead magic beings message
  • Earthquake graphics shakes more
  • Pretender's start items weren't always shown when choosing form
  • Press 'del' to remove orders on setup army screen too
  • Map editor no longer wraps brush on non-wrap maps
  • Fixed map image corruption when exiting/reentering map editor
  • "No throne" can be set in map editor
  • Bitch queen got invulnerability
  • Stat fixes

Modding
  • Dominions could crash on recruitment screen with modded units, fixed
  • Keep event numbers stable for mods and version upgrades
  • Modded nations shown as white flags when choosing game to continue
  • #poisonarmor takes a dmg argument
  • New item mod command: #nationrebate
  • New event mod command: #req_domchance
  • Two modded nations with same main name didn't work, fixed


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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

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Mac OS X
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    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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