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Dominions 3: The Awakening 3.26

January 23rd, 2011 by Crusader

Illwinter Game Design released a patch for the turn-based strategy game Dominions 3: The Awakening this week; changes include:

  • Improved performance and window responsiveness during the ‘AI thinking’ host stage.
  • It was sometimes possible to continue sacrificing slaves even if your temple had burned down. Fixed.
  • Fixed crash during turn generation.
  • popkill now works for non-commanders as well.
  • Command line switch -nonationinfo is now implemented.
  • Yogini was not a female. Many a date ended with a surprise. Fixed.
  • Pulseaudio on Linux no longer requires Pulseaudio dev package to be installed.
  • New modding commands for underwater recruiting.
  • Modding: Maximum number of spells increased to 2000.
  • Modding: Maximum number of name types increased to 100.
  • Many, many more changes, corrections, and additions.

You can also follow future patch changes at the dev blog.

Download: [ shrapnelgames.com ]

Dominions 3: The Awakening v3.24

March 10th, 2010 by Crusader

Illwinter Game Design released a patch for the turn-based strategy game Dominions 3: The Awakening this week; changes include:

  • Eliminated nations are now also shown in the graphs.
  • Spell AI improved regarding when to cast Arrow Fend, Gift of Flight and Legions of Steel.
  • Could get some kind of mine even though all site slots were full, fixed.
  • New monster modding commands: #inquisitor, #shatteredsoul, #banefireshield, #uwdamage, #popkill.
  • Some units like the vampire now actually takes damage from being under water, just like they were supposed to.
  • Description changed for Maggots to better correspond with its true effect.
  • Djinn is now a unique monster.
  • Increased maximum number of messages a player can send on a given turn.
  • Fixed crash during turn generation.
  • Support for PulseAudio on linux.
  • New resolutions 1024*600 and 1024*576 (for netbooks).
  • Dominions could crash when changing video preferences, fixed

You can also follow future patch changes at the dev blog. If you’re not familiar with the game, this “Let’s Play!” thread at the Something Awful forums is a good primer.

Download: [ shrapnelgames.com ]

Dominions 3 v3.23b

March 30th, 2009 by Crusader

Illwinter Game Design released the version 3.23b patch for the turn-based strategy game Dominions 3: The Awakening; you can read the changelog which delineates the various bugfixes, including a cheat detection fix. If you’re not familiar with the game, this “Let’s Play!” thread at the Something Awful forums is a good primer.

Dominions 3: The Awakening

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Dominions 3

January 7th, 2009 by Crusader

Illwinter Game Design released a patch for the turn-based strategy game Dominions 3: The Awakening since last we mentioned it; changes include:

  • New spirits to summon for Jomon: Ujigami, Mori-no-kami, Kenzoku, Jigami, Gozy Mezu.
  • R’lyeh dreamlands suffered from the same problem as Ermor once did. Dom-kill rate now multiplied by 5.
  • Battle enchantments did not expire when leaving the battlefield by unusual means (e.g. being immortal
  • and getting killed), fixed.
  • Shape changing could result in incorrect magic item loss, fixed.
  • Wishing for a non unique item could remove too many items from the world, fixed.
  • Game could crash due to too many large units on the battlefield, fixed.
  • Crash during turn generation fixed.
  • Improved cheat detection.
  • Many random events have some fixes.
  • Some rituals can now only be cast in certain terrains: Hidden in sand – waste, Mountain Vila – mountain,
  • Cloud vila – mountain, Leshiy – forest, Nushi – swamp, Shedim – waste, Seirim – waste.
  • Hinnom PD reduced
  • Hinnom start army reduced
  • Hinnom Popkillers gives some unrest.
  • Ba’al eat Melquart event reversed.
  • Onmyo-ji has got a fortune teller ability and battle summons.

You can also follow future patch changes at the dev blog. If you’re not familiar with the game, this “Let’s Play!” thread at the Something Awful forums is a good primer.

Dominions 3: The Awakening

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Dominions 3: The Awakening 3.17

May 29th, 2008 by Crusader

Shrapnel Games has released a new patch for Dominions 3: The Awakening; version 3.17 includes these updates to the fantasy-themed strategy game:

  • Three new nations inspired by biblical and near eastern giant-myths.
  • Hinnom, giants of primordial times and gruesome appetites.
  • Ashdod, descendants of the ancient Nephilim.
  • Gath, humans led by the last of the giants.
  • New spell: Manifest vitriol – summon the green lion of alchemy.
  • Shattered Souls – tartarians are insane and might act randomly.
  • Some new longdead graphics.
  • New modcommands: #speciallook, #hero6.
  • Some new events.

The feature list is too lengthy to enumerate here, but if that’s not enough, there’s also lots of discussion about the game at the Something Awful forums.

Dominions 3: The Awakening

Demo Download: [ atomicgamer.com ] Download: [ atomicgamer.com ]

Dominions 3 Strategy

May 7th, 2008 by Crusader

I noticed earlier this week that evilsake posted a few helpful links in the Something Awful forum’s Dominions 3: The Awakening thread for players of Shrapnel Games‘ fantasy-themed strategy game:

Dominions 3: The Awakening

Demo Download: [ atomicgamer.com ]

Dominions 3: The Awakening 3.15

March 9th, 2008 by Crusader

Shrapnel Games has released a new patch for Dominions 3: The Awakening; version 3.15 includes these updates to the fantasy-themed strategy game:

  • Scale spread bugfix
  • MA Ulm and LA Abysia boosted
  • Ermor domkill is at proper levels

The feature list is too lengthy to enumerate here, but if that’s not enough, there’s also lots of discussion about the game at the Something Awful forums.

Dominions 3: The Awakening


Finally, throughout March Dominions 3 is $7.00 off its normal retail price of $54.95.

Demo Download: [ atomicgamer.com ] Download: [ atomicgamer.com ]

Dominions 3: The Awakening 3.14

February 5th, 2008 by Crusader

Shrapnel Games released a new patch for Dominions 3: The Awakening with the following changes to the fantasy-themed strategy game:

  • A new late ear nation called Bogarus!
  • Bakemono got a new scout.
  • New random events.
  • Spell AI: Touch of madness and Berserkers avoids casters and archers to some extent.
  • Spell AI: No longer casts LoS on armorless units.
  • Modding: Increased maximum nbr of descriptions.
  • Modding: Max number of nations and nametypes increased.
  • Modding: New monster commands.
  • Modding: New item commands.
  • Modding: New spell command.
  • MR bless bonus was sometimes displayed incorrectly, fixed.
  • Dominion sometimes spread in incorrect ways, fixed.
  • Legions of Steel bug fixed.
  • ‘y’-screen bug fix.
  • Caster of Stygian Paths took 1 point of damage for each unit under his command instead of the units taking the damage.
  • Stygian Paths reported random number of lost on the way.
  • Ritual cating magic items could malfunction, fixed.
  • Bug preventing more than a hundred sprites or so in mods has been squashed.
  • Several minor fixes to monster stats and magic sites.
  • More magic sites enabled in caves.
  • Scathach got her magic and flight.
  • Hydra sacred all the way.
  • Dance of the morrigans fixed.
  • Setting 1920×1200 resolution didn’t work properly, fixed.

Demo Download: [ atomicgamer.com ] Download: [ atomicgamer.com ]

Dominions 3 Sale

December 12th, 2007 by Crusader

Shrapnel Games updated their site to note that Dominions 3: The Awakening is available for $46.70 US through December 20th:

The 4X Strategy Game that is setting the independent gaming world on fire! Give the gift of gaming this Christmas with this Award Winning title. With hundreds of gameplay combinations, a challenging AI, strong multiplayer capabilities, and mod-friendliness, this is very well the ultimate turn-based fantasy title for any platform.

Demo Download: [ AtomicGamer ]

Dominions 3 Sale

October 19th, 2007 by Crusader

Thanks to the SomethingAwfulforums for pointing out that the fantasy-themed strategy game Dominions 3, developed by Illwinter Game Design, is now available at a discounted price:

I just got an email from theShrapnel Games, there’s a %20 off code forDominions 3 right now!

DOM3-STARDOCK

edit: the link in the email ishttp://www.gamersfront.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16166&cat=256&page=,so I’ll assume you have to buy it through there.

It still works for me as of this writing, but I don’t know howlong the coupon code will last. Dominions 3 has scores of playable races,units, spells, and magic items; there’s also a huge manual included in the retailpackage to help get a handle on all of that content.

Demo Download: [ 3D Downloads ]

Dominions 3: The Awakening 3.10

October 9th, 2007 by Crusader

Illwinter has released a new patch forDominions 3: TheAwakening (thanks Bluesnews);there are a metric ton of additions, changes, and fixes in version 3.10 of thefantasy-themed strategy game, but you can peruse the rundown here.Here’s the new content:

  • New nation: EA Fomoria. Enemy of Tirna n’Og. A nation of deformed seafaring Giants.
  • New nation: LAPythium, Serpent Cult. The dom2 theme revamped. Meet the mystery cults andsoldiers of the limes.
  • Nation remade: MAMictlan, Reign of the Lawgiver. Sky priests, Moon Warriors, Jade Serpents, newheroes and a pretender.
  • Nation Remade: MAT’ien Chi. New units such as apothecaries and geomancers, abilities on severalof the old units, new longevity spells, Huli Jing summon, new sprites,conscription more useful.
  • New heroes forAgartha, Sauromatia, Eriu, Jomon, Lanka, Marverni.
  • Stone beings are nowimmune from stone sword petrification.
  • Newhorrors
  • New event spells:Monster Boar, Send Dream Horror.
  • Iron Pigs givesMarverni Iron Boars
  • Cave sites, deep seasites and other sites with a total of 140 new ones
  • New bandar summon:Rudra
  • NewEvents
  • New icons: diseased,plague carrier, reaper, heretic, healer, poison barbs, reinvigouration, firepower, cold power, storm power, dark power, fortune teller.
  • Ko-Oni popytpeadded.
  • Fir Bolg popytpeadded.
  • Independent undeadapes

There’s also a demoavailable.

Download: [ shrapnelgames.com]

Dominions 3: The Awakening Patch

December 7th, 2006 by Marv

A new patch for Dominions 3: The Awakening has been released. This patch brings the game to version 3.04 and has the following new items/changes:

  • New nation
  • New map by Jason Lutes
  • Cave provinces supported
  • New map command #allowedplayer
  • Some typos fixed
  • Iron Walls didn’t work
  • Seduction message fixed
  • More special effects displayed in weapon info box
  • New spell mod command to restrict spells to certain nations
  • Modding manual updated
  • Mod command #defmult1b etc, didn’t work with value 20
  • Fire Arrows didn’t work for small bow, chakram or shuriken
  • Can send larger maps over network
  • Fix for map download on linux and osx
  • Added some popups in random map creator
  • Fixed Fata Morgana crashing
  • Fixed memory overwrite bug
  • Improved handling of corrupted turn files from dom3 server
  • Doom horrors could eat people without any reason, fixed
  • Monkey reanimation for Lanka, Kailasa, Bandar log and Patala
  • Atlantian ME heroes enabled
  • Deepthought agarthan EE hero enabled
  • Traitor Prince R’lyeh hero enabled
  • Mictlan heroes enabled
  • Eagle priest removed from mid era
  • Oni cost lowered
  • Vetala touch of madness resistible
  • Spectral shield for legionnaires and ganas
  • Devala summon for monkeys
  • Glutton icon
  • Enchantment icon for rain fixed
  • Demons can see in the dark
  • Various minor stability improvements.

Download: [ Dominions 3: The Awakening v.3.04 Patch]

Dominions 3: The Awakening Demo

October 5th, 2006 by Marv

A demo of Dominions 3: The Awakening has been released today.

Dominions 3: The Awakening, is the follow up to the acclaimed fantasy strategy game, Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars. While that game set the bar for rich, engrossing turn-based fantasy strategy gaming, Dominions 3: The Awakening seeks to raise it once more.

Download: [ Dominions 3: The Awakening ]

Dominions 3 Gone Gold

September 7th, 2006 by micks

All friends of eye candy weep while all excellent fantasy turn-based strategy games aficionados rejoice at the news that Dominions 3 by Illwinter Game Design has recently gone gold. The game has been available for preorders from Shrapnel Games for some time now and is currently expected to ship on October 2nd.

The listed system requirements for Linux are as follows:

  • 600 MHz Pentium II or Power PC processor
  • Libc > = 2.1.92
  • X-windows with OpenGL support

Despite the rather hefty $54.95 price tag Shrapnel Games warn all gamers to preorder quickly unless they want to get stuck waiting for a new print run. The game offers insane number of playable races, units (1500+), spells (600+), magic items (300+) and other content to make up for its unattractive looks. Dominions 3 game CD comes shrinkwrapped and bundled with an extremely thick manual which reportedly slightly reduces the number of years necessary to grasp all of the game’s tactical possibilities.

Spying on Dominions 3 Development Progress

August 7th, 2006 by micks

In case you’ve never heard of the Dominions series of games, they can be briefly summed up as having horribly ugly graphics (which people sometimes opt to call “a slightly dated interface”) and also being some of the best turn-based strategy games ever. While the developers from Illwinter Game Design don’t seem to care too much about the first fact, they have apparently decided to further improve on the other and Dominions 3: The Awakening has now been in development for quite some time.
Since fans are getting somewhat restless, Illwinter, in cooperation with the game’s publisher, Shrapnel Games, decided to let everybody have a peek at the game’s progress on a special dedicated webpage which gets updated almost daily. As of this writing, Dominions 3 is at version 2.94.

Dominions 3 announced for summer

April 15th, 2006 by Lightkey

Illwinter Game Design is working on the next installment of their complex turn-based game series Dominions since 2004.

Dominions 3: The Awakening will feature updated graphics while retaining map compatibility with its predecessor and inherit even more nations, units and spells.
As Illwinter and the publisher Shrapnel Games earlier announced, the plan is to go Gold in June this year and Shrapnel has opened preorders at 47.50$, which will rise to 55$ after May 20.

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars 2.14

September 18th, 2004 by Crusader

Illwinter’s Johan K let us know that a new patch for Dominions II has been released, bringing the fantasy-themed strategy game (screenshots) to version 2.14. Changes:

  • Network bug that could lock up Dominions has been fixed.
  • Certain magic misc items could be used twice on the same commander for twice the effect (most notably gem and xp producing items).
  • Magic duel did not work properly (favored the little guy).
  • It was sometimes possible to instantly transport magic items to your lab when sieging enemy castles.
  • Sometimes an enchantment was not entirely wiped when dispelled with the spell Dispel.
  • Casting item unique rituals with cheat detection on crashed the game.
  • Removing item unique ritual orders crashed the game.

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars 2.14 Download: [ shrapnelgames.com ]

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars v2.13

September 1st, 2004 by Crusader

Illwinter Game Design has released a version 2.13 patch for Dominions II: The Ascension Wars (screenshots), a turn-based fantasy-themed strategy game (thanks linuX-gamers.net). Changes include:

  • Implementation of basic magical item modding.
  • Improved cheat detection, a must have enhancement for tournament games!
  • Provinces will only suffer floods during summer, and only if they are a fresh water province.
  • A bow could be used even after one arm was lost. This has been corrected.
  • All hail the Skratti, now available again!

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars v2.13 Download: [ shrapnelgames.com ]

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars 2.12

June 8th, 2004 by Crusader

Illwinter Game Design and Shrapnel Games have announced therelease of the version 2.12 patch for Dominions II: TheAscension Wars, a fantasy-themed strategy game(demodownloads).Changes:

  • Two new units for Desert Tombs.
  • Carrion Woods gets extra sagittarians in forest temples.
  • On demand texture loading. This results in about one second faster startup and alt-tab times.
  • Squad sizes were sometimes wrong in the army setup screen.
  • Master Password usable for network clients too.

Dominions II: The Ascension Wars 2.12 Patch Download: [ x86| PowerPC ]

Dominions II Patch

January 17th, 2004 by Crusader

Illwinter sent in notice that they’ve released a patch for Dominions II: The Ascenion Wars, a turn-based fantasy title (screenshots). Changes include the addition of mod support, a transylvanian/bavarian theme for ulm calledBlack Forest, and a new theme for marignon called Conquerors of the Sea. The press release also notes that the game has received Editor’s Choice awards from Computer Gaming World and Computer Games Magazine.

Dominions II 2.06 Patch Download – [ shrapnelgames.com ]