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.

3 Responses to “Dominions 3 Gone Gold”

  1. zborgerd Says:

    I loved Dominions 2! It’s one of the best strategy games I’ve played since Master of Magic for MSDOS more than a decade ago.

    When I first started playing Dominions 2, I was a bit underwhelmed. I liked the demo, but the game was just way too deep and complicated. After several occasional plays, I picked up a popular demo FAQ online. Quickly, I got the hang of the game and I was hooked. Afterwards, I ordered the full version and played it quite frequently.

    I’ve got Dominions 3 preordered now. Though it’s been delayed a few months, it’s nice to see that it’s finally complete. Though it may not look like much at first glance (by graphics alone), Dominions 2 was a fabulous game, and I expect that Dom 3 will be the same way. Pick up the demo and a FAQ after it’s released. You might be quite surprised if you actually give it a chance.

  2. gp1628 Says:

    Dominions is a great strategy game. Versions 1 and 2 both lived for years on my PC. But it also shines for linux servers. It has 3 pages of switches, a text mode, can host games in many forms (direct tcpip, pbem, ftp, web uploads). Let the players play it with their gui machines (windows, mac x, linux) while you web host the games. It cries out for someone to create a hosting website

  3. Anonymous Says:

    It wasn’t that simple, really. The text mode version couldn’t start without the Xlibs, it ate tons of RAM, and I had to monitor it by grepping in logs. Still, the server did gain some popularity.

    I’m not sure I will buy dom3, though. I dint’ actually play dom2 that much.. too much focus on multiplayer for me.

    It’s still up, I think, on somewhere.

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