The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to. Your pretender controls one of over sixty different nations and with the help of that nation he will spread his word and battle the other pretenders. Dominions 3 is a turn based strategy game. You can play single- or multiplayer (1 - 23 players) with simultaneous turns. There are more than 1500 different units, 600 spells and 300 magic items in the game. The game also features a medieval musical score by Erik Ask Uppmark and Anna Rynefors, both awarded the title of Musicians of the Realm by the Swedish Zornmärkeskommiten. Dominions 3 is a highly detailed game and a 300 page pdf manual is included in the download.

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6 comments by Protektor on Dec 11th, 2012

The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to. Your pretender controls one of over sixty different nations and with the help of that nation he will spread his word and battle the other pretenders. Dominions 3 is a turn based strategy game. You can play single- or multiplayer (1 - 23 players) with simultaneous turns. There are more than 1500 different units, 600 spells and 300 magic items in the game. The game also features a medieval musical score by Erik Ask Uppmark and Anna Rynefors, both awarded the title of Musicians of the Realm by the Swedish Zornmärkeskommiten. Dominions 3 is a highly detailed game and a 300 page pdf manual is included in the download.

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na1349761892 Jun 17 2013, 12:06pm says:

Can't get my original, hardcopy of the game to install correctly on Win7. More specifically, I can't enter my key from the first page of the manual. Is this even possible? Win7 thing, or change of vendor thing?

Thanks in advance.

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Wuggeh
Wuggeh Jun 6 2013, 12:14am says:

Do you ever think there will be better multiplayer matchmaking built in?

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gp1628
gp1628 Jun 10 2013, 9:20am replied:

What they DID build in was many command-switches that make this game interface very nicely to webpages. That makes it easy for the fans to create any kind of matchup or game creation service they want.

The Dom3Minions.com server has open games always available if you can find people to join you. The usual method would be to announce the game on one of the dom3 forums or maybe one of the IRC chat rooms asking for people to join the game with you before hitting the start button.

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Edirr
Edirr Jun 7 2013, 8:56am replied:

That question would be better asked on the forum, but at this stage of Dominions 3, I don't think so. It would require entirely new features and structural changes to the game. That's not happening.

It would also require a server lobby of some kind to go with the matchmaking system and these are not things Illwinter can provide. It's a two man team that has developed this and their other games in addition to a day job, i.e. on their free time. The just don't have the resources.

Everything else related to the current system, including servers like the Llamaserver and forums like Dom3Mods, are run by individuals who are donating their own time and resources for the benefit of the community. The moderation and administration of the forums here also fall under this category, even though the forum itself is provided by Desura.

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sandame
sandame May 19 2013, 3:01pm says:

since i upgraded from demo to full game i get the message "cannot create config file" whenever i try to lauch it
the official site told me to run the game as an administrator but i can't do it in desura
i may be missing an obvious solution but i just can't play the game
any tips?

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sandame
sandame May 19 2013, 5:13pm replied:

nevermind, i'm just stupid

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TaiekiNoYuurei
TaiekiNoYuurei May 22 2013, 9:24am replied:

I'm having this same problem with the demo verson. Mind sharing how you fixed it?

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TaiekiNoYuurei
TaiekiNoYuurei May 22 2013, 9:35am replied:

Yeah, never mind. I figured it out. For those who are having this proble, go to where this is installed (Should be where most of your games are > desura > common > Dominion 3 then find the launcher and give it admin from there.

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niileh
niileh May 19 2013, 2:28am says:

Where do I find my cd-key for the game?

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Edirr
Edirr May 19 2013, 2:47am replied:

It's a little hard to find, but if you go to the bottom of the page, then click on the "activate key" link, there is another link there that says "View all your CD-keys here", which will lead you to this: Secure.desura.com

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It's awesome!

Hundreds of different units. Dozens of Nations to play.
A mind boggling amount of spells to cast.
Equip your summoned Angels, Deamons or other monsters with different items you have forged.
Sacrifice slaves to perform the most vile of magics: Blood magic.
Etc. etc.....

And all these options do not even include the hundreds of mods that have been made by the community.

If you like GRAND strategy games you should definitely check this out.

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Dec 11 2012, 4:56pm by GFSnl

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Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension, Released Jul 8, 2013
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Dominions 3: The Awakening, Released Oct 14, 2006
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