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. When you start the game you decide what kind of god you are and how your DOMINION affects your lands and followers. 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. Release version and manual is available now. Manual can be downloaded from Illwinter's web page.

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First patch for Smerv is out thanks to community feedback! (The file contain the full mod release)

Project Omniomicon - PublicBeta 2.1

Smervs Smervs

Changelog list below.
For more information about the project and last major update, please check previous articles.


Smerv Beta 1.1 Patch:
- Increased Smerv from 8 to 9 gold cost
- All Smervs are now #rcost 1
- Armed Smerv cost increase from 10 to 11
- Fixed some descriptions issues
- Insatiable horror pretender has now #heal (Thanks to sw_faulty)
- Smerv Reaper and Smasher are now #undisciplined
- Smerv Reaper and Smasher cause now unrest and have a pillage bonus
- Smerv Hurler: Fixed missing #stealthy attribute (Thanks to FireballManaBee)
- Reduced Feral Smervs #chaosrec bonus from 2 to 1 (thanks to dyslexicfaser, gothefungus and community feedback!)
- Simplified the .dm file (usefull only for file reading for modders)
- Renamed some units (Thanks to FireballManaBee!)
- Smerv scavengers: Fixed wrong #rcost value (from -1 to 1)
- Added #pillagebonus 1 to all Smerv warriors
- Smerv Smasher and Reaper have now #pillagebonus 2 (was 1)
- All Smerv Scavengers have now #pillagebonus 2 (was 1)
- Smerv Feral Alpha is now #chaosrec 5 (was 6) and #deathrec 5 (was 3)
- Smerv Feral Alpha and Scavpack leader: added missing #supplybonus 1
- Scavpack leader: added missing #wastesurvival
- Warchief: Removed #chaosrec and added #pillagebonus 1
- The specific race of "Demons" who can take possession of undeads (corpses and bones) are now called "Zlodmor(s)"
- Removed #chaosrec from all Zlodmors (Thanks to FireballManaBee)
- Bloodbone Behemoth, Insatiable horror and Blood Elemental pretenders: Removed Poisonres
- Bloodbone Behemoth: added Grab and swallow
- Added Whiteskulls variations (mace, spear, shortsword, falchion, morningstar)
- Added Whiteskulls related Summons
- Improved some descriptions (Thanks to dyslexicfaser!)

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Omniomicon Public Beta 2 released!

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New release for Project Omniomicon! Beta2 updates both Ledan and Plavendel and introduces a whole new nation: the Smervs. It also provides a new optional...

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This patch mainly updates both Ledan and Plavendel god pretenders costs to reflect new cost mechanics introduced in the official 4.17 dominions 4 patch...

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Project Omniomicon: Nature and Objectives

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This paper describe briefly the nature and objective of Omniomicon, a Total Conversion project for Dominions 4.

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Dominions 4 has now been updated to version 4.03. Many cave related improvements as well as the usual bug fixes.

Realm of Roaring Cave Rhinos 2

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Project Omniomicon - PublicBeta 2.1

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A Total conversion project for Dominion 4. This last build contains all current available nations (Ledan: Beta 5.5 ; Plavendel: Beta 1.4 ; Smerv: Beta...

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Project Omniomicon - PublicBeta 2

Project Omniomicon - PublicBeta 2

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A Total conversion project for Dominion 4. This last build contains all current available nations (Ledan: Beta 5.5 ; Plavendel: Beta 1.4 ; Smerv: Beta...

Dawn of Bridges

Dawn of Bridges

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Based on Dawnunlocked (Dawn of Dominions with unlocked starts) (9 land, 1 cave, 1 deep sea), now with seasonal crossings (the blue and orange connections...

Grigionia Aqua 108+19

Grigionia Aqua 108+19

1 month ago Multiplayer Map 0 comments

Versions included: Grigionia Aqua for 6-10 nations game. Grigionia Aqua (fixed starts v.2) for a 6+3UW nations balanced game. Grigionia Aqua (fixed starts...

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Vulpes_Inculta Oct 13 2013 says:

purchased.. Hope I won't regret :D

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shimwooley Oct 14 2013 replied:

I really don't see how you could regret it. I love turn-based strategy games and this one is very complex ... so I vow to learn all of it !

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Vulpes_Inculta Oct 14 2013 replied:

Well this game is cool, but there are always a possibility you will regret when you buy a game )) like with the Rome 2 =(

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Swadius Oct 17 2013 replied:

If you do find the singleplayer lackluster, I recommend trying out the multiplayer a bit before deeming this part of the Rome 2 tray of games.

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shimwooley Oct 13 2013 says:

Can someone tell me how I'm playing a game and dominating ...all of a sudden it says my guys gone over !!

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shoggo17 Oct 16 2013 replied:

someone captured all of the thrones of ascension, OR your dominion was extinguished in all your provinces

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kalatzi Oct 13 2013 says:

Is there anything I can do short of formatting my hard drive to get a clean uninstall??

My version is buggy, and I cannot get rid of old files no matter how many times I have tryed removing directories restart etc.

There must be some hidden files/directories.

Thx for any help

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Edirr Oct 13 2013 replied:

Post the problem on the forums, the comments section is not the proper place to troubleshoot complex issues.

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pdifolco Oct 13 2013 replied:

Nothing hidden, but on Win the save data, maps, your key file and so on are in &#xus;ername%\AppData\Roaming\Dominions4 . Just delete this folder.

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kalatzi Oct 13 2013 replied:

Thanks - I did all that as you suggested

still getting multiple starting positions on the maps

Dom 3 is great, got it on steam - assumed that this would be there as well. No dice.

Thanks again, but I'm very frustrated.

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shimwooley Oct 13 2013 says:

I think Illwinter did a great job on this version !

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MagicWalker Oct 13 2013 says:

One question please:

My dominions 4 world map look differently than i can see here on screens, more cartoony... What happen? :)

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The_Demon Oct 17 2013 replied:

What the map looks like is determined entirely by what map image the mapmaker used... which could be any image. If they tweaked it properly you could play on a photograph of a duck. Most of the screens are using the images the random map generator uses. But the maps included with the game have custom images.

edit: wrong reply to apparently, for the guy with the map question below this

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Highest Rated (37 agree) 10/10

Well, as a newcomer to Doms world, it may seems an exageration score. But as a veteran player, more oriented to strategy (TBS mainly: Civ saga, HOMM, Age of Wonders saga, Fallen Enchantres and many more on this style), this game is simply THE GAME. I've frecuently read that dominions games are not for everybody. The learning curve and the micromanagement required are very important. And they increase as the turns goes on. I think that only by digging deep and reading guides you can get the juice…

Aug 25 2013 by Solosol

Lowest Rated (18 agree) 3/10

How can people play this game with such a terrible User Interface? It does not even let you do something basic like saving the setup of your troops for quickly reusing at another time. You can save a copy of the orders but not the placing, so you have to individually place each group of troops each and every time even if you just want an identical copy of your previous setup. This might be a decent game if you have the patience but there is so much room for improvement it is embarrassing and the…

Nov 7 2013 by sothishell666

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