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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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Dominions 4.16


Dominions 4.16

This version has revised costs for all pretenders and the amount of design points available has been increased by 150 for pretenders and 100 for disciples. There are also a bunch of new pretenders to...

Feb 26, 2015 News
Dominions 4.14


Dominions 4.14

This is quite a large update with 2 completely new nations of which one that spans over all 3 eras. It also comes with a bunch of bug fixes, balance changes as well as some new features. For those interested...

Nov 4, 2014 News
Dominions 4.10


Dominions 4.10

Dominions update 4.10 has now been released. It features bug fixes, balance changes, many new modding commands, improved performance as well as some small new features.

Aug 14, 2014 News
Dominions 4 updated


Dominions 4 updated

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

Nov 13, 2013 News
Comments  (0 - 10 of 445)
Silverhawk85 Oct 24 2014, 12:54pm said:

Wow nice! Thanks for the new update.

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Needie Aug 10 2014, 1:31pm said:

Best game ever

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shimwooley Jul 17 2014, 12:15am said:

If it doesn't run on your pc that would be a mystery to me. I've run Illwinter games on all kinds of PC's and not one issue ever. You may just check and make sure the video card has the newest driver.

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maxsteiner Jun 28 2014, 2:39pm said:

Tried this on 2 PC's and it doesn't work, contacted Desura - nothing....

Honestly I find it rather annoying that there is no mention of this game being picky about the PC it runs on!

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Rostklump Jun 30 2014, 1:27pm replied:

That is probably because it isn't picky.
I have played dominions since dominions 2 was first released and have installed all of them on plenty of computers both desktops and notebooks and have not had any trouble at all.
So if the game don't like your pc your are a rare exception.

Have you tried downloading the game again to make sure you don't have a corrupted file?
If that doesn't work do as Anaximander suggested and make a post in the forum and im sure you will be up and playing in no time.

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maxsteiner Jul 3 2014, 7:34am replied:

It's certifiably not corrupt, because the same download works fine on an ancient XP tower I've got sitting round, it just won't work on the two Windows 7 machines I have to hand.

I'm more p'o'd that the response from Desura support was stony silence.

I'll give the forum a go when I've got a bit of time though.

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Globu Jul 22 2014, 11:27pm replied:

Does Desura even respond on these issues? I can't imagine they would or could -- this is an indy game, the whole programming and technical support of which is handled by two guys. The community fills in the rest. So, I mean, I can't see getting too mad at Desura -- you were just barking up the wrong tree. Bark with us, we'll help you.

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Fangowolf Jul 8 2014, 6:30pm replied:

Just in case UAC is jacking with you, if you are running from a shortcut go into the properties and check run as administrator. If you don't run from a shortcut, you could set one up and check the run as administrator.

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Anaximander Jun 29 2014, 12:52pm replied:

Try starting a thread in the general forum, there are usually plenty of knowledgeable here people willing to help out if they can.

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maxsteiner Jul 3 2014, 1:55pm replied:

Started a thread as advised and people are helpful, I found some info on some other sites which has allowed me to at least get the game started, though in an unplayable state - early days yet though.

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Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension
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Dominions 3: The Awakening
Released Oct 14, 2006
Dominions II: The Ascension Wars
Released Nov 13, 2003
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