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Dominions: Priests, Prophets and Pretenders

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For Mac OS X
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For Mac OS X
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This is a turn-based strategy game in which up to fourteen "pretender gods" at a time battle for global supremacy with over 600 units, 400 magic spells and 300 magical items. Players are allowed to customise their god, selecting physical appearance, magical skills and dominions scales, including luck, heat and order. The main map is divided into smaller sections (called provinces), and each battle that takes place is within a province, for control of the province. There can be hundreds of provinces on a map. To win, one must ensure that no other player controls a single province, or that their dominion is non-existent. (Wikipedia)

The disc image contains versions for PowerPC (Mac OS X/Linux), PC (Windows/Linux) and Solaris (Solaris 8)

The 1st DL contains an image of the game disc. I do not have the original CD and this disc image has been “touched” by a classic Mac OS Finder. I am not sure whether this reflects possible amateur origins of the game, or whether it was caused by the creator of the disc image.

Note that playing the game requires that you install the SDL package (available on the disc image).

The 2nd DL contains a patch to version 1.15 for Mac OS X. To apply it, unzip the file, control-click on it, and select "Show Package Contents". Then open up your Dominions application in the same manner and replace all the individual files (not entire folders) in the Dominions application with their corresponding equivalents from the patch.

The 3rd DL contains the official Demo of the game (v. 1.15). I do not have a registration code for the game, so playing the demo is the only option until someone provides a working registration code. (Note: the only registration codes that I have found on the internet do not work on Macs)

Additional information about the game can be found on the developer’s web site.

See also: Dominions II: The Ascension Wars

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)