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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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Dominions failing to launch after windows 8 update on Microsoft Surface (Games : Dominions 3: The Awakening : Forum : General Discussion : Dominions failing to launch after windows 8 update on Microsoft Surface) Locked
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Jun 30 2013 Anchor

Well, actually, i've already fixed that, but it might be useful for those who's yet to encounter it.

See, there's the "System Hardware Update 11.06.2013" among the other updates, and it force installs some obscure driver for the Intel HD 4000 even if you have the latest one onboard. And it appears to be an update you didn't install after you install another driver, so if you have autoupdates on, or just install this update again, the old driver will be installed again. And for some reason, it works really bad with old games or even some indie games like FTL.

So the solution is, turn off the autoupdates for windows if you didn't already and install the latest intel driver from intel.com (or not even the latest, i'm using and it works fine). Voila.

Also, to fix all problems with interface and all, set the compatibility of dom3.exe to windows xp, disable display scaling on high DPI settings and set it to always run as administrator.

The end.

Edited by: Dmitry_Botuh

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