This pack features three complete games Age of Wonders, Age of Wonders II The Wizard’s Throne and Shadow Magic.
Age of Wonders is a turn-based strategy game, players have an isometric view of the map.
Platform: PC, Windows
Styles: Turn-Based Strategy
Mode(s): Single-player, Multiplayer
Developer: Triumph Studios
Publisher: Triumph Studios
Players have an isometric view of the map, which consists of hexagonal tiles, and can have up to three layers (surface, underground, and depths). Units are arranged into groups (also known as parties or stacks) of up to eight units; a single such group occupies one tile. Cities occupy between one and four tiles, and other structures generally occupy a single tile.
Each player leads a certain race. There are 12 races available in the game, though not all of them may be present on every map, and of those which are, not all may be playable. List of races includes traditional fantasy Elves, Dwarves and Halflings, as well as several unique ones such as Frostlings, Azracs, Lizardmen, Humans, Highmen, Goblins, Orcs, Dark Elves, and the Undead. Races, as well as units not belonging to any specific race, such as dragons and giants, have a certain alignment, which can be good, neutral, or evil. According to their alignment and certain other factors, cities and independent units of one race can be friendly or hostile towards another race. This can manifest itself in different ways; for example, an orc city is not likely to surrender to the elves, and if conquered, may revolt unless there is a strong military presence in it to oppress the population. Units of hostile races forced to fight alongside each other in a single group will have lower morale, and are more likely to desert. Race relations can be improved by acts of goodwill towards other races, such as upgrading their cities, or hampered by razing, looting, or migrating cities belonging to that race. There are also several spells which have a global effect on race relations.
There are two resources, gold and mana. Gold is used to build units, buy heroes, cities and spells (in Wizard Towers), upgrade cities. Mana is used to cast and research spells and use altars.
Age of Wonders System Requirements
O/S: W indows (R) 95/98 or NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4.0
CPU: P166 MHz (P2-266 Mhz recommended)
Memory: 32MB Ram
CD-ROM Drive: 4x Speed
Video Card: DirectX compatible, capable of 16 bit high color display
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Available HD Space: 350MB
Age of Wonders 2 The Wizard’s Throne System Requirements
-500MB HDD Space
-4MB Video Card
Shadow Magic Hardware Requirements
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP; Pentium II 300MHZ or equivalent; 64MB RAM; 560MB Free HD Space; 8X CD-ROM Drive; DirectX 8.0 compatible 4MB Graphics card; DirectX 8.0 compatible Sound Card