To quote my Dominions 4 review: “If you like turn based strategy games and can look past the old fashioned graphics, this game is for you.
If the game isn’t booting (it starts and then it closes), I have a quick fix for you.
Why Dominions 5 isn’t launching?
If, when you hit the Play button on Steam client, the game starts and then it closes, this is happening because Dominions 5 is auto-set to an invalid resolution for your PC. Gladly, this is very easy to fix.
How to fix it
We’ll use a launch command line to fix it:
⬙Right click on Dominions 5 in your Steam library;
⬙Select Set launch options;
⬙Type in “–window” (without the quotation marks);
Now the game will start in windowed mode. Just change the resolution to your monitor’s resolution on Preferences, set it to fullscreen and you’re ok.
After changing the resolution and setting the game to fullscreen, you can even remove the launching option (–window) and the game will run fine from now on.
*This workaround works for all Illwinter games on Steam (Conquest of Elysium and Dominions series)
This was written by Awakeneer