Master of Magic

Master of Magic

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Alberto  [developer] Feb 25 @ 6:28am
Master of Magic is out on Steam!
Master of Magic is a classic, one of the most popular strategy games of the 90s, and it is now available on Steam.

It is a 4X fantasy strategy game that allows you to play as an extremely powerful wizard, leading your troops and overcoming your magical opponents. After over 25 years, the game now receives the first official update with a significantly improved AI and more than 200 spells at your disposal.

This special release is accompanied by the Community Update, a free optional patch developed by fans for fans and greatly increasing the polish of Master of Magic with countless fixes.

Furthermore, Master of Magic is released alongside its first DLC, Caster of Magic. Caster of Magic started out as a mod, championed by Seravy and building on top of the already popular community patch. Caster of Magic has been a fan favorite of the Master of Magic community and we are pleased to be able to work with Seravy to officially integrate Caster of Magic, giving him the recognition he deserves.

Dive back into time, relive this epic adventure and conquer Arcanus and Myrror once and for all!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1146370/Master_of_Magic/

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1250690/Master_of_Magic_Caster_of_Magic/
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MoM is one of the greatest games in history!
It has a big Wiki with over 800 long pages too: https://masterofmagic.wikia.com
Last edited by Vicbrother; Feb 25 @ 9:13am
Found out the news from Seravy himself. Exciting stuff! Also good to finally see MoM on steam. Thanks Slitherine!

I run the Master of Magic Facebook Group[www.facebook.com] community so I've spread the news there and have also posted on the MoM reddit, Discord and a few forums to let the community know the big news!

Btw Slitherine dudes, while you guys are in the mood for contacting guru MoM fan developers feel free to contact Implode who was making the Master of Magic HD Multiplayer remake[sourceforge.net] which was basically a opensource rebuild of the original MoM engine in java that supported modern HD resolutions, Multiplayer and 13 player games with all wizards! He's pretty much abandoned it (in a barely playable state with next to no AI) as he wasn't getting much support! Maybe some sort of collaboration and financial arrangement could change the tide on that project haha. :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ook3GqkmL8
Last edited by BlakesSanctum; Feb 29 @ 12:09am
Slitherine_Iain  [developer] Feb 25 @ 1:11pm 
Thanks for the support guys. We're more than happy to talk to any fans making mods so please let them know to get in touch.
Darkstar Feb 25 @ 1:45pm 
Welp, time to buy this game for the 3rd time, if only to check out the DLC!

Any plans for cards, achievements, etc?

Did you guys get a hold of the game's source code when you purchased the rights? I remember Seravy saying something about hitting the limits of what he could do by just hacking the exe.
Hyo Feb 25 @ 1:53pm 
I have already the game on GoG, but achievements would be GREAT (and a reason to re-buy it X-D)! Any plans to add them?
Slitherine_Iain  [developer] Feb 25 @ 1:59pm 
Sadly there is no source code, at least none that Atari could find. Some very patient people like Seravy spent an insane amount of time hex editing the compiled code.... its mind boggling what went in to this....

The next game will have to be written from scratch in a a modern engine.
Originally posted by Slitherine_Iain:
The next game will have to be written from scratch in a a modern engine.

Is this release a new sequel project different? Are you developing for another new MoM2?
Last edited by MiyabiSFG; Feb 25 @ 4:25pm
Originally posted by Slitherine_Iain:
Sadly there is no source code, at least none that Atari could find. Some very patient people like Seravy spent an insane amount of time hex editing the compiled code.... its mind boggling what went in to this....

The next game will have to be written from scratch in a a modern engine.
I would love to see a new version of MoM2 but i purchased this anyway to support the developers and slitherine.This was always one of my favourite games and i would love to see this get the same treatment as Fantasy General 2 and Panzer General series /Panzer Corps series.
The original was that good it thoroughly deserves doing again
Originally posted by Slitherine_Iain:
Thanks for the support guys. We're more than happy to talk to any fans making mods so please let them know to get in touch.

Thank you! That's awesome! :)

What's the best way for MoM fan developers to contact you? Company email? post on slitherine forum? post here? presumably there's a best course of action somewhere with the least chance of getting missed haha.
Surtur  [developer] Feb 26 @ 2:29am 
Master of Magic Forums on Slitherine are a good place to start :)
Ronnie Feb 26 @ 12:32pm 
I love Masters of Magic, I remember back in the Amiga Days early 90s I think it was released for that or maybe I played it on 386 or a 486 machine I can't remember but I recall seeing the box version hanging in a favorite store sorta it was like a private owners store. It's amazing how far this game just continues to be amazing. I lost that box version wish I had it... I used to love to goto that game store it was great joy to always see if something new and cool was on the shelf and one day it was Masters of Magic back in those days that was a great day indeed.

I've played games I remember Sword of Aragon from SSI that was a fun game & Fantasy Empires from SSI & Lords of Magic was a good game as well as there are just to many to list.

I think Masters of Magic may be even better if it could of used the battle system like Lords of Magic (real time combat) did that would be a really nice addition to a remake of this game and also allowing for turn based as well the original way to play Masters of Magic.

I wish Wizards Crown from SSI would get a sequel that was a classic rpg game and Shard of Spring from SSI & Questron 1 & 2.

You may someday wish to re-release Masters of Magic the Original along with working on a planned sequel I am sure you are or will at some point. I know many would love to see Masters of Magic the Original be remade. Then you could just give the Original Classic Masters Of Magic for a nice discount if they buy the remade version of it.

I'll have to pick it up sometime.This day and age there are a lot of games on steam and not enough time lol... Back in the 90's gaming was a bit more limited in releases which is good and bad good being you can spend more time on games like Masters of Magic and Bad since there just isn't a huge selection of Fantasy Strategy games.

The Gaming Industry really has transformed over the years for the better. I will miss those old game shops I remember I saw the Avatar the Boxed Version of the Game for Ultima 4 and I think 5 and maybe 3 as well in Crown Books Store along time ago and I thought that was the coolest thing back in those days.

Last edited by Ronnie; Feb 26 @ 1:06pm
Veksha Feb 27 @ 8:10am 
Guys... thank you.

Caster of Magic is awesome. Price is excellent.

Just, you know... thank you.
BadMoss Feb 27 @ 12:18pm 
Will the game has russian?
Thanks! THANKS! I played thousands hours in this epic game! But we are srsly need russian language. Please, make localization!
Last edited by Метаморф; Feb 28 @ 8:19pm
Originally posted by Slitherine_Iain:
Thanks for the support guys. We're more than happy to talk to any fans making mods so please let them know to get in touch.
Originally posted by Surtur:
Master of Magic Forums on Slitherine are a good place to start :)
I've passed on this info to Implode.. he usually ignores emails these days so I don't know if he'd have any interest to contacting you guys but hey I tried lol. The MoM-Implodes Multiplayer Edition HD remake project page is here if its of interest to you guys.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/momime/

There are 2 other big MoM mods worthy of mention...

1 is the 'MoM Real-Time Game Tweaker' which gives players an incredible amount of customization and control over their MoM games such as reseeding lairs, build ques, and massively customizing heroes & increasing the amount allowed.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/momrtgt/
https://www.realmsbeyond.net/forums/showthread.php?tid=3657

2 is the 'Multiplayer MoM Shell & Editor (MMoMS)' and is probably of more interest to you guys because it's a hotseat multiplayer hack program for MoM. When you end the turn it switches player control over and somehow stops everything from going to hell lol, probably works similarly to the old Civ1 & Civ2 multiplayer hotseat hack programs tha fans used long before Micropose got off their butts and did official multiplayer Civ releases lol. The program supported MoM scenarios too which I think people designed a number of back in the 90s. Sadly his old AOL website is long gone now, couldn't find a backup on webarchive either. However the shareware version of his program still survives so if you guys wanna have a play with it, see if its something that could be replicated in your own hotseat multiplayer release then here's a copy of the file attached to this forum post: https://sourceforge.net/p/momrtgt/discussion/general/thread/e06bd698f8/#706f

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