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Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by Edmon » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:22 pm

A new edition of Caster of Magic is coming soon.

Caster of Magic for WIndows is an upgraded edition of Caster of Magic which allows you to run it natively on Windows for the first time, as well as supporting higher screen resolutions.

It also contains countless improvements for Caster of Magic, including new spells, game options, UI and AI improvements. It is the ultimate edition of Master of Magic, brought by the fans to the modern era.

NEW FEATURES IN CASTER OF MAGIC FOR WINDOWS

- Runs natively in Windows
- Freely resizeable game window, not locked to any specific aspect ratio
- Up to 13 enemy wizards
- Variable map size
- Additional game modes/options
- 21 new spells
- Improved UI and production queue system
- Improved AI
- Seamless, procedurally generated terrain
- Improved item creation, new item powers
- More diplomacy messages which now all depend on the AI's personality

We're currently looking for beta testers to help us test Caster of Magic for Windows, so if you're willing to help us out you can sign up here.

About the developer:

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.


When the game releases, you'll be able to get it here.

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by rastacam » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:26 pm

Will Caster of Magic for Windows replace the current Caster of Magic version after release (so Caster of Magic will be deprecated) or Seravy will support and update two separate versions at the same time?

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by AlbertoC » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:38 pm

rastacam wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:26 pm
Will Caster of Magic for Windows replace the current Caster of Magic version after release (so Caster of Magic will be deprecated) or Seravy will support and update two separate versions at the same time?
Caster of Magic for Windows won't replace the current Caster of Magic version, both will be supported.

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by DeathMutant » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:46 pm

Excellent, I have been holding-off on purchasing "Master of Magic" for a while now but this sounds like a worthy upgrade to "pull the trigger."

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by bjgrt » Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:18 pm

Is there going to be an option to (natively) play (on Windows) the MoM without (very questionable) modifications Seravy done to gameplay/units/buildings?

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by ribogushter » Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:14 am

Excellent! Can't wait!

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by SunnyLeslie » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:23 am

Hey! Is participation in testing still relevant? I don’t spend much time in games, but I like fantasy stories and would love to get to know a new game.

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by ahimsa42 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:13 pm

is this going to be an upgrade from the version that is already on GOG? if so, will it be coming to GOG too?

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by AlbertoC » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:35 pm

bjgrt wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Is there going to be an option to (natively) play (on Windows) the MoM without (very questionable) modifications Seravy done to gameplay/units/buildings?
It's part of the same package, it won't be possible

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by AlbertoC » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:36 pm

SunnyLeslie wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:23 am
Hey! Is participation in testing still relevant?
Absolutely, we're recruiting new testers, so feel free to sign up

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by AlbertoC » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:37 pm

ahimsa42 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:13 pm
is this going to be an upgrade from the version that is already on GOG? if so, will it be coming to GOG too?
It will be released on GoG too, but not as an upgrade from the existing version of Caster of Magic.

On Steam, Slitherine and GoG, Caster of Magic for Windows will be sold as a separate new DLC.

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by bjgrt » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:47 pm

AlbertoC wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:35 pm
bjgrt wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Is there going to be an option to (natively) play (on Windows) the MoM without (very questionable) modifications Seravy done to gameplay/units/buildings?
It's part of the same package, it won't be possible
Not buying it then. :(

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by joonkp1976 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:37 am

Well...

Since this is a 'NATIVE' windows application, the turn speed which is a problem in Caster of Magic for DOSBox, is faster, right???

I would imagine and expect so...

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by Blake00 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:39 am

This is great news guys! I'll have to share with the MoM social media communities! :)

"- Freely resizeable game window, not locked to any specific aspect ratio"

Wait a second does this mean the game will support modern higher viewing resolutions? Or is it just 320x200 getting stretched to high resolutions like the DOS version does in DosBox. Last time I spoke to Seravy he had no interest in supporting higher resolutions as the GUI would have to be redone to support lots of different sizes etc) and was going to keep the game same as original MoM at 320x200.

Also interesting that it's no longer called "Caster of Magic 2".

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by SunnyLeslie » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:54 pm

AlbertoC wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:36 pm
SunnyLeslie wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:23 am
Hey! Is participation in testing still relevant?
Absolutely, we're recruiting new testers, so feel free to sign up
Thanks. Tonight or this weekend I will definitely try to figure it out and join the testing.

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by LeMachinga » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:20 pm

This is a great new!.

I have played MoM hundreds of hours, and recently I found Caster of Magic because slitherine's last Steam sales. (I didn't know anything about this mod). I've played CoM a lot of hours these last days. Better than original game for me.

I'm waiting to join betatesters if I can help with this new Windows version. Looks very fine.

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by Seravy » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:17 pm

joonkp1976 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:37 am
Well...

Since this is a 'NATIVE' windows application, the turn speed which is a problem in Caster of Magic for DOSBox, is faster, right???

I would imagine and expect so...
Yes, the AI's turns are much faster.

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by LeMachinga » Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:43 pm

Seravy wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:17 pm
joonkp1976 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:37 am
Well...

Since this is a 'NATIVE' windows application, the turn speed which is a problem in Caster of Magic for DOSBox, is faster, right???

I would imagine and expect so...
Yes, the AI's turns are much faster.
That is good. The turns in late game for Dosbox is a little nightmare.

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by joonkp1976 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:43 pm

So exactly when is the beta let in going to be?

I cannot wait...

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Re: Caster of Magic for Windows is coming soon.

Post by AlbertoC » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:06 am

joonkp1976 wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:43 pm
So exactly when is the beta let in going to be?

I cannot wait...
The producer is recruiting testers as we speak :)

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