I own the boxed Master of Magic, I want Caster of Magic

Master of Magic is a classic, one of the most popular strategy games of the 90s. 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.
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I own the boxed Master of Magic, I want Caster of Magic

Post by longheart » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:53 am

Ages ago, I bought Master of Magic, I think from Compucenter.
I recently heard a Caster of Magic dlc is now available, but gog.com, steam, and every store I've looked at won't let me buy the dlc unless I also buy Master of Magic from them again.
The problem is, I already own the original Microprose version of Master of Magic. I have the box, manual, and game disks in the basement.
Is there a way I can buy the Caster of Magic dlc and use it with my original game disks?

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Re: I own the boxed Master of Magic, I want Caster of Magic

Post by longheart » Tue May 04, 2021 3:24 am

I bought the CD version of Master of Magic, so I can still install it, if I can buy the Caster of Magic dlc.
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Re: I own the boxed Master of Magic, I want Caster of Magic

Post by pipfromslitherine » Tue May 04, 2021 3:15 pm

Almost certainly not - the install and other data files are likely to be quite different from modern installs of the game.

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Re: I own the boxed Master of Magic, I want Caster of Magic

Post by Blake00 » Wed May 05, 2021 2:32 pm

I own a lovely boxed copy too but it was pretty clear that everyone would have to re-buy the game to get all the new content so I did! As have so many others. Sucks, but thats the way it is mate.

Plus if it's the new Caster of Magic for Windows (CoM2) you're eyeing off then that does NOT use original game files anyway.
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Re: I own the boxed Master of Magic, I want Caster of Magic

Post by longheart » Thu May 06, 2021 10:23 pm

Thank you, based on what you say, my Master of Magic game is simply not compatible with the Master of Magic patches that have come out afterwards.
It seems a new Master of Magic game has come out, and must be purchased again to get the same looking game, and same behaviour, but allowing it to be compatible with patches.
Seeing as I paid about $80 for Master of Magic way back then, I just don't want to have to pay again for the same game.
I would have been happy to pay for the dlc, but not the same base game again.
Thank you for your responses. I'll go play Age of Wonders III which I also bought - It runs in Windows too.

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Re: I own the boxed Master of Magic, I want Caster of Magic

Post by Blake00 » Wed May 12, 2021 2:22 am

Yeah you'll be in bed with AoW3 but you'll be thinking about MoM. :lol:
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Re: I own the boxed Master of Magic, I want Caster of Magic

Post by Hargir » Wed May 26, 2021 1:03 pm

longheart wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 10:23 pm
Thank you, based on what you say, my Master of Magic game is simply not compatible with the Master of Magic patches that have come out afterwards.
It seems a new Master of Magic game has come out, and must be purchased again to get the same looking game, and same behaviour, but allowing it to be compatible with patches.
Seeing as I paid about $80 for Master of Magic way back then, I just don't want to have to pay again for the same game.
I would have been happy to pay for the dlc, but not the same base game again.
Thank you for your responses. I'll go play Age of Wonders III which I also bought - It runs in Windows too.
Dude it's like 6 dollars :lol:

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