Q: What are the hardware requirements?
A: Minimum System Requirements:
Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP1
2.4 GHz Processor
512 MB Available System Memory
8 GB Available Hard Drive Space
128 MB 3D Video Card (ATI Radeon X1600 / Nvidia GeForce 6800 or better)
Broadband Internet Connection for Multiplayer
Stardock’s Impulse Required for Updates/Digital Download
Recommended System Requirements:
3 GHz Processor (Multicore Supported)
1 GB Available System Memory
256 MB 3D Video Card (ATI Radeon 2600 / Nvidia GeForce 7600 or better)
Q. What is the maximum number of players allowed within a game?
A. Up to 10 players may participate.
Q. Can I play on a local area network?
Q. Can I play on the Internet?
A. Yes. A free subscription to the Demigod Pantheon is included with the purchase of Demigod. The Pantheon provides Internet matchmaking, statistics tracking, player rankings and more.
Video Card Related Issues:
Make sure you have the latest version of your video card drivers.
Turn down the video settings.
Can you get a better video card? Demigod doesn’t require high end video cards to run. But it does require a video card that supports Pixel Shader 3.
Q. What is peer-to-peer?
A. All players have to be able to connect to one another. This is different from a client/server game (like Sins of a Solar Empire or Team Fortress 2) where you are fine as long as you connect to the host/server.
Q. How can I increase connectivity?
Open up ports 6100 to 6200 on your router if you can.
Disable (temporarily) any anti-virus programs you’re running. Some of these are designed to block what Demigod is trying to do.
Disable (temporarily) any firewalls on your computer or router.
Demigod uses UDP based networking (as opposed to TCP). Make sure UDP traffic isn’t getting blocked.
If that doesn’t help, visit us on the Forums where we have applets and people who might be able to help.
Q. How can I obtain an update?
A. You can use Stardock’s Impulse to obtain updates. An Internet connection and your serial number are required to validate your purchase. If you don’t have access to the Internet on your PC, you can follow the on-screen instructions on how to apply updates manually from an Internet-connected system.
Q. What are the game types?
A. The Gods have arranged a number of different types of contests to take place in the arena. In all cases, destroying the opponent’s Citadel will win the game. The types of contests are:
Conquest. Destroy the enemy’s Citadel to win.
Dominate. Control the flags for a certain amount of time for victory.
Slaughter. Attain victory by killing a set number of enemy Demigods.
Fortress. Destroy your opponent’s fortresses to attain victory.
Q. What are the differences between assassins and generals?
A. Assassins are immensely powerful beings in their own right who can deal and take vast amounts of damage. By contrast, Generals gain their strength by being able to lead troops called minions. These minions can be summoned through scrolls purchased at the item shop or through skills unique to each Demigod General.
Q. What are favor points?
A. After each battle, the gods will award the Demigods with favor points. Favor points help your Demigod to ascend to Godhood and act as a currency to acquire persistent items.
Q. How can I chat?
A. To chat with other players, hit ENTER to send a message to your allies and Shift-Enter to chat to everyone.
Q. What are the default controls for Demigod?
Right mouse button to send your Demigod to a particular place
Left mouse button to select something (when you activate a skill, the left mouse button is how you set the target).
The scroll wheel will let you zoom in and out on the map.
Holding down the space bar while moving the mouse will allow you to control the camera.
Your skills and items can be selected with the left mouse button or by pressing the keyboard short-cut that appears at the bottom of the item (such as 1, 2, 3, and 4 for skills).
The Tab key will bring up the score.
The Enter key lets you chat with allies.
Shift-Enter lets you chat with everyone.