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Armies of Exigo

Windows - 2004

Alt names Armies of Exigo: Хроники великой войны, 魔幻霸主, Armie Exigo
Year 2004
Platform Windows
Released in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (2004)
France, Russia (2005)
Germany (2006)
Germany, Poland (2007)
Czechia, Germany, Slovakia (2008)
Germany (2010)
Genre Strategy
Theme Fantasy, RPG Elements, RTS, Real-Time
Publisher Cinergi Interactive LLC, City Interactive S.A., Electronic Arts, Inc., Noviy Disk
Developer Black Hole Entertainment
Perspectives Free-roaming camera, Diagonal-down
Tested on Windows 10, Windows 11
4.43 / 5 - 58 votes

Description of Armies of Exigo

Armies of Exigo (aka 魔幻霸主), a really nice strategy game sold in 2004 for Windows, is available and ready to be played again! Time to play a fantasy, real-time, rts and rpg elements video game title.

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How to play Armies of Exigo Windows

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The game with patch 1.4 and NoCD has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10, works fine. You may experience some small troubles when you play the game on modern systems, check our Guide and Notes for details

Install & play guide:

  • Mount the disc image. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools Lite
  • Launch the installation (if autorun doesn't work - simply launch the installation from Setup.exe inside the disc)
  • When the installation process will ask for CD2 - mount the disc image of CD2. CD2 must be mounted in same virtual drive as CD1, so first un-mount disc image of CD1 and then mount the disc image of CD2. In example, if CD1 was in virtual drive G:, CD2 must be mounted in virtual drive G: as well
  • You can skip GameSpy installation, since GameSpy servers doesn't work anymore
  • Ignore EA Registration window at the end of installation, click "Register later"
  • Also it is recommended to install DirectX 9 from the disc (if you're using Windows 10 - enable DirectPlay, read this or this guide how to do it)
  • Once you installed the game - install the patch 1.4
  • After that install NoCD for version 1.4 (simply copy files from the archive and put it into directory with installed game, agree to replace original files)
  • Open the directory with the game and find Exigo.exe. Right click on Exigo.exe - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows 2000" and "Run as administrator"
  • Launch the game and play. If the game doesn't work in compatibility mode with Windows 2000 - try to launch it in compatibility mode with other version of Windows (98, XP or Vista)


  • If the installation doesn't start - try to launch Setup.exe in compatibility mode with old version of Windows (98, 2000 or XP)
  • International patch 1.4 works with any language version, except Russian. Russian version is already patched to the version 1.4, so you don't need patch for it
  • NoCD is required for the launch because the game is using SafeDisc DRM protection, which doesn't work on modern systems. That NoCD "breaks" DRM protection and allows the game to work on modern systems
  • Be careful! Russian version of the game uses StarForce DRM protection! StarForce can break your system, so make sure to use NoCD before the first launch
  • The game works on DirectX 9, so if you're using Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 - you need to enable DirectPlay: Go to Control Panel, and select 'Programs'. Select 'Turn Windows features on and off', click on 'Legacy Components' and check the box 'DirectPlay'. Select OK, once the installation is done, restart your computer
  • It is recommended to install all versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for the correct work of the game
  • Also it is recommended to install RAD Video Tools and K-Lite Codec Pack for the correct work of the game
  • If you have 1920x1080 display - you can use Widescreen fix by jackfuste. That fix works with any version of the game except Russian, but unfortunately it supports only 1920x1080 resolution, so you cannot select other widescreen resolutions, like 1366x768. Check this thread for more details
  • If you have other than 1920x1080 display - you can run the game with dgVoodoo. Just copy dll-files from the MS/x86 folder, dgVoodooCpl.exe and dgVoodoo.conf to the game folder, then run dgVoodooCpl.exe, open DirectX tab and select the setting you want. After that click "Apply" to save settings, close dgVoodooCpl and run the game from Exigo.exe. But consider that all game graphics and UI elements will be stretched
  • For Russian version of the game you can use this Widescreen fix. There's 2 versions in the archive, Version 1 works with Russian version and has support for 1366x768 and 1920x1080 resolutions. Version 2 is same fix by jackfuste
  • If you see black space instead of character portraits - open Settings and click on "Disable portraits". Also, it may be the result of glitch, try to run the game with dgVoodoo
  • If you have graphical glitches - the problem can be in drivers of your video card. Try to install old drivers, like version from 2013 year or earlier
  • If you have laptop with 2 graphics cards - make sure that the game runs on discreet graphics, it doesn't work with most of integrated graphics
  • The game doesn't work on most of Intel graphics card. If you get error "Your video card does not meet Armies of Exigo minimum requirements" - use fixed exe-files for Intel graphics, created by BrainRipper
  • Also, if the game doesn't run on your graphics card - run it with SwiftShader, use 32-bit only version. Simply drop the files in game folder and run the game. If you want, you can edit SwiftShader.ini, here's the instruction
  • For users of Windows 64-bit systems: if the game doesn't work after you launched it - open Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del by default) and check for processes Exigo.exe and rundll32.exe. Close Exigo.exe but don't touch rundll32.exe (it's a Windows app for running old apps from 32-bit operational systems, most old games running through rundll32.exe). Now try to launch the game again, it must work. Don't forget to close rundll32.exe process in Task Manager after finishing playing
  • Don't forget to check PCGamingWiki page if you have troubles

Even though it is not mentioned in Readme, the game supports 9 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian & Chinese. You can change the game language by registry edit:

  1. Open Registry Editor, press Win+R and type regedit.exe, click OK. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Electronic Arts/Armies of Exigo
  2. Create DWORD value (REG_DWORD) and name it Language, create String value (REG_SZ) and name Locale
  3. Change values of Language and Locale to select the language you want. For example, for English language you must enter Language value 409 and Locale value en_EN
  4. English: 409 / en_EN, Chinese: 0804 / cn_CN, Czech: 405 / cs_CS, French: 40c / fr_FR, German: 407 / de_DE, Hungarian: 40e / hu_HU, Italian: 410 / it_IT, Polish: 415 / pl_PL, Spanish: c0a / es_ES

Comments and reviews

CJK 2024-05-28 1 point

Hey Guyes, at first sry for my english
i tried, i have mountet both CD's
i installed all, ignord GameSpy an EA. I also dont installed Direct9 could it be that this move is the reason why nothig starts ?
If i double click on the exe, nothig happens the kard editor either.
Hase someone a clue or could write me a step for stepinstrucition ?
Nobody hase a youtube toutorial right? sry i loved this game so much in my childhood, i buyed it on amazon but the same failurbuilt nothig happens

ItsMe 2024-04-13 0 point

Repack by ElAmigos works on Win10, but if you get an error message saying something like "your videocard does not meet minimum requirements to run the game", you have to download dgvoodoo2, unpack everything into the game directory, also copy files from MS/x86 subfolder of the downloaded .zip file directly into the game directory too, then run dgVoodooCpl.exe and in "DirectX" tab uncheck "dgVoodoo Watermark" to get rid of the ugly watermark while playing the game, then everything runs fine and smooth, no issues

Miko 2024-01-31 0 point

Hello, I have a problem with the game. original on disc,
your video card does not meet armies of exigo minimum requirements but this is impossible, please help

Angry 2024-01-10 1 point

If you want to play I can conform the ElAmigos repack works great on Windows 10. No issues.
Whether you'd want to play - that's another thing.
It seems like a Warcraft 3 clone on first glance , but it's much more generic and misses the core mechanics that make it fun.
Also - BE WARNED - the AI does the same thing it does in Spellforce 1 and 2 - that is , it spawns units ENDLESSLY . IT does NOT have to collect resources or anything. As long as it buildings stand it just sends and ENDLESS stream of units to your base.
Garbage design , and now i remeber why i hated this back in the day.

Matheo 2024-01-01 1 point

For some reason, the game only shows part of the screen for me, how can this be solved? A big strip is missing from the right and bottom part, and so I can't use the game's menu either.

UseTheForce 2023-12-13 0 point

the game doesnt launch. Directplay enabled, compatibility mode on Win 98, XP, Vista, launch as Admin, ger version, patch 1.4 installed... any advice?

drew 2023-11-15 0 point

will fixing the resolution break the game if I try and fix it in the menu

reigner 2023-06-26 0 point

this game is good but it have a flaw: the sound of the weapons is the SAME sound over and over and over again, it's annoying and made me quit playing it, if someone knows a way for fixing that i would appreciate it a lot

Mariusz87_J 2023-06-19 0 point

Quality Warcraft 3 clone. I have the original disc and the game is a blast. It's truly a hidden gem.

admin 2023-06-15 4 points

We have updated the game, added more languages plus instruction how to play the game on modern systems

DustynB 2023-01-20 4 points

I just bought the strategy guide (doesn't have a scanned version) if anybody is interested I can probably have it scanned and posted. It's not really needed to play the game, but if you are like me you like Strategy Guides for the extra content and world building rather than actual game strategies.

Fuckabandoware 2022-11-18 -9 points

This game have viruts ??? i downloaded the russian version, but when i install and open the game it makes my computer reboot and windows 7 is broken!!!!!

Stealth 2022-10-05 -4 points

How do i get this to run? i downloaded each file and in my DOS folder

Dominic 2022-08-24 -2 points

Es muy bueno el juego

Maki 2021-10-25 -5 points

Like middle earth

Babydoll 2021-10-04 5 points

Awesome, hidden gem. Thanks for the upload.

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Windows Version

DownloadEuropean version (Multi-language)
Disc 1 English version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version Polish version Czech version Hungarian version 601 MB
DownloadEuropean version (Multi-language)
Disc 2 English version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version Polish version Czech version Hungarian version 434 MB
DownloadRepack by ElAmigos English version French version German version Italian version Spanish; Castilian version Polish version Czech version Hungarian version Chinese version Taiwanese Mandarin (Traditional Chinese) version 1016 MB DownloadFrench & German version
Disc 1 French version German version 715 MB
DownloadFrench & German version
Disc 2 French version German version 494 MB
DownloadPolish version Polish version 934 MB DownloadRussian version
Disc 1 Russian version 680 MB
DownloadRussian version
Disc 2 Russian version 306 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Armies of Exigo, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdNoCD for Russian version Russian version 6 MB NocdNoCD for version 1.4 English version 6 MB PatchInternational patch 1.4 English version 57 MB FixFixed exe-file for Intel graphics cards English version 18 MB MiscSerial keys English version 314 B DemoEnglish version 103 MB

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