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Lux is an epic game of strategy and domination. Based on the time tested gameplay of the board game Risk, Lux adds everything you could ask for in a computer version. Things like easy network play, hard AI, and a variety of plugins.

Come and join the active community. There are forums and a ranking ladder to be found at sillysoft.net, as well as many maps for Lux. Because taking over the world is fun.

What's New

Version 6.2:
  • Fullscreen mode added.
  • In-game Menu added.
  • Music added.
  • Added an option to put a limit on the maximum game length.
  • Added an option to not give out continent bonuses on the first turn.
  • You can specify a port in the private game address field, eg:
  • Updated sound effects.
  • Raised the max memory limit.
  • Resizing the more...


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So Far So Good So What Member IconReview+43
So Far So Good So What

Fun game and no problems loading any amount of maps on 10.6.5.

Interesting twist on Risk and I enjoy the online play too.

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Version 6.11
softwaremgowerj Member IconComment+2

Don't waste your money. I tried the previous version for a while and, though it had a disturbing tendency to crash while loading every fourth map or so (sending the syslog process into hyperactivity, jacking up the heat/fan and slowing my entire computer down...), I thought I'd plump for 6.0 on the theory that they probably fixed what ailed it and I was getting tired of going into Parallels to play Risk.

Bad choice.

Aside from the fact that I still haven't received my license code after two days, the same problems remain: if you play different maps, inevitably, one of the maps won't load and syslog will go nuts. You can kill the process but sometimes that doesn't do it, so you have to kill it again. Or several times. Eventually, everything returns to normal, but it starts again the next time you boot up. Oh, and this problem persists on both my laptop and my family iMac, so I'm pretty sure it's not just me, but it's the code.

Anyway, I know I'm the sucker for trusting the developer, but like I said, I've always been a Risk fan. In this case, the risk cost 25 bucks and was definitely not worth it. Take my advice and stay away.

I'm the sucker

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Version 6.0.2
hced Member IconReview+171

I think there's too much nitpicking on how one should play this game and the "rules" about how to interpret the rules. In my mind, the game rules ARE the rules; the rest is up to you - otherwise, the game should take responsibility for preventing someone to attack the way they want, etc.

I was looking for a game where I could just pop by and have a few shootouts, then leave. But no, that's NOT okay with the people playing Lux… You can't just enter and play by your own chaos tactics however you want. Stepping on someones toe will mean about 10-30 comment lines teaching you what you did wrong - at best - and more often, lead to even more befooling. You are adviced to ask: "Is it OK with you, if I attack you in South America?"… (which of course is a huge disappointing element for someone who just want a game or two during lunch break or likewise).

My point of view: if I come in and play the game with my own uncanny/barbarian ways, I'd rather learn the consequences by myself, and I certainly didn't pay $24.95 just to express that I'm sorry if I so happened to "ruin" someone elses game. Who cares?

I hope I'll have a reason to retract these comments, but this is my honest conclusion: if you're not a hardcore player of Risk-like games - this is NOT for you, period. And If you (like me) don't have the time or interest learning each little code of conduct, then again, this isn't for you.

The way I wish to play this game is to simly act with passion and a bit of fun, making rough estimations, and if (at all) I feel a need to become more skilled, I'd prefer to "teach" myself - learning form my own "mistakes". Not by being yelled at, in a chat communication window.

The developer needs to address this in order to attract a larger audience. Perhaps there should be a public server open for free interpretation.

The game itself is pretty fun - enough for me to buy it after I tried the demo, at which time I was unaware of the prohibiting nature of its online games.

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Version 5.7
Banned_from_lux Member IconComment+5



The Lux Nerds complain EVERY time someone attacks them "Im telling Dustin to ban you".

In other words, if you are an agressive player and like to pop-income you will get banned because you "ruined their game".

Lux will take your money and then ban you for no other reason then the way you play.


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Version 5.7
Rubaiyat Member IconReview+562

Lux is way better than iConquer both in appearance, versatility and the enormous number of game variations.

Best fun is creating your own games although the drawing tools look like stuff I was using back in the early 80's. The help could be better written as well, but the forums are very active to make up for that.

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Version 5.7
Sans Dieu Rien Member IconReview+11
Sans Dieu Rien

Lux Delux is a game based on the boardgame Risk. For those of you not familiar with Risk, it's a game of global conquering as you try to advance your units into various countries according to the roll of dice. It's up to you to place your units in strategic places, and hopefully ward off your opponents. As you conquer various territories, you gain extra units if you control it the next round. The last conquerer standing is the winner. Lux Delux, a cross-platform game (PC, Mac, Linux), boasts of over 300 maps for your downloading pleasure, and an extensive forum. The phenomenal feature of Lux is the ability to create your own theme and maps. The forums are quite helpful, the developer is quite open to suggestions for future versions. and in general most players online are cordial. (NOTE: The online layout is awkward, as juggling various windows seems to be the norm.) But as always, watch out for those not-to-family-friendly players online who want to shock others with their obscenity and slang fortitude. Be aware as there are no language filters as far as I can tell. There is a ranking system with Lux Delux that can either be a positive or a negative, depending on players' philosophy. The only thing that is lacking with such a game is variety. As the newer version of the boardgame Risk can attest to, they tried to alleviate this by adding mission cards--beyond just the King-Of-The-Hill type game. Lux Delux is currently lacking in these areas and team play as well; however, it is well on its way to quench the insatiable desire of any Risk addict.

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Version 5.6
Aname Member IconComment+17

Does anyone have an opinion about how this compares to iConquer? I'm too lazy to download and install the trials versions to find out myself...

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Version 5.3
Sans Dieu Rien

Lux Delux boasts of over 300 various maps of all kinds of genre--but this may be a bad thing as some maps are not "family friendly." iConquer seems "cleaner" graphics wise, but the Lux SDK (Software Developer's Kit) seems more extensive. Both companies you can submit various maps. SillySoft (Lux) seems to have a more extensive forum, and perhaps more players. I don't think you can go wrong with either one!

Anonymous Member IconReview

A great game... If you like risk your love lux... if you don't like risk you still will probably love lux.

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Version 5.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

I'm going to find the hidden prefs this thing has buried in my user lib if it takes all night.

Tired of the shareware police phoning home, too.

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Version 5.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Reasons eh?
Has matured light-years since it's humble beginnings and become the unsurpassed leader of Risk-alikes, especially online ones.

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Version 5.0.2
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Version 6.2
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Current Version (6.x)


Downloads 40,320
Version Downloads 1,058
License Shareware
Date 12 Jun 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price $14.00
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