Heroes of Might and Magic V

Heroes V Expansion

Application Details:

Version: Hammers Of Fate: 2.x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.58.

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works



multiplayer with hamachi 

What does not





What was not tested

(i didnt complete all campaigns)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 31 20080.9.58.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 8Dec 07 20070.9.49.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14025 Heroes of Might Magic V: camera does not move well NEW View
20190 HOMMV Map Editor pane shrinks on every refresh (Unhandled query type 4) NEW View
21564 Warning Forever / Dragon Age: Origins - ignores keyboard input after losing/regaining focus NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Follow the HOWTO from HOMMV without expansions. If experience shadows problem. To fix this you need set this registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\OffscreenRenderingMode to "fbo". Eventuality you may edit the ~/My Games/Heroes of Might and Magic V/Profiles//user_a1.cfg, find line "setvar gfx_noshadows = 1" and change it to "setvar gfx_noshadows = 0". This disables shadows at all - game works faster without shadows enabled.


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msvcp71.dll error
by Aliekezhi on Thursday January 9th 2014, 18:14
My Heroes 5 was always working, but suddenly, with no apparent reason I had those errors :

err:msvcp:mutex_ctor Out of memory
err:module:attach_process_dlls "msvcp71.dll" failed to initialize, aborting

A workaround is to go in winecfg, Dll overrides, and add msvcp71.dll to native
need to download update
by Jozsef Bekes on Monday May 24th 2010, 16:26
See here:

I had to download a patch from here:

Otherwise the game did not start. Now it seems to work okay (so far I have created a new game, nothing else) under wine 1.2-rc1.