Might and Magic VIII

CD Retail Version.

Application Details:

Version: 1
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.31

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What works


What does not

­full screen, but thats because it kept trying to stick me in 640x480, and on OSX with Apples, its not possible to knock the resolution under 800x600.  I couldn't find a w­ay to make the game stop trying to go to 640x480, so wine would keep quitting with resolution change errors.  It runs fine in a virtual desktop.

Movies did not work right by default install

With registry setting...
Software\\Wine\\Direct3D  -  RendeRtargetLockMode = textex
Movies worked fine


What was not tested

did not finish a game throughout

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Win98 setting if using default install, with community patch installed, it works fine with OS set to XP. (admin:changed rating to match user experience)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 02 20131.5.31Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.3Feb 20 20111.3.14Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Jul 02 20101.1.44Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20091.1.35Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Jul 12 20091.1.25Yes Yes Golddoh123 

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HowTo / Notes


After you have installed the game. Follow these directions.

Note: Wine 1.1.3 Movies will work without the file from step one in this howto, but they will be in black and white. If you want color movies then you will need to follow step one. If you are using wine 1.1.2 or below you will need the movie file or Might and Magic will crash.

1. You need to do this or movies will crash. Download the new movie file from;11493848;/fileinfo.html Here is a mirror incase the first link doesn't work for you This is 140 megabyte download. Once the file has downloaded replace the Magicdod.vid in your C:\program files\3D0\Might and Magic VIII\Anims\ with the new Magicdod.vid.

2. (Optional Window Mode) Now goto configure wine, under the wine menu. Click add application and browse to mm8.exe and mm8setup.exe under C:\program files\3D0\Might and Magic VIII\  You will need to add a virtual desktop to each .exe under wine configuration. Goto the Graphics tab and add emulate a virtual desktop and add the resolution 640 by 480. Click Apply when you're done.

3. (Optional NoCD) If you want to play without the cd you will need to obtain a nocd .exe

4. Play the game!


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