Heroes of Might and Magic IV

The original release with updates applied.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0-3.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.13

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Test Results

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What works

All seems works, use the install procedure by setup.exe to install properly the game from CDs.

Extensions works well, installed both of them and getting multiplayer running fine with following the howto for network. You can also playing with other player from different (for example : running game lfrom windows xp) in local arena.

Windowed and full-screen works perfectly.

What does not

IPX. Doesn't not work. (may be a configuration problem)


What was not tested

Playing on the internet.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Feb 16 20111.3.13Yes Yes Goldmarc bessieres 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"May 18 20111.2.2Yes Yes Silverfirencombomaster 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 10 20101.2.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 10 20101.2No, but has workaround Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"Jul 27 20091.1.24Yes Yes GoldCùran 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3784 Sidebars etc. not hidden in some full-screen games CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4374 Multiplayer crashes Heroes 4 CLOSED FIXED View
6847 DirectPlay metabug. Implement dplay tcp/ip provider. NEW View
8369 Heroes 4 crashes in full-screen mode CLOSED FIXED View
11669 Graphics Regression - Heroes of Might & Magic 4 now unplayable CLOSED INVALID View
15368 Heroes of Might and Magic IV crashes CLOSED FIXED View
29287 Heroes of Might and Magic IV: performance issues with Opengl renderer CLOSED FIXED View
37410 Might & Magic Heroes IV crashes on startup CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

The game does not run correctly in Wine 0.9.37. Earlier and newer versions work fine

This game requires a crack to work.

Installing the patches is highly recommended, as they provide fixes for serious bugs in the game (not Wine related).

There are different patches for the different versions of the game

UK - various

To get multiplayer working, place dpnsvr.exe and the DLLs in this archive in Wine's windows/system32 directory. Then, start winecfg and add dll overrides (native, builtin) for the following DLLs: dplayx, dpnet, dpnhpast and dpwsockx. Finally, update your registry by running 'wineprefixcreate'.


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