|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.3.13|
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[First a note: don't install a crack, the game (v3.0) runs fine without! At least don't do it, if the following helps.] To get the game starting, I needed to disable the full screen mode (regedit > Â»HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\New World Computing\Heroes of Might and Magic IVÂ« > Â»"full_screen"=dword:00000000Â«), then the game starts, otherwise it just crashes, see bug #15368. Setting DirectDrawRenderer to Â»openglÂ« allowed starting in full screen mode too, but gave me an empty screen with only sound. In the windowed mode HOMM4 is slow (at least in some menus), to get the performance back, just go to the options menu and activate full screen mode (again). The above was tested with an virtual desktop (1400x1120) and an in-game resolution of 1280x1024. To ease the starting (I forget to reset the full screen mode sometimes), write yourself a little script, which loads a registry file with the disabled full screen and then starts the game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE 11.4 x86_64||Feb 16 2011||1.3.13||Yes||Yes||Gold||marc bessieres|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||May 18 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||firencombomaster|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 10 2010||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 10 2010||1.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Jul 27 2009||1.1.24||Yes||Yes||Gold||CÃ¹ran|
|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|
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