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Heroes of Might and Magic IV

The original release with updates applied.

Application Details:

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

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Test Results

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What works

* Polish installer & 3.0 patch * Single player: campaigns, scenarios * Cinematics * Sound & GFX * probably everything else if not mentioned below

What does not

* Running without no-CD crack; English 3.0 no-CD crack can be used with success

Workarounds

What was not tested

* Multiplayer (except Hot Seat)

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Game tested under P4 2.08 GHz, 256 DDR RAM, GeForce 2 MX 400 64 MB; * Game runs much slower than on the same machine but under Windows XP. On 1024x768 with map animations turned off, moving hero and scrolling map is a bit choppy, the sound jumps etc. (but game is still playable); decreasing screen resolution may help. * Game only in few cases draws on top of the screen, otherwise it appears under gnome panels. It overlaps map top and bottom edges and city resource view, but camera can be moved via minimap, so it is just a minor bug. Also, game window appears moved by few pixels from left screen edge.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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
6847 DirectPlay metabug. Implement dplay tcp/ip provider. NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
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

Multiplayer
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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