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|Latest Wine Version Tested:||5.22|
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Single-player, Random Maps, Loading Maps, Autosave, CD Audio, SFX, TCP/IP Multi-player (with directplay dlls installed). Essentially everything seem to work flawlessly.
What does not
Minimizing seem to be buggy for me unless I run the game in a virtual desktop.
What was not tested
Modem / Online Multi-player. Campaigns. Winning the game.
You optionally need directplay dlls to play Multi-player. I can also recommend the HD mod as stated in the note in the bottom of this page.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 02 2021||5.22||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||William J May|
|Show||FreeBSD 11.0 x86_64||Jan 09 2017||1.8.6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Serge Hooge|
|Show||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64||Dec 03 2016||1.9.23||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 29 2014||1.7.20||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Robert Zenz|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64||Apr 10 2016||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
To get multiplayer working, you need native directplay dlls. The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected. However with the latest dplay from DirectX 9.0c multiplayer is (almost - see note for details) flawless.
In the wine wiki is described how to get native direct play dlls.
Personally I would recommend using winetricks directplay which installs dplay dlls and sets overwrite in winecfg, however you may choose do install manually those files in which case you need to:
You can now play Heroes 3 in HD, utilizing the full size of your screen, thanks to Heroes3HD mod. It doesn't change anything gameplay wise.
With recent Wine releases, Wine prefixes are set to Windows 7. Currently, it causes rendering issues when HD or HD+ mod are installed.
winecfg and setting the Windows version to Windows XP solves the rendering issues.