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Heroes of Might and Magic III

A package containing the original and all expansions, gog.com version.

Application Details:

Version: Complete (gog.com version)
License: Retail
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Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.22

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Test Results

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What works

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.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Modem / Online Multi-player. Campaigns. Winning the game.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

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.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 02 20215.22Yes Yes NoPlatinumWilliam J May 
ShowFreeBSD 11.0 x86_64Jan 09 20171.8.6Yes Yes PlatinumSerge Hooge 
ShowLinux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64Dec 03 20161.9.23Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 29 20141.7.20Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Zenz 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Apr 10 20161.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27419 Mouse problem in Heroes of Might and Magic 3 NEW View
34166 Fullscreen flickering on Mac RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Multiplayer
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 The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected.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:

  1. Place the following dplayx.dll, dpnet.dll, dpnhpast.dll, dpwockx.dll, dplaysvr.exe in your .wine/drive_c/windows/system32
  2. Set those files to overwrite (native, builtin) in winecfg

NOTES: The game always freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.
Sometimes when you host a TCP/IP game, no one is able to connect (any client trying receives an "IP address not found" error.) In this case just rehost and the problem will be gone.

 

NOTE: Heroes3HD and HD+

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.

Running winecfg and setting the Windows version to Windows XP solves the rendering issues.

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