Heroes of Might and Magic III

A package containing the original and all expansions, version.

Application Details:

Version: Complete ( version)
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.12

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Test Results

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What works

Installing, playing, expansions, videos.

What does not



What was not tested

All maps and all campaigns, but I see no reason why those shouldn't work.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Was unable to test with 2.0-rc4 as i386-wine-devel crashes when I try to run any video game on my system, but i386-wine works without a problem. No winetricks needed.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 37 x86_64Aug 20 20238.12Yes Yes NoPlatinumJonathan Bouchard 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 19 20216.4Yes Yes YesSilverYaroslav Nikitenko 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 02 20215.22Yes Yes NoPlatinumWilliam J May 
CurrentFreeBSD 11.0 x86_64Jan 09 20171.8.6Yes Yes NoPlatinumSerge Hooge 
ShowLinux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64Dec 03 20161.9.23Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
34166 Fullscreen flickering on Mac RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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HowTo / Notes


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 The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected.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