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Heroes of Might and Magic III

A package containing the original and all expansions.

Application Details:

Version: Complete: 4.0
License: Retail
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Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.21

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Single Player
  • Multiplayer Lan Hosting + Joining (Read Comment)

What does not

  • Nothing

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Other multiplayer mods

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

You will need directplay installed and have windows 2003 or lower set in you wine config to get multiplayer to work.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 16 20161.9.21Yes Yes GoldEryk Zaplata 
ShowRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Dec 06 20151.8-rc3Yes Yes PlatinumGiovanni Mariani 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Nov 22 20151.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 31 20131.5.31N/A Yes GoldDheart 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 10 20121.5.19Yes Yes SilverSerge Hooge 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5534 DirectPlay games hang when exiting multiplayer CLOSED FIXED View
6922 Infinte wait when Stronghold host leaves CLOSED DUPLICATE View
7395 Heroes 3 cannot change to windowed mode CLOSED INVALID View
20360 Mouse cursor changes colour CLOSED FIXED View
20380 Heroes of Might and Magic III hangs (not a Wine bug) CLOSED INVALID View
22498 Stuttering sound when playing HoMM3 CLOSED FIXED View
27419 Mouse problem in Heroes of Might and Magic 3 NEW 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 The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected.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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