Heroes of Might and Magic V

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Sold at least in Europe, contains:

  • HoMM 5
  • Hammers of Fate
  • Tribes of the East

Patched using the bundled updater to:

  • HoMM: 1.6
  • HoF: As is
  • TofE: 3.1

Application Details:

Version: Gold Edition
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.8-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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

Maybe everything thanks to vulkan. I loaded large maps several times, tried the duel mode, no lags occurred.

Reproduction instructions inside Workarounds box.

What does not

The game stutters heavily when no vulkan is used.

I added a d9vk dll for Heroes 5 and the lags disappeared.�

Problems with scrolling are still present, though.


1. WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/heroes64 winecfg
2. Set Windows version to XP
3. navigate to the dvd where the "AutoRun.exe" is
4. Install: WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/heroes64 wine AutoRun.exe
5. Using vulkan: WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/heroes64 winetricks --gui
6. Select standard wineprefix and install dll "d9vk" (latest)
7. Install d9vk040 (0.40)

Now the settings are locked in-game
However, you can change them in: $HOME/Dokumente/My Games/Heroes of Might and Magic V/Profiles/Maik/user.cfg
before starting Heroes

This are the relevant changes for graphics:

setvar gfx_anisotropic_filter = 8
setvar gfx_depth_tex_resolution = 1024
setvar gfx_fsaa = 4
setvar gfx_fullscreen = 1
setvar gfx_quality = 4
setvar gfx_resolution = 1920x1080

Repeat for every start:
8. Navigate to the game folder: cd $HOME/heroes64/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Ubisoft/Heroes of Might and Magic V/bin
9. Start the game via: WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/heroes64 wine H5_GAME.exe

What was not tested

Prolonged gameplay

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

After I had good experiences with Steams Proton, I added a d9vk dll for Heroes 5 and the lags disappeared. Problems with scrolling are still present, though.

I use a NVIDIA graphics card and an AMD processor.
For this, Vulkan must be installed (also for the Nvidia card).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64May 24 20205.8-stagingYes Yes YesGoldMaik Fischer 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 20 20141.7.18Yes Yes NoBronzeRobert Zenz 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
21564 Warning Forever / Dragon Age: Origins - ignores keyboard input after losing/regaining focus NEW View

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[solved] slow camera
by nicoechaniz on Tuesday May 5th 2015, 2:46
Slow camera pitch/roll and movement was solved when I installed the dinput8 component