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Heroes of Might and Magic II

The Gold version, which includes the expansion pack, 'The Price of Loyalty'

Application Details:

Version: Gold: 1.0
License: Retail
URL:  
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.0

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

combat­
rendering­ (gdi backend)
­all combat grid drawing options
videos
stereo music with and without opera (alsa backend)
sound effects­ (alsa backend)

What does not

m­idi (I have the timidity daemon running in the background)­­
Rendering (OpenGL ddraw Backend - correct areas are blitted with the wrong data­)

Workarounds

What was not tested

­multiplayer
auto updater­

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

With stereo music, there are large pauses when you transition from one track to another. I suspect this is due to assorted caches and buffers being filled before actual playback starts. This can be worked around by using cdrdao and cdemu to mount an image of the CD. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowopenSUSE Leap 15.4Jun 15 20248.0Yes Yes YesGoldAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Jan 26 20172.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumGiovanni Mariani 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 02 20161.9.13Yes Yes NoGoldRoma Kovalev 
ShowRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Dec 06 20151.8-rc3Yes Yes NoGoldGiovanni Mariani 
ShowArch LinuxSep 16 20111.3.27Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
36018 Heroes of Might & Magic 2: on the screen where you build new buildings there's no animation unless the cursor is moving (if ddr=opengl, Mac OS X only bug) UNCONFIRMED View
36019 Heroes of Might & Magic 2: the screen before a battle turns black for a while (if ddr=opengl, Mac OS X only bug) UNCONFIRMED View
42895 Heroes of Might and Magic II Gold - possible problems NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO
If the game only shows a black screen, try starting it without the CD first (this should only have to be done once).

Comments

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Needs 32 bit prefix
by Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes on Saturday June 15th 2024, 10:35
You have to run the game in a 32 bit wine prefix with the Windows version set to Windows 98. This can be achieved with winetricks: wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks

Then, open winecfg and set the Windows version to Windows 98, then navigate to Graphics tab and select to always trap the cursor in full screen windows

For me enabling CD audio crashed the game
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