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
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

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What works

Installation. Gameplay and films are fine too, provided that you disable your sound drivers. Note that just using the CD audio (which is possible with no sound drivers) seems to be OK.

What does not

Sound. If any sound drivers are enabled (even if the music and sound effects are turned off in the game options) the sound can be choppy and then eventually the game crashes with an error like this:

err:seh:setup_exception nested exception on signal stack in thread 0009 eip ffffe405 esp 7ffdd658 stack 0x231000-0x330000

When ALSA is enabled you also get messages like this:

err:dsound:DSOUND_PhaseCancel length not a multiple of block size, len = 5545, block size = 2

When OSS is used it produces these messages:
fixme:wave:DSD_CreateSecondaryBuffer (0x1769c0,0x32fa28,e0,0,0x19fcdc,0x176d64,0x19fcb8): stub

Sometimes you'll also see this:

err:dsound:DSOUND_MixOne underrun on sound buffer 0x19fc90


What was not tested

Multiplayer and level editor.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

It'd be nice if the audio panel was tied into the Applications Settings panel. That way I could disable sound for HOMM2 and keep it on for other applications.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Jan 26 20172.0Yes Yes PlatinumGiovanni Mariani 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 02 20161.9.13Yes Yes GoldRoma Kovalev 
ShowRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Dec 06 20151.8-rc3Yes Yes GoldGiovanni Mariani 
ShowArch LinuxSep 16 20111.3.27Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 27 20111.3.14Yes Yes SilverKevin 

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 UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

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


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