Heroes of Might and Magic

The release version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

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Test Results

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What works

Installation, game

What does not

Sound, music


What was not tested


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Additional Comments

First, the SIGILL "CLI" instruction occurs on (the real) Windows 2000. I can't remember if it occurs on Windows 98, but I was able to fix it on both Windows 2000, and on wine emulating either 2000 or XP by adding a registry value: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\New world computing\Heroes of might and magic\1.00 Make a "Music Volume" value under that key, and set it to any integer value (I tried 0 and 1, both worked). Now you no longer get the CLI problem. It will still get to a black screen on wine (even in the real Windows 2000, but not in the real Windows 98), but it can be fixed as well. Run "winecfg", and disable sound completely. Now it works ;-) . The mci problem with "open G: type cdaudio alias cd" is that mci tries to open G: as an MCI device, which is wrong. I tried to hack it (by adding "G:=mcicda.dll" under the "[mci]" section of the system.ini, the warning will go away, but it will still give you a black screen with sound enabled (and you won't hear any music).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Jan 26 20172.0Yes Yes SilverGiovanni Mariani 
ShowRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Dec 06 20151.8-rc3Yes Yes GoldGiovanni Mariani 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 07 20161.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 12 20111.2.2No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 27 20101.3.5Yes No GarbageMarek PaÅ›nikowski 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3930 HOMM/Deadlock shows black screen (game DLL calls SuspendThread inside WOM_OPEN winmm callback) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


2013-05-03 Admin note: the instructions below are very old and may not apply to current Wine. They are being kept here for the benefit of anyone who may wish to test and/or update them. 

Do not use Wine 0.9.30 or 0.9.31, as these do not display the game cursor properly. Newer and earlier versions should be fine.

To get the game working, you must do the following (reported by Damjan Jovanovic)

  • Apply this patch to Wine 0.9.29 or earlier, or disable sound completely in Wine
  • Add an override so that 'HEROES.EXE' runs in Windows 98 mode (can be done in winecfg)
How to apply the patch
  • Change to the directory where you saved the Wine archive and patch
  • Extract Wine with tar -xvjf wine-0.9.29.tar.bz2
  • Enter the Wine directory with cd wine-0.9.29
  • Apply the patch, patch -p1 < ../wineoss-0.9.29.patch
  • Substitute with the path where you want to install Wine. ./configure --prefix=$HOME/wineh1
  • Compile with make depend && make
  • Install with make install
  • Now change to the directory where you installed Heroes and type ~/wineh1 heroes


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