Heroes of Might and Magic

The release version.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.13

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results

What works

­­Running the game in a window at 640x480

Save and load the game

What does not

­Sound & Speech/SFX (needs to be disabled in winecfg)


Running in a window at resolution larger than 640x480



What was not tested


Map editor


Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The installer has to be run from the Wine File Manager (winefile). The sound has to be completely disabled in winecfg.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowCachyOSAug 25 20238.13Yes No NoGarbageTauno 
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 
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 12 20111.2.2No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 

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
7471 Multiple games display incorrect cursor icons since Wine 0.9.29 (Tropico, Heroes of Might and Magic I & II) CLOSED FIXED View
15463 Heroes of Might and Magic install fails if initial music still playing CLOSED FIXED 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