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Heroes of Might and Magic III

One of the best Heroes III expansion ever...

Application Details:

Version: The Shadow of Death: 3.2
License: Retail
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Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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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

Installing the game appears to work.

What does not

The game fails immediately on launch.  The backtrace begins:

"Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x004262a2)."

Using the schedtool workaround doesn't change this (and wouldn't be expected to; see the 2011 test writeup). 

Workarounds

What was not tested

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 18 20151.6.2Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 26 20111.3.25Yes Yes PlatinumMarek PaÅ›nikowski 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20101.2-rc6Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20091.1.16Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 12.2Jan 02 20091.1.10Yes Yes GoldJarek 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Multiplayer
To get multiplayer working, you need native directplay dlls. The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected. However with the latest dplay from DirectX 9.0c multiplayer is (almost - see note for details) flawless.
In the wine wiki is described how to get native direct play dlls.
Personally I would recommend using winetricks directplay which installs dplay dlls and sets overwrite in winecfg, however you may choose do install manually those files in which case you need to:

  1. Place the following dplayx.dll, dpnet.dll, dpnhpast.dll, dpwockx.dll, dplaysvr.exe in your .wine/drive_c/windows/system32
  2. Set those files to overwrite (native, builtin) in winecfg

NOTES: The game always freezes when exiting a multiplayer game.
Sometimes when you host a TCP/IP game, no one is able to connect (any client trying receives an "IP address not found" error.) In this case just rehost and the problem will be gone.

 

NOTE: Heroes3HD and HD+

You can now play Heroes 3 in HD, utilizing the full size of your screen, thanks to Heroes3HD mod. It doesn't change anything gameplay wise.

With recent Wine releases, Wine prefixes are set to Windows 7. Currently, it causes rendering issues when HD or HD+ mod are installed.

Running winecfg and setting the Windows version to Windows XP solves the rendering issues.

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