Heroes of Might and Magic V

The demo version.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

* Installation; in order to complete the installation I had to manually copy the setup .exe file "homm5_demo.exe" without quotes into the directory it was looking for when it was about to finish installation it wanted to find the .exe in "~/.wine/drive_c$ cp homm5_demo.exe windows/temp/pftfbdc.tmp/Disk1/" without quotes. Copying the file into that directory and clicking OK when it wants that directory to complete the installation will complete the installation.

* Shortcut placement on KDE 3.5.3 desktop

What does not

~ Game fails to start; clicking on the desktop shortcut icon loads the demo's splash screen and the game appears to load with the splash screen displayed for a few moments before minimizing at the bottom of the KDE desktop, in the lower left hand corner you can see the shortcut icon graphic is the same as the minimized application. I right clicked on this and chose Restore but it just put the icon at the top left corner of my screen and nothing else in the center except an area which was frozen and I had to ALT-TAB to get out of the frozen window and open an X Terminal and stopped the program manually.


What was not tested

- Nothing; program fails to run following installation
- Uninstallation via "wine uninstaller" without quotes; I decided to quickly remove it [manually] instead.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu eeeNov 13 20081.0.1No Not installable GarbageSimon 
ShowGentoo LinuxAug 08 20081.1.0Yes Yes GoldAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 10 20070.9.43.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 28 20070.9.36.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxFeb 02 20070.9.30.Yes Yes SilverAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
14025 Heroes of Might Magic V: camera does not move well NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

  • To allow camera change by holding down the right mouse button, edit input.cfg found in <game dir>/profiles/<profile name> and change MOUSE_AXIS_X & MOUSE_AXIS_Y to 90. The C: drive can normally be found in ~/.wine/drive_c.
  • If the game does not allow you to use a resolution higher than 1024x768, run regedit and add the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D, then add the string value VideoMemorySize and set it to the amount of video memory you have