Heroes of Might and Magic III

All versions (2.0-2.2) of the first expansion pack.

Application Details:

Version: Armageddon's Blade: 2.x
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.8

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What works

Everything: playing, saving, loading, fullscreen, playing with virtual desktop, playing with noCD, playing without noCD with original CD-ROM, multiplayer, map and campaign editors.

What does not



What was not tested

I don't know ;)

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Additional Comments

Russian localization works great! I don't use last NVIDIA proprietary drivers because it have many bugs ("Out of range" in some monitors, puzzled 800x600 rezolution, PNG in games). Great game!

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 15 20081.1.8Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowFreeBSD 7.0Nov 20 20081.1.7Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20081.1.2Yes Yes NoGoldZhenya 
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 05 20080.9.58.Yes Yes NoGoldZhenya 
ShowSlackware 12.0Jan 02 20080.9.49.Yes Yes NoGoldaffect 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


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 The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected.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.



Upgrade to the latest version to avoid the copy protection.

Fixing performance problems
If you encounter performance problems (lagging sound or slow animation), try changing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D\DirectDrawRenderer key value from gdi to opengl. For additional info check this page
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.