CD retail version and all official patches.
This entry is for Ubisoft and GOG.com versions as well.
Please specify which one was tested.
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||7.5|
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Playing the main game works fine
What does not
I cannot get movies working, sound works, but no picture With registry setting in Software\\Wine\\Direct3D i put RendeRtargetLockMode to textext and the 3DO movie at first plays, but all movies after that are a solid white screen, and I cannot find a fix. I give it a bronze rating because missing the movies takes a lot away from being able to follow along with the story... its a major issue to me...
What was not tested
did not finish game throughout
I tested with 1.1.21 which worked, but when I tested with 1.1.25, I could NOT get the game to work, but going back to 1.1.24 worked... with 25 it crashed at start up, but I forget the error message.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 26 2022||7.5||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Vit Hrachovy|
|Show||Fedora 14||Apr 05 2011||1.3.16||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Thibault Meyer|
|Show||Arch Linux||Aug 30 2010||1.3.1||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux||Aug 30 2010||1.3.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 23 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|14191||Might and Magic 7: Crash at startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14684||Might and Magic 7: crash at startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14874||Might and Magic 7: DirectDraw errors||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|14886||Might and Magic VII Movies and Loading Crashing the Game.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|14954||Might and Magic VII, VIII Movie Problems.||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|24791||Broken display in Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28539||Ground Control hangs on exit||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
Playing in windowed mode is possible by using a virtual Wine desktop. Just set it in winecfg under Graphics tab. The desktop can be of any size.
The built-in solution of this game doesn't usually work, and the virtual desktop solution is also much more stable.
Built-in functionality can be used to play without a CD. Just download this file and put it in the folder you installed your game in. Note that the fan patch provides a different solution for this which is enabled by default.
There is an unofficial patch fixing many issues and adding additional functionality. The link for it is under available in the fanpatch version in AppDB.
Hardware vs. software rendering
Hardware rendering works in general better under Wine, however netbooks
(or similarly weak machines) have trouble coping with it - the game will work, but you might experience lower performance at times. Recent Wine versions seem to work well with both however.