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:||1.3.16|
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Game seems to start, smoething that looks like a failed attempt at displaying the title screen shows. Mouse seems to work, Alt+F4 to quit works.
What does not
Display is completely broken. Everything is squeezed into the bottom-right triangular half of the screen, and the squeeze is "perspective correct" so to say. It looks like a projective transformation of the original screen rectangle into a degenerate quadrilateral with left edge collapsed at the bottom left corner. That hints strongly at a borked projection matrix somewhere.
What was not tested
Actual gameplay, since display is too broken.
(I am not sure what the Runs? question means. The program technically launches and works, but the display is so broken it cannot be used. How does this qualify wrt. "Runs?")
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Current||Arch Linux||Jul 15 2010||1.2-rc7||N/A||No||Garbage||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.