Category: Main Games Strategy Games Turn-Based Heroes of Might and Magic III The Restoration of Erathia: 1.x

Heroes of Might and Magic III

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All versions (1.0-1.4) of the original Heroes III, without any expansions.

Application Details:

Version: The Restoration of Erathia: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.9

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Download patch 1.0-1.4 Link Download other patches Link New maps

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

Almost everything

What does not


  • TCP/IP


What was not tested


  • Modem
  • IPX
  • Direct Connection
  • Online

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Your mouse may get useless if you go into the castle and try to buy some units. Can easily be corrected through disabling following wine setting: "Allow the window manager to control windows" Maintainer note: You could also run the game in virtual desktop.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20131.7.9Yes Yes NoGoldMarc Mettke 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 05 20131.4.1Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 13Oct 18 20101.3.4Yes Yes NoSilverBrilguaz 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 05 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 13 20091.1.23Yes Yes NoGoldNicolarius 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1385 Keyboard input not working with Afterlife CLOSED FIXED View
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View
14055 Heroes of Might and Magic III occasionally crashes in mp3dec.asi CLOSED INVALID View
22498 Stuttering sound when playing HoMM3 CLOSED FIXED View

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 The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected.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


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.