This is the same pack as HOMAM3 Complete, but it comes from one Czech games magazine (G4U). It has also Czech translation and CD check. It comes on 2 CDs.
Gameplay. Singleplayer. Multiplayer with native dlls, on one PC and over local network (Linux2Linux). Map editor. Campaign editor.
What does not
Some sound is missing (3DO intro at the beggining, sound of creatures regenerating during a combat, etc...), it crashes sometimes during the game with an error window, but there is an autosave. It hangs sometimes when trying to host a game over local network.
What was not tested
Campaign. Each map. Installation. Maltiplayer over the Internet.
You need a kernel >=2.6.34, if not, you'll have to disable sound (e.g. by disabling all sound plugins in winecfg).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 19 2010||1.2||N/A||Yes||Silver||Miroslav Hroncok|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 28 2007||0.9.52.||N/A||Yes||Gold||Miroslav Hroncok|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 08 2007||0.9.36.||Yes||Yes||Silver||Miroslav Hroncok|
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 The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected.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:
You should click cancel when an overview with wrong DirectX is showen. Instalaltion program would ask you if you are sure. No you are not. Oh, you are on next Window (DirectX error ignored).
After installation, you need to ude NoCD fix, here.
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.
winecfg and setting the Windows version to Windows XP solves the rendering issues.