Heroes of Might and Magic III

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.

Application Details:

Version: G4U (Czech)
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2

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Test Results

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What works

Installation (but in very stupid way, see HOW-TO).

Running the game with NoCD Fix.

Map Editor. Campaign Editor.

Multi-player on the same PC (two or more players on one machine).

What does not

Running without NoCD Fix.

Running from other folder then one, where .exe is.
It sometimes fail (but auto-save works fine).


What was not tested

Multi-player on NET/LAN. 90% you will need to use HOW-TO from normal HOMAM3 Complete version.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

It cannot get Platinum from me, because it fails. But both Map and Campaign Editors are able to get Platinum rating.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 19 20101.2N/A Yes NoSilverMiroslav Hroncok 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 28 20070.9.52.N/A Yes NoGoldMiroslav Hroncok 
CurrentUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 08 20070.9.36.Yes Yes NoSilverMiroslav Hroncok 

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 The old howto had a link pointing to outdated directplay dlls which cause problems with wine and generally don't work as expected.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



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.

Old .wine folder
There would be problem if you try to run it with .wine folder, that was created before Wine 0.9.51, if you want to keep you old .wine folder, but play this, there is a short guide, how to do so. It is Czech. How to create new bottle for Heroes 3.
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.