Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven

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Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven cover
Developers
New World Computing
Publishers
3DO
Ubisoft
Engines
Outdoor environments Horizon[1]
Indoor environments Labyrinth[1]
Release dates
Windows April 30, 1998
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven at Wikipedia
Might and Magic
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum 1986
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World 1988
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra 1991
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen 1992
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen 1993
Might and Magic: World of Xeen 1994
Swords of Xeen 1995
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven 1998
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor 1999
Crusaders of Might and Magic 1999
Arcomage 1999
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer 2000
Legends of Might and Magic 2001
Might and Magic IX 2002
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes 2011
Might & Magic X - Legacy 2014
Might & Magic Showdown TBA

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
TELP subforum
Extensive guide
Celestial Heavens' subforum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires the disc; see Play without the CD for a workaround.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Comes in a pack with games 1-6
Windows
Steam
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Included with Might & Magic X - Legacy Digital Deluxe.
Windows
This game is included in the Digital Deluxe edition of Might & Magic X - Legacy.

Essential improvements[edit]

GrayFace MM6 Patch[edit]

The GrayFace MM6 Patch fixes many gameplay bugs, while adding optional new features (such as always run and optional mouselook).

The MM6 Controls addon allows for the changing of keyboard bindings; extract it into the installation folder and run it.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use -nomovie parameter[citation needed]
  1. Right click the game's shortcut and choose Properties.
  2. Add -nomovie at the end of the Target.
  3. Click OK. This shortcut will go directly to the main menu.

Play without the CD[edit]

Disable CD check in mm6.ini[citation needed]
  1. Create mm6.ini.
  2. Type use_cd=0 into it.
Disable CD check in mm6.ini using the GrayFace patch[citation needed]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM6 Patch.
  2. Run the game to generate mm6.ini.
  3. Open MM6.ini and ensure NoCD= is set to NoCD=1.
  4. This disables CD music; to use MP3 music instead see No music (GrayFace MM6 Patch).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\New World Computing\Might and Magic® VI\1.0\
GrayFace configuration settings are stored in <path-to-game>\mm6.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9/16:10 stretched possible using DXGL
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with F4; needs 16-bit color unless using the GrayFace MM6 Patch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Possible using DXGL
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Possible using DXGL
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 16x possible using DXGL
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Possible using DXGL
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No apparent framerate cap. Certain graphic elements (such as the flames in the party creation screen) move at a pace tied to framerate.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Install GrayFace MM6 Patch then use MM6 Controls. Mirror
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music and Character Voice. Sound controls MP3 music volume.[2]
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Retail only.
French
Retail only.
Russian
Retail only.

Issues fixed[edit]

No music (GrayFace MM6 Patch)[edit]

Using the GrayFace MM6 Patch with the NoCD option stops music playing so you will need to use MP3s instead.[2]
Move the music files (digital distribution versions)[citation needed]
  1. Make a new folder in the installation folder called Music
  2. Go into the Sounds folder in the installation folder.
  3. Move the music files (2.mp3 to 16.mp3) to the Music folder.
  4. Edit mm6.ini
  5. Change PlayMP3=0 to PlayMP3=1
  6. Save your changes. The music will now play in-game.
Rip the CD tracks (retail)[citation needed]
  1. Rip the Play disc music tracks in MP3 format.
  2. Rename them to 2.mp3 through 16.mp3.
  3. Make a new folder in the installation folder called Music and put the MP3s there.
  4. Edit mm6.ini
  5. Change PlayMP3=0 to PlayMP3=1
  6. Save your changes. The music will now play in-game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB

References