Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer

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Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer cover
Developers
New World Computing
Publishers
3DO
Ubisoft
Engines
Outdoor environments Horizon
Indoor environments Labyrinth
Release dates
Windows March 7, 2000
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer at Wikipedia
Might and Magic
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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
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Might and Magic IX 2002
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes 2011
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Might & Magic Showdown TBA

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
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
Windows
Uplay
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

GrayFace MM8 Patch[edit]

The GrayFace MM8 Patch fixes many gameplay bugs, while adding optional new features.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Enable NoIntro setting[citation needed]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM8 Patch.
  2. Run the game to generate mm8.ini.
  3. Go to the installation folder.
  4. Open mm8.ini
  5. Change NoIntro=0 to NoIntro=1
  6. Save your changes. The game will now go directly to the main menu.

Play without the CD[edit]

Enable NoCD setting[citation needed]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM8 Patch.
  2. Run the game to generate mm8.ini.
  3. Go to the installation folder.
  4. Open mm8.ini and ensure NoCD= is set to NoCD=1.
  5. This disables CD music; to use MP3 music instead see No music (GrayFace MM8 Patch).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\New World Computing\Might and Magic Day of the Destroyer\1.0\
GrayFace configuration settings are stored in <path-to-game>\mm8.ini

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with F4; needs 16-bit color unless using the GrayFace MM8 Patch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
640x480 only.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
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 Voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
true
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Use French translation.
German
Use Might & Magic 8 (GOG) - Deutscher Sprachpatch.
Polish
Retail only.
Russian
Retail only.

Issues fixed[edit]

No music (GrayFace MM8 Patch)[edit]

Using the GrayFace MM8 Patch with the NoCD option stops music playing so you will need to use MP3s instead.
Enable MP3 playback (digital distribution versions)[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit mm8.ini
  3. Change PlayMP3=0 to PlayMP3=1
  4. 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 15.mp3.
  3. Make a new folder in the installation folder called Music and put the MP3s there.
  4. Go to the installation folder.
  5. Edit mm8.ini
  6. Change PlayMP3=0 to PlayMP3=1
  7. Save your changes. The music will now play in-game.

Other information[edit]

OpenMM8[edit]

OpenMM8 is an open source reimplementation using the Unity engine. This project is incomplete.

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, NT 4.0 SP4
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 Intel Pentium 200
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 375 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA DirectX-compatible
1 MB of VRAM
PCI or 4 MB AGP video card
8 MB of VRAM

References