Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition

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Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition
Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition cover
Developers
dotEmu
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows January 29, 2015
Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition on Wikipedia
Heroes of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest 1995
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars 1996
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia 1999
Heroes Chronicles 2001
Heroes of Might and Magic IV 2002
Heroes of Might and Magic V 2006
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East 2007
Might & Magic Heroes VI 2011
Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness 2013
Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition 2015
Might & Magic Heroes VII 2015
Might & Magic Heroes VII: Trial by Fire 2016

Key points

Frame rate is capped at 33 FPS.[1] Use the HDE mod to increase the cap.
Does not include the contents of the expansions of the original version.

General information

Remastered: Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition
Official site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences[edit]

Expansions available for the original release are not part of the HD Edition.[2]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Remove/rename files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/data/VIDEO/.
  2. Delete or rename the following files:
UBISOFT_HD25_6sec.ogv
UBISOFT_HD25_3sec.ogv
dotemu.ogv

Notes

Do not remove H3Intro.ogv (the intro cinematic), as the game will crash when it's not present. It's possible to skip the video in-game using Esc, or you can replace it with a zero-length file of the same format.
  1. Download and extract the zero-length video replacement from here.
  2. Replace <path-to-game>/data/LOC/EN/H3Intro.ogv with the downloaded file.

HDE mod[edit]

An unofficial mod is available for the game that adds several changes and maps present in expansions available for the original release of the game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Heroes of Might & Magic III - HD Edition\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/297000/pfx/[Note 1]
homm3.ini stores launcher settings.
pref\h3prefs stores in-game settings.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Heroes of Might & Magic III - HD Edition\pref\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/297000/pfx/[Note 1]
games\ stores single and multi player save games.
maps\ stores campaign save games.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Launcher.
Launcher.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Certain screens remain in 4:3, e.g. the town and battle screens.[4]
Multi-monitor
The UI is not adjusted to stay on the primary screen. The game's UI simply adjusts to cover the entire area.[4]
Ultra-widescreen
[4]
4K Ultra HD
[4]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Frame rate is capped at 33 FPS.[1] Use the HDE mod to increase the cap.
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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]

General settings.
General settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Not all videos have subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Czech
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
To switch to a different language, right click on the game in your Steam library, go to Properties > Language and select the desired language.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 8766, 27015, 27016
UDP 8766, 27015, 27016
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Vorbis
Input SDL2
Cutscenes Theora
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ @ 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
AMD Radeon HD2900
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10 compatible
Shader model 4.0 support

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/297000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (297000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 33 fps cap? Seriously? What the -- :: Heroes of Might & Magic III - HD Edition General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-07-30
  2. Heroes® of Might & Magic® III - HD Edition on Steam - last accessed on 2016-08-04
    "Important note: Heroes III – HD Edition content is based on the original 1999 game: The Restoration of Erathia."
  3. Verified by User:Soeb on 2016-08-04
    Verified as working, created workaround for intro cinematic crash.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Verified by User:Soeb on 2016-07-30
    Game will stretch to cover any resolution, but elements of the UI will remain locked to positions relative to borders.