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Heroes of Might and Magic IV

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Heroes of Might and Magic IV
Heroes of Might and Magic IV cover
Developers
New World Computing
Mac OS (Classic) Contraband Entertainment
Publishers
3DO
Release dates
Windows March 28, 2002
Mac OS (Classic) November 15, 2002[1]
Heroes of Might and Magic IV guide at StrategyWiki
Heroes of Might and Magic IV at Wikipedia
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General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Gathering Storm
Windows
Winds of War
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Equilibris[edit]

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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024 are available.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Doesn't work at 1280x1024.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native 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]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Cutscenes only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]

References