Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor

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Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor cover
Developers
New World Computing
Publishers
3DO
Ubisoft
Engines
Outdoor environments Horizon
Indoor environments Labyrinth
Release dates
Windows June 8, 1999
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor 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
TELP subforum
Celestial Heavens' subforum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD check can be disabled (see Play without the CD).
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Uplay
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

GrayFace MM7 Patch[edit]

The GrayFace MM7 Patch fixes many bugs and adds new features. English and Russian versions need no previous patch.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable intro in mm7.ini[citation needed]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
  2. Run the game to generate mm7.ini.
  3. Go to the installation folder and edit mm7.ini.
  4. Change NoIntro=0 to NoIntro=1.
  5. Save your changes.

Play without the CD[edit]

Disable CD check in mm7.ini[citation needed]
  1. Create mm7.ini.
  2. Type use_cd=0 into it.
Disable CD check in mm7.ini using the GrayFace patch[citation needed]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
  2. Run the game to generate mm7.ini.
  3. Go to the installation folder and edit mm7.ini.
  4. Check that NoCD= is set to 1.
  5. This disables CD music; to use MP3 music instead see No music (GrayFace MM7 Patch).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\New World Computing\Might and Magic VII\1.0\
GrayFace configuration settings are stored in <path-to-game>\mm7.ini

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Fixed FOV (widescreen resolutions are Vert-).
Windowed
Toggle with F4; needs 16-bit color unless using the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set resolution (see widescreen resolution), use Borderless Windowed.[1]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Force from the graphics card control panel or use borderless windowed mode.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 20 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use MMResTool[citation needed]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
  2. Go to the installation folder and delete MM7-Rel.exe.
  3. Download MMResTool027fix2.zip and extract it into the installation folder.
  4. Edit mmt_d3d_screen.bat and set the resolution you want, then save the changes and run it.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Some bindings are hard-coded and cannot be changed.
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
Most dialogue is text-only; voiced dialogue has no subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0.[2] EAX 2.

Localizations

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

Issues fixed[edit]

No music (GrayFace MM7 Patch)[edit]

Using the GrayFace MM7 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 mm7.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 20.mp3.
  3. Make a new folder in the installation folder called Music and put the MP3s there.
  4. Edit mm7.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