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\[Note 1]
GrayFace configuration settings are stored in <path-to-game>\mm7.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves\[Note 2]

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
French
Polish
Retail only.
Russian
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

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References