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Heroes Community > Heroes 5 - Temple of Ashan > Thread: ~ HELP Topic - Heroes 5: System Requirements, Computer Problems and Troubleshooting ~
Thread: ~ HELP Topic - Heroes 5: System Requirements, Computer Problems and Troubleshooting ~ This thread is 49 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 ... 10 20 30 40 ... 45 46 47 48 49 · «PREV / NEXT»
SKPRIMUS
SKPRIMUS


Promising
Supreme Hero
The One and the Prime
posted March 05, 2012 08:24 AM

I doubt my post will help but those screenshot links don't seem to show anything strange and they are only about 70-80kB each whereas when I do a scnprnt it's usually over 200kB size.  Probably better if you chose link full detailed scnprnts.

I presume the H5 game video options[Option - Video & Audio - Screen Resolution] currently use the maximum selectable resolution that can be chosen.

And the actual glitch is?
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asongfu
asongfu

Tavern Dweller
posted April 04, 2012 05:56 AM

I have recently installed the collectors edition of HOMM V. The vanilla and HoF runs fine. Tribes of the East fails to start. The error message I get is 'Tribes of the East has stopped working.' In the log, the problem event name is APPCRASH.

I'm running windows 7 x32 ultimate with the help of bootcamp with a Macbook Pro. My video card is AMD Radeon 6750M. TotE is patched to 3.1.

Any help is appreciated.
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fulano
fulano


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posted April 06, 2012 12:46 AM
Edited by fulano at 02:09, 06 Apr 2012.

Game won't save!

@asongfu, sorry, I don't know.  I haven't had it crash while running on Windows 7.  All I can recommend with a generic error like that is to uninstall the game, delete the leftover files and folders, then try installing it again.

I'm needing help too!

The game won't read save games on my computer.  It's running Windows 7 on Parallels.  It is creating the save_#.sav files, it just can't see them to load them for some reason.

Looking around I did notice that the game is saving files in it's own "program files" folder, in: ...\bin\psf\Home\Documents\... instead of saving the files in the real Documents folder as it should.

It seems to remember the profile info fine, and it still doesn't work if I copy the save games into the folder it's supposed to be in.

I've tried deleting the profile data.
I've tried giving the program administrator privileges.
I've tried compatibility mode

Any other advice?

EDIT:  I finally found another threadwith the issue, but sadly no solution.  

EDIT2:  Seems half the time I ask for help here I find a solution soon after!

So it turns out that Parallels does something to windows so when you open the documents folder it actually opens a network drive link to the documents on the Mac side of the computer.  That's what was breaking the game.  I disabled that feature and turned off all network drives on the Windows side and now it's working fine.  I did have to reinstall the game though.

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Endelite
Endelite


Hired Hero
posted April 09, 2012 03:10 PM
Edited by Endelite at 15:27, 09 Apr 2012.

To clarify, SKPRIMUS, my problem is that there is serious blur at game startup, which, as stated, is fixed whenever I change graphics quality settings or resolution and remains fine if you change it back to whatever it was at startup. The blurring effect makes it look drastically below the quality of the low setting. It is surely not related to the monitor as this problem is an issue with no other game, not even Heroes of Might and Magic III or VI (the latter obviously using similar graphics).
If it were a hardware issue, the graphics would not stay 'fixed' when I change the settings back to initial settings (those it had at startup).
The blurring effect seems like poor rendering of textures, hence drivers or, perhaps more likely (as this is the only program suffering), something handled poorly by the HoMMV program itself.

I uploaded files in the 300Kb size as I said and have no idea as to why photobucket has "bucked" it up.
EDIT: Ah, they resize by default and even after changing it to 'choose highest', it is still small. >:\  Flickr does not seem to allow full size screenshots either. Re-uploading just the necropolis pictures for now. They should be around 1600900 resolution.
EDIT: I don't know what the hell is going on, I clicked one link and it was 1600900 viewed in Photobucket but then 19001080 through here, clicked the other two and they were more like 480p, refreshed the page and clicked the first again and it is the 480p or whatever as well now. >.>

EDIT: Okay, so I found that for some reason, when I link from photobucket, as a link or just direct IMG, it buggers up the size using their listed links, but if I right click and choose 'Copy Image Location' and use that link, it's fine. \_(:/)_/
Necropolis Startup
Necropolis, after changing to any setting to fix the trouble (choosing Very Low Quality)
Necropolis, after changing to any setting to fix the trouble (choosing Very High Quality)

So long as you don't have some problem with your vision, you should be able to see how much clearer Very Low and Very High look (after changing the setting) than any setting at game startup (regardless of setting). The snapshot ended up being a different frame, forgive me, but you can see the clear lines and 'blockishness' of the glitched graphics.

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SKPRIMUS
SKPRIMUS


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The One and the Prime
posted April 09, 2012 03:35 PM

you could just upload your printscreens onto mediafire to avoid photobucket.

silly question: how does one get the necro town screen with the display of Heroes of might and magic V Tribes of the East logo on top left???
My game only starts up with animations of a cyclop bashing the **** out of haven alternates.
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fulano
fulano


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posted April 09, 2012 06:49 PM

Quote:
silly question: how does one get the necro town screen with the display of Heroes of might and magic V Tribes of the East logo on top left???
My game only starts up with animations of a cyclop bashing the **** out of haven alternates.


It's a mod, it's in one of these mod threads in the forums here.  I remember seeing it several times around here, but can't find it at the moment.

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Endelite
Endelite


Hired Hero
posted April 10, 2012 12:54 AM

SKPRIMUS, feel free to let me know if you can think of causes/solutions to the blur, or let me know if the pictures actually still aren't easy to see the problem in.

As for the main menu screens, you want these:
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=24393

There are also Xazardous main menu mods for the actual medus, which I think looked pretty in some way, but I'm certain I found some problem with them, perhaps just some font or colour inconsistency, so I use the Necropolis theme but not the menus.

You can see an example of the menus I am referring to here:
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=23840&pagenumber=1.
Click screenshot1 for Xazardous_Menu_3.0
The actual link there is for 3.1, which didn't do anything for me because the fils are from 2007, before ToTE, so the files are being ignored (less recent menu files), but if you can bothered 're-saving' every file*, it should look like the screenshot. I have different 3.0 versions based on each faction (well, I actually only downloaded three factions' menus) but you should be able to find those too if you hunt around.
Don't be afraid to Google search names like "MainMenu_flyby_Necropolis" (mod name), albeit minus the underscores, or google "Xazardous Mods" maybe, as I would say from my experience that it's generally more effective than using the forum's search function.

*You can open each file in a plain text editor and save as after making NO changes, one file at a time, or you may know of a program that can just refresh all of the modification dates for you. Let me know if you do know a way/program.
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SquiRe
SquiRe

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posted April 13, 2012 07:36 PM

Hi there im new to the site, i bought the Homm5 collectors edition on the release day way back but quickly lost interest in the game for some reason i guess it was a combination of it not being like 3 and my poor radeon x600 pc. I have some questions since i want to give the game a chance again with my new pc since 6 seems to still be very buggy from what ive read and i have decided to not buy it on Steam yet although its currently 50% off, i have some questions i hope you can help:

1. Ive read that you can just install Tribes of East to play the whole game nowadays with some kind of mod all the missions from the original game and HoF should be there, is it better to buy tribes and do this ? Im wondering if that solution works better on a win7 pc

2. whats the latest patch i need, i can see theres around up to 1.6 but cant really find out if thats the last one, and can i just install the latest one? i remember i installed 1.3 when i last played it and that was only doable if you installed 1.1 and 1.2 before 1.3
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gnomes2169
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posted April 13, 2012 11:28 PM
Edited by gnomes2169 at 23:41, 13 Apr 2012.

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is it better to buy tribes and do this

Yes, and I cannot emphasize how much I mean that. The game is far more stable, interesting and fun if you use Tribes, and the mods are less likely to blow up your computer.

On the patches subject; if you are going to get Tribes, don't bother. Tribes is version 3.0-3.1 and it does not need any information from any previous installments of the game. In other words, you do not need to have H5 Vanilla or any of its patches installed to run Tribes.
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SquiRe
SquiRe

Tavern Dweller
posted April 14, 2012 09:48 PM

thanks alot for the reply i went on and bought TotE ive managed to get  all the campaigns and "look n feel of HoF and Homm5 patches to work with it.

Im just not sure which folder to put the "dialog scenes voices" and "animations for cutscenes" though is there anyone who can help me with that?

I got the patches from this site btw since i couldnt find it on here:

http://www.heroes-fr.com/en/original_campaigns.php

ive put them both in the "UserMODs" folder along with the "all campaign and all campaign text" so i have all 4 in there which are:

"All campaigns.data.H5u
"cutscenes"
"text"
"All campaign dialog scenes.h5.u

is this the right folder for them since im not sure how to find evidence for it?
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LucPatenaude
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posted June 04, 2012 09:08 PM

Look for the extensions of the files.

Two of these files should have .dat extensions. Means that, they both go to the Data Folder.

The two others are the Heroes 5 Update files(.h5u) and, yes, they, both, belong into that very folder of UserMods.

These extensions .xxx refer to the extra game finishing programming files that complements the main game program of Heroes5.exe(executable file categorized as Application by Windows' standards of filing files).

So, the extension .dbx is also a shortcut like abbreviation for DataBaseExtra. Another type of a Data folder file that will modify your game even more. Text files are add-on files to be used in conjuncture with scripting made by map makers. Most of the time, .txt files will go in the Maps folder with the Map in question.

Hope that helps understanding the game filing system for more improvements that you will find yourself, in the future, having the need to copy and paste in the proper game folders.


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BattleMedic
BattleMedic

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posted July 10, 2012 04:47 PM

Hi all, I will explain my story to you, a year or so ago I downloaded ToE of the Ubisoft website and after time just decided to delete it as I wasn't very interested in it anymore, but now I want to download it again but whenever I download ToE it asks if I want to completely uninstall it, I have tried yes and no, it is the same result both ways, no progress what so ever. I have tried everything, also although it asks if I want to completely uninstall the game when I havent got any part of the game downloaded on to my laptop. Anybody know a solution?

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fulano
fulano


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posted July 11, 2012 04:05 AM
Edited by fulano at 04:06, 11 Jul 2012.

Did you delete the game the first time or just uninstall it?
I'd guess you'd need to uninstall the game manually then try to reinstall it.

Be careful deleting stuff from your computer though, you have to know what you're actually deleting or you can break everything.

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Garyaero
Garyaero

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posted November 14, 2012 07:02 PM

On the game it says XP SP3 Only. Do you need SP3? I know SP3 is not compatible with some moterboards. I am asking cause I just built another computer with XP(well I have bought & not installed XP yet)for playing Heroes 3 & 5. Will 5 work ok with SP2?

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Endelite
Endelite


Hired Hero
posted November 15, 2012 09:29 AM

From memory, I made do without SP3 for a long time and was playing at least some version of HoMM V, but I'm not certain it was TotE.
I very much doubt it actually makes a difference, but why not just download and install SP3 anyway?

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Ghargan
Ghargan

Tavern Dweller
posted December 03, 2012 04:00 PM

Hey guys,
I recently got win 7 sp 1 and ToE just won't work. Always happens like this : after about 15 min the hotseat game just crashes (H5_Game process) and when I try to reload the savegame (manual or auto) it crashes before finishing the loading.

I tried win xp 2/3 compatibility mode, running it as admin, reinstalling the game/video drivers/direct x, installing directx 9...

Specs are decent : core 2 duo, radeon hd 6850, 4 go ram, heroes worked fine when I had win xp.

It would seem that for some reason it just runs out of memory as I can play longer on smaller maps, but for "huge" it takes about 15 min to crash

I really hope you can help me.

Thanks in advance!

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markkur
markkur


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Legendary Hero
Once upon a time
posted December 03, 2012 04:13 PM

This is strange. 4 ram is plenty. Installed under programs X86? Have you tried another install just to verify the first was sound?


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Ghargan
Ghargan

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posted December 03, 2012 08:24 PM

Yeah, x86 it is.

Weird thing though when I install it on D:/ I have an error during the installation (can't find some editor related file), whereas the install on C:/ works ok...but in both cases the game crashes.

Tried reinstalling it plenty of times, really can't figure it out
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markkur
markkur


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Once upon a time
posted December 04, 2012 01:21 AM

Makes zero sense. I have the on board HD 4200 and it runs sweet.

Since it sounds like all is setup correctly, I wonder if it might be your graphics and not memory for some odd reason; I've read stranger things.

Btw, what are your game settings? I maxed on all but I do use the hardware cursor; the other is buggy for me for whatever reason.

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Hayven
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posted December 04, 2012 08:58 AM
Edited by Hayven at 09:04, 04 Dec 2012.

...and - when game crashes it usually makes a problem while loading save (maybe because saves aren't really saved until you correctly finish the game - I had problems with bad saves also when my computer was turning off while I was playing).

But why does the game crash? I don't know.

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