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Karmakeld
Karmakeld


Promising
Famous Hero
posted August 14, 2017 02:52 PM

Medway said:
Hi I've installed the Equilibris mod but when I go to a shop that allows multiple items to be purchased the arrows that allow to increase or decrease each item amount don't appear.

This works OK on the un-modded version. I've tried it on both a laptop and Desktop (both running Win 7 x64).

It's HOMM 4 Complete from Uplay that I've tried installing it on.

Cheers


I'd try my  Luck asking in the Equilibris forum over at Celestialheavens.com
The mod team Should been able to answer this/if it's a bug they might want to know. But most likely Dalai would say the issue came with Uplay

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Medway
Medway

Tavern Dweller
posted August 15, 2017 06:49 PM

Cheers will try over there then
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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted August 19, 2017 04:52 PM

Why would you need Uplay to run homm4?
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Baronus
Baronus


Promising
Supreme Hero
posted August 19, 2017 08:09 PM

UPLAY?! FOR HIV?!!!

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MR89
MR89

Tavern Dweller
posted January 06, 2018 06:33 PM

Hi everyone and happy new year !

In a fit of nostalgia, I wanted to play Heroes 4 again. So I purchased and downloaded the Windows version of Heroes 4 (all expansions included) on GOG. I then installed the game on my Macbook Air using Wineskin. I was able to install and launch the game successfully, everything ran incredibly smooth, couldn't believe my luck...until the first battle, where everything became incredibly laggy.

What I noticed :
- Unit animations in combat are extremely jerky / choppy
- Everything seems to be slowed down, especially the projectiles which take forever to reach their targets
- As soon as the battle ends and I go back to the adventure map, everything runs fine again. So this lag occurs specifically during battles.
- It really is a big issue because it makes the game nearly unplayable during combat and takes away much of the enjoyment of the game (I hate the auto-combat feature)

What I tried :
- Changing the "combat speed" settings doesn't change anything
- Turning off animations in the game settings only affects the adventure map, which poses no problem to begin with, and has no effect on combat animations
- Running the game in different resolutions and / or in windowed mode had no effect either

Unfortunately some of the fixes I found on internet (running the exe file in 16 bits, Windows XP compatibility, etc.) are impossible to implement since I own a Macbook Air.

I'm hoping some people here are still active and still got love for this game (which is the best Heroes game for me, even though I know this is an unpopular opinion). Any help would be much appreciated !

Thanks in advance !

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Karmakeld
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Famous Hero
posted January 07, 2018 10:37 AM

Sadly all trouble shooting solutions I can recall you either already listed or they were for windows. You couldn't find/search for any general solutions for how run windows games on Mac?

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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted January 07, 2018 11:11 AM
Edited by Galaad at 11:17, 07 Jan 2018.

It's probably bad Wineskin config. Try with PlayonMac instead of Wineskin, it's more user-friendly. Install non-listed program, select 'use another version of wine', 'configure wine' and 'install some libs' before clicking next. Usually latest wine version is fine, make sure to select 32 BITS install. In configure wine tabs select Win7 or WinXP and select all tabs under graphics (emulate virtual desktop is not mandatory). Then install GDIPLUS lib. From this point the h4 installer should run, after install is over don't launch the game yet, click exit. When asked, create h4.exe shortcut.

This worked on Linux without trouble, so in theory should work on OSX too.

NB. If you further want to install some mods like Equilibris or Nimo's mod, 'configure => run an .exe in this virtual drive', then create the mod.exe shortcut.
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MR89
MR89

Tavern Dweller
posted February 03, 2018 06:51 PM

Galaad said:
It's probably bad Wineskin config. Try with PlayonMac instead of Wineskin, it's more user-friendly. Install non-listed program, select 'use another version of wine', 'configure wine' and 'install some libs' before clicking next. Usually latest wine version is fine, make sure to select 32 BITS install. In configure wine tabs select Win7 or WinXP and select all tabs under graphics (emulate virtual desktop is not mandatory). Then install GDIPLUS lib. From this point the h4 installer should run, after install is over don't launch the game yet, click exit. When asked, create h4.exe shortcut.

This worked on Linux without trouble, so in theory should work on OSX too.

NB. If you further want to install some mods like Equilibris or Nimo's mod, 'configure => run an .exe in this virtual drive', then create the mod.exe shortcut.


Hello,

First off, apologies for my late response. Apparently I forgot to enable notifications so I wasn't aware you replied.

I want to try your fix, but unfortunately I accidentally deleted the Heroes 4 setup file and downloading it again from GoG takes AGES. My internet speed is pretty ok (50mg / s) but for some reason downloading the 950 mg setup file from GoG is going to take me... around 3 days. I wonder how people manage with more recent games that take up several gigabytes in space.

Anyway, I'll let you know how it works out as soon as I manage to get my hands on that setup file. It might help other Heroes fans like me who sold their soul and got a Mac...
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MR89
MR89

Tavern Dweller
posted February 03, 2018 11:12 PM

Galaad said:
It's probably bad Wineskin config. Try with PlayonMac instead of Wineskin, it's more user-friendly. Install non-listed program, select 'use another version of wine', 'configure wine' and 'install some libs' before clicking next. Usually latest wine version is fine, make sure to select 32 BITS install. In configure wine tabs select Win7 or WinXP and select all tabs under graphics (emulate virtual desktop is not mandatory). Then install GDIPLUS lib. From this point the h4 installer should run, after install is over don't launch the game yet, click exit. When asked, create h4.exe shortcut.

This worked on Linux without trouble, so in theory should work on OSX too.

NB. If you further want to install some mods like Equilibris or Nimo's mod, 'configure => run an .exe in this virtual drive', then create the mod.exe shortcut.


Ok, tried it with PlayonMac. Not sure about it being that much more user-friendly for a noob like me, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.

Unfortunately after following all the above steps and installing Heroes 4, animations in combat are still choppy and slow-motion-like. And the adventure map is also laggy, which wasn't the case (or was much less noticeable) in the previous Wineskin installation.

Maybe I went wrong somewhere in the installation ?

Anyway if you have any more tricks up your sleeve I'd be more than happy to make another attempt. In any event thank you very much for taking the time to try and help me.
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mciric
mciric

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posted December 08, 2018 01:15 PM

As fan of homm4 and amateur graphic designer I have spent a lot of time by reading posts about modding game.
I want test my knowladge of Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop ... on homm4 by modifying/creating new objects.
I will be glad if someone has free time to explain me how to modify/insert drawings in game.

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Karmakeld
Karmakeld


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Famous Hero
posted December 08, 2018 03:39 PM

mciric said:
As fan of homm4 and amateur graphic designer I have spent a lot of time by reading posts about modding game.
I want test my knowladge of Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop ... on homm4 by modifying/creating new objects.
I will be glad if someone has free time to explain me how to modify/insert drawings in game.


Hi mciric.
First off great to see a graphic designer showing interest in adding new stuff .
Hope you will share your work.

There are various tread about modding and I will gladly point you in the direction as well as assist with any knowledge I have in this area.
Can you specify what kind of stuff you want to add?
You mention objects, but we can also change town screen backgrounds, town buildings, campaign splashscreens, main menu, UI, portraits, creature/hero skins etc.
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mciric
mciric

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posted December 08, 2018 10:58 PM

Karmakeld said:
mciric said:
As fan of homm4 and amateur graphic designer I have spent a lot of time by reading posts about modding game.
I want test my knowladge of Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop ... on homm4 by modifying/creating new objects.
I will be glad if someone has free time to explain me how to modify/insert drawings in game.


Hi mciric.
First off great to see a graphic designer showing interest in adding new stuff .
Hope you will share your work.

There are various tread about modding and I will gladly point you in the direction as well as assist with any knowledge I have in this area.
Can you specify what kind of stuff you want to add?
You mention objects, but we can also change town screen backgrounds, town buildings, campaign splashscreens, main menu, UI, portraits, creature/hero skins etc.


First of all thanks for reply and interest to help me.

Although the graphic of this game, even after 16 years still in good condition, I want to redesign some objects: parchment of bless, scroll of bless, ore, prison, mage's chest,
mystical garden, desert hut, witch's hut ... due to poor graphic quality.
What means redesign? For example, imagine new animated parchment of bless with rotation of 360 degrees.
Further more, I want to replace ugly texture of water by new one. Maybe to design some new artifacts or buildings.
Although I can design new creature I am not able, at this moment, to rig/animate it.
I am not able to produce special effect and complex animations which can be seen during casting spells.

I hope that I have described you my knowledge and specify what I want to make in future for this game.

But, before I will start I must know something about modding. Maybe my wishes can't be fitted into game due to some restrictions which I don't know.

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Karmakeld
Karmakeld


Promising
Famous Hero
posted December 12, 2018 05:34 PM

mciric said:

First of all thanks for reply and interest to help me.

Although the graphic of this game, even after 16 years still in good condition, I want to redesign some objects: parchment of bless, scroll of bless, ore, prison, mage's chest,
mystical garden, desert hut, witch's hut ... due to poor graphic quality.
What means redesign? For example, imagine new animated parchment of bless with rotation of 360 degrees.
Further more, I want to replace ugly texture of water by new one. Maybe to design some new artifacts or buildings.
Although I can design new creature I am not able, at this moment, to rig/animate it.
I am not able to produce special effect and complex animations which can be seen during casting spells.

I hope that I have described you my knowledge and specify what I want to make in future for this game.

But, before I will start I must know something about modding. Maybe my wishes can't be fitted into game due to some restrictions which I don't know.


I've compiled a bunch of links to most recent treads about various modding topics. You should be able to find most of the info you're seeking in those treads, although it is a bit of reading. I don't have time to do any tutorial for you untill the weekend, but have a look at these...

Thread: Creating h4l files:
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=44642

Thread: Researching how to make new spells + town buildings
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=45442

Thread: How to mod HOMMIV (changing stats etc)
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=39499&pagenumber=1

Thread: Researching how to add new objects
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=44045&PID=1451313#focus

Thread: Heroes 4 Modding Revisited
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=37350

Thread: New Heroes IV Era! Making new resources!
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=44657


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mciric
mciric

Tavern Dweller
posted December 13, 2018 09:04 PM
Edited by mciric at 21:06, 13 Dec 2018.

Karmakeld said:


Thread: Creating h4l files:
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=44642

Thread: Researching how to make new spells + town buildings
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=45442

Thread: How to mod HOMMIV (changing stats etc)
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=39499&pagenumber=1

Thread: Researching how to add new objects
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=44045&PID=1451313#focus

Thread: Heroes 4 Modding Revisited
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=37350

Thread: New Heroes IV Era! Making new resources!
http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=44657




Thanks for tutorials.
I have already watched tutorial on youtube about modding homm4. It was helpful. Hope that in the future someone will post video how to insert new object, for example.
My first artwork (parchment of bless) will be finished next week. So, if you are willing and have a free time I can send it to you. By this example you can show me how to do it (insert something new or modify existing object).

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Karmakeld
Karmakeld


Promising
Famous Hero
posted December 13, 2018 09:45 PM

I'll send you my email on pm.
Then I can post a tutorial for you later as promised.
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Beepzorz
Beepzorz

Tavern Dweller
posted January 19, 2019 09:47 PM

Does anyone have older versions of the Equilibrium mod (3.2 and 3.3)? All the links to them are dead.
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Roman2211
Roman2211


Adventuring Hero
posted January 20, 2019 08:23 AM
Edited by Roman2211 at 08:48, 20 Jan 2019.

https://web.archive.org/web/20040109125350/www.crystalcn.com/Tools/MOD.rar
https://web.archive.org/web/20031128222859/http://www.zone.ee/homm4/downloads/installMod_v3.3eng.exe

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Beepzorz
Beepzorz

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posted January 20, 2019 01:55 PM

Roman2211 said:
https://web.archive.org/web/20040109125350/www.crystalcn.com/Tools/MOD.rar
https://web.archive.org/web/20031128222859/http://www.zone.ee/homm4/downloads/installMod_v3.3eng.exe
Thanks. The reason I asked is because I had read earlier versions of Equilibris restored some spells that had been cut from the game, such as Rock Growth, and I was curious about them. But while I can see the spell icon listed in the mage guild, it just says 'deleted', and there's no way to cast it. Is there an older version of Equilibris?
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Roman2211
Roman2211


Adventuring Hero
posted January 20, 2019 04:00 PM
Edited by Roman2211 at 16:03, 20 Jan 2019.

http://heroes.ag.ru/equilibris/zip/install_equilibris_v3.42.exe

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Karmakeld
Karmakeld


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Famous Hero
posted January 20, 2019 06:15 PM

Beepzorz said:
Roman2211 said:
https://web.archive.org/web/20040109125350/www.crystalcn.com/Tools/MOD.rar
https://web.archive.org/web/20031128222859/http://www.zone.ee/homm4/downloads/installMod_v3.3eng.exe
Thanks. The reason I asked is because I had read earlier versions of Equilibris restored some spells that had been cut from the game, such as Rock Growth, and I was curious about them. But while I can see the spell icon listed in the mage guild, it just says 'deleted', and there's no way to cast it. Is there an older version of Equilibris?


If those spells work in older versions, will you inform the forum?
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