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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: XXL patch. Play big maps.
Thread: XXL patch. Play big maps. This thread is 22 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 ... 10 ... 18 19 20 21 22 · «PREV / NEXT»
NimoStar
NimoStar


Promising
Supreme Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 30, 2018 10:23 AM

Is the post in the first page the latest download for this?

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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 23, 2019 01:08 AM

Help

I click on Step 1's download and there's nothing there. Please help!

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Supreme Hero
posted January 23, 2019 07:46 PM

I've re-uploaded file from first page. Hope it is the latest version.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/ppao0b7f6o2cod6/__XXL_patch.zip/file
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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 24, 2019 02:50 AM

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I've re-uploaded file from first page. Hope it is the latest version.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/ppao0b7f6o2cod6/__XXL_patch.zip/file


Thanks a lot mate!

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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 24, 2019 03:06 AM

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I've re-uploaded file from first page. Hope it is the latest version.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/ppao0b7f6o2cod6/__XXL_patch.zip/file


I installed the patch, but when i try to run it from the XXL.Exe file, nothing happens.

However, i ran the game from the Original Exe -file, it works, and the map size clearly is bigger than with the normal XL map.

Help please.

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Promising
Supreme Hero
posted January 24, 2019 09:42 AM

Help with what? It seens you've installed patcvh correctly. __XXL.exe is  a patch that replace files in your original game - changes are permanent.
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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 24, 2019 09:45 AM

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Help with what? It seens you've installed patcvh correctly. __XXL.exe is  a patch that replace files in your original game - changes are permanent.


But i can't run the game from the exe that comes with the patch.
Is it possible to play this using XXL Patch with the HDmod?

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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 24, 2019 09:59 AM

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This exe is not for running game, it is for patch installation It is small patch and install on the blonk of the eye. You must run it only once to do its job
I don't remember if works with hd mod. You must check it yourself.


But there's a separate .exe file called "heroes3_XXL". And when i try to run it, absolutely nothing happens and it won't run.

Am i supposed to ignore that file, and just play the original Heroes 3.exe? But it says i should run "heroes3_XXL" -file in the instructions?

I tried running the HDmod, and it doesn't seem to work for it. That is a shame, because it means i have to choose between big HOMM3 maps and HDmod..

Thanks for help btw.

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Supreme Hero
posted January 24, 2019 10:01 AM

I played with this patch long tome ago so I don't remember problems. Now I'm using WoG version of this patch (this version is more handy).

If you generate random map with old SoD, generated map is located in random_maps folder. So you can always launch SoD with hd mod and then open previously generated maps by clicking Show Random Maps button, right?
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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 24, 2019 10:08 AM

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I played with this patch long tome ago so I don't remember problems. Now I'm using WoG version of this patch (this version is more handy).

If you generate random map with old SoD, generated map is located in random_maps folder. So you can always launch SoD with hd mod and then open previously generated maps by clicking Show Random Maps button, right?



That's a good idea. I tried it, but i m not sure if it worked. It kind of looks like a regular XL map, but i m not sure, it could be a bit bigger. Guess i ll have to play one XL map to find out.

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AlexSpl
AlexSpl


Responsible
Supreme Hero
posted January 24, 2019 03:21 PM

Here is the correctly patched executable (heroes3_XXL.exe):

heroes3_XXL.rar

All links and explanations are no farther than the previous page of this thread.

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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 25, 2019 11:53 AM

AlexSpl said:
Here is the correctly patched executable (heroes3_XXL.exe):

heroes3_XXL.rar

All links and explanations are no farther than the previous page of this thread.


I used this .exe you gave me, i chose heroes3_xxl.exe in HDmodLauncher, and it crashed when i tried to choose XL -size for a random map.

What to do?

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AlexSpl
AlexSpl


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Supreme Hero
posted January 26, 2019 11:35 AM

Currently? To play without HD mod. Or, if you need big sizes, play HotA.

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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 26, 2019 10:59 PM

AlexSpl said:
Currently? To play without HD mod. Or, if you need big sizes, play HotA.


So i am supposed to open heroes3_xxl.exe ?
I tried opening it, it opened the game, but it complained that "The Shadow Of Death CD-Rom not found". Thus i can't play.

Any way to bypass this?

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Liso1
Liso1


Known Hero
posted January 28, 2019 12:44 PM

1. Extract XXL.exe and diffs.txt to your %HoMM% folder
2. Run XXL.exe
3. Extract patch.bat, h3sprite.exe, RADAR.DEF, rmg.txt to %HoMM%DATA folder
4. Run patch.bat
5. run HD_Launcher.exe and then heroes3_XXL.exe

The original h3sprite.lod will be placed to __backup folder, so you can restore it later if needed.

After patching you will be able to play not only standard maps (3636, 7272, 108108, 144144)
but also three new XXL maps: 180180, 216216, 252252.

Now instead of S random maps the game produces XL, M 180180, L 216216, XL 252252.
108108 maps are generated by default.

Download: http://heroes3wog.net/xxl-patch-v1-0-for-heroes-of-might-and-magic-iii/
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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted January 28, 2019 01:41 PM

Liso1 said:
1. Extract XXL.exe and diffs.txt to your %HoMM% folder
2. Run XXL.exe
3. Extract patch.bat, h3sprite.exe, RADAR.DEF, rmg.txt to %HoMM%DATA folder
4. Run patch.bat
5. run HD_Launcher.exe and then heroes3_XXL.exe

The original h3sprite.lod will be placed to __backup folder, so you can restore it later if needed.

After patching you will be able to play not only standard maps (3636, 7272, 108108, 144144)
but also three new XXL maps: 180180, 216216, 252252.

Now instead of S random maps the game produces XL, M 180180, L 216216, XL 252252.
108108 maps are generated by default.

Download: http://heroes3wog.net/xxl-patch-v1-0-for-heroes-of-might-and-magic-iii/


I assume these are instructions for WOG? As much as i appreciate you helping me, i don't want to play WOG.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted January 28, 2019 02:07 PM

The patch is for vanilla game, wog does not need it.

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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted February 07, 2019 02:55 PM

Liso1 said:
1. Extract XXL.exe and diffs.txt to your %HoMM% folder
2. Run XXL.exe
3. Extract patch.bat, h3sprite.exe, RADAR.DEF, rmg.txt to %HoMM%DATA folder
4. Run patch.bat
5. run HD_Launcher.exe and then heroes3_XXL.exe

The original h3sprite.lod will be placed to __backup folder, so you can restore it later if needed.

After patching you will be able to play not only standard maps (3636, 7272, 108108, 144144)
but also three new XXL maps: 180180, 216216, 252252.

Now instead of S random maps the game produces XL, M 180180, L 216216, XL 252252.
108108 maps are generated by default.

Download: http://heroes3wog.net/xxl-patch-v1-0-for-heroes-of-might-and-magic-iii/



Did what you said, the game launches and i can play, but the map seems just as big as a normal XL map as i look at the minimap.
I'm starting to feel hopeless about this... Is there anything left to try?

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted February 07, 2019 03:46 PM

Well yes, you could install wog/era which comes with XXL patch as mod, then use Safe Sod mod and get vanilla game.

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ODee
ODee


Hired Hero
posted February 07, 2019 04:20 PM
Edited by ODee at 16:21, 07 Feb 2019.

Salamandre said:
Well yes, you could install wog/era which comes with XXL patch as mod, then use Safe Sod mod and get vanilla game.


And how do i do this? At least for WOG, i remember that the installation was a pain in the ***.

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