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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted February 25, 2010 09:25 AM

Download Files For HoMM4 Here

For all of you who still play HoMM4, here are 2 useful links to download Equilibris 3.51 and a map pack of over a 100 maps:

http://rapidshare.com/files/355688250/install_Equilibris_v.3.51.exe

http://rapidshare.com/files/355687823/hommivMAPACK.rar

Both links are for rapidshare.com, which has a free user option; you'll need to wait a minute or so to start a download and also wait before you can download the 2nd file.

For enjoying HoMM4 these 2 files are essential. The 1st Rapidshare link is the last version of Equilibris 3.51, which can be saved and executed with a double-click provided you have HoMM4 installed plus the 2 expansions.

The 2nd Rapidshare link is a .rar file which will need to be unpacked/unzipped using a utility such as 7Zip, which is free, easily found with a google search and contains no bloatware/malware. (Once 7Zip is installed, all you have to do is right-click over the .rar file and you will see 7Zip options for unpacking the file. All you need do is cut or copy all the map files to the map folder presumably on your C: drive.)

These files will be downloadable for a month from today, which is the date my premium account membership will expire.

You can also download Equilibris 3.51 from here:

http://equilibris.celestialheavens.com/eng/downloads.html

I decided to provide an alternate method in case some users are unable to download from the celestial heavens website. Also note I did not create the map pack but simply found it while searching the internet and thought I would share the wealth of maps.

Please let me know if you have any trouble downloading the files I've uploaded to Rapidshare.

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Ritcha
Ritcha


Hired Hero
posted February 28, 2010 11:11 AM

This is just so kind of you!

But sadly, it still doesn't work for my computer

It still says my checksum is incorrect and that I have to download that file from strategyplanet - which doesn't exist anymore...

Mayb I have just got to face that I'm never gonna try Equilibris

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Vatras
Vatras

Tavern Dweller
posted February 28, 2010 03:18 PM
Edited by Vatras at 15:18, 28 Feb 2010.

You should try downloading this file. Extract it, and paste those files in your H4 folder (you'll have to overwrite the original files, so it's always a good idea to make a copy).

When you do that, you should be finaly able to install Equilibris.
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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted February 28, 2010 06:06 PM

Quote:
You should try downloading this file. Extract it, and paste those files in your H4 folder (you'll have to overwrite the original files, so it's always a good idea to make a copy).

When you do that, you should be finaly able to install Equilibris.


Hi, just wondering why she couldn't get Equilibris to work and to say thanks for helping.

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Vatras
Vatras

Tavern Dweller
posted March 01, 2010 03:09 AM
Edited by Vatras at 08:31, 25 Mar 2010.

I think this error occur when you try to install Equi on localized or other strange versions of the game. I had this problem before with my (Polish) version and these little files solved it perfectly

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Ritcha
Ritcha


Hired Hero
posted March 06, 2010 09:14 AM

Nope, didn't work

I will just write what it says, when I am trying to install Equilibris:

"Warning! Your heroes4.exe checksum isn't checksum isn't correct. \n You need to download special file from Downloads section of website to make mod work. See FAQ section on http::/strategyplanet.com/homm/equilibris/eng/faq.html"



And I can't find a FAQ section on Stragegyplanet? Besides, as far as the link says, it should guide you to the FAQ section.

Anyways, I just took a look at Celestial Heaven's download page and could see, that I was supposed to download free files from Gamespy or something. Well, I tried, but it is not possible, since the source- or discfile couldn't be read (think it is called like that in english?)... That happened when I tried to get the file, so I could install it. So maybe it is just not possible anymore?

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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted March 06, 2010 10:21 AM

Quote:
So maybe it is just not possible anymore?


I can upload .iso files of the games (HoMM4 and the 2 expansions) that I am successfully using with Equilibris to rapidshare and post the links here. Then you could do a clean install of the game.

.iso files can be burned to a CD or DVD using a burn application; I use Imageburn, which is a free program you can dowload at http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

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Ritcha
Ritcha


Hired Hero
posted March 07, 2010 06:53 AM

Quote:
Quote:
So maybe it is just not possible anymore?


I can upload .iso files of the games (HoMM4 and the 2 expansions) that I am successfully using with Equilibris to rapidshare and post the links here. Then you could do a clean install of the game.

.iso files can be burned to a CD or DVD using a burn application; I use Imageburn, which is a free program you can dowload at http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download


But I do have all the games? Both Heroes of Might and Magic 4, the Gathering Storm and Winds of War? And it's not platinum versions or anything, it is the original ones, bought in Denmark? Could therereally be a difference?

Sorry, if I have misunderstood anything, I really appreciate your help!

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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted March 07, 2010 08:30 AM

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
So maybe it is just not possible anymore?


I can upload .iso files of the games (HoMM4 and the 2 expansions) that I am successfully using with Equilibris to rapidshare and post the links here. Then you could do a clean install of the game.

.iso files can be burned to a CD or DVD using a burn application; I use Imageburn, which is a free program you can dowload at http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download


But I do have all the games? Both Heroes of Might and Magic 4, the Gathering Storm and Winds of War? And it's not platinum versions or anything, it is the original ones, bought in Denmark? Could therereally be a difference?

Sorry, if I have misunderstood anything, I really appreciate your help!


Not sure if different versions make a difference, mine are the usa versions; thought it might be worth a try . . . eventually through the process of elimination we may find a solution. (I'll ckeck around the internet to see if the same problem shows up elsewhere than on this forum which will provide a solution.)

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Ritcha
Ritcha


Hired Hero
posted March 11, 2010 10:11 AM

Quote:
Not sure if different versions make a difference, mine are the usa versions; thought it might be worth a try . . . eventually through the process of elimination we may find a solution. (I'll ckeck around the internet to see if the same problem shows up elsewhere than on this forum which will provide a solution.)


Sorry it took so long for me to answer, but I needed some time to think

Hmmm, I think I will try on my other computer first and if it still doesn't work, then, if you still want too, we can try?

Really, it is so kind of you, that you try so hard to help me! It is hard to say in english how much I appreciate it, since it ain't my native language, but really - I am so glad that you want to help!

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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted March 11, 2010 12:35 PM
Edited by jswissman at 12:56, 11 Mar 2010.

Sorry it took so long for me to answer, but I needed some time to think

Hmmm, I think I will try on my other computer first and if it still doesn't work, then, if you still want too, we can try?

Really, it is so kind of you, that you try so hard to help me! It is hard to say in english how much I appreciate it, since it ain't my native language, but really - I am so glad that you want to help!



You have ABSOLUTELY nothing to apologize for.

I think HoMM4 players are a real niche and it is one of my favorite games (and I'm 38 for God's sake) so I'm definitely going to try to keep helping you (count on it).

No worries on your English; most Americans such as myself only speak one language and we can't even get that right (Look at our last president.)

Were you able to download the map pack I uploaded?

Also noticed on another thread that you are making a map of your own. Well count me in as a tester

NO WORRIES on when you get back to me - we all have lives outside of here. It IS really cool to interact with someone on a semi-regular basis, so keep it up whenever you have time. Also email me whenever you want (I'll post it on my icon).

Cheers,
And have a great weekend!  

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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted March 11, 2010 01:08 PM

Maybe we should rename it the jswissman & Ritcha thread. lol

Or should we use our real names?



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Ritcha
Ritcha


Hired Hero
posted March 11, 2010 01:54 PM

What? George Bush? Seldom took my time to listen to his speeches, but you might be right But I have heart about some funny quotes

As far as I remember I was able to download the map-pack, but I must have deleted it again, since I can't find it, hehe. I deleted all my HOMM downloads somewhen to try again from the start. But I couldn't play the maps - are they Equilibris maps?

I have finished one map, its okay, but the map is too small for the content, so it is kinda stuffed at some points. I think I have finished it completely now, after Gauldoth_IV tested it. Only problem is that I have to read the story from start to end to check for errors - but it is understandable It is just the worst part of it, hehe. But if you want to play it, just tell me, then I will send it now or wait till I have read the story and corrected the errors

Yes, these forums are great - I am also on another one, and sadly, I use to much time at them Good week-end to you, too!

PS. Using our real names would just confuse people

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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted March 12, 2010 12:35 AM

I'll work on posting all of the files you'll need over the weekend (the ones that work for me). Definitely send me your map; which ever one you want).

I added my email address to my profile if u want to send it via jswissman@fuse.net.

jswissman = Jeffery Scott Wissman.




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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted March 19, 2010 04:13 PM

FYI concerning the first post:

Your access is valid until Sat, 27. Mar 2010.

Also, to the moderator, I suppose it would be wise to just go ahead and delete this thread on Mar. 27 so persons do not waste time trying to download files that have expired.

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tiltowait
tiltowait

Tavern Dweller
posted March 22, 2010 08:21 PM

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Nope, didn't work

I will just write what it says, when I am trying to install Equilibris:

"Warning! Your heroes4.exe checksum isn't checksum isn't correct. \n You need to download special file from Downloads section of website to make mod work. See FAQ section on http::/strategyplanet.com/homm/equilibris/eng/faq.html"



And I can't find a FAQ section on Stragegyplanet? Besides, as far as the link says, it should guide you to the FAQ section.

Anyways, I just took a look at Celestial Heaven's download page and could see, that I was supposed to download free files from Gamespy or something. Well, I tried, but it is not possible, since the source- or discfile couldn't be read (think it is called like that in english?)... That happened when I tried to get the file, so I could install it. So maybe it is just not possible anymore?



At the equilibris.celestialheaves website under the FAQ section (http://equilibris.celestialheavens.com/eng/faq.html) it says this:

Quote:

Q-07: Although I have a working Heroes-IV installation, the installer doesn't like the file's checksum. What do I do?

A: First of all, cancel the installation. Then, copy your heroes4.exe and campaign_editor.exe to back them up to a safe place (if you haven't done that already). Now download heroes4.exe and campaign_editor.exe from the Downloads section. Extract the download to the folder with Heroes, and run the install again. The message about the checksum should not appear anymore, thus enabling the mod to install properly. Remember - in any case your Original version remains playable.



I also ran into the same checksum issue and am going to try what it says above at some point in the next few days. If you get it to work before I do (using those instructions), please post back and let me know.

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ByteBandit
ByteBandit


Promising
Famous Hero
Soul Merchant
posted March 24, 2010 01:56 PM

Not mentioned here, but don't forget to download the 3.51 equi.aop file to update the campaign editor. It adds all the stuff from Equilibrus into it. After you download it, it needs to be placed in the data folder. The only place I could get it from was from a link on the equilibrus site.
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Ritcha
Ritcha


Hired Hero
posted March 24, 2010 08:06 PM
Edited by Ritcha at 20:07, 24 Mar 2010.

Okay, I've got the Equilibris now to the game - but not the campaign editor. I had my father help me, since he is better at this that I am.

Only problem is, we must have missed the campaign editor file, because now that's the problem 'bout the checksum, hehe.

We tried to do like tiltowait wrote and that worked! And I already had downloaded the file ByteBandit talked about, so that was no problem. So I never got to try at my other computer - and well, I don't think that matters anyway anymore, hehe.

Really, thanks for the help everyone. It is really grand, that there are helpful souls on these forums, when you are "lost"!




By the way: jswissman

Did you ever get my mail with the map? I send it about a week ago I think

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ByteBandit
ByteBandit


Promising
Famous Hero
Soul Merchant
posted March 25, 2010 01:21 PM

Another 'must have' is the H4util and H4 Runner. They work together. These tools help in creating maps. It's the only program associated with H4 to generate random maps or 'picture' maps.
And it would'nt hurt to get a bunch of object brushes to paint various trees, rocks, plants an so forth, on a map either. I must have around 50 or so object brushes to choose from for painting maps.
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jswissman
jswissman


Hired Hero
err...um...roar (or whatever)
posted March 27, 2010 04:31 PM

Ritcha: Didn't get the map. Did you send it to my .fuse account? Had several days where my internet security disabled my ability to receive new emails. Maybe try sending it again.

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