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nylromance
nylromance

Tavern Dweller
i am the boogeyman
posted January 23, 2018 04:18 PM

I know this is out of the topic. I just don't know how to start a thread. I just have one question. What is/are the next expansion/s after Heroes of Might and Magic 3 Complete. Thanks.

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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted January 23, 2018 08:49 PM

nylromance said:
I know this is out of the topic. I just don't know how to start a thread. I just have one question. What is/are the next expansion/s after Heroes of Might and Magic 3 Complete. Thanks.


Heroes 3 Complete has all the officially released expansions to the game: Armageddon's Blade (AB) and Shadow of Death (SoD). There have been numerous fan-made additions and expansion. One project that is an attempt to recreate the game from scratch is VCMI. Another project that has greatly expanded the abilities of the game is ERA. Also, a group of fans has made a very professionally looking expansion, Horn of the Abyss (HotA).

You can find threads about these fan projects around these forums.

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Memeguy
Memeguy

Tavern Dweller
posted January 23, 2018 10:55 PM

Apologies for being somewhat off topic, but i can't make a new thread yet. I know VCMI has a turn order indicator, does a mod like that exist for the vanilla game? Previously I had assumed it would be part of the HD mod but I was incorrect.

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futerix
futerix


Hired Hero
posted February 05, 2018 10:30 AM
Edited by futerix at 10:42, 05 Feb 2018.

Well hello...
After the last update only on laptop with 4K display with win10 the gameplay is mess up on the part with hero speed on adventure map.
No matter what type of speed is chosen on the settings menu the horse speed is at minimum and you can't play at this speed, it's kinda feel that the hole engine is lagging/throtteling like low fps experience, in fight or castle and animation are all fine or seems to be fine. Partial fix is to put ressolution on FHD (native display 4K) and the game is a littel faster but not at normal speed for example at maximul speed selected in game you can see the horse moving like in 3/4 speed option, at least is playable.

Please fix or leave us to play multiplayer without updating to last version because is buggy.

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avatar


Promising
Famous Hero
posted February 05, 2018 10:55 AM

So authors must buy expensive 4k laptop to fix this bug
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futerix
futerix


Hired Hero
posted February 05, 2018 05:01 PM
Edited by futerix at 17:03, 05 Feb 2018.

Nah, before the update was oke because when i use reroll to last update the game runs perfect.

I can give him acces to the laptop without anny problem to test so there no need to invest in crappy 4K display.

I'm helping with feedback and all he need to solve the bug.

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gatecrasher
gatecrasher


Known Hero
posted February 05, 2018 09:56 PM

Can't reproduce with my 4K screen.

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futerix
futerix


Hired Hero
posted February 06, 2018 11:17 AM

Windows 10 Home x64 ?
I did a clean install and still same problem. I'll try to make new user to be sure that's not a user profile bug.

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Alyx182008
Alyx182008


Hired Hero
posted February 06, 2018 03:49 PM

Have you tried running in windowed mode?

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LucPatenaude
LucPatenaude


Famous Hero
Owning all 7 Heroes games
posted February 06, 2018 08:02 PM

That is bizarre indeed. I do use Win 10 Home x64 and works fine.

Did install the latest Horns of the Abyss @ version 1.5.1 and, was able to make an HD exe file out of its exe file.

Tested it and works like a charm. So does with the original exe file of the HoMM 3 Complete Edition.

Through Razer Cortex, I simply have to use the Heroes 3 HD Mod Launcher file to add it to its library of games I current play. Click on the Play button and, it gives me the HD mod.'s window. From there, I only have to choose with Edition of the game I wish to launch + play by using its own Play button.

There is something not right with the Moddb.com link. Does not retrieve the web-page it should be linked to. Had to use the mmgames.ru link in order to reach its mod. file location then, download it directly from there.

Did a Bookmark on my Bookmark Toolbar of my browser for a future connection to such Russian(translated to English of course)web-site.


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futerix
futerix


Hired Hero
posted February 07, 2018 06:24 PM
Edited by futerix at 18:25, 07 Feb 2018.

Hero Movement Bug.

I did a video with the bug, sorry for the quality but the laptop is not the problem, testet on new user, new fresh OS, new heroes installation, nothing can fix, only rerol to the last update => the problem is from the last patch v5.0 beta 39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dZctjS9xpc


Without fullscreen, speed is oke.
Without fulscreen but window border maximized seed is slow but acceptable to play,
Fulscreen the game is much slower and the movement is not smooth, the ingame menu and after the start of the game it's feel laggy, the higher rezolution it is the engine go slower.


Hero speed on maximum selected. Desktop resolution 4K, laptop Lenovo Y5-70
https://www.pcgarage.ro/notebook-laptop/lenovo/156-y50-70-uhd-3840-x-2160-pixeli-ips-procesor-intel-core-i5-4210h-29ghz-haswell-8gb-1tb-plus-8gb-ssh-geforce-gtx-960m-4gb-freedos-black/

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LucPatenaude
LucPatenaude


Famous Hero
Owning all 7 Heroes games
posted February 07, 2018 07:12 PM

This exact post has been, already, done via the comment section of your video upload.

Try a much lower resolution directly on the display resolution of your Laptop. Mine is at 1366 x 768. Or, try the very old one from way back then(15 years ago) at 1024 x 768 and, see if your full screen gameplay has improved.

That is exactly what I was fearing for a very long time.

Those Direct X 12 based graphics cards(just like the one you have currently) might have some serious compatibility problems with these old titles that require DX 9.0c for running properly. Happy trials!

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futerix
futerix


Hired Hero
posted February 07, 2018 11:21 PM
Edited by futerix at 11:03, 08 Feb 2018.

Let's enter in detail and add some tehnical hardware fix in ower judgment: (no offence please, i dont want to be smartass, i'm trying to find a fix)

On the desktop (i7 4790K + GTX 1060 is DX12 or Intel GPU HD4600 wich is DX11) work perfect with FHD resolution after the update to v5.0 beta 39.
On the laptop (i5 4560M+ GTX 960M (wich DX11 not DX12) wich is practic a OLD GTX750TI of desktop pc version and Intel GPU HD4600 wich is again DX11) on fullscreen 4K and FHD resolution i encounter this problems... but i've got this problem only after i've updated to beta 39, if i reroll back to the last update all works perfect on the laptop so for sure it's a problem that ocur only with the latest update of HD mod 100% corect diagnostic.
Why i'm sure ? Because even if i play in FULLSCREEN 4K/FHD/HD etc or run the game on intel GPU i can see the engine is having problem to run smooth after the beta 39, even if is not fullscreen and i make the window at maximul i can se the engine having problems.
The only way to play the game oke is without the last update BUT i cant do that because i cant enter in loby multiplayer to play with my wife if i dont have the last version. (THIS IS MY/OWER BIG PROBLEM)

On both (pc or laptop) i have WIndows 10 x64, same nvidia video driver, same intel GPU (yeah both processors are haswell with same integrated GPU and driver installed) and at the end i receive same result, like i sayed in fullscreen on laptop at 4K/FHD the engine is throttleing hard on almost the same hardware wich is not normaly, here is the real problem and i cant find why to help to fix it.
I'm speaking as a sys admin as daily basics and this is my diagnostic, i've tried in the last 2 days everyting i know and the only logical diagnostic is this.
Something (i dont know yet what) in the last update broken the game on fullscreen, and the sad part is that if i lower the ressolution the game still has issue but at least is playable, the real sad problem is that 4K pannel on lower resolution it will spoil your sight and that the last thing i want, glasses for my lady (yeah the laptop is her), i can help with info/feedback for testing or even with remote for a real sollution.

LE: Intel HD Graphics 4600 from the both Hasswel Proccesors series are not DX12 based), they are DX11.
Dedicated card from laptop nvidia GTX 960M is only DX11 because is based on GTX750TI desktop version, maybe only software is "DX12" but even if is DX12 H3 was running on INTEL GPU only, never run on dedicated cards to be sure i won't encounter problems for old games on DX9.0c
Extremly lower ressolution is not an option.

LE2 testing scenario: Hero speed selected 4 from the game, all game test are in fullscreen.
Trying to select other ress from the HD laucher with 4K native desktop ress and the only 2 that are succesfully launching the game are this 2 only https://i.imgur.com/QtTBU3L.jpg (1536*864=extremly slow movement  and 1358*765= a little improovement and kinda playable) NOTE others res are not even lauching the game, only get a sound error.

LE3 testing: Trying the same ideea with the desktop resolution selected as FHD - the HD laucher is giving me same list of source size as above, but the speed it's a little good, accetable but the game is blurish because is not on native display res, i think only on 1358x764 the horse walk speed selected as 4 is compared to 3 from the normal speed scenario and is oke to play, NOTE all the other ressolution are working if i try to lauch the game.

LE4 testing: Trying the same ideea with the desktop selected as HD ress (1600*900) and the game laucher giving me this time the right list of ressolution https://i.imgur.com/v7Tr0uK.png this time hose speed is between 3 and 4, let's say 3.5 on 1600*900 witch is oke.

LE5: Reroll to beta 38, desktop resolution 4K selected, source size manual imput by me 1920x1080 works almost perfect, hero speed ingame is kinda 3.5 but normaly the game laucher was runing on 1536x864 wich give perfect speed for engine.

LE6: the whole game engine speed is afected with beta 39, the turn of AI time is increase, the movie from intro is a bit slower, in the procces manager with HoTA in FULLSCREEN i can se my proccesor at ~29-31% constant load, on beta 38 the constant load is under 5%, as you can see the proof ( https://i.imgur.com/toOGmXn.png ) without FULLSREEN ON the load is 3%+ for v38 and 20%+ for V39 i'm almost sure that my problem in my case,CPU heating with the new patch, the first HOTA procces is v38 second is v39.

On PC the i7 is more powerfull than the laptop an probably this is why is not afected (load only 13% with v39, dont have a 4K dispaly to plug on pc to replicate the problem so my debug for this day stop here because im to tired.


I go to sleep now.. I've forogt to mention that normal exe from Hota 1.51 works like a charm, problem only with HD MOD after the patch 39.

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futerix
futerix


Hired Hero
posted February 08, 2018 11:34 AM
Edited by futerix at 11:54, 08 Feb 2018.

Good Morning ...
So this day on this morning i foud a temporary good fix on the first try.

I've check again the change log and i've found that the pucture quality was increesed in "32-bit True (strechable) GDI mode" so i've change the mode from this to "32-bit True" and is working perfect, no lag, no usseles heating on CPU that feel like a miner is running in background all the time when gaming H3 (the cooling was running at maximum and constant and that's not normal because is not a 3D heavy gaming) ... TO BE CLEAR I'M NOT ACCUSING FOR MINING, IT'S JUST A SIMPLE COMPARISON TO KNOW THE PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED.

So now, at 4K native res on desktop with FHD scale on HD laucher is working extremly well.

What Strechable GDI meaning ?

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Sav
Sav


Known Hero
posted February 08, 2018 11:53 AM
Edited by Sav at 12:08, 08 Feb 2018.

32 bit true supports only the resolutions supported by your screen when running in fullscreen. 32 bit true (stretchable) GDI supports any resolution in fullscreen and uses additional filters which make picture better. But these filters also slows game drawing. If you run game on weak computer, it is better to use 32 bit true mode and select the supported resolution.

(but I cannot say anything about the slow down of the latest update)

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Jacek
Jacek

Tavern Dweller
posted February 09, 2018 01:02 AM
Edited by Jacek at 01:03, 09 Feb 2018.

Cannot run Custom Campaigns

Hello everyone. I'm new here on this forum.

I just wanted to ask about one problem - custom campaigns. Anytime I want to run custom campaigns, my HD Heroes game crashes. It happens on SoD, it happens on HotA but it doesn't happen on WoG somehow. But I still would like to play campaigns on SoD and HotA too, cause they have other options, which WoG doesn't have. Problem is I cannot even enter into Custom Campaigns menu. Does anyone know how to repair such problem or what can I do with that?
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LucPatenaude
LucPatenaude


Famous Hero
Owning all 7 Heroes games
posted February 09, 2018 04:45 PM

@Futerix: Plain True 32 bit is better for old games that uses DX9.0c.

In other words, 32 bit true-strechable is for future endeavors at recoding the good ole' Heroes 3-Complete and mods. into a full fledge x64 coded game.

Obviously, by using that option, it forces the graphics card at using all available texture enhancements it can do to redraw each one of the pixels of the objects of the map(sprites based units also) into 3D looking graphics but, leaving the map only based environment things as their original 32 bit pixel selves.

That is why, it takes a lot of effort for your machines to do all these graphical transformations as the game proceeds.

In conclusion, no matter the machine type(PC or Laptop), you must make sure that the graphical engine stays in 32 bit true(already enhanced much better resolution than the 32 bit graphics of 15 years ago).

So...Laptop to Laptop game play or, PC to PC game play only. Mixing will not work.


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Doomforge
Doomforge


Admirable
Undefeatable Hero
Retired Hero
posted February 10, 2018 03:05 PM

What am I supposed to do here?



I'm using heroes 3 complete from GoG and ERA.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted February 10, 2018 03:30 PM

set XP SP 3 compatibility for executable temporarily (h3era.exe).

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Jacek
Jacek

Tavern Dweller
posted February 10, 2018 07:20 PM

Can anyone help me?
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