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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: HoMM2 Museum: beta content, concept art, promo screenshots
Thread: HoMM2 Museum: beta content, concept art, promo screenshots This thread is 2 pages long: 1 2 · «PREV
blueskirt
blueskirt


Adventuring Hero
posted December 10, 2014 08:45 PM

Orzie said:

1.18 Undefined hero portrait (PoL)

Everyone knows this portrait, but not all HoMM2 players noticed that it is not used in any of the PoL campaigns at all, being only featured in several fan-made scenarios, including the Wizard's Land campaign. He possesses the name "Solmyr" there, which is considered by the community as inspirational for the creation of Solmyr ibn Wali Barad, a famous Antagarich and Axeoth character.
The role planned for Solmyr in possible PoL campaigns is now a mystery and can only be a matter of fan guessings.


I always thought that portrait was intended for Anduran, as there's a knight hero named Anduran, with Sir Gallant's portrait, that can be rescued in the Dominion single player scenario.

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Orzie
Orzie


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Supreme Hero
Reinventing the Steel
posted December 10, 2014 09:28 PM

This portrait is used in many single scenarios, but all of them cannot be considered "true canon".

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blueskirt
blueskirt


Adventuring Hero
posted December 17, 2014 05:31 PM

Yeah but Dominion is actually one of the official single player map released with Price of Loyalty, it wasn't one of the fan map added in the Gold version. But anyway, it's all wishful thinking.

Back on topic, I'm fairly sure there's more to the canned graveyard than just a map landmarks, I recall skimming through a dump of the Heroes of Might and Magic II graphical assets a long time ago I found an unused battlefield that featured an iron fence and tombstones in the background.

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Orzie
Orzie


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Supreme Hero
Reinventing the Steel
posted December 17, 2014 06:31 PM

Most probably it is just a rudiment of Heroes 1 Graveyard.

Yet, an info about Anduran is interesting, thank you.

I plan to enrich the Museum soon by adding the 4th section, about the origin of HoMM2 concepts. There is a lot to say, especially if we count Might and Magic 3-5.

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Whyte
Whyte

Tavern Dweller
posted September 06, 2015 10:31 PM

Wow this is awesome and very interesting. I wish there were more people this dedicated to Heroes 2, it is an amazing game. Definitely one of the best posts I have seen thanks Orzie

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LeslieT
LeslieT

Tavern Dweller
posted November 05, 2015 03:51 PM

Hi Guys,
I would like to share some exciting Heroes 2 advertisement from Computer Gaming World Magazine:

CGW 144 1996/07


CGW 146 1996/09


CGW 147 1996/10


CGW 148 1996/11


CGW 151 1997/02


CGW 152 1997/03


CGW 153 1997/04


CGW 156 1997/07



Although they have scanned paper quality, just click on the names and it will be opened in high resolution.

Source: http://www.cgwmuseum.org/
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blueskirt
blueskirt


Adventuring Hero
posted November 11, 2015 04:27 AM
Edited by blueskirt at 04:41, 11 Nov 2015.

Nice find, Leslie! That reversed castle siege looks very interesting.

Also, snooping on one of my backup HD, I found those pictures I was talking about regarding a graveyard battle ground in the resource files:







Also, regarding this bit in the original post:
Quote:
The only clue, though, is left on the official map "Dominion", which is actually not fan-made and is included in the official PoL release. A hero named Anduran and having this portrait is placed in one of the prisons on the adventure map.


There is a jailed hero named Anduran in the official map "Dominion". That jailed hero uses Sir Gallant's portrait, not Solmyr's portrait. Personally I always thought that was a wasted opportunity, like they could have used Solmyr's portrait for that jailed hero, or maybe they intended to use Solmyr's portrait for that jailed hero but forgot or something. But it's all wishful thinking, and Solmyr's portrait isn't used anywhere in the game except in the map editor and in some of the fan made maps.

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d3acon
d3acon

Tavern Dweller
posted November 19, 2015 04:25 PM

Great post! I am new here and I am wondering how could I publish my own HOMM2 maps for public? I have been designing maps with my friends for a few years, but never published them. Now I figured they could serve some good for others too.

Please advise!
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orzie
orzie


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Supreme Hero
Reinventing the Steel
posted November 19, 2015 05:29 PM

You can do that both on Celestial Heavens and on Forums of Enroth.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who posted here, I may have a very decent update for the thread closer to the New Year Holidays.

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Drakon-Deus
Drakon-Deus


Legendary Hero
posted November 21, 2015 12:02 AM

Again a "thank you post", Heroes II was the game that started my own appreciation for HoMM and for computer games in general, even. I can never forget it or stop liking it.

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BurntPhoenix
BurntPhoenix


Hired Hero
posted April 09, 2016 05:57 AM
Edited by BurntPhoenix at 06:20, 09 Apr 2016.

It seems every once in a while I still uncover things about this legendary game that were otherwise unfamiliar to me despite so much scouring on the web. For instance the things in this thread! 2 years ago, I came upon the midi version of the main menu music and was blown away at how different and awesome it was. Late last year, I stumbled across this supposed 'demo' theme for Necromancer ....

Don't know the awareness on this among the diehards and people who played HOMM2 since its very inception, but this right here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=glwaGKIF8ys seems to be the true, TRUE Necromancer theme that, for whatever reason, was not part of the official release?

Anyone know if that was really part of the game's 'demo'? (It might have been fan-made, but I do not know)

That sounds like the theme chosen for the barbarians with a morose funeral march melody thrown on top of it huh?

That 'demo' theme is just so, so fitting for the necromancers! Assuming that was the true demo theme, NWC should have stuck with it for the undead faction.   *** (I am hopeful it finds its rightful place in the upcoming latest version of the super-exciting Succession Wars mod

The other 'official' themes didn't really fit Homm2 Necromancer (apparently I'm not alone on that opinion)... although the supposed Price of Loyalty Necromancer theme is one of the most awe-inspiring compositions ever conceived.

Edit: it seems this might have been part of the vanilla form of the game soundtrack, sans POL expansion. Lol I am just confused because people in the YouTube commentary are discussing different versions of the game...

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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted April 09, 2016 07:56 AM
Edited by Baronus at 07:57, 09 Apr 2016.

NWC original site:
http://web.archive.org/web/19980208172820/http://www.nwcomputing.com/othergames.html

Heroes II site:
http://web.archive.org/web/20000118225259/http://www.3do.com/products/pc/heroes3/heroes2gold/gold.htm

We have a lot archival content! Its delight :-)


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Gidoza
Gidoza


Known Hero
posted April 26, 2016 03:30 PM

Man I'm realizing how much more I like the graphics of H2 than the later Heroes series games...

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Morglin
Morglin

Tavern Dweller
posted October 10, 2018 01:04 AM
Edited by Morglin at 01:27, 10 Oct 2018.

Look at first image:
http://download.abandonware.org/magazines/Joystick/joystick_numero105/Joystick%20105%20-%20Page%20182%20%28juin%201999%29.jpg
Is there buildings from H2?


It's about Might and Magic 6, not Heroes 2, but it's still Enroth-related so I hope you don't mind that I post it here. I don't want to create new topic just for that.

It's probably about really early developing of Mandate of Heaven (I don't know French and I don't have time to translate it via Google now). I hope you'll find it interesting.

http://download.abandonware.org/magazines/Joystick/joystick_numero077/Joystick%20077%20-%20Page%20064%20%28d%E9cembre%201996%29.jpg

http://download.abandonware.org/magazines/Joystick/joystick_numero077/Joystick%20077%20-%20Page%20065%20%28d%E9cembre%201996%29.jpg

http://download.abandonware.org/magazines/Joystick/joystick_numero077/Joystick%20077%20-%20Page%20066%20%28d%E9cembre%201996%29.jpg

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