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Heroes Community > Other Games Exist Too > Thread: Eador New Horizons
Thread: Eador New Horizons
Gandalf196
Gandalf196


Adventuring Hero
posted January 30, 2018 07:57 PM
Edited by Gandalf196 at 11:12, 12 Feb 2018.

Eador New Horizons

Eador bears many similarities with Heroes of Might and Magic. It is nowhere nearly as famous, but it is incredibly innovative and fun. First, came Eador: Genesis (as one would expect, given the name...)

"Eador: Genesis is an indie turn-based strategy game created by Alexey Bokulev. It has inspired the development of Eador: Masters of the Broken World.Take the role of a mighty Master and shape the destiny of Eador, on land and within the astral plane itself." (steam description)

The game gained a 3D version entitled: Eador: Masters of the Broken World. However, it was (and is still) plagued by bugs. A standalone expasion, Eador: Imperium, followed, but so did the bugs

However, Russians have created a "standalone mod" (meaning you don't actually need the game...) for the original game, which, despite the Heroes II (minus animations) graphics, is incredibly enjoyable. And to top it off, there's an english translation too!

That's it. I am sure the game will appeal to all might and magic fans!

Download link

For those who would like to run the game in a window, check this post:

Running in a window

Remember to extract dxwnd files to a folder, i.e., don't run the .exes from WinRAR menu. Also, it may be necessary to delete dxwnd folder and extract its RAR archive again when you want to have a new version of Eador running windowed.

As you can see, there are two Eador executables. The only difference, as far as I can tell, is that the Eador_fixed_skills.exe  makes all the hero classes start with fixed skills:

Warrior : Combat
Scout : Marksmanship
Wizard : Thaumaturgy
Commander: Leadership

Eadoropedia
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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted January 30, 2018 08:33 PM

Great game! Very good news we had new mod!

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fred79
fred79


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Undefeatable Hero
SCOURGE OF THE H-SEA
posted January 30, 2018 09:34 PM

funny you should mention that game; i was just scanning it for useable graphics not even a week ago.

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Zenofex
Zenofex


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Legendary Hero
Kreegan-atheist
posted February 01, 2018 07:58 AM

Some details? That's based on Genesis, right? What is different from the original game?

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Gandalf196
Gandalf196


Adventuring Hero
posted February 01, 2018 12:02 PM
Edited by Gandalf196 at 03:52, 04 Feb 2018.

Zenofex said:
Some details? That's based on Genesis, right? What is different from the original game?


1 - Unit promotions (all castle units, except for the T4 units, have a chance to be upgraded to stronger and better ones, all the promotions are within one tier only);
2 - Tactical improvements, since there are a lot of new abilities, spells and units the AI will surprise you with new combinations of challenging enemies;
3 - All mercenaries are now T1.5 units (T1 promotions), so you have a choice to either buy a powerful and costly unit or an army of weaker ones;
4 - Balance changes to hero skills and hero class;
5 - 150+ new units (including castle units, all kinds of monsters and powerful bosses);
6 - 200+ new spells (including all kinds of blessings and curses, damaging spells, AoE spells and even instant kill spells if you are lucky enough to find them);
7 - 250+ new items (including weapons, armor, jewellery and artefacts to summon powerful monsters and contracts to hire new units);
8 - 20+ new item sets (giving all kinds of cool bonuses if you are able to obtain them);
9 - Various new races plus expanded and improved existing ones (no more Goblins and Orcs together, all of them have their own melee, spellcasting and ranged units);
10 - Various new buildings (including epic tier shops and a casino) and new rituals;
11 - Several hundred new encounters and events;
12 - Hundreds of new images, graphics, sounds and visual improvements, including the models for all the hero subclasses;
13 - New music pack from the composer of the original Eador;
14 - Nearly a hundred new neutral armies, suited for different playing styles;
15 - Nearly every alliance quest reworked for consistency;
16 - Countless new combat abilities for units old and new;
17 - Numerous improvements to game balance;
18 - Huge amount of improvements to game lore and universe logic;
19 - Campaign balance and flow much improved.

And that was in 2015! The mod was last updated this month! The AI is superb, truly challenging!
Note: you get the option to choose BOTH the AI difficulty and your difficulty, but A.I. difficulty level works in reverse. A beginner level A.I. has the penalties of an overlord difficulty level. If both the player and the A.I have Expert difficulty level than they have the same bonuses and penalties. For more info, check this:
Eador Difficulty Levels
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JollyJoker
JollyJoker


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Undefeatable Hero
posted February 01, 2018 12:39 PM

I've downloaded it as well and already played a couple of turns. Looks good so far.
Although I own both Eador versions I've been inclined to give the nod to Genesis, since the 3D, imo, didn't really make the game better.

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Zenofex
Zenofex


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Kreegan-atheist
posted February 01, 2018 01:07 PM

Sounds interesting. I hope it's not too much "new stuff for the sake of new" stuff, the original Eador was already fairly complex compared to other games of the genre but will certainly check it out myself.

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monere
monere


Famous Hero
posted April 03, 2018 12:15 PM

He! Pretty good game. I like the music

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