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orzie
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posted January 01, 2019 12:30 PM bonus applied by Maurice on 01 Jan 2019.

[Official Thread] HoMM3: The Succession Wars Mod

Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Succession Wars is a total conversion of Heroes III dedicated to the fairy-tale atmosphere and graphic style of its prequel, Heroes II. The modification adds a lot of new content, such as creatures, castles, and artifacts to name a few, and provides fresh gaming impressions as well as a great amount of nostalgic feelings at the same time.

H3SW v0.8.0 OFFICIAL GAMEPLAY VIDEO

Download 0.8.0 stable beta:
https://www.moddb.com/mods/h3sw/downloads/h3sw-v080-beta

Download mirrors:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ocyg2jqc4hzi89v/H3SW%20v0.8.0%20Installer.exe?dl=0
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lPvkUEkS-PkUsxB5nc2PC9XHMQK9ErSi

Installation:
Unpack the self-extracting archive to a directory with clean Heroes 3: Shadow of Death or Heroes Complete (No WoG, ERA, HD Mod or HotA or any other mod can be installed in that folder!).

Attention! If you cannot launch h3sw.exe for some reason on your computer (like getting the WINGRAPH.CPP error), you will also have to use Heroes 3 HD Mod (not Heroes 3 HD Edition). Don't forget to write <Fix.Cosmetic> = 0 tweak in the HD Mod Launcher:
https://sites.google.com/site/heroes3hd/rus/description

Useful Links:
https://vk.com/thesuccessionwarsmod
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8wjJt9DQO-TLoRZ98X9eWQ
http://heroes2.forumactif.com
https://www.moddb.com/mods/h3sw

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Galaad
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posted January 01, 2019 01:25 PM


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Salamandre
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posted January 01, 2019 01:56 PM

orzie said:
[ Don't forget to write <Fix.Cosmetic> = 0 tweak in the HD Mod Launcher:


I downloaded the last HD version and it doesn't have this option in tweaks. Also I suggest to update mod manager inside mod, it still has the version from 2016.
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Evaline
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posted January 01, 2019 02:06 PM

Request to moderators: Please stick this topic!

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Maurice
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posted January 01, 2019 02:58 PM

Evaline said:
Request to moderators: Please stick this topic!


Agreed & done!

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posted January 01, 2019 03:58 PM
Edited by orzie at 16:03, 01 Jan 2019.

pekute99 said:
Is it an error or the cheats are automatically enabled ? I can build infinite buildings in a day and have infinite resources.

The bug with unlimited resources and broken Dragon Towers is currently fixed, so you will have to re-download the mod and reinstall the game+mod+hd chain once again. Sorry again.


Salamandre said:
I downloaded the last HD version and it doesn't have this option in tweaks. Also I suggest to update mod manager inside mod, it still has the version from 2016.

Sorry for that HD Mod tweak story, guys, we will try to convince Baratorch to disable it by default for our executable. I was not able to reach him during previous weeks. It is not our fault, and there is nothing we could do.
You will have to write it there manually. Like I said, it is not our fault, it's just because HD Mod was not ready for our arrival.
I sincerely hope we can fix this soon.

Regarding the Mod Manager, it is intentional in future to remove it completely from the game as well as other instruments. The beta was built on ERA 2.46, but in future we might reconsider the whole structure of the mod and how it is organized within the framework of Era.



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Salamandre
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posted January 01, 2019 04:06 PM

Why remove and by that negate the possibility to use some Era mods which are already compatible with SW? Because I already tried a few and they work fine. A few others also only need a little graphical fix to work with.

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posted January 01, 2019 04:11 PM
Edited by orzie at 16:24, 01 Jan 2019.

We cannot be responsible for third-party mods, because we have already enough problems with v0.8.0. It was a nightmare to see people trying to use WoG Commanders or Stack Experience with the mod which looked terrible, caused a lot of bugs and created a lot of bug reports and user hate towards the project.

In future, we might consider the creation of "officially approved" minimods with the list being posted somewhere. For now though, this feature remains only for experienced users, which are not many compared to casual users.

If you manage to get some Era minimods working fine with H3SW v0.8.0, this is a valuable information too.

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madshj
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posted January 01, 2019 04:16 PM

You guys have done an amazing job! Thanks so so much!
Is it just my pc or do the tavern in witch town, not work?

Happy new years!

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The_Green_Drag
The_Green_Drag


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posted January 01, 2019 04:18 PM

When i go to the DL link for the beta i get told its not available via any mirrors. Not sure what that means? I downloaded the link to the first mirrors in drop box thinking that'd help but it seems not.

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orzie
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posted January 01, 2019 04:23 PM

madshj said:
You guys have done an amazing job! Thanks so so much!
Is it just my pc or do the tavern in witch town, not work?

Happy new years!

Write a line
<Fix.Cosmetic> = 0
in HD Mod Launcher, and the problem with townscreens will be removed. It's an HD Mod issue.

The_Green_Drag said:
When i go to the DL link for the beta i get told its not available via any mirrors. Not sure what that means? I downloaded the link to the first mirrors in drop box thinking that'd help but it seems not.

Unfortunately, if all 3 mirrors don't work, we'll have to wait. There is a limit on downloads, and people are downloading all the day today.

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The_Green_Drag
The_Green_Drag


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posted January 01, 2019 04:26 PM

orzie said:

Unfortunately, if all 3 mirrors don't work, we'll have to wait. There is a limit on downloads, and people are downloading all the day today.


Ah I see. Well thats fine, i can't get mad at that. Only jealous of the ones who have it

Thanks for the release btw!

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RoseKavalier
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posted January 01, 2019 04:29 PM

orzie said:

Sorry for that HD Mod tweak story, guys, we will try to convince Baratorch to disable it by default for our executable. I was not able to reach him during previous weeks. It is not our fault, and there is nothing we could do.



Random thought, have you tried to disable the HD variable at attach?
Variable *Cosmetic = _P->VarFind("HD.Fix.Cosmetic");
if (Cosmetic)
    Costmetic->SetValue(FALSE);

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RerryR
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posted January 01, 2019 04:54 PM

orzie said:
We cannot be responsible for third-party mods, because we have already enough problems with v0.8.0. It was a nightmare to see people trying to use WoG Commanders or Stack Experience with the mod which looked terrible, caused a lot of bugs and created a lot of bug reports and user hate towards the project.


Who in his right mind would hate you for his mods not working on your modification...
Anyway I would also appreciate to give/let us the possibility to use Mods.
Things like Quick Combat option or Resolve Battle for example

After my first game I can say you really did an excellent job! Some of the new artifacts are very cool and the creatures and animations in combat are outstanding

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orzie
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posted January 01, 2019 05:08 PM

RoseKavalier said:
Random thought, have you tried to disable the HD variable at attach?
Variable *Cosmetic = _P->VarFind("HD.Fix.Cosmetic");
if (Cosmetic)
    Costmetic->SetValue(FALSE);



I am deeply sorry, but I am not proficient in programming. What does "attach" mean in this case?

What we're trying to do is to have a fix in the next HD Mod update, so that it applies a personal set of settings for our executable. This should also solve some unwanted Heretic appearances on random maps.

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RoseKavalier
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posted January 01, 2019 05:20 PM
Edited by RoseKavalier at 17:21, 01 Jan 2019.

Do you have any DLL being loaded for H3SW?
If yes, you could try placing that code in the DLL Main function and it should turn off the cosmetic fix before any game files are loaded.
EDIT: if not it can be added as an EraPlugin (?)

Sorry, I can't test myself I don't have the necessary equipment for a few more days.
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madshj
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posted January 01, 2019 05:29 PM

orzie said:
madshj said:
You guys have done an amazing job! Thanks so so much!
Is it just my pc or do the tavern in witch town, not work?

Happy new years!

Write a line
<Fix.Cosmetic> = 0
in HD Mod Launcher, and the problem with townscreens will be removed. It's an HD Mod issue.


Thanks!

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RerryR
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posted January 01, 2019 06:44 PM

I packed myself a Mod Pack with all Quick Battle Options for H3TSW:

-Resolve Battle instantly
-Replay Battle Plugin
-Chose Quick Combat/play normally before combat

so far it works without problems. Such things could be considered in the next version.

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Salamandre
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posted January 01, 2019 06:52 PM

In editor, we can't give more than one spell to hero, giving another spell disables the one given previously.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


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posted January 01, 2019 06:58 PM
Edited by Salamandre at 19:14, 01 Jan 2019.

RerryR said:


-Resolve Battle instantly
-Replay Battle Plugin
-Chose Quick Combat/play normally before combat



Also works:

Turbo wog
Daily quick save
Spells uncovered (shows precise data about spells like resurrect, fire shield etc)

The one I prefer the most, map advanced infos, works 95% but crashes on utopia display, I will look into when time (ok got it, thats because it is limited to 2 arts instead of 4).

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