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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: Free Heroes of Might and Magic II 0.8 release
Thread: Free Heroes of Might and Magic II 0.8 release This thread is 4 pages long: 1 2 3 4 · «PREV
sirDranik
sirDranik


Hired Hero
posted January 17, 2021 03:13 PM

Wine is not an OS but an emulation box of Window OS environment on Unix systems. Why don't you download out Linux (Ubuntu) version instead to play the game natively? If your Unix version is not Ubuntu you can easily compile it on your side by few commands:
- git clone https://github.com/ihhub/fheroes2
- cd fheroes2
- ./script/linux/install_sdl_2.sh
- make

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sirDranik
sirDranik


Hired Hero
posted February 06, 2021 10:06 AM
Edited by sirDranik at 10:46, 06 Feb 2021.

A really warm welcome, heroes of might and magic fans!
Astrologers proclaim Year of the Development.
fheroes2 version increased by +0.1!

We ought to tell you wonderful news: fheroes2 project has been upgraded to 0.9 version!

Over a year of enormous development's passed and the project is non-stop reaching its ultimate goal!
Animation and rendering in fheroes2 is really close to the original game (and even better in some places!) thanks to the new rendering engine.
fheroes2 team made a fantastic work on game's optimization! After thousands of source code lines being rewritten and hundreds of bugs being fixed fheroes2 engine became much faster on all supported platforms. The game is now by 50% faster and contains mind-blowing smooth animation. This is not everything at all what the team made for you.
0.9 release is a core milestone in the project development as we created a brand new artificial intelligence (AI). Now players can face a worthy opponent, not an apathetic visitor of wells and fountains. However, there is still a work to do to bring AI to the level of making the life of true HoMM fans incredibly difficult

Check the left side of the screenshot (0.8 version) where AI allies haven't explored much of territory in one month and the majority of heroes are still wandering within base location. While on the right side (0.9 version) AI allies explored much more territory and red player even managed to capture several towns!


You might remember that in the previous release we realized an intuitive and comfortable monster stack manipulation using Alt, Ctrl and Shift key shortcuts. Recollect how frustrating it was to do monster separation in the original game.

We also working on game interface enhancements. We don't want players to feel that they're playing in outdated game but enjoy the original product with suitable and comfortable approaches, familiar for every HoMM series fan. The team implemented a highlighted areas for mass spells and added a new window for "Town Portal" with its own proper town list and suitable styles for "good" and "evil" interfaces.

Spell area also shows, if any creatures won't be affected by the spell for some reasons


In the original game "town portal" spell window even  didn't have a gray list background for "evil" interface, and used a list in brown colors from "good" interface


Follow us! We have many-many changes for 2021 which we hope Heroes of Might and Magic 2 fans will like.

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sirironfist
sirironfist


Known Hero
King of the ogres
posted February 06, 2021 10:33 AM

This is getting more and more amazing. Not all heroes wear capes!

Will this support the old vanilla maps? Or maps in general that were made in the original map editor?

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sirDranik
sirDranik


Hired Hero
posted February 06, 2021 10:35 AM

Certainly yes! What would be the purpose of this game if you cannot play original maps and campaigns?

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Gandalf196
Gandalf196


Famous Hero
posted February 06, 2021 01:16 PM
Edited by Gandalf196 at 13:53, 06 Feb 2021.

This game engine has everything to become the greatest game engine in the history of Heroes II game engines, maybe ever.
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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

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sirDranik
sirDranik


Hired Hero
posted February 06, 2021 01:44 PM

It is not a mod.
It's a game engine. Fheroes2 doesn't apply any modification of original game resources.
But anyway, thanks for your belief in this project.)

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Gandalf196
Gandalf196


Famous Hero
posted February 06, 2021 01:54 PM

sirDranik said:
It is not a mod.
It's a game engine.
But anyway, thanks for your belief in this project.)


I don't know what you're talking about.

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sirDranik
sirDranik


Hired Hero
posted February 06, 2021 02:02 PM

Free Heroes of Might and Magic II is a recreation of HoMM2 game engine written from a scratch. This open-source multi-platform project is aimed to fully replicate the original game with meaningful changes for gameplay, graphics and logic.
Due to licensing issues, we cannot modify original game resources. We're just creating a new software, that works in a bit different way with the original data.

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