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Heroes Community > Heroes 3.5 - WoG and Beyond > Thread: Which version of Homm3 do you prefer?
Thread: Which version of Homm3 do you prefer? This thread is 2 pages long: 1 2 · «PREV
Ghost
Ghost


Legendary Hero
Therefore I am
posted February 05, 2021 10:41 PM

Now I know how hard to say. I'm farmisht schizophrenia. I'm not psychosis but schizophrenia since 2007 years, because I'm disagreed with diagnosis, I got a psychosis drug, it worked well without bizarre, lsd, etc except thoughts have still in a neg or pos. I tried to say I'm Homm machine, when stats say, but schizophrenia affected IQ has dropped. Since I tried hardest master. So amen and this is second created post.

Ok ERA/WoG is the best, when I can play with 500% AI difficulty level or SoD level. My new 252x252 map named Homecoming is coming as a soon. A map you find 500% AI also stack experience mod, AI gains 500% experience. Why a SoD level? I'm aged schizophrenia. I also want to play normally. ERA/WoG helped me.

HotA? A true amateur also human mapmaker style, you can smell authors handicraft, depend on you, common people "smell" maps, they download a map, when they like a mapmakers smell of world. I also can play HotA, even if HotA 1.6.1 on the windows. No installed yet. The first Homecoming, and other maps, it after I update all HotA maps.

RoE? Also the best game. I fighted against 10k Titans, 200k Zealots, or 7x legion with Recanter's Cloak and Pendant of Second Sight, or sometimes the evil red orb, etc depend on your succeess by factory bug like Cyberpunk. Because of Fear spell. Later on I test RoE versions, what AlexSpl said. But if you're a very fast, you meet lots or horde them. So useless.

Ok my gaming experience says

1. RoE and ERA/WoG
2. SoD
3. HotA

And other mod, VCMI, etc I don't play, because I prefer a Homm, not Forge or UFO style or strory, etc Maybe ACM. I haven't a busy. So I've respect for mod, etc Many years ago I've experienced with mods.
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Winston
Winston


Adventuring Hero
posted February 06, 2021 12:23 AM

I don't play multiplayer and I'm a purist so definitely not HotA since it's basically its own vision of the game and has changed and removed tons of the original game content.

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Rimgrabber
Rimgrabber


Famous Hero
It's a fixer-upper
posted February 06, 2021 04:20 AM
Edited by Rimgrabber at 04:21, 06 Feb 2021.

HoTA for me since I always have weird technical problems when I try to install anything WOG or ERA based, which sucks because I was really interested in the Advanced Classes mod and Succession Wars mod. I prefer H5 to H3 though, because the RPG aspects are better developed.
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RerryR
RerryR


Promising
Supreme Hero
Researching Magic
posted February 06, 2021 10:58 AM

ah ja the Rimgrabber paradox, I remember.
did you try the newest assembly version?
http://heroes3wog.net/homm3-era-hd-era-scripts-gaming-build-download/

Most likely your Antivirus blocks some essentials files during installation or you have some very old operation system, computer?

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Undeadgamer62
Undeadgamer62


Adventuring Hero
posted February 06, 2021 06:29 PM

RerryR said:
ah ja the Rimgrabber paradox, I remember.
did you try the newest assembly version?
http://heroes3wog.net/homm3-era-hd-era-scripts-gaming-build-download/

Most likely your Antivirus blocks some essentials files during installation or you have some very old operation system, computer?

This is a good point. Bitdefender routinely quarantines certain files during the installation. I have to restore them every single time I set up a new ERA-WOG folder. An Antivirus with less obvious messaging and undo options would really be difficult in this situation.

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Rimgrabber
Rimgrabber


Famous Hero
It's a fixer-upper
posted February 06, 2021 06:50 PM

Actually, I did get a new PC since the last time I tried. I'll give it another go.
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blob2
blob2


Undefeatable Hero
Blob-Ohmos the Second
posted February 06, 2021 08:01 PM

FirePaladin said:
blob2 said:
Double: whaaa?


I fully answered the op's question. Can't do much about it if one can't understand it.



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Gandalf196
Gandalf196


Famous Hero
posted February 06, 2021 10:58 PM

The_Green_Drag said:
I like the Heroes 3 HD Edition by Ubisoft


Where are the mods?
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The_Green_Drag
The_Green_Drag


Supreme Hero
posted February 17, 2021 12:50 AM

Gandalf196 said:
The_Green_Drag said:
I like the Heroes 3 HD Edition by Ubisoft


Where are the mods?


Was only joking  Nobody likes that version with its ugly green dragons!


HotA is the version I mostly play. 2nd is succession wars mod, which Iíll count cause itís technically still heroes 3 lol

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Baronus
Baronus


Promising
Supreme Hero
posted February 18, 2021 08:21 PM

I like mods so I like all versions! More is better! Of course the best are platforms like Era and VCMI.

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Legendary Hero
Undorcover modder
posted February 18, 2021 08:36 PM

Best regards, but VCMI is not a mod, rather a recreation of HoMM3.
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gatecrasher
gatecrasher


Famous Hero
posted February 18, 2021 10:06 PM

ERA vs HotA is like apples vs oranges.

ERA is a platform which can extend the classic HoMM3 gaming experience or upon which you can build mods and maps which feel like an entirely new game. New game mechanics, new look and feel, new genre...amazing stuff out there. Some of this stuff might come along a bit rough around the edges.

HotA is like vanilla SoD 2.0 or a late new official expansion.
It comes with treats like simultaneous turns for multiplayer games and it helped to get rid of some of the ridiculous rules of the multiplayer community.

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Baronus
Baronus


Promising
Supreme Hero
posted February 18, 2021 10:16 PM

VCMI allows play a lot of mods! Ofcourse new engine is mod too!!!

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Legendary Hero
Undorcover modder
posted February 18, 2021 10:23 PM
Edited by FirePaladin at 23:41, 18 Feb 2021.

@gatecrasher

HotA could technically be part of a platform similar to ERA and nothing would be different. So personally, I wouldn't go and show them as opposites or things which cannot exist together, in the same H3. To be more explicit, ERA is a modding platform, while HotA is a hardcoded mod. And while I'm at it, I currently mainly play HotA.

Edit: Simultaneous turns are an HD+ mod feature.

@Baronus

It's still technically a remake which uses HoMM3's assets and mechanics.
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Undeadgamer62
Undeadgamer62


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posted February 19, 2021 05:01 PM

FirePaladin said:
@gatecrasher

HotA could technically be part of a platform similar to ERA and nothing would be different. So personally, I wouldn't go and show them as opposites or things which cannot exist together, in the same H3. To be more explicit, ERA is a modding platform, while HotA is a hardcoded mod. And while I'm at it, I currently mainly play HotA.

Edit: Simultaneous turns are an HD+ mod feature.

@Baronus

It's still technically a remake which uses HoMM3's assets and mechanics.

Except that HOTA isn't part of a platform--it's intended to be its own thing. I think HOTA and ERA can be differentiated by their design philosophies. HOTA's team chose to focus on hardcoding because, like many artists, they want to retain creative control. They have made it clear that they do not approve of and will not support any HOTA content being exported to other venues. (So even if HOTA could in theory exist as part of a platform, that's contrary to the desires of its designers.) Nor do they want to build in much flexibility into their own product. They are within their rights to do that, but the approach is very different from ERA, which provides lots of configurable options and allows extremely diverse modding possibilities. The result is that HOTA is more polished and refined, but less varied. ERA and/or its various mods more frequently have bugs, but they also allow for a wider range of experiences. Each one is a valuable addition to the HoMM3 community, but I can see why someone would view them as contrasting approaches.

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FirePaladin
FirePaladin


Legendary Hero
Undorcover modder
posted February 19, 2021 05:07 PM
Edited by FirePaladin at 17:09, 19 Feb 2021.

You didn't get my point. I was just saying that a mod like HotA can technically be both a platform mod or a standalone mod without having any differences at all between each other.

Edit: I guess I didn't read your whole post, you might have agreed with this in it or smt. Still dunno why you went and explained design philosophies, etc., but oh well, I kinda went off topic too before.
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