This project is a Heroes of Might & Magic 2 total conversion mod and scenario created by Metropolis and Blake for the great classic game Sid Meier's Civilization II MGE. Inspired by Tom2050's amazing HoMM3 mod for Civ3 we hope to create the most HoMM2 like experience within the limitations of the old Civ2 MGE engine. It's 20 years too late but we're doing it anyway haha!
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As a kid growing up in the 90s playing endless hours of Civ and HoMM Blake always wanted some sort of hybrid game that gave him the HoMM experience but in the Civ sandbox world. Games like Master of Magic and Age of Wonders 2 sort of granted that wish however Tom2050's mod has REALLY fulfilled that dream of a sandbox HoMM game. Blake was so inspired by the awesomeness of it that he wanted to try and make a Heroes of Might & Magic 2 Civilization 2 Mod to compliment it, as while he was useless at Civ3 modding he's pretty good with Civ2 modding. Blake was still hesitant to try though as he knew it would be a big job, however then he hit the jackpot!
Blake came across a super talented Civ 2 modder by the name of Metropolis who had already started Blakes exact HoMM2 for Civ2 idea years ago but had abandoned the idea due to lack of interest. We tracked each other down and we're now working together on finishing Metro's original vision with a bit of Blake's vision mixed in with it. It's not going to be as amazing as that HoMM3 for Civ3 mod as it's creator (Tom2050) is a friggin genius lol and we're using an older game but we'll do the best we can haha. We know that it's 20 years too late, no one will probably play it and people will wonder why we're wasting our time but we're having a ton of fun making it so meh, we're doing it anyway haha.
- HoMM2 Factions
- HoMM2 Units
- HoMM2 Castle Cities
- HoMM2 Leaders
- HoMM2 Themed Technologies
- HoMM2 Themed Wonder videos
- HoMM2 Themed Intro, Death & Victory videos
- HoMM2 Music & Sounds
- HoMM2 City buildings
Metropolis - an extremely talented Civ2 mod maker who’s responsible for most of the awesome things in this scenario! Feel free to check out his Star Trek Civ2ToT and Star Control Civ2 scenarios too.
Blake - an okayish Civ2 mod maker who's polished, tinkered and added lots of little things here and there in this project. Feel free to check out his other WIP projects such as his ToT Graphics for Civ2MGE mod, his Heroes of Might & Magic 2 Civ2 scenario, his Command & Conquer Civ2 scenario, his Red Alert 2 Siege of NY Civ2 scenario, his old Star Wars Civ2 scenario, his new Master of Magic Enhanced Civ2ToT scenario, and his Civ1 Soundtrack Overhaul mod. He is also the creator of the popular Star Trek GZDoom and Quest For Glory IV 3D Hexen GZDoom mods.
Godrage at Lands of Enroth for all his transparent HoMM2 Unit/Building/Icon Png files he painstakingly screenshotted from the game and painted out backgrounds to make his gorgeous HoMM2 website.
Eugene and the Palm Kingdoms 2 team at IOSoftware for their custom HoMM2 style heroes. If you want to play a new HoMM2 style game on PC or phones then go play PK2!
Sir Albe and the Succession Wars HoMM3 mod team for HoMM2 town name extractions and some HoMM2 style art assets.
And of course thank you to New World Computing for creating Heroes of Might & Magic 2!.. and Ubisoft (current owners of the franchise) for not suing us. ;)
In this new sixth dev diary Blake answers fan demands to show units while also showing off all city buildings and some small touch-ups to the city sky view for the Civilization 2 - Heroes of Might and Magic 2 Mod!
As a kid growing up in the 90s playing endless hours of Civ and HoMM Blake always wanted some sort of hybrid game that gave him the HoMM experience but in the Civ sandbox world. Games like Master of Magic and Age of Wonders 2 sort of granted that wish however Tom2050's amazing HoMM3 mod for Civ3 mod has REALLY fulfilled that dream of a sandbox HoMM game. Blake was so inspired by the awesomeness of it that he wanted to try and make a Heroes of Might & Magic 2 Civilization 2 Mod to compliment it. Soon after this Blake discovered a talented Civ2 modder on the other side of the world called Metropolis had already started a similar project and the two of them got to work on finishing their dream!
Firstly I want to say apologies to everyone sitting around waiting. The delay in release is 100% Blake's fault and not Metropolis's, as I've been busy working on my Command & Conquer African Campaign Civ2 scenario remaster and Red Alert 2 Siege of New York Civ2 Scenario project these last few months. However that and my other projects are now pretty much almost at a nearly complete stage where I'm happy to step back from them and get back to finishing this one and releasing it!
So in the meantime there's still a few new things that I can post about here.
I've had a few requests on various sites to post about units! So I thought I'd do up a diagram showing a breakdown of all the factions and their units!
Important things of note:
NOTE: The above configurations is WIP and may be subject to change after final beta testing is complete.
City Buildings Update:
I've also made some small changes to a couple of Metro's awesome city sky view buildings. I've painted a side wall onto the city walls (not easy as it didn't exist in HoMM2!) and made the walls longer (yes the perspective is still wrong but at least it blends in a little better than the original now). I've also reduced the sea platforms and added a boat unit image we didn't end up using as a tip of the hat to when new ships appeared in the city screen in original HoMM2. Oh and I re-coloured all the splash effects to Civ2 water colours instead of HoMM2s.
And finally here's a full list of our city building conversions. Metro likes having the original Civ2 building names bracketed in the titles to avoid confusion and I quite like it too as it's nice for once not having to go to the civilopedia to see what a custom scenario building does haha. However if lots of people don't like it and feel it breaks immersion then we can easily remove them. Nearly every building in the list is from HoMM2 castle screens and very few had to be made up which was good! :)
In this new fifth dev diary we look at adding new HoMM2 themed victory and death sequences plus custom city screen backgrounds for the Civilization 2...
In this HUGE new fourth dev diary we look at the new HoMM2 themed throne room and title screen plus intro, diplomacy herald and wonder videos for the...
In this third dev diary we look at changing Civ2's leader portraits used for diplomacy with HoMM2 heroes and make a bold attempt at replacing Civ2's original...
In this second dev diary we look at changing Civ2's background images used on adviser, city and event screens with gorgeous HoMM2 ones for the Civilization...
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