The Succession Wars Mod is a massive ERA-based mod for Heroes of Might and Magic III, which brings warm HMMII-style pixel graphics to HMMIII, also adding new various content.

H3SW v0.8.1 Beta
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H3SW_v0.8.1_Installer.exe
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Orzie
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Update H3SW v0.8.1 beta. Requires clean Heroes 3 SoD or Heroes Complete to play. Partially compatible with Heroes 3 HD Mod by baratorch. See download description for installation instructions.

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H3SW v0.8.1 Beta
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Guest
Guest

not sure what to do with the era.ini file.. all i changed was the graphic..instead of that i did anything correctly but still,,, after some turns game show some error message and then crash.. i'm sure i need to do something with the era.ini file... but i don't know cuz the readme isn't explain too good for me:x.
now i played more than hour and then crash. maybe i fixed something.
before i had crashes in less than ten minutes
bit.ly/2Rzq97s error link

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Orzie Author
Orzie

You don't need to do much with the file. Describe your installation. Did you use a new Heroes 3 directory for H3SW v0.8.1?

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Guest
Guest

I've noticed some weird behavior with the Green Dragon map dwelling on A Viking We Shall Go! (near Sarajevo): unlike all the other Dungeon towns, Moscow doesn't get the +1 bonus for dragons. I'm not sure if this is a bug or some intended behavior for this map.

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Please send me a savegame so that I can check the issue.

Also, please specify the mod version you are playing on (v0.8.0 or v0.8.1). In v0.8.1, there shouldn't be such bugs.

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anon12421
anon12421

*Warlock obviously, not Dungeon. It is 0.8.1.

Sent. I thought at first it may be due to Black Tower being only present in the problematic town, but I did try upgrading the Green Towers in the other ones and they still kept the growth bonus.

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anon12421
anon12421

Any feedback on the aforementioned issue?

Another bug in Warlock, Magic Well seems to work one time only as of now.

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Orzie Author
Orzie

We are still looking into it. People also reported similar issues.

Concerning the Magic Well, are you sure you did reproduce the conditions of H3 Mana Vortex to refill your character again?

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klau_seba
klau_seba

Thank you for the mod. Cool, but can you please modify the installation instructions?

"
Unpack the modification to the game (Heroes 3: SoD or Heroes Complete) directory.
"

The word "unpack" is misleading. I copied the file "H3SW_v0.8.1_Installer.exe" into my Heroes 3 map and right clicked on the file choosing "unpack here" as it if were a RAR file...

That doesn't work. You have to x2 click on the file "H3SW_v0.8.1_Installer.exe" and INSTALL it the Heroes 3 folder, not UNPACK it.

Thanks!
Clau

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Well, you are the first user who was confused by the description. The v0.8.1 installer is a WinRAR SFX file, so it is, technically, unpacked with internal WinRAR scripts.

I will, however, change the word for better convenience of the users.

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tomaszpietrasik
tomaszpietrasik

mam problem wcześniej zainstalowałem H3SW v0.8.0 Beta i HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43 bo nie chciał mi się odpalać w Windows 10 gra z exe "h3sw.exe" , potem zainstalowałem HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43 i gra mi działała dopóki nie uaktualniłem moda do najnowszej wersji H3SW v0.8.1 Beta czy jest kompatybilny z homm3 hd 5.0 rc 43 czy reinstalować starszą wersje , czy na nowo instalacja gre

I have a problem before I installed H3SW v0.8.0 Beta and HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43 because I did not want to run in Windows 10 game with exe "h3sw.exe", then I installed HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43 and it worked until I updated the latest version of H3SW v0.8.1 Beta is it compatible with homm3 hd 5.0 rc 43 or reinstalling older version, or reinstalling

sorry for my english

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Orzie Author
Orzie

You were not supposed to install v0.8.1 over v0.8.0. The instruction says that you need a clean version of Heroes 3.

There is a way to fix things however. Just delete the Mods folder in your Heroes 3 directory, install H3SW v0.8.1 again and install HD Mod after that.

Note that HD Settings now have to be changed in a special file in the Mods folder! See v0.8.1 installation instructions.

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tomaszpietrasik
tomaszpietrasik

dziękuje pomogło , nie wiedziałem żeby uaktualnić z wersji H3SW v0.8.0 Beta i HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43 na nową wersje H3SW v0.8.1 Beta i HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43 , trzeba było usunąć cały katalog mod z katalogu gry gdzie zainstalowałem heroes of might and magic 3 complete potem H3SW v0.8.1 Beta a na końcu HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43 , pomogła wasza instrukcja gra działa , dziękuje i przepraszam ze nie przeczytałem instrukcji instalacji , dziękuję wam za pomoc problem rozwiązany

zainstalowałem zrobiłem według waszej instrukcji i wszystko jest teraz ok

I installed it according to your instructions and everything is ok now


thank you helped me , I did not know to upgrade from H3SW v0.8.0 Beta and HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43 to new versions of H3SW v0.8.1 Beta and HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43, you had to delete the whole mod directory from the game directory where I installed heroes of might and magic 3 complete then H3SW v0.8.1 Beta and at the end of HoMM3 HD 5.0 RC43, it helped your manual game works, thank you and I'm sorry that I did not read the installation instructions, thank you for help the problem solved , bye

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Guest
Guest

Great mod, love the work you're doing!

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Guest
Guest

Is there any way to play the mod online?

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Yes. Try connecting via TCP/IP or install GameRanger. The latter option would require some more actions though.

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Guest
Guest

After update it occurs that this is a WOG mode not a succession wars... wtf?

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Orzie Author
Orzie

You were supposed to install over clean game. Delete the Mods folder and re-install H3SW v0.8.1.

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BGB1
BGB1

Previous release didnt work on win 10 but this one is launching without any problem, so at last Im gonna play it:) Btw. are there some cheat codes like for exmaple in H3 SotD was "NWCTHECONSTRUCT" to gain 100k gold and 100 of each resources?

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Orzie Author
Orzie

You need to use WoG cheats instead in v0.8.1. However, don't use wogminastirith, because it will break your game.

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Guest
Guest

In totorial, rurn end and error

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Orzie Author
Orzie

The tutorial and campaigns are not yet implemented in the game.

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Guest
Guest

Hello, I installed this and the HD mod but when I set the resolution to 1920x1080 and start H3SW from the HD launcher the game will always reset to 800x600 resolution making it impossible to see anything on a widescreen TV. Am I missing something?

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Hello. Just read the installation instructions regarding HD Mod.

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Lyshan
Lyshan

Hello Orzie,
Thank you for your work. I always loved Heroes 2 style than Heroes 3.
I've been playing the mod for a few hour and loving it (0.8.1).
I've seen a few texture issues or missing asset. How can I sent you screenshot or my saves file?

Thank you in advance for your answer

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Hello. If I didn't answer you on any other info source, you are welcome to use private messages here on ModDB or visit our official subforum dedicated to v0.8 bugs and possible solutions.

Heroes2.forumactif.com

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pferro21299
pferro21299

hello im not very knowledgeable about all this tech stuff haha but im not sure if i did this right but i went to steam and downloaded heroes 3 and then tried to download this mod and its giving me an error messages when i try and launch the mod any help would be appreciated im really not that good with this stuff but would seriously love to play this. Thank you

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Hello. You cannot use anything from Steam to install this mod. You require a retail version of Heroes 3: Shadow of Death or Heroes Complete.

You can find one on GoG.com:
Gog.com

The game you bought in Steam is a completely different one: you have Heroes 3 HD from Ubisoft. No mods are working with it.

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Guest
Guest

When I try and make a random map a bunch of error notifications show up and no map is made.

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Do you mean random map in the game itself, or in the Map Editor? The latter is currently malfunctional in this sense.

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Guest
Guest

Hi! I have instalde v0.8.1 and after open H3SW file game start but ther is no SC skin but normal WoG... Can You please help me?

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Orzie Author
Orzie

You will need to check the installation order. Obviously, you did something wrong. Make sure you have this order:

1. Install clean Heroes 3 SoD or Heroes Complete (we recommend the official version from GoG.com)
2. Install H3SW v0.8.1 by launching the installer executable you can get here in the Download section.
3. (optional) Install the latest version of HD Mod by baratorch.
4. Play

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derihere
derihere

Can someone could give me a detailed guide about how to connect via gameranger?

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Orzie Author
Orzie

The only way currently known to us is almost the same as with vanilla Heroes 3.

First, make sure you and your playmates have EXACTLY the same contents of their Heroes 3 folder, so that the game version and mod version are identical. It's likely you will need to have the similar map lists and such.

Second, back up Heroes3.exe somewhere on your computer (you can simply rename it to something like "Heroes3original.exe".

Finally, rename h3sw.exe to Heroes3.exe and try to launch Gameranger as if you are launching a vanilla Heroes 3 game.

The working example of such connection:

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Guest
Guest

Could i ask when the game will be in full mode??

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Orzie Author
Orzie

You can, but this has no answer. :)
This project is being done in free time, it is absolutely free of charge and is a work of passion.

Current release v0.8.1 is already playable without any serious problems (except the Necromancer crash which will be fixed in the next update).

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Guest
Guest

When I play this, i can't buy units. At the unit building there are zero peasents aviable

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Hellyeahey
Hellyeahey

When I play this, i can't buy units at their own dwellings. At the unit building there are zero peasents aviable for every race. Also I can't select the units from the castle

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Your situation sounds new to us. Please elaborate on how you installed the mod, which was the version of your Heroes 3 game, and where did you get it.

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Hellyeahey
Hellyeahey

Well, First time I installed ERA II in a copied wog file, which it gives me wog and Succession wars mod. Later, I read that it must be installed at with Heroes III Sod, so I installed my full version (with SOD), without installing wog, but ERA II installs wog by itself, so I have wog at my ERA II

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Obviously there is something else behind the bug.

I don't know what is "your full version of the game with SoD". Could you explain in a little more detail? There are only 2 versions of HoMM3 suitable for the mod:

- Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death
- Heroes of Might and Magic III: Complete Edition.

That's how they are called officially.

Installation order:

1. Install a CLEAN Heroes 3 Complete (GoG) in a separate folder. Try choosing a different disk partition (not C: where your system files are located).
2. Install H3SW v0.8.1 in this folder.
3. Launch h3sw.exe.
4. Report if the problem remains.

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Hellyeahey
Hellyeahey

I mean the complete Version

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Try installing the game + mod in a different directory (preferably, not disk C:). If this doesn't help, please proceed to our official forums so that we can fix the issue.

For example, leave a message here.
Heroes2.forumactif.com

My bet is that something might be about your antivirus or installation order, so we need to double check.

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Guest
Guest

Hi, I can't get the installer to open at all, any ideas?

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Might be your antivirus. The v0.8.1 installer is a WinRAR self-extracting archive, so this is a rather common situation. Your choice.

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Dreamia
Dreamia

This is hands down the best mod I've ever seen.

I never liked how Heroes 3 looked and you guys just single-handedly made it look like New World Computing had just continued with the same graphics style as they used in the previous games.

Absolutely amazing. I can't wait to see it when it's fully finished.

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Orzie Author
Orzie

Thanks a lot! I replied to you on Forums of Enroth regarding information about development.

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Guest
Guest

Hi :) I've been waiting for ages for this mod - I'm glad that this beta has been realesed, great work!

One thing though - it seems that I can't change combat speed - don't see any difference between slow and fast. Do you know what might be the issue :)?

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Orzie Author
Orzie

There is a difference, but perhaps the contrast is too low for people who are used to playing standard SoD with HD Mod. We may also implement a more sophisticated speed control in future updates.

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