MMH5.5 is an unofficial expansion pack for HOMM5 Tribes of the East or HOMM5 Complete and a spiritual successor to the popular WOG modification for HOMM3. The pack will include many new adventure objects, new larger battlefields, new heroes, new classes, new specializations, new skills, new artifacts, new adventure spells, new HD textures and a greatly improved RMG with more than 60 'visualized' Templates. The AI is much more intelligent and calculated much faster. Balance is also greatly improved both for small competitive multiplayer maps as well as crazy XXXL maps with countless epic battles vs Neutrals and AI.

RSS MMH5.5: Customizing user settings

This article will explain how to alter certain game features related to user interface and overall user experience in Might & Magic: Heroes 5.5.

Posted by on - Basic UI/HUD

Heroes V - being a 15 year old game, still offers some ways to customize user experience. Here is a list of a few tweaks you can use to spice up your interaction with it. Make sure you always have backup of the original configuration files in case anything goes not as expected.

Enable in-game console

By default Heroes V in-game console is disabled. Usually it is used for troubleshooting purposes or cheats. To do so:

  • Open "<game_dir>\profiles\autoexec_a2.cfg"
  • Put under User config the following line:
setvar dev_console_password = schwinge-des-todes

So the file looks like this:

//============================================================================
// User config
<strong>setvar dev_console_password = schwinge-des-todes</strong>
setvar credits_move_speed = 40
setvar ui_announcement_duration = 3500
  • Open "My documents\My Games\Heroes Of Might and Magic V -Tribes of the East\profiles\{player name}\input_a2.cfg"
  • Under //Console section add this line:
bind show_console	'`'

So the beginning of the file looks like this:

//===========================================================================
// Common section (always active)
//===========================================================================
bind show_console	'`'
// Mouse
bind +cursor_x		'MOUSE_AXIS_X'
bind +cursor_y		'MOUSE_AXIS_Y'

Bind UI on/off key

It is possible to add a key that turns on/off the game UI.

  • Open "My documents\My Games\Heroes Of Might and Magic V -Tribes of the East\profiles\{player name}\input_a2.cfg"
  • add a key bind
bind hide_interface	'CTRL' + 'I'

Now the file from above looks like this:

//===========================================================================
// Common section (always active)
//===========================================================================
bind show_console	'`'
 bind hide_interface	'CTRL' + 'I'
// Mouse
bind +cursor_x		'MOUSE_AXIS_X'
bind +cursor_y		'MOUSE_AXIS_Y'

Change player camera settings

It is possible to edit camera settings so you can zoom/rotate/pan more freely. To do so:

  • Open "<game_dir>\profiles\autoexec_a2.cfg"
  • Find the following lines in the file:
//For transparanet interface
mission_camera_limits 50 10 70 -55 -30 0 0
mission_camera_softlimits 50 11 69 -53 -32 0 0
  • Comment mission_camera_limits and mission_camera_softlimits with // in front and add these lines below them:
mission_camera_limits 50 10 120 -85 -5 0 0
mission_camera_softlimits 50 11 119 -83 -7 0 0

The file should look like this:

//For transparanet interface
//mission_camera_limits 50 10 70 -55 -30 0 0
//mission_camera_softlimits 50 11 69 -53 -32 0 0
mission_camera_limits 50 10 120 -85 -5 0 0
mission_camera_softlimits 50 11 119 -83 -7 0 0

Note: Brief description of the numbers in order of appearing - FOV, minDistance, maxDistance, minPitch, maxPitch, minYaw, maxYaw

Making use of UI binding and the camera settings can open perspective for some picturesque views! Share you snaps!

Enjoy,
The MMH55 Team

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