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Heroes of Might and Magic

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#1
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HeroesOfMightAndMagic.img_.sit (46.35 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
#2
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heroespatch_1_1.dsk_.sit (675.77 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
#3
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HeroesMightMagic.zip (517.13 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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HeroesMightMagicManualPC.pdf
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HeroesMightMagicRefCardPC.pdf
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Heroes_of_Might_and_Magic_Manual-BlitzMacPack.pdf
Emulation
This game works with: Basilisk II,

"Heroes of Might & Magic challenges players to conquer their world through the strategic use of resource management and battle savvy. It pits the player against up to three computer-controlled warlords in a struggle for world domination. Each warlord will recruit, hire and cajole numerous "Heroes" to lead their armies to victory in this fast-paced strategy game."

See also Heroes of Might and Magic II, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Heroes of Might and Magic IV, Heroes of Might and Magic V.

The first archived link is just the game without the audio tracks as provided by the original uploader. The second link is the updater. The third one is the complete CD with 49 audio tracks, saved as a bin/cue file combination, and compressed with Mac OS X zip. Use Toast to burn a CD from the bin/cue files.

This game is also available for DOS.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Macintosh 68030
5 MB RAM
27 MB Hard Drive Space
13-inch Display (256 Colors)
Mac OS 7.0

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Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2019, July 31 - 10:21am
5

This one is another fine port from Lion Entertainment, who did some great DOS to Mac ports back in the 90s. Runs very stable and smooth on my 8600 with MacOS 7.6.1. Perfect "Mac-ish" interface. This is the perfect game for your old boring beige 90s Mac. Smile

That said, I have to nag a bit about the game itself. It's difficult. No, it's very difficult. The computer players love to gang up on you on "free for all" maps, effectively having you fight three enemies at a time.

Add in the fact that the cpu lords cheat like hell (like churning out 3 new heroes every turn with only 1.000 gold income or having lvl 4 spells on turn 5). They also know exactly where your strength and weaknesses are, so they always go for the weak spot. Leave a castle unattended and see what happens. However, Heroes of Might & Magic still is so much fun. The satisfaction when finally beating that darned level is priceless.

I recommend to cheat as well and give you unlimited gold (so getting on par with the computer players). No, this does not spoil anything. The game remains a real challenge. Just make sure you make the perfect opening move, because it determines if you're going to beat the scenario or not. More than once I realized that I wasted valuable resources in the beginning and restarted the level. That is 200 turns down the road Smile still, highly addicting strategy game, five stars, even though the difficulty is (at times) outrageous.

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by xmanglc - 2013, August 29 - 7:34pm
5

This game seems to crash alot in OS9, i discovered that with extensions off it would work flawlessly... I was able narrow it down to quicktime. I went into extensions manager sorted by package and disabled all of the quicktime compenents and i was good to go...

Im running os 9 on a 466 clamshell with quicktime 5.0.2

Update: I have experimented with quicktime extensions on and I have discovered that all the game really wanted was more ram... I gave 16m preferred and 64m max...

xmanglc's picture
by xmanglc - 2011, June 28 - 9:01pm

To get music take the mp3s and create a mixed mode disc with the data on one partition and the music on the other... OF Course make sure the cd is labeled HEROES

InkBlot's picture
by InkBlot - 2009, September 15 - 6:13pm

This currently does not include the CD-Audio tracks. They may be included in the future as MP3s, but not as a full CD disk image. At least not until a 512Kbps connection is considered "average". Wink

Any information on compatibility would be appreciated. I have not tested it in an emulator. Also, I found that the game is not afraid to crash under Mac OS 8.5.1. It might run better with minimal extensions enabled.

As far as I know, the disk image must be mounted to run. I'm not sure if copying the files to the hard drive will suffice.