Heroes of Might and Magic IV is a fantasy computer game in the genre of turn-based strategy with RPG elements, the fourth part of the Heroes of Might and Magic series. Like the previous games in the series, Heroes of Might and Magic IV was developed by New World Computing and published by The 3DO Company in 2002. The publisher of the game in Russia is the Buka company, which released it both in Russian translation and the original English version.

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Game History

Heroes IV is very different from its predecessors. In the fourth part, a new isometric graphics engine was used, thanks to which the characters and elements of the game world look like three-dimensional models, while the graphics of the game still remain two-dimensional. A significant change in the gameplay of Heroes IV is the hero’s personal participation in the battle, and as a result, the ability of ordinary warriors to move around the game world without a hero – as well as a hero without his troops. As in most games of the series, you can play Heroes IV against artificial intelligence, as well as against live players, over the network or with one computer in hotseat mode.. The map editor that comes with the game allows players to create their own maps or entire campaigns.

Introduction to the gameplay

With all its radical changes, the gameplay of Heroes of Might and Magic IV basically remained the same as in the previous parts of the series. Most of the player’s action takes place on an adventure map, where armies made up of creature heroes and troops travel across different lands, developing their skills, capturing treasures such as resources or artifacts, and visiting many different objects. One of the main components of the gameplay are the cities – the main sources of resources and troops. Using all this, the player fights with his opponent, defeating his army of heroes and creatures and capturing his cities. The battles between the two armies take place onbattle screen, replacing the adventure map screen. For player action inside the city, the adventure map screen switches to the city screen.

Adventure Map

Many of the objects on the adventure map are impassable for armies – mainly, these are various trees, mountains, stones. Thus the gameplay includes the search for new and workarounds on the map, among which may be complex and not obvious roads to the desired territories. Due to this, the passage of the script becomes non-linear. In the most narrow passages on the map, the player most often has to fight with neutral armies or with the armies of another player.

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Game Requirements

  • CPU: Pentium II 300 MHz
  • RAM: 128 MB RAM
  • GPU: 4 MB SVGA DirectX® 8.0 compliant capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DX: DirectX 8.0
  • OS: Windows® 95/98/ME/2000* (only) (XP not fully supported)https://gamesystemrequirements.com/
  • Store: 750 MB hard-disk space
  • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card
  • Resolution: 800×600
  • ODD: 4x CD-ROM drive

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  3. Run the game setup and install it in your desired directory – make sure you choose a drive which has enough space for the game.
  4. Launch the game using your desktop shortcut.