Heroes of Might and Magic V is the fifth part of a step-by-step strategic computer game with role-playing elements from the Heroes of Might and Magic series. Developed by the Russian company Nival Interactive under the direction of the owner of the series – the French company Ubisoft (which also acted as the publisher of the game).
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Unlike previous versions, in the fifth part the universe is embodied in three-dimensional graphics.
Players can see the trail of opponents on the ground. It depends on the size of the army. Each faction has its own distinctive tail.This feature is only available in the collection edition.
In the multiplayer mode added the option “quick game”, with which you can set a limit on the number of moves, allowing you to speed up the gameplay.
In addition, “Lords of the North” in the multiplayer appeared the option “Simultaneous moves”: in this mode, players perform moves at the same time and when you press the end button turn the game into standby mode (until the other players finish their moves).The next move begins as soon as all players click the end buttons. It should be noted that the possibility of simultaneous moves is available until the spheres of influence of the players intersect.Computer players still walk after people.
As in other games of the series, there are cities (castles) in Heroes of Might and Magic V, which are primarily bases for hiring troops and heroes. In total there are 6 types of cities (8 in the “Lords of the Horde” supplement), each of which has its own hero class and its own set of creatures. The division into factions is rather arbitrary – a player can capture creatures from this castle and create combined armies when a castle is captured, and in any city you can hire a hero of any type.
The hero participates in the battle more actively than in Heroes of Might and Magic III, but not as directly as in HoMM IV. Unlike HoMM III, a hero can not only use spells, but also directly attack opponents (and can cause damage to any creature on the map), but only during his turn. The hero cannot die on the battlefield, but if his entire army is destroyed, he disappears and becomes available for hire in the tavern (if there was one before). As in the third part, the hero can not exist without an army. Unlike the two previous games in the series, now each city corresponds to one class of hero.
Fundamentals of Mechanics
Each hero has four main parameters – attack, defense, witchcraft and knowledge. The first two – combat, affect the combat characteristics of creatures in the army of the hero (and the hero himself). The magical possibilities of the hero depend on the third and fourth parameter.
- CPU: Pentium 4/Athlon XP or better
- CPU SPEED: 1.5 GHz
- RAM: 512 MB
- OS: Windows 2000/XP
- VIDEO CARD: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant video card (NVIDIA GeForce3+ / ATI Radeon 8500+)
- TOTAL VIDEO RAM: 64 MB
- 3D: Yes
- HARDWARE T&L: Yes
- PIXEL SHADER: 1.1
- VERTEX SHADER: 1.1
- DIRECTX VERSION: DirectX 9.0c or higher (included on disc)
- SOUND CARD: Yes
- FREE DISK SPACE: 2 GB
- CD-ROM: 12x CD-ROM (or 4x DVD-ROM for limited edition)
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How to install Heroes of Might and Magic V
- Click on Download Heroes of Might and Magic V
- Download the game file via the mirror you are directed to – make sure your internet does not disconnect during your download. How long the download takes depends on your internet speed connection.
- Run the game setup and install it in your desired directory – make sure you choose a drive which has enough space for the game.
- Launch the game using your desktop shortcut.