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Heroes Chronicles

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Heroes Chronicles
Heroes Chronicles cover
New World Computing
Retail 3DO
Digital Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows September 27, 2000
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select
Genres TBS
Themes Fantasy
Series Heroes of Might and Magic
Heroes Chronicles on MobyGames
Heroes Chronicles on Wikipedia
Subseries of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest 1995
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars 1996
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia 1999
Heroes Chronicles 2000
Heroes of Might and Magic IV 2002
Heroes of Might and Magic V 2006
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East 2007
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes 2011
Might & Magic Heroes VI 2011
Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness 2013
Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition 2015
Might & Magic Heroes Online 2015
Might & Magic Heroes VII 2015
Might & Magic Heroes VII: Trial by Fire 2016
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes - Definitive Edition 2023

Heroes Chronicles is a series of eight singleplayer-only variants of the 1999 turn-based strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic III, sharing the entirety of the gameplay with that title, but containing unique campaigns.

There are eight chapters (episodes) in total, released during 2000 and 2001. The fifth and sixth chapters were released for free for owners of prior chapters, but the installer could only check for North American versions. The seventh and eighth chapters were bundled together as The Final Chapters package.

On June 23, 2011, all chapters were released in a single bundle on, making all chapters available internationally for the first time.

All versions require the GL wrapper by Verok to resolve compatibility issues. The HD mod for Heroes of Might & Magic III is not compatible with any of the Heroes Chronicles executables.

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1]
All chapters in one pack.
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).


Type Notes
One-time game purchase All chapters (episodes) except The World Tree and The Fiery Moon require an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Warlords of the Wasteland
Conquest of the Underworld
Revolt of the Beastmasters
Masters of the Elements
The World Tree Distributed as downloadable chapter on 3DO's official site, but only works on US releases
The Fiery Moon Distributed as downloadable chapter on 3DO's official site, but only works on US releases
Clash of the Dragons Distributed in The Final Chapters package.
The Sword of Frost Distributed in The Final Chapters package.

Essential improvements

GL Wrapper by Verok

Changes the graphics renderer, fixes performance on newer systems.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Wow6432Node\New World Computing\Heroes Chronicles[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GAMES[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy


In-game settings.
In-game settings.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller types


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Effects
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Official localization by Buka Entertaiment, except for 5th and 6th episode. Local retail version only.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Smacker Video Technology, Bink Video

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 425 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7.0a compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  3. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).