Heroes of Might and Magic V

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Heroes of Might and Magic V
Heroes of Might and Magic V cover
Developers
Nival Interactive
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
macOS (OS X) Freeverse Software
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Silent Storm Engine
Release dates
Windows May 16, 2006
macOS (OS X) March 5, 2007
Heroes of Might and Magic V guide on StrategyWiki
Heroes of Might and Magic V on Wikipedia
Heroes 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 2001
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 Heroes VI 2011
Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness 2013
Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition 2015
Might & Magic Heroes VII 2015
Might & Magic Heroes VII: Trial by Fire 2016

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Celestial Heavens - An active community site with guides, walkthroughs and more.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM v7 DRM
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Gamesplanet
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Gold Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Uplay
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Included with Uplay+.
Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

A standalone expansion, Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East, is also available.
Name Notes
Hammers of Fate
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest version is 1.6. The Steam version is already patched.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit intro.xml[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video
  2. Open intro.xml.
  3. Delete the content between <Movies> and </Movies>

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Heroes of Might and Magic V\Profiles\<user-id>
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15170/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Heroes of Might and Magic V\Profiles\<user-id>\Saves
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15170/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

Video & Audio settings.
Video & Audio settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
UI suffers severe stretching.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 8x through options menu. 16x can be forced through graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On by default. To turn it off, use the "setvar gfx_vsync" variable under "user.cfg".
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Controls can be remapped by editing input.cfg
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Retail only, but language files available.
Italian
Korean
Polish
Local retail version only.
Russian
Official localization. Local retail version and GOG.com version.
Spanish

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
2D
Officially supported game.
Note: Game is currently not in official list, but in "local factory list". Game has not confirmed to be 3D yet.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, NT, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 4/FX/6/7 (GeForce4 MX NOT supported)
ATI Radeon 8500/9000/X families
Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported
128 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/15170/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15170) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References