Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East

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Heroes of Might and Magic V:
Tribes of the East
Heroes of Might and Magic V:Tribes of the East cover
Developers
Nival
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Silent Storm Engine
Release dates
Windows October 16, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 70
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select
Genres TBS
Themes Fantasy
Series Heroes of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East on HowLongToBeat
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East on IGDB
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East guide on StrategyWiki
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East on MobyGames
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East 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

Key points

Online servers shut down as of the 6th of October, 2015. Multiplayer is available only through a LAN connection.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Tribes of the East section on Age of Heroes
Celestial Heavens - An active community site with guides, walkthroughs and more.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Includes the base game, Hammers of Fate and Tribes of the East.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes the base game, Hammers of Fate and Tribes of the East.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Ubisoft Store (unavailable)
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Windows

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access. Does not require an installation of the base game to install and play.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

All patch installers are still available from Ubisoft's patch website.
Steam and GOG versions are already patched.
  • The latest version is 3.1. This is the only version of any Heroes of Might & Magic V release which has a user interface adapted to widescreen resolutions instead of stretching it.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit intro_a1.xml[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video
  2. Open intro_a1.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 - Tribes of the East\Profiles\<user-id>
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15370/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Heroes of Might and Magic V - Tribes of the East\Profiles\<user-id>\Saves
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15370/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect

Video[edit]

Video & Audio settings.
Video & Audio settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
No UI stretching as of patch 3.1.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be set via "setvar gfx_vsync" in user_a2.cfg.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Controls can be remapped by editing input_a2.cfg
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[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
Local retail only.
French
German
Hungarian
Retail only, but language files available.
Italian
Korean
Local retail only.
Polish
Retail and GOG.com only.
Russian
Retail and GOG.com only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play
Online servers shut down as of the 6th of October, 2015.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Theora Video

Modifications[edit]

Might & Magic: Heroes 5.5[edit]

Heroes 5.5 is an ambitious, massive Total Overhaul mod, calling itself an "unofficial expansion pack" that rebalances the game, changes the skill system, combines all 3 Campaigns and allows for playing the game at 64-bit which heavily improves stability. Furthermore, it fixes many bugs left in the first and second campaign while also improving and extending it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz or AMD Athlon
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti
ATI Radeon 8500
Intel i915
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported.
Nvidia GeForce MX series are not supported.

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>/15370/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15370) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References