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Legends of Might and Magic

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Legends of Might and Magic
Legends of Might and Magic cover
Developers
New World Computing
Publishers
2001-2003 3DO
2003-present Ubisoft
Engines
Lithtech 2.0
Release dates
Windows June 20, 2001
Reception
Metacritic 53
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Themes Fantasy
Series Might and Magic
Legends of Might and Magic on HowLongToBeat
Legends of Might and Magic on IGDB
Legends of Might and Magic on MobyGames
Legends of Might and Magic on Wikipedia
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum 1986
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World 1988
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra 1991
Might and Magic: Clouds of Xeen 1992
Might and Magic: Darkside of Xeen 1993
Might and Magic: World of Xeen 1994
Swords of Xeen 1995
Heroes of Might and Magic (series)
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven 1998
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor 1999
Crusaders of Might and Magic 1999
Arcomage 1999
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer 2000
Legends of Might and Magic 2001
Might and Magic IX 2002
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic 2006
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions 2013
Might & Magic X - Legacy 2014
Might & Magic Showdown Cancelled
Might & Magic: Chess Royale 2020

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Legends of Might and Magic is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person FPS game in the Might and Magic series.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A free demo version is available from Archive.org.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename Movies folder[3]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename the Movies folder.

Patches

Patch 1.1 updates the game to the latest version.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\autoexec.cfg[Note 2]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\New World Computing\Legends of Might and Magic\1.0[Note 3]

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Slider for Sound (Music is on/off only).
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 Versus
Online play
16 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Use <path-to-game>\LegendServ.exe.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Issues fixed

Low frame rate

Use dgVoodoo 2[3]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Copy the dgVoodooCpl.exe} and the files in the MS\x86 subfolder into <path-to-game>.

Game starts in windowed mode

Use dgVoodoo 2[5]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 550 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D accelerator card
16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0 compatible
Other 4X CD-ROM Drive


Notes

  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. 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).
  3. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.

References