Legends of Might and Magic

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Legends of Might and Magic
Legends of Might and Magic cover
New World Computing
Lithtech 2.0
Release dates
Windows June 20, 2001
Metacritic 53
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 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 X - Legacy 2014
Might & Magic Showdown Cancelled
Might & Magic: Chess Royale 2020


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1] plus CD key (no online activation).
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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


Patch 1.1 updates the game to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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


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


Input settings.
Input settings.


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


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
Use <path-to-game>\LegendServ.exe.
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Low frame rate[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2[3]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Copy the files in the MS folder into the installation folder.

Installer doesn't work (hangs)[edit]

Analyze wait chain[5][6]
  1. Open Task Manager.
  2. Find 32-bit Setup Launcher (32-bit) on the list and expand it.
  3. Right-click on every child object that belongs to the process and click on "Go to details".
  4. In the Details tab, right-click on the highlighted element and click on "Analyse Wait Chain".
  5. If there are elements on the list, select them and kill the process.


Most common programs causing issues are logitechg_discord.exe (Discord applet for Logitech Gaming Software) and nvcontainer.exe (part of Nvidia Experience).

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

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


  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 Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).