Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor

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Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor cover
Developers
New World Computing
Publishers
Retail 3DO
Retail re-releases, digital Ubisoft
Engines
Outdoor environments Horizon
Indoor environments Labyrinth
Release dates
Windows June 8, 1999
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time, Turn-based
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control, Point and select
Genres RPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Might and Magic
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor on IGDB
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor guide on StrategyWiki
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor on MobyGames
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor on Wikipedia
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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
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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
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Legends of Might and Magic 2001
Might and Magic IX 2002
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic 2006
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General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
TELP subforum
Celestial Heavens' subforum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 1 DRM[Note 1]; see Play without the CD for a workaround.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Ubisoft Store
Icon overlay.png
Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

GrayFace MM7 Patch[edit]

The GrayFace MM7 Patch fixes many bugs and adds new features. English and Russian versions need no previous patch.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Disable intro in mm7.ini[citation needed]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
  2. Run the game to generate mm7.ini.
  3. Go to the installation folder and edit mm7.ini.
  4. Change NoIntro=0 to NoIntro=1.
  5. Save your changes.

Skip intro videos (without patching)[edit]

Disable intro in mm6.ini[citation needed]
  1. Create mm6.ini in the game's folder
  2. Add the following lines to mm6.ini:
[settings]
nointro=1
nologo=1
  1. Save the file and run the game.

Play without the CD[edit]

Disable CD check in mm7.ini[citation needed]
  1. Create mm7.ini.
  2. Type use_cd=0 into it.
Disable CD check in mm7.ini using the GrayFace patch[citation needed]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
  2. Run the game to generate mm7.ini.
  3. Go to the installation folder and edit mm7.ini.
  4. Check that NoCD= is set to 1.
  5. This disables CD music; to use MP3 music instead see No music (GrayFace MM7 Patch).

Fix Audio stuttering[edit]

Allow the game to use more threads for audio.
  1. Install the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
  2. Right click MM7.exe. Click Properties.
  3. Go to compatibility tab.
  4. Change compatibility to Windows 7.

Notes: This fixes audio stuttering during load screens when music is playing/dialog is playing, and Fixes the audio lag during Arcomage.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\New World Computing\Might and Magic VII\1.0\[Note 2]
GrayFace configuration settings are stored in <path-to-game>\mm7.ini

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Ubisoft Connect
[3]

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Fixed FOV (widescreen resolutions are Vert-).
Windowed
Toggle with F4; needs 16-bit color unless using the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Set resolution (see widescreen resolution), use Borderless Windowed.[4]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force from the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force from the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Force from the graphics card control panel or use borderless windowed mode.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Use GrayFace MM7 Patch[5]
  1. Install the GrayFace MM7 Patch.
  2. Go to the installation folder and edit mm7.ini.
  3. Change RenderMaxWidth and RenderMaxHeight settings if needed and set BorderlessFullscreen to 1.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Some bindings are hard-coded and cannot be changed.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, Music and Voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Most dialogue is text-only; voiced dialogue has no subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0.[6] EAX 2.
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
In the GOG.com version and retail version.
German
In the GOG.com version.
Polish
Retail only.
Russian
Retail only.
Simplified Chinese
Retail only.
Traditional Chinese
Retail only.

Issues fixed[edit]

No music (GrayFace MM7 Patch)[edit]

Using the GrayFace MM7 Patch with the NoCD option stops music playing so you will need to use MP3s instead.
Enable MP3 playback (digital distribution versions)[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit mm7.ini
  3. Change PlayMP3=0 to PlayMP3=1
  4. Save your changes. The music will now play in-game.
Rip the CD tracks (retail)[citation needed]
  1. Rip the Play disc music tracks in MP3 format.
  2. Rename them to 2.mp3 through 20.mp3.
  3. Make a new folder in the installation folder called Music and put the MP3s there.
  4. Edit mm7.ini
  5. Change PlayMP3=0 to PlayMP3=1
  6. Save your changes. The music will now play in-game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 800 MB

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 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).
  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).

References