Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

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Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » Jan 9 2022, 0:15

Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone is finally released. Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge was created by Rodril. He used the GrayFace tools to combine all three games into the MM8 engine. I replaced hundreds of textures, icons, and sprites with HD images. Hundreds of trees, plants, and flowers were added to the landscapes. Additional trees, plants, and flowers were added to the game. Also added over one hundred models and added 21 additional quests. MM7 part of the merge has shrines that will take you to Erathia, Harmondale, Emerald, or EvenmornIsland. The shrines are activated with a key that you get when you complete some quests. As inspired by Echo's Monstrosity, I placed additional monsters on all the maps.

This Link will take you to all the files you will need. https://www.moddb.com/mods/might-and-magic-viii-redone

Add the following lines to the MM8.ini file:

FixChests=1
; If set to 1, items that didn't fit into a chest would appear next time you open it.

See pics for MM6 part of the merge here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
See pics for MM7 part of the merge here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
For MM8 part of the merge pics go to page 2 and look in the post for MM8 redone.

It is exactly the same. Warning, any bugs in the original merge will exist in this mod also. This mod was done with the following: MM678_Merged_2022_04_08_nomedia, and MM678_Patch_2022_04_08. Thanks to Rodril for supplying a file that fix the crash when fighting monsters. :tsup: Thanks also goes to GrayFace for giving me pointers on improving sprite images and also fixing the editor. :tsup: I contacted him several times about errors I was getting when trying to do something with the editor. I still have some minor things I need to do before it becomes available.

Installation:
1. Do a clean installation of MM8 CD or GoG version.(not included)
2. Install MMEditor and MMExtension2.2 in any order (included). The folders go into the MM8 installaion folder.
3. Install "MM678_Merged Redone" Place the following folders and files of this zip file into the "Might and Magic VIII" installed folder. (Anims, DATA, DataFiles, ExeMods, Music, Scripts, Binkw32.dll, mm8.exe, mm8.ini, MM8patch.dll, MM8Setup.Exe, MP3DEC.ASI, Mss32.dll, Mssa3d.m3d, Mssds3dh.m3d, Mssds3ds.m3d, Msseax.m3d, Mssfast.m3d, and Smackw32.dll). Overwrite all files. Do a short cut of the MM8setup.Exe to your desk top. Right click on it and select properties. Click the compatibility tab and set it to window XP service pack 3. Do the same for MM8.Exe but do not make a short cut.
4. Run Game. Do not create party. Exit. This will let GrayFace Patch 2.5.7 know that you have the merge installed and will install the correct files.
5. Install GrayFace Patch 2.5.7 (included).
6. Play the game. Have fun.
This info is in the MergeRedoneReadme.txt that in the zip file.

Invisible walls: just move over left or right and you will pass right through.
Doors and shines: use space bar or cursor to activate.
Minotaurs can wear Hats, Helmets, and Crowns.
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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby reeeload » Jan 10 2022, 19:56

This brings way more life to all the maps than i expected. Thanks for hard work. Really have to try this.

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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » Jan 10 2022, 21:20

reeeload wrote: Jan 10 2022, 19:56 This brings way more life to all the maps than i expected. Thanks for hard work. Really have to try this.
I am doing a speed run and fixing some minor thinks like trees floating in midair. Checking the shines to make sure the take you where you are supposed to go. I have not finish checking all the maps. It will take little time. :)
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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby asthrab » Jan 12 2022, 5:30

Where I can DL the redone?

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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » Jan 14 2022, 13:28

asthrab wrote: Jan 12 2022, 5:30 Where I can DL the redone?
I am out of town right know and I also just discovered that a map has not been redone. I cannot do it until I get back in two weeks. Therefore: it will be about three weeks before I will upload it to "Mod Jobs" for download. :wall: Sorry. Oh, I will need Rodril permission to do that.
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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby lightbringer23 » Mar 23 2022, 18:18

Wow, this looks gorgeous! How's progress?

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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » Mar 25 2022, 18:33

lightbringer23 wrote: Mar 23 2022, 18:18 Wow, this looks gorgeous! How's progress?
The mod was finished a long time ago. I was waiting for Rodril's permission. Since Echo has her mod published, I guess I can publish mind. I know this will make Rodril's mod obsolete. I sent a pm to him offering the mod to him. That was about two months ago. I did not get a response. :(
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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby cthscr » Mar 29 2022, 18:41

DaveHer wrote: Mar 25 2022, 18:33 The mod was finished a long time ago. I was waiting for Rodril's permission. Since Echo has her mod published, I guess I can publish mind. I know this will make Rodril's mod obsolete. I sent a pm to him offering the mod to him. That was about two months ago. I did not get a response. :(
https://gitlab.com/letr.rod/mmmerge/-/issues
Rodril is known to disappear for months, nothing unusual.

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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » Apr 30 2022, 2:51

I am getting ready to upload the mod at Mod Jobs. I had to fix the custom quest. They have to be done a little different than for the other redone games I did. I got an idea from cthscr as to how to fix the problem. Right now, I am fixing some minor bugs. Like plants and trees to far of the ground and other things. I played the mod for several days and I am almost finished with MM6 part of the merge. I had two crashes and they were days apart.
I think it has something to do with sound. Not sure.
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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » May 20 2022, 17:29

I am having problems with the mod. Like I said on the post above, I played the mod for many days before a cash. But now it cashes when you leave a map and then come back to it. I am petty sure that the game saves the map when you leave it so that when you come back to it, you will continue where you left off. I believe the file is being corrupted.
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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » May 23 2022, 20:39

I have two copies of the merge redone. I believe that the copy that is crashing has corrupted files. The other copy is working fine. :D
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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » May 24 2022, 16:54

This working copy is doing fine. I just need to check for more minor bugs. I found sound textures missing and other things. Check Back for updates.
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Re: Might and Magic 6, 7, 8 merge redone

Postby DaveHer » May 27 2022, 14:42

Using the Complex item pictures.Text, I am fixing some the hats position for the Minotaurs. Some of them were not placed correctly.
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