HoMM II & III The Succession Wars Mod

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HoMM II & III The Succession Wars Mod

Postby Kivoss » Jan 10 2012, 18:47

This is a coversion which me and mister_kalu from heroes community are working at. I joined a year after he has started the project, which is going for about 2 years. I am the "grahics man" and mister_kalu is the main creator of the mod. It is a coversion of homm3 mechanics with homm2 graphics, music and generally style. Anyway here the latest video. Check out the chanel which has more videos of the mod.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_siKKmu ... sf3H0bZGnN

Here is a link for the pre- beta of the mod, enjoy!

http://www.4shared.com/folder/QrFaLyji/_online.html

Feel free to ask any questions! :)

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Postby Kristo » Jan 11 2012, 3:34

This looks really cool. Nice job.
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Postby Artas1984 » Jan 19 2012, 16:53

Nice, not that i will install it, but doing something like this is very plausible - for someone who can not find a balance between HOMM2 and HOMM3 this is the thing to get!
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Postby Salamandre » Jan 19 2012, 21:10

The technical achievement is amazing, kudos for the constant work and dedication. Now, for its utility, I see none, except if you are in a deep boredom and want some new graphics, but are they new?

I do not share Kalu opinions about H3 being a failure compared to H2, therefore I can't get the idea why one would prefer to go back, play H3 with H2 mechanics and graphics. Nonetheless, the quality is outstanding.

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Postby Kivoss » Jan 19 2012, 22:23

Me, kalu and many others prefer the Heroes 2 graphics and not only. We have many memories from our childhood which we would like to bring back. Im not saying that I dont like Heroes 3 ( because I love it! ), but it has something that is missing from the previous game. Combining the two games gathers all the amosphere together. When the mod is going to be finished I probably wont be able to stop playing hot-seat with my friends.

Of course we need to work on many aspects of the mod: Fortress, Inferno, Gypsy Castle, creatures, adventure map buildings, campaigns and so on, but the final release will hopefully interest many. However the process is very slow as kalu doesnt have much time to spend on the mod, so if anyone would like to join message me! ( heroes community: Kivo, email: Kivo1991@wp.pl )

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Postby AKuHAK » Jan 28 2012, 17:56

Maybe someone know. is there any official campaings from second heroes adapted for heroes 3?

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Postby kyrub » Feb 4 2012, 21:57

Splendid, I love the idea, a dream come true.

If you guys need any hardcoded changes, just ask and I'll try to pick them for you. Should be easily possible.



Have you thought about altering any undewhelming mechanics of H3 or you are simply leaving the core game as it is, with only graphics changed?

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Postby Kivoss » Jun 13 2012, 18:06

After a lot of hard work and now mostly independent, new beta version of the betaof the mod will be released this month. Here some info of what new stuff will be added/changed:

- Over 25 Improved Interfaces ( New and improved adventure map view )

- New Border around the map

- Improved Cover of Darkness

- Completely New Creature Portraits

- New Good/Bad Morale Animations

- Few new creatures ( Breeder, Gog, Dragon Fly, New Griffin )

- Some Fixed hero Portraits

- New mini creature animations for some creatures

- All new cursors ( now from HoMM2 )

- New water and sand terrain look

As you see mostly graphics will be changed. I hope there will be someone to offer help with programming as I cannot do it at all. Here are some screens:

http://melindar.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d53cl78

http://melindar.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d53cle6

http://melindar.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d53clgz

http://melindar.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d53cll8

http://melindar.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d53clol

Thanks :)

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Postby Torur » Jun 14 2012, 12:15

Looks great, can't wait to try it. Will you make the beta available to the public?

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Postby orzie » Sep 20 2013, 16:15

The Succession Wars Mod is now also on Mod Database. Feel free to visit and watch - there is already a serious load of updates, including the permanent mod beta download link.

Also, you can visit the mod website for more information.

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New Mod Facebook Page

Postby orzie » Oct 10 2013, 10:32

The Succession Wars Mod is now also on Facebook!

The SW Mod Facebook Page

Feel free to join and watch additional SW Mod-related stuff, as all mod info sources are not supposed to mirror the content.

Keep eyes open for news!

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Postby Metathron » Jan 5 2014, 19:49

Can't believe I haven't seen this before. Amazing job, though I have only just scratched the surface. :hail:
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Postby orzie » Jan 5 2014, 19:51

Thanks! Be sure to check our other info sources, and the thread on Heroes Community, which is way more active.


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