HoMM II music differences from game to game + howto help req

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HoMM II music differences from game to game + howto help req

Postby Marcus333 » Apr 17 2013, 17:15

I played HoMM II when I was younger. I don't think I have my old CD anymore, but I bought HoMM V, the edition with HoMM II. I remembered my old HoMM II playing experience to include songs like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KepdwOXLfnM and this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGroWsGGcTc
So apparently I played HoMM II: Price of Loyalty. But the edition I have now received with my copy of HoMM V, is HoMM II: Gold. It comes with tracks like these instead:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g-qVAZ01Dw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u4xR1lEA1s

Is there any way for me to change the music back to the PoL-tracks? I SO much favour the castle themes from that game. As I don't have the old PoL-CD, I can't do the trick Kristo recommended in this thread: https://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/ ... ight=music

If not, is there any way for me to buy the original? I really don't want to dig up the old game for real if it doesn't feel like the real thing, and the music is essential for me in that respect. I saw that GOG had the Gold Edition, but I assume that wouldn't help as well.

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Postby lotusreaver » Apr 21 2013, 21:36

Yeah. I have the Heroes II: Gold Edition from GOG as well and the music used is from the original Heroes II release, not the POL expansion.

You could always get the Heroes Compendium and run a separate installation. I have this version and can verify that it uses the POL music. It IS rather pricey though.
http://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Might-Magi ... B00002S82E

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Postby Daerandin » Apr 22 2013, 12:56

I don't know how that version handles the music. If the music plays from the game cd, then I am not sure how to change it without having the disc with the other tracks.

However, if the game uses a cue file for directing to the music in a directory, then you could simply replace the sound files manually. Somebody provided links for the sound tracks on the gog forum.

http://www.gog.com/forum/heroes_of_might_and_magic_series/homm2_gog_version_with_pol_music_please_help/post5

The gog version of the game, which is quite cheap, does have the PoL soundtrack as default.


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