Well, isn't this lovely?

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Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Alure155 » Sep 4 2018, 22:15

Yesterday, I've dug into my old disk collection and decided to play some HoMM1 and HoMM2. I installed the files from the disk onto my computer, but that's about as far as I got. Whenever I tried to run either of the games, I would get a white screen, followed by this message:
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And the game would promptly close.
There are several things that strike me as strange. First of all, my current computer does not have an E drive, nor has there ever been a user named "Igorl" on any of my computers. I remember the games running just fine on one of my other computers. The reason I don't want to play on my other computer is that that computer is old and slow.
If relevant, system specs for this computer are:
OS: Windows 10
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Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Bandobras Took » Sep 5 2018, 1:30

What kind of monitor do you have?
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Alure155 » Sep 5 2018, 3:03

Bandobras Took wrote:What kind of monitor do you have?

BenQ 2455. LED

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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Bandobras Took » Sep 5 2018, 18:19

A few google searches indicate that the game can have problems if you're trying to display it on HDMI connections.
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Pol » Sep 5 2018, 18:55

True. Yet again, is advised to use DXWND to prevent any old DX troubles.

Although that probably doesn't explain what is doing Igor on your drive. :P
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Alure155 » Sep 5 2018, 23:47

Pol wrote:True. Yet again, is advised to use DXWND to prevent any old DX troubles.

Although that probably doesn't explain what is doing Igor on your drive. :P

Thanks, the game is running now. However, there are a few new issues I've encountered.
When I chose to play the Price Of Loyalty campaigns from the campaign menu, I couldn't play any of them. I went back and decided to play the campaigns from the original HoMM2( I have the gold series), but couldn't choose to play as Roland.
Also, the Dxwnd doesn't allow compatibility for HoMM1, it seems.

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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Pol » Sep 6 2018, 6:43

Quite strange, I will check my GoG version but I don't expect any troubles here.

And what problem do you encounter when trying to play HoMM1?
(Assuming that you are in the right color mode and not having any UHD+/wide resolution.)
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Galaad » Sep 6 2018, 8:14

Alure155 wrote:OS: Windows 10


Just why, why people use this crappy OS.......
I'm sure there is some workarounds, good luck.

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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Alure155 » Sep 6 2018, 21:42

Pol wrote:Quite strange, I will check my GoG version but I don't expect any troubles here.

And what problem do you encounter when trying to play HoMM1?
(Assuming that you are in the right color mode and not having any UHD+/wide resolution.)

Color format is RGB, standard dynamic range. 1920*1080 resolution.
When I tried to run HoMM1, the game just crashed instantly. No strange messages,just an error sound followed by the program closing immediately.
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Pol » Sep 10 2018, 18:33

GoG - Seems that you can start here all campaigns like expected.

As for Heroes I. It could be a resolution, in old times I used ResSwitch but that app is now obsolete, being from year 2k.
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Alure155 » Sep 12 2018, 21:52

Pol wrote:GoG - Seems that you can start here all campaigns like expected.

Well, I found out what the deal was. I just had to set Dxwnd to run the game in fullscreen mode. :D
Pol wrote:As for Heroes I. It could be a resolution, in old times I used ResSwitch but that app is now obsolete, being from year 2k.

Nevermind,I found out how to make Dxwnd run HoMM1, H1 is fine now.
Anyways, looks like my issues have been resolved, thanks for telling me about Dxwnd.
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Pol » Sep 13 2018, 5:34

Alure155 wrote:Nevermind,I found out how to make Dxwnd run HoMM1, H1 is fine now.
Anyways, looks like my issues have been resolved, thanks for telling me about Dxwnd.


Glad to hear that :) , how?
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Alure155 » Sep 13 2018, 7:16

Pol wrote:
Alure155 wrote:Nevermind,I found out how to make Dxwnd run HoMM1, H1 is fine now.
Anyways, looks like my issues have been resolved, thanks for telling me about Dxwnd.


Glad to hear that :) , how?

After opening DxWnd, instead of going to File>>>Import to import a game profile, go to Edit>>>Add, then fill out the path of the game and voila.
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Re: Well, isn't this lovely?

Postby Pol » Sep 13 2018, 7:30

Easy, thanks!
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