Homm3 - Deleting a High Score entry?

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Homm3 - Deleting a High Score entry?

Postby Nocturne » Nov 24 2018, 17:15

Hello, I wanted to view the final cutscene in Restoration of Erathia again so I reloaded the save prior to victory and got a duplicate entry on the High Score screen as if I had completed the campaign twice with the exact same score. Is it possible to somehow delete an entry on the High Score-list? I tried manually deleteing the top entry by opening the file with notepad but that didn't work as the game crashes if I try to open the High Score-list ingame. Is there another way?

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Re: Homm3 - Deleting a High Score entry?

Postby Pol » Nov 26 2018, 8:39

I think that hiscore list is loaded from registry, as it was affected by setupreg. But atm I'm missing generated .reg file to check that. Try to look under Local Machine key.

The key location depends on the version which you have, Ubisoft H3HD likely has its own.
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Re: Homm3 - Deleting a High Score entry?

Postby Nocturne » Feb 17 2019, 17:53

Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE I found New World Computing -> Heroes of Might & Magic III -> 1.0 and a bunch of values there but nothing regarding the high score list. I have the GOG version. Do you have any clue as to what the registry entry might be called?

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Re: Homm3 - Deleting a High Score entry?

Postby Pol » Feb 17 2019, 19:52

I examined registry and also HiScore.dat file and it's only in the file. You need to use hex editor for changing values here.

This is free:
https://mh-nexus.de/en/downloads.php?product=HxD20

So, how to do it?

You must not delete any symbol here, just replace. So you will lookup your record by player, map and order and overwrite it by something else.

In case that your new name is longer you will overwrite some of the .(null) up to next field and if it's shorter just overwrite some letter with .(null). Simply use copy paste for that.
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