HOMM (and MM) on Vista? and Windows7?

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HOMM (and MM) on Vista? and Windows7?

Postby BMJedi » Apr 17 2009, 5:03

I'm seeing on these boards that it's really hard or even impossible to run the entire MM and HOMM series on Vista.

I wonder if anybody's heard yet or maybe tried on a beta version of Windows7 whether MM and HOMM can be played?

I will keep my current XP computer FOREVER if it turns out Windows7 and future versions will be incompatible/impossible with MM and HOMM!

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Postby Ed Robinson » Apr 17 2009, 11:56

I can't address Windows 7 but I have used Vista for the past 2 years and have played M&M 6-9 and Heroes 3,4 & 5. Many were played in compatability mode and I could start the older M&M games with DOS Box but the graphics were really old and I like the eye candy of the newer games.

Good luck with your upgrade. You could always do a full back up and restore if you didn't like the new windows.

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Postby jeff » Apr 17 2009, 19:55

People with Vista 64 bit are the ones that have had problems, I have Vista 32 and have no difficulty.
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Postby Heroes_Veteran » Apr 18 2009, 16:02

Vista sucks for backwards compatibility (64 that is, 32 is somewhat better, but people use 64 because of the RAM capability).

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Postby Kalah » Apr 18 2009, 17:37

They say Windows 7 will be better in that regard. Not sure I believe what I hear, but that's what they say..
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Postby dallasmavs41 » Apr 18 2009, 18:18

Yeah, I've got vista 64 bit, and I can't play any of the MM 6-9 or any of HoMM 1-4. It sucks..

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Postby Ken50 » Sep 4 2009, 19:20

Hello

Im a big fan of the heroes series and this forum has helped me a lot regarding these games. After buying the Heroes of Might and Magic Complete Edition I had problems running Heroes IV on Vista X64.

I recently installed Windows 7 Proffesional X64 and Heroes IV runs fine.

Finally I can play all heroes games on the same OS

I also was able to play some old X-COM games that would not play on Vista X64

Hope this information will help :)

Sorry for any bad language. English is not my first language.

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Postby GreatEmerald » Sep 5 2009, 8:26

Ken50 wrote:I recently installed Windows 7 Proffesional X64 and Heroes IV runs fine.

Indeed, it works just fine on Win7. Actually, IMO it works even better than on XP because of sound management (if you cast a mass spell that affects all units on the combat screen, it would be very loud on XP, and on Win7 it just makes all other sounds and music quieter).


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