- by Kalah
In the capitalist craze that is "Black Friday" (now expanded to "black week" or even "black month" in some countries), the occasional deal does pop up that would make even us reclusive gamers reach for our wallets. Shopping online enables us to get our fix without ever leaving the comfort of our own chairs; no looking for parking or fighting over the last product on the shelf. We can have a look at some of them and, by all means, feel free to post links to other deals you might find out there.
GOG.com is a shop I heartily recommend, and on their sales page there are several gems you might be interested in. Firstly, if you haven't played "The Witcher" series yet, you have missed out on something. W3 is (in my opinion) the best RPG ever made. Take a look and buy them if you can; I also recommend getting the W3 expansions, especially "Blood and Wine". Another favourite is the enhanced editions of Baldur's Gate 1 & 2. At these prices, it's a complete no-brainer. Oh and if you're into older games, the "Quest for glory" series is really cool. Anyway, there are lots of gems on GOG.com, all DRM-free and playable on modern computers, of course, enabling you to go nuts and shop to your heart's content.
Steam also has many items on sale, including the FarCry series, the above-mentioned Witcher series, XCOM 1 and XCOM 2 (both of which I can recommend), Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, Civilization VI (currently selling at -70%), Borderlands 2 and much more besides.
Amazon.com have lots of PC/game stuff on sale, there's a good chance to pick up some equipment there if you're looking for something.
Of course there are many more shops out there, and many more deals, just keep in mind that you should not splurge for splurging's sake - shop for things you want or was going to get anyway ... Happy shopping, and don't ruin yourself. :)
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- by HoP & Pol
Since we are such good guys we would like to invite all of you to take part in this Q and A. Gaming or music or music and gaming, as you wish! Whatever you ever wanted to know, write it down.
By the power of Zelas!
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- by Karmakeld
Good news to those who have long been waiting for mirrored objects for H4.
We're pleased to share with you, a beta version of the H4 Object Package, fully compatible with both WoW version and Equilibris mod. (Std. and TGS versions remains to be tested).
Download it here (15 MB)
The H4 Objects Package v.0.55 contains mirrored versions of ALL Creature Banks and Creature Dwellings, complete with altered shadows and highlights, working animations as well as adjusted flag positions and entrances. Worth mentioning is the 3 versions of the previously unfinished Magic Lamp (creature bank).
Also included are all objects from Equilibris 3.51 and 3.55, fully compatible with non Equilibris mod.
Adding objects made by Radmutant69 and Mirage, the current package contains no less than 1141 new objects, ranging from mirrored adventure objects to a large amount of decoratives and even new terrain types.
Ready made aop files (both for Equi editor and WoW) are included, meaning all of the objects have been placed in the editor's palette, along with maps that displays the many new objects.
Planned updates will include:
- Mirrored Quest Huts along with additional Quest Huts.
- Mirrored Movement Modifiers.
- Mirrored Misc. Adventure objects.
- Mirrored Power Ups.
- Additional decorative objects.
- Previously unused dwellings: Sea Monster Lair, Mermaid Sanctuary and Mega Dragon Lair.
- Hero Portrait bank, for editing with the Equilibris FaceTool.
- Creature Hero sprites (by NimoStar) allowing for any hero to appear as any creature both in combat and on the adventure map.
Feel free to report bugs like bad highlights, shadows, animation speed, flag position, entrance point, passability info, badly centered images, glitches etc
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- by Antalyan
Do you still play the latest Heroes game (at least from time to time)? Have you ever wanted to try Heroes 7 but you gave it up because of hundreds of annoying bugs? Would you like to see H7 improved?
If you answer "yes" to any of the questions above, you might have already heard about the Unofficial Community Patch (UCP), the largest bugfixing patch for Might & Magic: Heroes 7, released in December 2017.
This time, it returns with dozens of new fixes and improvements, with the version 1.1 released on September 8th.
Furthermore, it brings more than 20 brand new abilities to the game, so the combats are even more exciting than before. You can also enjoy the extended hero pool, as well many other improvements.
For the first time, you can choose between the full and simplified mod version.
Read more and start downloading right here: Mod website
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- by Pol
If you loved old CRPG and always craved for chance to once create your own mission(s) you are now staying possibly just one step ahead. David Walters created powerful tool to achieve that. You can easily design your level, like with squared paper and pencil, import your textures, place trapes and creatures, quick check with visualisation as you are walking by dungeon and export teasers, with all the traps just invisible for any beholder.
Supported games are Might and Magic I-III, Ultima 1, Eye of the Beholder and some of the Wizardry - thus DOS only. The tool doesn't come as a free, you must buy either Gamer or Pro license, with the latest having it all.
Check Grid Carthographer on its homepage or Twitter. To compare editions take a look here, tool has also intensive Scripting Manual and is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux, see minimal requirements down there.
Grid Carthographer was continually developed from year 2013 and you can show your support on Patreon, where you can also read a bit more about its background.
See it in action:
Thanks Angelspit for the tip!
- by Antalyan
Almost two long years have passed since the official end of H7 development, which makes the situation around it clear: There is no chance we would get any more add-ons... in the official way at least.
Since that critical moment, we've been working on our Wryn Pendragon: Umbramancer Project. Finally, here comes the first Open BETA version, launched on August 24th.
What can you be eagerly anticipating every single moment during the upcoming three weeks before that Day D comes?
- Brand new Xel faction with its own town, creatures and heroes
- Over 30 new creatures including the return of powerful dreaded bosses
- Special game mechanics: Alchemy skill enabling you to create your own potions
- Specially developed Dynamic Weather System, making every combat different and challenging
- Three singleplayer campaigns, set in a brand new world Mondalar
Find out more information about the project on its own web: Project website
You can read there the whole background story and explore all the details of new features, as well as the BETA itself!
You can also check the Forums here and ask your own questions if you have any :)
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- by Pol
Might&Magic: Elemental Guardians global launch date is over and game is now officially live. If you have mobile phone with either iOS or Android you can now make your own impression. Let to say, finally.
In the game you advance, collect soulstones and summon your creatures for 'epic' 5v5 players fights. There's in-game chat, to support your guild mates. The game is free but your are not limited to buy as much bonus packages as you wish, so you can become quite a spender, take it like a warning, you should not right now.
Preferably built for tablets, with use of 3D graphics, taking its toll from your phone performance.
The game doesn't bear any resemblance to classic Might&Magic titles and merely it's a new addition to their new Ubisoft family, like previous M&M: Showdown. If you remember our previous news, you now know that it took more than a year.
What is your impression and did you played the game? Come and tell us here!
The future of Might & Magic home page is here. | Followed by FB and FAQ section. | And even forums, manned by Ubi volunteers force, currently with quite a few bugs being reported here and there.
No, don't ask me how is with China market this time - I just don't happen to know. The developer is Ubisoft Barcelona. The another question, why they felt that is necessar to change a game icon from peaceful to grr, .tack!, seems to be to support the hype.
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- by orzie
The developers of Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Succession Wars modification project have just presented a trailer of the upcoming release.
You can find more information in the respective thread on Celestial Heavens Forums or on their official info sources:
Official Forums: https://heroes2.forumactif.com
Mod Database: http://www.moddb.com/mods/h3sw
Although the earlier builds of the mod had to be installed as ERA II portable mods, for the upcoming v0.8 release the developers tease a brand new "install-and-play" feature, which is going to make life much easier. The mod is also compatible with HDmod, even if it doesn't support HD+ for now
Currently, the mod is in the final stage of closed beta testing.
The Mod is tuned for Heroes II. like units, interface and spells. It also comes with its own map editor and converted maps, to illustrate, see the images below, click on "Read more..". As for the lineup, graphic of a new creatures is going to be yet even more improved.
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- by Pol
On heroes3wog.net they are organizing map contest. If you enjoy making Heroes3 maps, either classical H3C or HoTA, why not to participate in?
The contest will run till the end of May (31.5. at 12:00). All submitted maps must be in english langugage. Only S sized maps (36x36) are allowed and without underground.
After contest all received maps will be made available to download.
The best piece at the end. The first price is Ultimate General: Civil War + 1 random Steam game, the second is "Where The Water Taste Like Wine" + 1 random Steam game, the third is Ash of Gods: Redemption + 1 random Steam game, the fourth is Nantucket +1 random Steam game, the fifth is Spellforce 3 and the six is Myster Strategy Game. All of the prices were given by gaming portal GoG.com
Happy Map Making!