Patches for Heroes of Might & Magic IV

These patches are now available for download directly from our site. You no longer need to go to FilePlanet for them. Our server is quite fast, so download is fairly quick for broadband users, but please note that the files are large. If you use a dial-up connection, things could take a while, and you'd better grab a magazine and crack open a big pack of snacks.

Many people encounter a problem while patching, receiving an error message saying: "Old File not Found, but another file with the same name exists. No update was performed." If you encounter this error, the problem may be trying to patch with the incorrect language version. The list below shows the language version of your installed game in the Windows registry under the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/New World Computing/Heroes of Might and Magic IV/1.0/

Language Keys
409 = US
809 = UK English
??? = Czech
40c = French
40f = German
??? = Hungarian
410 = Italian
40a = Spanish
??? = Russian

If you still encounter this problem and you have the correct patches, the error may be caused by modified .exe files (cracks=bad), or altered maps. In this case the best solution is to reinstall the game before patching. If you are comfortable with editing the registry, then uninstall your game, and delete the entire New World Computing key and all subkeys before reinstalling. Also delete any remaining Heroes IV game folders, making sure you back up your savegames and custom maps first.


US Standard Patches US Gathering Storm Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.0 to 1.3 Std US
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 2.0 Std US
Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 Std US Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 GS US
Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 Std US Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 GS US
Heroes 4 ver 2.3 Std US MACINTOSH

UK Standard Patches UK Gathering Storm Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.0 to 1.3 Std UK
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 2.0 Std UK
Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 Std UK Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 GS UK
Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 Std UK Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 GS UK

Czech Standard Patches Czech Gathering Storm Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.1 to 1.3 Std Czech
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 2.0 Std Czech
Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 Std Czech
Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 Std Czech
Heroes 4 ver 1.1 to 3.0 Std Czech (full install) Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 GS Czech

French Standard Patches French Gathering Storm Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.1 to 1.3 Std French
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 2.0 Std French
Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 Std French Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 GS French
Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 Std French Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 GS French

German Standard Patches German Gathering Storm Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.1 to 1.3 Std German
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 2.0 Std German
Heroes 4 ver 2.01 Text Patch German
Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 Std German
Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 Std German Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 GS German

Italian Standard Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.1 to 1.3 Std Italian
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 2.0 Std Italian

Polish Standard Patches Polish Gathering Storm Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.0 to 1.3 Std Polish
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 1.3.1 Std Polish
Heroes 4 ver 1.3(.1) to 2.1 Std Polish
Heroes 4 ver 1.0 to 2.1 Std Polish (full install) Heroes 4 ver GS Campaign Patch Polish

Russian Standard Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.1 to 1.3 Std Russian
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 2.0 Std Russian

Spanish Standard Patches
Heroes 4 ver 1.1 to 1.3 Std Spanish
Heroes 4 ver 1.3 to 2.0 Std Spanish
Heroes 4 ver 2.01 Text Patch Std Spanish
Heroes 4 ver 2.0 to 2.2 Std Spanish
Heroes 4 ver 2.2 to 3.0 Std Spanish

All Languages - Standard Campaign Editor Patch
Heroes 4 Campaign Editor ver 2.0 to 2.1 (not needed for GS)

UbiSoft patches
Heroes 4 Spell Book Fix
Heroes 4 v1.0 to v1.2 Patch
Heroes 4 v1.2 to v1.3 Patch
Heroes 4 v1.3 to v2.0 Patch
Heroes 4 v2.0 to v2.1 Editor Patch

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