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Ubisoft have been hyping a live Twitch stream for about a month now, in order to promote the upcoming release of the Heroes VII expansion, "Trial by Fire" in a few days. Now we're getting reports (in an almost April Fools manner) that the whole thing may not be happening.

My first reaction was: "What? No, that must be a mistake."

My second reaction, once I realized this might be serious, was one of dejection.


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2 days ago a teaser-puzzle was posted as Picture-Of-The-Day. The puzzle itself was not a very difficult one. You know that Heroes 4 supports 3 different resolutions: 800*600 px, 1024*768 px, and 1280*1024 px. These resolutions have display ratios of 4*3 and 5*4. Our screenshot is a ratio of 16*9, which is visibly longer. If you open the screenshot is separate window (just drag an image to the tab bar of your browser) you can see it's Full HD: 1920*1080. 

Yes, we are working on HD-mod for Heroes 4!

Settings Menu HD


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Those of you who watch HoMM4 forums closely, probably remember the idea to create an AI enhancing utility. The general idea is to give players an instrument with which he/she can turn on and off different scripts to help AI. It's not real AI, of course, we rather help it cheat to the degree that is acceptable and fun for a player, and all on one centralized dashboard. 

The initial discussion is here: Call to H-IV mapmakers - AI enchancing scripts 

We at Equilibris Team tried make this idea a reality, but had couple setbacks. Recently we joined forces with iLiVeInAbOx05 whom you know as an author of Advanced Options Map Editor for HoMM4, and started making some progress. 

The video below is a proof of concept showing how it works.  

New scripts are added every day, but we will need good mapmakers' help with more complex and interesting ones. 


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There will be a twitch stream about upcoming Trial of Fire Stand-Alone Addon.

When? From 13:00 - 15:15 UTC. Don't forget to register on twich in advance to join the discussion. And have your question ready.

 

Presentation will be served straight by Heart [developer], Limbic_Ramiro [Level Designer] and Limbic_Oak [AI programmer]

 

Now ladies and gentlemen carefully examine your questions and don't forget to reserve a seat in totally worth twitch session.


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You may ask yourself: "What took so long?" Well, long story short: I haven't been very active lately. I'm slowly moving away from the franchise, focusing more and more on other aspects of my life and less on this. But I promised myself, months and months ago, that I would finish the Heroes VII walkthroughs, so now that I have some spare time on my hands, I decided to do it.

So then, the Dungeon campaigns are done, and I just finished Ivan's story too, mere minutes ago. The clock is 5am here and I guess I do still kinda miss the days when I could play all-nighters with my buddies. Anyway, I hope you find my work useful, and if you have any comments to make or things to add, you can put it all in the comments of the articles.

Enjoy!

Celestial Heavens' walkthroughs page


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After much work, iLiVeInAbOx05 has released the first version of his HoMM4 advanced options map editor. It is downloadable from Celestial Heavens right now.

Go here to read all about it.



In an official announcement, the developers have pushed the deadline on the Heroes VII expansion to August 8th.

Right or wrong, what do you think?


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H7Fortress lineup

The creature lineup for the Fortress faction has been announced. See the official list here. What follows is my immediate reaction to them:


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