Patches in Heroes of Might and Magic IV.

Patch 1.1 Edit

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Patch 1.2 Edit

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Patch 1.3 Edit

General Edit

  • Corrected the performance degradation after extended gameplay.
  • Double-clicking on a Hero portrait when that hero is in a caravan no longer crashes the game.
  • Learn Spells option has been removed from the Might Town screen.
  • Winning the game after a garrisoned mine battle no longer crash.
  • In the event that there is a blank "Display message script", the error is now handled properly.
  • Saving and then reloading during an abandoned mine combat no longer crashes the game.
  • Added a Grid and Unit Movement Shadow to the Combat Screen. These can be accessed in the Combat Settings screen.
  • Corrected the music overlay issues.
  • Corrected the game slow down when standing idle for a long period of time.
  • Artifacts can no longer be "buried" in graveyards.
  • Dead Heroes no longer regain hit points from the fountain of vigor.
  • Caravans are no longer able to go through an enemy tower garrison.
  • A.I. creatures now give their items to the hero when they join the army.
  • Corrected A.I. evaluation of the Idol of Fortune.
  • The Phantom Image & Create Illusion now stack on top of each other.
  • Names can now be entered into the Campaign High Score Screen.
  • A new highscore no longer writes over the previous highscore.
  • Corrected the creature generator giving out the exact number of guarding troops after declining to fight them.
  • Escape command now works as a cancel command on the combat screen.
  • Hotkey Alt+M now brings down the correct menu scroll.
  • The F4 command now switches in or out of full screen mode during combat.
  • Added [Esc], [Enter] and Arrow key Hotkey functionality to the Load Game screen.
  • Added [Esc] and [Enter] Hotkey functionality to the View World Screen.
  • Improved the combat performance of the Swamp terrain.
  • Harpies no longer change their character skin into a mage when attacking the town gate
  • Heroes Biographies are no longer wasted by the A.I
  • Corrected the fountain in the Vampire Mansion graphic
  • A Creature Portal change now updates to the correct creature name.
  • Corrected the pausing/unpausing issue on the Campaign Map story setup screen
  • If the game ends in combat, the music no longer carries over to the map prologue
  • On the High Score screen, clicking in thumb area of scrollbar now will page up/down
  • Stopped the ability to run multiple instances of the game at the same time
  • Disabled the Guarding Monsters button in all but the first map of each campaign
  • Corrected alignment issues on the Recruit Creature screen in the Town
  • Fixed the First ability icon's right-click alignment

Text issues Edit

  • A message is now given as to why a unit can't go through a teleporter that is blocked on the other side
  • The correct message is now displayed when attempting to retreat too close to a valid town
  • Corrected the last digit being cut off of a number over 100,000 in the Creature Buy screen
  • Corrected the Portal dialog icon spacing alignment
  • Morale of 10+ is now being printed out correctly
  • Corrected the Destroy Altar message
  • The correct message now appears when trying to retreat in a siege while the player doesn't own any other towns
  • Added right-click information for the "Combat Speed" option
  • Load/Cancel buttons now have mouse over popup text and the right-click info box
  • Corrected text being clipped in the purchase building dialog
  • Corrected text alignment issue in the Level Up dialog
  • Corrected text alignment issue when a Backpack is picked up
  • Corrected text alignment issue in the Spell cost screen
  • Corrected text alignment issue in the Spellbook screen
  • Corrected text alignment issue in the Blacksmith screen
  • Corrected the Lighthouse right-click text error
  • Corrected text issues in the Right-Click information popup for the Weekly Creature Growth in 1024x768 or higher game resolutions
  • Added the word "Quicksand" that was missing from description of Quicksand Spell.
  • Removed the "week of" reference in the Potion of Precognition.
  • Removed the odd character in the Summon Griffin spell description.
  • Removed the odd character in the Blind spell.
  • Removed the odd character in the description for the hero Shiva.
  • Removed the odd character in the description for the hero Raona.
  • Removed the odd character in the description for the hero Mayweda.
  • Removed the odd character in the description for the hero Rasto.
  • Corrected the "Buy All" mouse over text in the Marketplace Screen.
  • Corrected the gold amount formatting after buying an item in the Blacksmith screen.
  • Corrected text issue in the "faerie ring" pop up text.
  • Corrected grammar issue in the Magic Well message.
  • Corrected the town governor right-click text in the town screen.
  • Added caravan ship use to right-click information on the Shipyard.
  • Corrected the "Hut of the Magi" mouse over text.
  • Corrected the "Shield of " text to accurately reflect its ability regarding unit protection.

Map Specific Edit

Campaigns Edit

  • You can no longer swipe all the treasures "guarded" by the elves at [58, 129] without having to fight them.
  • Corrected pop up message text order at [121,81].
  • You can no longer swipe most of the treasures behind the nomads at [82,107], and the ore behind the gold golems at [58, 22] without a fight.
  • Corrected the hero Reed's prison release message.
  • Corrected a typo in Day 2's event text.
  • You can no longer swipe most of the treasures behind the gold golems at [103, 170] without a fight.
  • The Price of Peace - "To Slay an Immortal"
    • Added the hero Kodge to the carry over description in the campaign screen.
  • The Wood pile at [74,73] can now be accessed.
  • The Town at [107,108] no longer allows a shipyard to be built.
  • Changed the Orange Bordergate at [31,41] to a Teal Bordergate.
  • Changed the Orange Tent at [32,21] to a Teal Tent.

Single Scenarios Edit

  • Fixed potential crash on the computer's turn.
  • The Victory Condition now functions correctly.
  • The Oracle now puts the treasure in an accessible location.
  • The area at [126,247] is now accessible.
  • Any boats created at [195,215] are now accessible.
  • The floating bottle at [120,115] now functions correctly.
  • Corrected gold amount formatting on the message at [40,60].
  • Increased the level of the computer player's starting heroes.
  • Increased the computer player's starting resources and starting units.
  • Reduced the computer player's starting units.
  • Changed the Armor of Life artifact at [36, 23] to the Golden Plate Mail artifact to make it useful to all classes.
  • Increased the map difficulty by increasing Mephisto's level (The hero you have to beat).
  • Reduced the Computer player's starting units.
  • Added some extra resources near the players main starting town.

Sound issues Edit

Most sound issues can be remedied by turning the audio hardware acceleration down a notch or two. From the [Start] menu select the "Run..." command. Type DXDIAG and press [Enter]. When DirectX Diagnostic Tool appears, select the "Sound" tab. The "Hardware Sound Acceleration Level" slider bar will allow you to adjust the acceleration of your hardware.

Patch 2.0 Edit

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Patch 2.1 Edit

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Patch 2.2 Edit

General Edit

  • Players can no longer create duplicate unit stacks using the [Shift] command with the [Space Bar] hotkeys in the garrison screens.
  • Players can no longer move unit stacks to other towns in the Kingdom Overview screen.

Multiplayer Edit

  • Corrected rare siege combat crashes in Multiplayer during AutoCombat.
  • Corrected the "Waiting for Remote Player" Multiplayer gameplay freeze when a hero gains a level using the Stealth Skill.
  • Corrected the Multiplayer gameplay freeze during combat in when a smaller army attacks a larger army and is given the options to surrender during AutoCombat.
  • Corrected the Multiplayer gameplay freeze when a player 'Retires'.

Patch 3.0 Edit

General Edit

  • Casting Town Gate inside of a town no longer crashes game.
  • In windowed mode, if you close the window while at the hero-selected army screen, the game no longer crashes.
  • Fixed an occasional game freeze when moving into a weak neutral army's activation radius.
  • Adjusting the Game Setting's volume slider without a selected army on the adventure map, no longer crashes the game.
  • Fixed combat crash caused by placing multiple lines of quicksand between a fast walking unit and its target
  • Fixed crash if day 1 timed event lost game.
  • Fixed very, very rare crash if two neutral armies touch.
  • Corrected issue with certain types of area damage (Hydras, cerberi, Black Dragons affecting creatures in Sanctuary.
  • Heroes with the Flaming Arrow no longer do splash damage to fire resistant creatures.
  • When Death Call'ed phoenixes die, they are now removed from the battlefield and do not rebirth.
  • Corrected aberrant results of heroes who have the Potion of Immortality or Guardian Angel on them, and are devoured by sea monsters.
  • The Throwing Spear now increases the range and melee attack of a hero by eight.
  • The common artifact 'axe' now increases the hero's attack by eight.
  • Heroes or creatures that shoot twice per turn, but only have one shot left, now will only shoot once.
  • Disembarking heroes or creatures from a Ship now functions correctly with regards to their movement.
  • Dead heroes cannot cast adventure spells anymore.
  • The Quicksand spell is easier to place on the battlefield.
  • If a vampire stack is defeated by a thunderbird stack, but regenerates vampires back, the graphic is updated correctly
  • If you have an event with a DISPLAY MESSAGE action, with a sub action of GIVE CREATURES, and the GIVE CREATURES results in an over-full army, the "full army" dialog now appears after the displayed message.
  • When a hero gets an INCREASE EXPERIENCE or INCREASE EXP LEVEL script event, they can now select a skill from an associated skill set.
  • Cyclops and heroes with the Flaming Arrow now have the appropriate animation played when their ranged attack reaches its target.
  • Corrected the Resurrection spell-effect graphic when running at the slowest combat speed.
  • Unavailable expansion creatures, with a blank portrait, no longer appear in the scores on the high score list.
  • The INCREASE DEFENSE script action now correctly increases defense instead of attack.
  • Corrected occasional issue when accessing a teleporter that has multiple exits.
  • Corrected issues with the mouse cursor disappearing after the completion of a campaign.
  • Corrected issues with the mouse cursor disappearing after the loss of a single scenario.
  • Corrected aberrant scroll bar behavior.
  • Resources update immediately after purchasing items at Marketplace from the town screen.
  • Adventure sounds update after the volume is adjusted in the game settings.
  • If a scenario is won by winning a battle and you return to the main menu, the correct main menu theme now plays.
  • Hero portrait movement bar now functions correctly when the "Move Army" icon is used when the town icon is highlighted.
  • The Single Scenario screen sort order is now reverse-able.

Multiplayer Edit

Note: In order to play against a The Gathering Storm(TM) or Winds of War(TM) player in a multiplayer session, all players must be running the v3.0 version of the game.

  • In a multiplayer game, when you double click on a name the game will no longer crash.
  • In a multiplayer game, you can no longer view the remote player's quest log during their turn.
  • In a human vs. human player siege combat (multiplayer session), a stealth hero who attacks the gate in auto-combat no longer hangs the game.

Campaign Editor Edit

  • Added a Windows help file to the campaign editor. The help file can be accessed by selecting Help->Contents on the editor's menu.
  • The editor now restores the position of your various sub-windows (mini map, palette, tool) when you start it up.
  • Fixed an issue where maps which had the Emerald Longbow enabled in the Map Properties and a random major artifact dot would sometimes get a "File is bad" error when loaded into the game.

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