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Install Heroes of Might and Magic II 0.8.3 on Ubuntu

 

Install Heroes of Might and Magic II 0.8.3 on Ubuntu

Main new features of Heroes of Might and Magic II 0.8.3

  • In this new version of the game the developers they already started work on introducing a new AI. Cities are now rebuilding more efficiently. Opponents don't sit idle, instead they hire troops and develop new territories on purpose. In battle, opponents choose certain behavioral tactics, depending on the conditions of the battle.
  • Moreover, fixed many graphical bugs on city screens. For example, in a barbarian castle, many buildings are now fully rendered compared to the original game. Furthermore, lThe cavalry and trolls sprites from the original game have been redesigned: the horse harness for cavalry is now done in one color, and the stone for trolls does not change color when cast.
  • Performance optimizations have been made- Map rendering has been sped up by 20%, which will allow the game to run smoothly on many low-profile devices that Free Heroes 2 already partially supports.


How to install Heroes of Might and Magic II on Ubuntu and derivatives?

For those who are interested in being able to install this game on their system, must have at least a demo version of the game Heroes of Might and Magic II to be able to play it.

To do this, simply use one of the downloadable scripts offered to obtain the demo version of the original game.

So that for Linux an explicit installation of SDL is required and for this, just script / Linux according to the package of your operating system and execute the file


install_sdl_1.sh

OR

install_sdl_2.sh


After the script has to be executed found in / script

demo_linux.sh


To be able to download the demo of the game that is needed for a minimum development.

Once this is done, just execute make in the root directory of the project. For SDL 2 compilation, the command has to be run before compiling the project.

export WITH_SDL2="ON"

The project code is written in C ++ and is distributed under the GPLv2 license. If you want to know more about the project or consult its source code.




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