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Wednesday, December 5, 2001

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Heroes III Complete Patch Available
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IMG reader Richard Hallas reports that a patch is available to update 3DO's Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete to version 4.0.1:

A few issues were found after the game was released, the most
irritating being that it reported an error if you tried to run it in
16M colours. Evolution Interactive produced a patch to fix these bugs
back in March, but 3DO chose not to let anyone have it!
Hallas reports that while the patch is still not available for download from the Web, it can now be had via e-mail:
To obtain it, at present you have to email 3DO and request it. 3DO may apparently consider adding the patch to its Web site in future, but only if more people request it (which seems a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation). Anyway, the method I used was to fill in the email form on their support page. The updater was emailed back to me a few days later, and was 723 kB in size. Installation was straightforward and did indeed appear to fix the bugs claimed, without introducing any new problems!
The updater, which was produced back in March, lists the following corrections:
Game now correctly runs Spoils of War campaign.

Trade with Allied Heroes in a multiplayer game no longer randomly displays any memory errors.

Inadequate Video Settings dialog no longer appears when running in Millions of Colors.

If you play Heroes III Complete and have had any of these problems, head over to 3DO's Mac support page via the link below and request this patch.

3DO: Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete
MGF: Heroes III Complete Demo (60.8 MB)
3DO: Macintosh Customer Support (U.S.)
IMG Review: Heroes of Might and Magic III
IMG Review: Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete

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