~ ~ ~ ~

Heroes II ~ FAQ


This page is still under translation. If you want to help, please contact me. :)
Savegames are in the /GAMES/ folder.
*.GM1 : scenario SW solo
*.GM2 : scenario SW 2 human players
*.GMC : campaign SW
*.GX1 : scenario POL solo (+players?)
*.GXC : campaign POL

High scores are in the /DATA/ folder
STANDARD.HS : Scenario scores (SW & PoL)
CAMPAIGN.HS : Campaign scores (SW & PoL)
Deleting these 2 files reset scores.
Windows shortcut:
In the Heroes2 shortcut, you can modify the launching.
/D0 - turn off sound effects
/M0 - turn off MIDI musics
/R0 - turn off CD audio musics
/I0 - jump introduction videos
exemple : C:\Heroes II\Heroes2w.exe /I0 /R0

Maybe on Windows XP, Heroes of Might and Magic II doesn't works ;
you just need to change the compatibility of Heroes2w.exe to put it to: windows 95 or 98 mode.
How to do: right click on the shortcut, Properties, Campatibility and to check on the
"execute this program in compatibility mode for" and then choose Windows 98 or 98.
Estimates of neutral creatures:
1-4 : Few
5-9 : Several
10-19 : Pack
20-49 : Lots
50-99 : Horde
100-249 : Throng
250-499 : Swarm
500-999 : Zounds
1000-4000 : Legion
The highest number of "neutral" creatures in an army on the adventure map, is 4000.
Speeds
1 : Crawling
2 : Very slow
3 : Slow
4 : Average
5 : Fast
6 : Very fast
7 : Ultra fast
8 : Blazing
9 : Instant
Keyboard shortcuts
  • Adventure Map standard
  • Q : Quit
    E : End turn
    T : next Town
    I : Informations about the map/game
    O : Options
    P : Puzzle
    A : "flags" menu
    S : Save
    D : Dig
    F : "disket" menu
    H : next Heroes
    K : Kingdom view
    L : Load game
    C : Cast a spell
    V : View the world map
    N : New game
    M : Move to target place
    Arrows and numpad numbers : move the Heroes to the given direction.
  • Outside the Adventure Map
    Shift : Split a stack into 2 stacks
    Right/left arrows : previous/next Castle or Héros (dépends of the screen)
Game difficulty
Easy
Rating 50%
Starting resources: 10000 30 30 10 10 10 10
AI resources: 7500 20 20 5 5 5 5
Normal
Rating 80%
Starting resources: 7500 20 20 5 5 5 5
AI resources: 10000 30 30 10 10 10 10
Hard
Rating 100%
Starting resources: 5000 10 10 2 2 2 2
AI resources: 10000 30 30 10 10 10 10
Daily income of AI is +10% bigger (gold and resources), and earn +1 wood & +1 iron by day.
Expert
Rating 120%
Starting resources: 2500 5 5
AI resources: 10.000 30 30 10 10 10 10
Daily income of AI is +25% bigger
(need verification: & would earn +1 of each resource/day)
Impossible
Rating 140%
Starting resources: none
AI resources: 10.000 30 30 10 10 10 10
Daily income of AI is double (+100%)
A gold mine provides 2000gold to AI, Statue provides +500gold/day.


AI varies with chosen level; from "dumb" to "Smart".
Rating % is the rate applied to the score if you win. There is 2 rates: Game Difficulty and Map Difficulty. See the table below:
Easy (50 %)Normal (80 %)Hard (100 %)Expert (120 %)Impossible (140 %)
Easy map50 %80 %100 %120 %140 %= + 0 %
Normal map70 %100 %120 %140 %160 %= + 20 %
Difficult map90 %120 %140 %160 %180 %= + 40 %
Expert map130%160%180%200 %220 %= + 80 %
So your final score formula is: (?) data needed


Multiplayer Handicap :
Hands tied = -15% resources at the start and for each turn
Hands chained = -30% resources at the start and for each turn

This handicap works on daily incomes (gold and resources) from Mines, Artifacts, Estates, Castles, Towns, Statues, Donjons.

Check original explanation on this screenshot.
Cheat codes
beta ver.
Register