Few days ago the new version of Heroes of Might and Magic II 0.9.6 was released in which, in addition to arriving with a large number of bug fixes, some important changes have also been added, of which the automatic language detection stands out, among other changes.
For those who do not know Heroes of Might and Magic II, they should know what it is a turn-based tactical strategy game developed in 1996. The history of the title continues with the canonical ending of its predecessor, culminating in the victory of Lord Morglin Ironfist.
The game features two campaigns, one run by the opposition (which is canonical) and the other by royalty. The way the adventure progresses remains the same. The player must build a kingdom, continually upgrade it, obtain resources, train soldiers, and be prepared to stop an enemy attack. Likewise, the ultimate goal remains to find the opponent’s castle and conquer it.
The developers point out that the team lacks the designers that the project you need to fix the flaws in the animation of the original graphics. So participation in brainstorming plans for the development of the expansion is also encouraged, to which the developers will move after they successfully recreate the original game completely.
Main new features of Heroes of Might and Magic II 0.9.6
In this new version of the game one of the most important novelties is the full support for automatic detection and the ability to select a language in the settings that the current version of the game supports.
Another change that stands out is a new configuration window that allows you to select a resolution, change the language o enable experimental mod options in the game Also, It is also noted that Heroes of Might and Magic II now also works on Nintendo Switch,
Of the other changes that stand out:
- The position of the “wide” creature in combat when it attacks is now displayed on the field grid.
- Translation support with updates for French, Russian and Polish languages
- direct preview of changes in system options dialog
- The position of a hero or castle is now shown on the radar while you right-click on them
- Titles are already shown to some dialogues
- Translation support for lost places
- Fix for incorrect icons for Stage info dialog
- Skill order for new heroes updated
- Fixed an issue that prevented being able to attack during battle
- Monster names, abilities, and hero abilities added to translations
- Fixed spell casting of monsters lost during battles
Finally, if you are interested in knowing more about it on the release of this new version. You can check the details In the following link.
How to install Heroes of Might and Magic II on Ubuntu and derivatives?
For those who are interested to be able to install this game on your 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, just use one of the downloadable scripts offered to get the demo version of the original game.
Hence 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.
After the script has to be executed found in / script
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.
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, you can do it from the link below.