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  • Submitted: Oct 15 2011 02:09 PM
  • Last Updated: Jan 21 2012 12:14 AM
  • Views: 18355
  • Downloads: 911

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Cider / CiderX
  • Wine Version: Cider 6635
  • ATI / AMD: GREY (not tested)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREEN (fully playable)

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Sorry, Links Dead Heroes of Might and Magic V works on Steam and Lion

- - - - - Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




Screenshots
1. Game Description
Witness the amazing evolution of the genre-defining strategy game as it becomes a next-generation phenomenon, melding classic deep fantasy with next-generation visuals and gameplay.

In the renowned Might & Magic universe, demon swarms spread chaos over the land in a relentless assault. The fate of the world is at stake and Heroes from a variety of legendary factions must stand up to defend their causes. Live their fate, lead their forces to victory, and unveil the secret goal of the Demon lords.

Become a strategy gaming legend by raising unique hero characters, assembling armies, and defeating enemies using the brand new active-time battle system both offline or online.

Cutting edge visual technology: for the first time, experience the world of Might & Magic in a full breathtaking 3D animated world supported by a consistent and modern graphic style.
Modern sophisticated fantasy universe: includes all features which brought success to the series in a complete revamped and more mature universe with six unique factions and over forty different creatures and over 200 spells.
Complete strategy experience and RPG gameplay: during six campaigns and over thirty missions, explore and conquer territories, manage your cities, recruit armies, raise and upgrade your heroes through a user friendly yet deep turn-based system.
Complete scalable turned-based battle system for challenging and tactical combat: find out the combat system that made the success of the Heroes series or experience the brand new Dynamic Battle system for transforming a chessboard into a lively battlefield.
Competitive and addictive intense multiplayer parts: Five multiplayer modes including the new Ghost Mode.


2. Notes
While we are waiting for a Heroes of Might and Magic VI port, you can play some Heroes 5!
Picked this up for 5â‚⬠on steam the other day!
Steam version tested, it should work with retail version too, but not tested.
Anti-aliasing and anistropic filtering works 100%.
The game is tested on a MacBookAir with IntelHD and Lion and my hackintosh with Nvidia 285 and Snow Leopard.

3. Port Info / Status
CiderX 6635 with system32 files from 7119

ATI / AMD : GREY
NVIDIA : GREEN
GMA : GREY
IntelHD : GREEN

( GREEN = tested and working / RED = tested and not working / GREY = not tested )

4. System Requirements
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
RAM: 2 GB
HD: 2.5 GB
Video: nVidia 7xxx, 8xxx or 9xxx Series or ATI / AMD 3xxx, 4xxx or 5xxx Series Video Card
These are estimates, see notes about what hardware is tested
Compatibility with Intel GMA Series Video Cards has not been tested.

5. Known Issues
-You need to restart game after changing screen res. (press apple+Q)
You can change other settings without restarting game
-The game sometimes hang when quitting, just force quit it (apple+alt+esc)
-Set HWCursor if mouse is laggy.
-When you make a new profile in game, the setting resets to default, this is not a bug with the port, because it happens in windows too, just set your res and setting then restart game.

6. Media
All videos and screenshots are from the actual port, no random screenshots from the net.
Image Image  Image  Image

Gameplay on Macbook Air. I forgot to set HW cursor, so cursor is lagging a bit. Performance is much better while not recording.




Why not use the Original Cider Version?

Does this make it run a lot better?

waves said:

Why not use the Original Cider Version?

Does this make it run a lot better?

The mac version of this game is cider 300, which is maybe the first commercial released cider ports I think. It was made in early 2007 and it does not work on Lion (at least reports i've seen on the net says so).
I have been looking for it online earlier and it costs $49 on amazon and $30 in macgame store.
I've been looking at freeverse forums and they have taken down their HOMM5 page and there very many users on their forum complaining that it doesn't work or crashes all the time.
There are also no response from official channel on their forum regarding issues people have and some people claim they have tried contacting customer support with no help.

Mac version was released as 1.5 and never got updated to 1.6 and can't use expansion packs, third party maps or play multiplayer with 1.6 clients (which all pc users have).

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for supporting games on mac, and I buy mac games when I can, as long as the mac version is a viable option. (Since may last year I've bought 28 mac games)

Edit: From the review on insidemacgames.com
Many resolutions aren't supported, including 1280x800 and no way to go fullscreen.
Spoiler
No that is cool I know it is was one of the first Cider version - was just wondering what yours' offered.

I am going to try this wrapper in the future with the files I have from the original mac version I have.

waves said:

No that is cool I know it is was one of the first Cider version - was just wondering what yours' offered.

I am going to try this wrapper in the future with the files I have from the original mac version I have.

Can you upgrade the mac versions of really old cider games?
I have NFS Carbon which does not work well anymore, sometimes it refuses to launch and does hang and crash a lot.
The setup inside the wrapper on that one is really strange, there is loads of files inside the wrapper, and then yet another wrapper inside which looks like a normal cider wrapper.

Unless you manage to upgrade the pc binaries inside the wrapper on HOMM5 you won't be able to play multiplayer, or add expansions (not 100% sure if all need 1.6)


On a side note, I still think HOMM3 is the best! Got HOMM2, 3 and 4 for mac :)
sweet i love this game
Sorry for the late.

Yes you can upgrade them.

I did it with Madden 08. And Need For Speed.

Madden is here.

The original Cider Wrapper did not work with GMA - when I updated it - it did.

Also Madden works without the dvd as well.
Could you make a wrapper for Heroes VI  please? :]

m1kee said:

Could you make a wrapper for Heroes VI  please? :]
Sorry, I don't have that game.
I will probably pick it up on steam sale some day
I followed the instructions as outlined in the rtf, but the port would not execute... I am likely doing something wrong but do not know what that could be. Please, if you can, help me. Thank you
logs please, they are inside the wrapper in Resources/Logs

it's the last cider.log
err:module:BUILTIN32_dlopen failed to load .so lib for builtin shell32.dll: dlopen(/Users/beowulf1024/Desktop/Heroes 5 for mac/Heroes V.app/Contents/Frameworks/libshell32.dylib, 2): Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/libpng.framework/Versions/Current/libpng
  Referenced from: /Users/beowulf1024/Desktop/Heroes 5 fo
err:module:PE_fixup_imports Module (file) SHELL32.dll (which is needed by L"H5_Game.exe") not found
err:module:BUILTIN32_dlopen failed to load .so lib for builtin shell32.dll: dlopen(/Users/beowulf1024/Desktop/Heroes 5 for mac/Heroes V.app/Contents/Frameworks/libshell32.dylib, 2): Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/libpng.framework/Versions/Current/libpng
  Referenced from: /Users/beowulf1024/Desktop/Heroes 5 fo
err:module:PE_fixup_imports Module (file) shell32.dll (which is needed by L"wininet.dll") not found
err:win32:PE_CreateModule failed to resolve imports
err:module:load_library can't load C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wininet.dll
err:module:BUILTIN32_LoadLibraryExA loaded .so but dll wininet.dll still not found - library environment problem or version conflict, check your setup.
err:module:MODULE_LoadLibraryExA Loading of 'builtin' DLL 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WININET.dll' failed, check this file ! (GetLastError 14)
err:module:PE_fixup_imports Module (file) WININET.dll (which is needed by L"UbiStats.dll") not found
err:module:BUILTIN32_dlopen failed to load .so lib for builtin shell32.dll: dlopen(/Users/beowulf1024/Desktop/Heroes 5 for mac/Heroes V.app/Contents/Frameworks/libshell32.dylib, 2): Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/libpng.framework/Versions/Current/libpng
  Referenced from: /Users/beowulf1024/Desktop/Heroes 5 fo
err:module:PE_fixup_imports Module (file) shell32.dll (which is needed by L"comdlg32.dll") not found
err:win32:PE_CreateModule failed to resolve imports
err:module:load_library can't load C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\comdlg32.dll
err:module:BUILTIN32_LoadLibraryExA loaded .so but dll comdlg32.dll still not found - library environment problem or version conflict, check your setup.
err:module:MODULE_LoadLibraryExA Loading of 'builtin' DLL 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\comdlg32.dll' failed, check this file ! (GetLastError 14)
err:module:PE_fixup_imports Module (file) comdlg32.dll (which is needed by L"UbiStats.dll") not found
err:module:BUILTIN32_dlopen failed to load .so lib for builtin oleaut32.dll: dlopen(/Users/beowulf1024/Desktop/Heroes 5 for mac/Heroes V.app/Contents/Frameworks/liboleaut32.dylib, 2): Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/libjpeg.framework/Versions/Current/libjpeg
  Referenced from: /Users/beowulf1024/Desktop/Heroes 5
err:module:PE_fixup_imports Module (file) OLEAUT32.dll (which is needed by L"UbiStats.dll") not found
err:win32:PE_CreateModule failed to resolve imports
err:win32:PE_LoadLibraryExA can't load C:\heroes of might and magic 5\bin\UbiStats.dll
err:module:MODULE_LoadLibraryExA Loading of 'native' DLL 'C:\heroes of might and magic 5\bin\UbiStats.dll' failed, check this file ! (GetLastError 14)
err:module:PE_fixup_imports Module (file) UbiStats.dll (which is needed by L"H5_Game.exe") not found
err:win32:PE_CreateModule failed to resolve imports
OKi guess you're not using the steam version.
I only have steam version, so I cannot test it myself.
My guess is that you need a crack.

Your installation seems to be right tho
Thank you for your assessment. Interestingly though the version that I used is indeed the steam version with additional files as described.
hmm strange.
But, we're gonna find out the issue!
First i'll need to know full system specs, machine/graphics/os.
Model Name: MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2
  Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
  Number of Processors: 1
  Total Number of Cores: 2
  L2 Cache: 6 MB
  Memory: 4 GB
  Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
  Boot ROM Version: MBP52.008E.B05
  SMC Version (system): 1.42f4
  Hardware UUID: 43143F50-03C7-543C-B235-B09B45471B7D

Graphics  NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512 MB

Software  Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 (11D50b)



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