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fheroes2 is a game engine reimplementation for the absolute classic that is Heroes of Might and Magic II. It's free, open source and a new release is out now. Written from scratch much like OpenMW for Morrowind, OpenRA for classic Westwood RTS games, openXcom for for the X-COM and more it's another great example of a community of people reviving old games for modern platforms.

Here's what's new in 0.9.7:

  • Add basic German translation support and heavy update French and Polish translations
  • Add missing Farm image part in Knight castle and modify Captain Quarters in Necromancer town
  • Add AI hero classes for more efficient task distribution
  • Fix multiple issues with combat logic for pathfinding and AI
  • Fix object passabilities and incorrect rendering on World Map
  • Over 60 bugs fixed since 0.9.6 release

Check it out on GitHub and remember to grab the data from GOG.com which it requires to run.

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dlf 7 Sep
Are there simple to follow instructions to install and play this .........?
freeheroes2 10 Sep
Quoting: dlfAre there simple to follow instructions to install and play this .........?
Hi!
We have full guide for installation here.
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