Free Heroes of Might and Magic II (fheroes2) is a recreation of Heroes 2 game engine. This open-source multi-platform project is aimed to fully replicate the original game with meaningful changes for gameplay, graphics and logic, bringing a new life to one of the most anticipated turn-based strategies. The project is in active phase of development and once reaching 1.0 version will be continued with an add-on development.
You can choose between manual and instant battle with or without spellcasting.
Restart button. A player who is unhappy with instant battle results can hit the button and replay the battle manually.
The original game has no ability to display the duration of the spells and their description but fheroes2 currently allows to check this information. Note, that new spells are going to appear in our future expansion, so this enhancement will be quite useful for not only newcomers, but for experienced players as well.
Another important improvement is a new configuration dialog which allows to switch between languages (if supported by the game resources), change game resolution and access experimental options (under development).
Monster description. This feature was missing even in the original HoMM II. Such change allows you to quickly check monsters abilities and it’s very helpful for new gamers as well as experts as you always have a way to refresh your memories.
Cursor shadow display for 2-hex monsters during the battle. Now a player will know the position of a monster to be taken while attacking. Fheroes2 engine now also highlights hexes which would be affected by a breath attack of an attacking creature.
A very useful feature which was added are buttons for switching between castles within castle construction screen. So you don’t need to go through every castle and open construction screen to build something for each castle in your kingdom!
Spell area also shows, if any creatures won’t be affected by the spell for some reasons.
Lich shooting attack. Now the area of the attack is visible helping players to perform the attack in known manner without any guesses.
An icon indicator for the type of map (The Succession Wars or The Price of Loyalty) was added into map list as per request from players.
Buttons for fast exchange of armies and artifacts in hero meeting dialog.
Full support of The Price of Loyalty campaigns! So now you could enjoy playing all 6 campaigns originally present in HoMM2.
You can view the full name of a save file, the name of the map being played and save file location within your device. Just right click by mouse on any save file to view the dialog. This was done based on the given feedback to ease real file findings.
With the help of fast split buttons you can easily divide a troop into several or even redistribute both selected stacks