How to install and play Wake of Gods (WoG) without errors

You can also install this gaming build which contains the latest version of ERA, HD mod and new ERA Scrips in one installation package!

 

Step 1. – Installation of Heroes 3 Complete

For the installation it is required to have Heroes 3 installed on your computer, ideally the Complete version, highly recommended from the site GOG.COM, this version is DRM FREE and doesn´t require a CD to start up. After that installation is fairly simple, it requires to download the installation file, save to your computer and boot up.

An important step is choosing the right destination folder where Heroes 3 Complete is installed. Click on the “Browse” button and click your way to the Heroes 3 Complete folder. I have my game installed directly on the C drive c:\gog gamess\heroes 3 complete wog. Do not install the game in a Program Files folder. Click “Install”.

Step 2. – Installation of Wake of Gods (ERA 2)

 

First you need to understand that term ERA = Wake of Gods. So download the latest version of ERA to PC:

Download
ERA 2.9.x

Run installer Era 2.8.3.exe and select folder with Heroes 3 Complete WoG then click “Install” button:

After installation, two new icons appear on the Desktop. Era Start Menu and Era II.

Run Era Start Menu:

The base Wake of Gods is installed. Try running the “In the Wake of Gods” from the menu. When the game started, try to create Random map. If an “Cannot create Random_Map.H3M in data directory” error message appears, fix it.

Step 3. – Installation of WoG Revised mod

This mod removes or fixes all bugged scripts from Era and replaces them with other options. A few ones were replaced because they were decorative and without any improvement to the gameplay.

Download
WoG Revised

Download and unzip [Platforms] WoG Revised.zip archive and run [Platforms] WoG Revised.exe and select folder with Heroes 3 Complete WoG then click “Extract” button. Confirm the installation. Every other standard mod is installed exactly the same.

Step 4. – Mods Manager

Start the Mods Manager from Era Start Menu. After installing the WoG Revised modification, it should look something like this:

WoG Revised modification must always be on top. I disable Fast Battle Animation mod because the movement of the units is tooooo fast.

Step 5. – Other recommended mods (optional)

Step 6. – HD mod

HoMM 3 HD mod (aka HiRez mod, Multi-Resolution patch, HoMM3 High Resolution Project) is an addon pack for Heroes of Might and Magic 3 that changes game resolution to any from 800×600 to 4000×4000, adds new functionality and fixes some original bugs. HoMM 3 HD mod will not change original gameplay.

Download
HoMM3 HD (High Resolution Project)

Download the latest version and run HoMM3_HD_Latest_setup.exe then select folder with Heroes 3 Complete WoG then click “Next” button.

Run HD_Launcher.exe after installation. Set your desired resolution and click Play. To play in the window, press F4 while playing-

Step 7 – Mods Manager Final

After installing the recommended mods, your Mods Manager should look like this (I disabled XXL patch and Army Managment because i use HD mod):

mod_manager_final

 

Step 8 – WoG Options (recommendations)

58 Comments

  1. AvatarCha0tyk

    Instalace i samotný mód funguje, ale když chci nainstalovat jakýkoliv mód, při instalaci se ukáže tabulka že nebyl nalezen soubor MSVCR120.dll, a když sem se koukal do souborů hry, našel jsem to, nevíte jak to opravit?

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    1. AvatarCha0tyk

      tak jsem zjistil že to píše jen u modifikace Upgrade ALL a Humans Castle

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      1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

        Nazdar, tak to je zvláštne, s modifikáciou Upgrade All som problém nemal. Akú máš inštalovanú verziu ERA 2? Máš GOG verziu Heroes 3 a je inštalovaná na disku C: (nie v Program Files).

        Tútp chybu som už riešil, (http://heroes3wog.net/msvcr120-dll-is-missing-from-your-computer/) bolo treba stiahnuť Visaual C++ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784 skús a daj vedieť.

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        1. AvatarCha0tyk

          Tak jsem to už vyřešil, stačilo v era mod manageru kliknout na add mod a instalovat to odtamtud.

          Reply
          1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

            Super, aspoň budem vedieť do budúcna.

            Reply
  2. Avatarr4nd

    Hello I did a clean installation, followed the steps and after loading a map I get messages “input string not found”. That’s exactly after loading the random map. The game itself is playable but the Commander is not available(when I clicked he doesn’t appear). I tested the installation for some time and it turned out it happens on step 6 and the installation of the HD mod. Any suggestions how to proceed?

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi, a few things have changed in the ERA/WoG development, I’m working on a new tutorial that will be available tomorrow. Please hold on.

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    2. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Try this tutorial: https://youtu.be/Tuuffo-NtEA

      Reply
  3. AvatarClyde

    Can somebody help me? I installed WoG as described here, and tried to play Campaign. However, it seems that in WoG Campaigns I cannot leave troops by right-clicking on adventure map or demolish town buildings by right-clicking, which would be needed to progress in the campaign. If I enable these two options under WoGify options when starting a new Single scenario, it will only take effect to Single scenarios, random maps, tutorial, and other, RoE and AB campaigns, but not WoG campaigns. What do I need to do to get it work?

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)
      1. AvatarClyde

        I tried that as well, but it’s the same. No leaving troops and demolishing town buildings in WoG Campaigns. Any other tips?

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        1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

          Hello Clyde, try save your WOG Options settings to a new file and then press F12 in your campaign.

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          1. AvatarClyde

            Thanks, I tried it. It’s the same however. I just get a message ‘ERM and language data were reloaded’ when I press F12, but nothing seems to change. Which settings does it load then? The last one used? By ‘saving WOG options settings to a new file’ you mean that I only need to press ‘save’ and then give a different name?

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            1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

              Hi Clyde, now I have the same problem. WoG campaigns not working. We have to wait for the new ERA 3 version.

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  4. AvatarPaul

    Hi, Im having an issue, after installation only first page of wog options appears, others dont. Only “wogify settings”, others like “map options” “objects and artifacts ” etc are absent, why is that? I had previous versions of era and they seemed all fine, but this one only problems.

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hello Paul, I already know where the problem is, the new versions of ERA do not contain additional scripts, you have to download them separately, here: https://mega.nz/#!wbx3ERJb!s8zzIkBqDGUFL24-_UPt748ZHa-du3NKMWwRoEfAJRM

      I will need to update this guide. Well thank you.

      Reply
  5. Avatarsimon larsen

    Hi there.. Thank you for a nice update.

    im having a problem ingame.
    WHen i play a map and pick up a chest, it gives me the options to take “0 gold” or “-500 experience”
    It happens in every chest

    //Simon

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi Simon, so it is very strange, nothing like that happened to me. Please send me a screenshot of your Mod Manager.

      Reply
  6. AvatarПолина

    my antivirus program does not allow me to run any files from this site at all! claims to be viruses. What will you say about this,Liso1?

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi Полина, I can only tell you this: stop using free shitty antivirus like AVAST or AVG, they generate many false notifications. The installer and its content is absolutely clear and safe!

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      1. AvatarПолина

        Liso1, tank you!

        Reply
  7. AvatarSøren Larsen

    https://imgur.com/a/yNDmVSY

    Its looks like this

    Ive tried everything to correct it.. reinstalled 4 times, trying both a crack version of homm and the original downloaded from your link – nothing works corecting that error 🙁

    I have another problem tho and that is, i cant seem to get the Wogify map rules to work. For example, i want all heroes to move twice as long , but that doesnt work like the rest of them

    Simon

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi Simon, let’s try to solve it, but I need a screenshot of your Mod manager.

      Where is your game installed? on your C: drive, or in the Program files? Do you use HD mode?

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  8. AvatarAndras

    HI

    I’ve followed step 1 and 2. Step 3 should be to open the game and try and generate a random map but Game doesn’t even start for me. The error message reads:
    The code execution cannot proceed because mss32.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
    I have reinstalled everything 4 times not in different folders but same message keeps coming up. I own the GOG complete version of the game and have just downloaded the newest version of ERA.
    thanks for the help in advance

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)
  9. AvatarLuke

    I have been running WoG 3.5 for a while. Ijust tried to install the ERA 2 update but I am getting an error message:
    it ends with
    “obligatory plugin “buttons.era is not loaded

    Help, please!

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi, which version of ERA 2 are you using? Try this copy buttons.dll from mods\wog\eraplugins to mods\wog

      Or try this build: http://heroes3wog.net/heroes-3-era-2-9-12-hd-mod-5-0-rc80-era-scripts-build-v1-29/

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      1. AvatarKris

        I found the same problem
        copy method – did not work
        2.1.29 – did not work

        please help

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        1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

          Hi Kris,
          try to install a new version, I hope it helps: http://heroes3wog.net/heroes-3-era-gaming-build-v1-30/

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  10. AvatarRosco

    Hi, I have tried everything I can think of but still cannot enable “leave troops by right-clicking on adventure map”. I have edited [Gameplay] In the Wake of Gods and [Platforms] WoG Revised “Change WoG options. I have tried to edit the main.erm in WoG mods with !#UN:P3/0; I can’t seem to figure out how to enable right-click inside the campaigns…which you need to complete. Right click works perfectly fine in single scenarios. I am on Win 10 Pro, GOG Heroes Complete and have followed this tutorial page exactly. Thanks,

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  11. AvatarRosco

    I can’t seem to leave a comment. Third attempt different browser. Having issues with right-click leave troops inside campaign. Thanks,

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  12. AvatarMonstron

    I cannot seem to get right-click leave troops to work in campaign. I have followed the tutorial for no error install with no success. I have tried to edit the main.erm with !#UN:P3/0; . I have started with fresh version of Windows 10. I have tried to Change WoG options in Mod Manager but nothing works. I really want to play the campaigns but cannot get past leave troop elements. Please help.

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  13. AvatarGergő Tóth

    Hi!

    I’m having the same problem as Simon. New chests give 0 gold or -500 xp, pluss when I load a campaignmap I get a list of strings not found errors

    error list: https://imgur.com/fQbnHhI

    I’m using the complite version from gog, downloaded all the important mods.

    mod manager https://imgur.com/EsouEev

    My game is installed on D:\Games\GOG\HoMM 3 Complete.

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi Gergő, which version of ERA 2 are you using? Are you using the latest version 2.9.12? If so, you have to download additional scripts (WoG Scripts download): http://heroes3wog.net/era-2-download/

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      1. AvatarGergő Tóth

        Okay, now everything works. Thanks a lot!

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        1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

          Perfect!

          Reply
  14. AvatarMiro

    Hi
    First many thanks for this mod. And its great at this discussion is alive and you answer with patient.

    I am struggling and trying to run WOG on Ubuntu. I am Using Wine. HOMM3 worked fine. I played whole RoE campaign. Sometimes occasionally crashed ( due wine, i guess. ) But I started game again and it was fine.

    WOG is a bit challenge. Crashed as HOMM3 before, but it was OK. But now, it crash after one particular place, after end of the turn button is pressed. It stopped on AUTOSAVING … I cant get over this. I tried to delete autosave save file, but it doesn’t help. Any advice?

    Problem nr2:
    As mentioned in comments before, I have only one tab on WOG options, only the first one. Is this ERA related problem as you mentioned? do we have wait to the new update? or maybe use the old version?

    I am not sure about wogivize a map. How to do it? I started a single scenario. It was OK. Had a commander working. But i dont see 8 level creatures, I dont see mythril … Any advice again.

    PS: I never seen this ERA menu. Due to the Linux/Ubuntu and Wine, i am starting game through command line with h3era.exe.

    So if somebody have some god advice or experience in general with HOMM3 / WOG under Linux/Ubuntu i would be very happy to hear it.

    Thanks anyway and keep god work

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    1. AvatarMiro

      UPDATE
      Hi again. Sorry for bothering …
      I uninstalled whole HOMM3 and installed again.
      It is not installed in program files

      Than I istalled newest ERA. I checked Random map, its working

      Than I inslalled platforms wog revised

      than i started mod manager.
      There have I in ENABLED: “[Platforms] WOG revised” and “[Gameplay] In the wake of Gods
      And in DISABLED “Yona” , “fast battle animation” , “Secondary skills scrolling” and “quick savings”

      So I enabled ALL of them and moved revised up to thw first place

      Than I installed XXL patch aand HD mod. AND voila. Looks pretty cool, I get all options in WOG. Looks like games is working. Now I keeps testing. I am comming with new updates 😀

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      1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

        Hi Miro, nabudúce môžeš aj slovensky/česky. 🙂

        I’m glad you managed to solve the problem. So I would recommend you try this ERA gaming build:http://heroes3wog.net/heroes-3-era-2-9-12-hd-mod-5-0-rc80-era-scripts-build-v1-29/ But you have to do a clean installation of Heroes3 Complete again.

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        1. AvatarMiro

          Chcel som aby to pochopili aj mino SK CZ 😀
          A daju sa potom preniest ulozene hry? respertive. Ak mam rozohranu kampan povedzme na HOMM3 a potom tieto save subory prekopirujem do hry s WOG pojde to?

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        2. AvatarMiro

          Tak zase ja 🙂
          Narazil som na problem ked som spustil WOG kampan. Prvu s peasantom. Nemozem nechat Dana na mape, lebo ta funkcia nie je zapnuta.

          Ako to (a vsetky WOG options) zmenim pri kampani? Ked si spustim Single mapu, tak pri spusteni sa da vsetko vo WOG nastavit. Ale kde je to pri kampani? Lebo ked si savnem tu kampan s Danom a dam znova load, tak tam vidim ze vsetky nastavenia su odznacene. Podobny problem som mal pri tutorialy. Ale spustil som mod manager a tam sa da zmenit wog nastavenia. Zapol som si znicenie budov a zanechanie jednotiek. Ale pri kampani toto nastavenie hra neberie do uvahy. Kde robim chybu?

          Dik

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          1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

            Nazdar Miro, prepáč za neskorú odpoveď. Bohužiaľ nové verzie ERA 2.9+ majú problém s kampaňou, musíme počkať na verziu 3.

            Kampane na WOG by mali ísť, ale je dosť možné že WoG nastavenia ti úplne pokazia hru. Na hranie kampaní pod WoG musíš použiť modifikáciu Safe_SoD mod.

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  15. AvatarTsvetozar

    Hello,
    My game just crashes after starting and saying game crashed, check debug information. This is what I found in exception context.txt Failed to read data at 0.
    EIP: H3era.00600480 (A0_DrawMouseCursor_sub_600430 + 80). Code: C0000005

    Any Ideas how to solve the issue?

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      I have no idea what that means. I need more information. What version of ERA are you using? Do you also use HD mode? What modifications?

      Reply
  16. AvatarJeremy Chong

    Hello,

    Does this works on Steam version of HoMM 3 HD?

    Reply
    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi Jeremy, no, this version does not work with UbiSoft HD edition.None works with the HD edition.

      Reply
  17. AvatarCux

    Hi guys,

    I keep getting AIL set stream volume@8 heroes 3 error, when I try to run the game and i already copied all the dll files missing… any help ?

    Reply
    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)
  18. AvatarDuchm

    Hi sir.
    Why i can’t find 8XM8 template. Thank!!

    Reply
  19. AvatarJoakim Lundberg

    Hey Liso1! 🙂
    I have a problem with the installation of WOG. I have windows 7, and when i try to start the installation file “Era 2.9.13” i get a “alert message” from Windows 7. It says that I can’t open the file due to virus in the file. I have tried to by-pass this message but not succeeded. Do you have any tips on how I can “override” this warning-message from Windows?
    Thanks! 🙂 /Joakim from Sweden

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi Joakim, what antivirus do you use? Because some of them block the file, they falsely mark it as infected. Deactivate it for a while and install ERA, ideally according to these instructions: http://heroes3wog.net/how-to-install-heroes-3-era-gaming-build/

      Reply
  20. AvatarV

    Hey!

    The guide worked without an issue, however… uhm… is there any way to play WOG in window mode via the HOMMHD? like, window mode is available for h3 and hota, but not for wog 🙁

    https://imgur.com/8qBXD58

    Thanks!

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    1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

      For WoG windowed mode press F4.

      Reply
  21. Avatartastefulspandex

    Thank you for this! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get it working. When I try to open it says “The procedure entry point _AIL_set_sample_volume@8 could not be located in the dynamic link library” how can I fix this?

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  22. AvatarRagerW

    Hi there,
    First, many thanks for your work.
    I try to launch the era game i do exactly what this tuto tell but when i push start… nothing happen.
    I dont got issue with HoTA that works perfectly.
    I really wish you can help…

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    1. AvatarRagerW

      Btw version of ERA is 2.9.14 v1.31
      I ve tried HD mod and normal. Same issue.
      🙁

      Reply
      1. Liso1Liso1 (Post author)

        Hi Rager, you have HotA installed in it together with ERA?

        Try this setup: http://heroes3wog.net/how-to-install-heroes-3-era-gaming-build/ and make clean installation of Heroes 3 Complete from GOG.

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        1. AvatarRagerW

          Hi Liso
          Thanks for your help.
          I have a clean installation, and i ve tried your setup. Same issue. All is fine except that i cant launch the game. No effect when i press play (i ve also tried no HD, same result).
          HotA is not installed in the same folder btw, and it works…

          Reply

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