ERA 3 Launcher Edition Update v2.31 with Legend Menu mod

Heroes 3 Launcher will help you quickly install and run these 3 modifications: In the Wake of Gods (WoG/ERA), Horn of the Abyss (HotA) and Master of Puppets (MoP). This launcher replaces ERA Gaming build.

ERA 3 Launcher
Download Heroes 3 Complete from GOG.COM

ERA 3 Launcher Edition changelog:

[+] Updated ERA to version 3.9.1 – thanks to Berserker:

[+] Updated HD-Mod to version 5.2 R70 – thanks to Baratorch;

[+] Added “Tools/PngCrush” utility to optimize png images and “optimize_png.bat” script for batch image optimization.

[+] acredit.smk coordinates, specified in “era.acredit_pos.x” and “era.acredit_pos.y” json config keys can be out of 800×600 bounds now. Set them to -1/-1 to disable main menu smk video at all.

[+] Added “Legend Menu” mod (disabled by default), which replaces the icons in the Main Menu of the game with high quality and author’s style – thanks to Sandris;

[+] Improved Week of Monsters: now spawns stationary/wandering monsters on XXL size maps (H/XH/G). Also improved the algorithm a bit – thanks to Archer30;

[+] Re-organised WoG Option menu. In order to make the location of options more logical and easy to find – thanks to Archer30;

[+] The option “Life Without Towns” has been added to the WoG options menu – the option removes the limit on the restriction of the game without towns;

[+] Added the option “No Free Neutral Joining” to the WoG options menu – the option removes the ability to join Neutrals for free – thanks to igrik;

[+] The “Emerald Tower” script has been fixed and modernized: now the AI ​​can use it more than 1 time – thanks to Archer30;

[-] Extra options removed from Game Enhancements Mod;

[#] a lot of edits inside the scripts and txt files;


  1. haloterm

    Hey, I have a question.

    Which is the best or recommended way to use ERA 3?

    – using the launcher?
    – using the gaming build?

    In the “Empire of the World III update for ERA 3” post, it is said: “works only with clean ERA 3 installation”. When I use the launcher, is that a clean ERA 3 installation?

    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi Haloterm,

      right now if you want to play ERA 3, the launcher is perfect for me. Gaming build is no longer developed (but in its latest version it is perfectly playable).

      The pure version of ERA 3 is only Heroes 3 Complete + ERA 3, no other modifications (In addition to those recommended by the author himself.).

      So Empire of the World III is not good to run through Launcher or Gaming build.

      1. haloterm

        Thanks for the answer!

        But when I use the launcher and switch off all other mods in the mod Manager except ERA itself, it should work, right?

        1. Liso1 (Post author)

          I don’t know how the basic version of ERA 3is modified in the launcher. But give it a try and let me know, I’m curious too.


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