Heroes 3 Launcher download

PlatformERA 3, HotA, MoP
File Size26 MB – 1 GB
Versionv2.957
Update19.02 2024
Authordaemon_n
Download (official download,dropbox)
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Heroes 3 Complete GOG version (works with this version)
How to install and setup ERA 3 Launcher Step-by-Step guide
or try WoG Folderonline source of Heroes of Might and Magic mods (not only Heroes 3 mods, but not Heroes 6 😀 ) and various goodies (like “Did you know series) that I have managed to collect over the last 10 years for everyone who contributes to the running of the Heroes 3.5 Portal.

ERA 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.

Source: http://wforum.heroes35.net/showthread.php?tid=5235

56 Comments

  1. Csaba

    Hi! Just would like to ask, can I have more Homm 3 Complete installed on my Windows 10 laptop? I would like to try and play with different mods and expansions. Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi, of course, if you use the GOG installer, you can install as many as you need for various modifications. So I have it too.

      Reply
  2. Raevn

    I noticed on nexus mods there is a HD+ mod which seems newer than the hd mod in this. Any way to add that or any reason to use the one in here rather than the hd+?

    Reply
    1. Wolfer

      It’s the same mod. HD+ is just the part that implements the mod’s version of multiplayer.

      Reply
  3. Speedyn^

    Is this Windows 7 (64bit) compatible? Because when I install I get black color on application window. When I click on it randomly I start stuff, but can’t see anything.

    Reply
  4. LordBernd

    Good Day
    The work you guys do is awesome, I have been a heroes follower since Heroes 2. Sent you a donation and have one request if it is possible. Can it be done to create in maps unleashed the ability to generate underground like above ground?

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Thank you Bernie, I already wrote you an email. 🙂

      Reply
  5. Vladimir

    Does anyone else have a problem updating ERA via the launcher to version 2.924> the installation goes to DebugMaps\Angel.dbgmap and it gets stuck.

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      I’m already using 2.924 version, so I didn’t have a problem.
      If you are part of ERA 3 discord server, you can report the problem there. If not, I will.

      Reply
  6. Vladimir

    I made a new installation: new win11, new clean installation of heroes> GOG version of HoMM3 + ERA Launcher. HOTA and MOP mods works fine but ERA won’t fit on version 2.924 from version 2.4 that comes in the Launcher. Always stop right at the beginning of the patch.

    Reply
    1. Vladimir

      Where can I download the ERA 2.924 version, but directly, not update via the launcher??

      Reply
  7. все тая

    I have the same problem how can I solved

    Reply
  8. Lord Basil

    the game keeps crashing after playing for a few hours..when its the AI s turn..just crashes and then i keep hearing the music but i cant go back…i tried to reload save..keeps crashing in the same point or others…i activated all era scripts in the wog options is this a problem?

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      yes it is, if you open WoG Options it is clearly written there that you can only use those from the “Important Option” card

      Reply
  9. Ramen Dongle Escrow

    How am I supposed to update the launcher? Do I need to always manually look for updates, then remove the old installation and install the newest version?

    Reply
    1. Miro

      Same here. Era launcher does not update from 1.02 to 1.03 on Win 7. Can’t install anything.

      Reply
  10. HarpyHag9

    When i try to click next on Era Setup Wizard, it does nothing.

    Reply
  11. Kory R

    Hello please help. I can get hota to work no problem through the HD 5.4 R29 Launcher and through the heroes 3 launcher but wog will not work. after download I try to press play and it says “game not found, please update”. I try to update and it gets stuck in the patching process and never finishes. Maybe I am getting the folders wrong? I have tried multiple ways of saving the launcher and wog.

    Reply
  12. V3ctor

    Hello, I’ve just downloaded Era 3 Launcher and install wog and i’m not sure if the feature has been changed or it’s a bug but i’m unable to change the skill offered by the witch huts (I have enough Mithril) despite having Mithril enhancements enable. I have tried having my hero stand next to a witch hut and visit it, right click, ctrl + right click, Shift + right click, nothing work. Can someone help please?

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      It’s not mentioned anywhere in the description, but you also need Sorcery secondary skill to change it.

      Reply
  13. Mike

    Hi everyone I’m having a little problem with Heroes 3 Launcher or the Wog patch. When I try to install the patch for WOG ERA 3. It gets so far then gets stuck at the same spot and will not go any farther. Here is where it gets stuck. Top blue line says Checking file integrity. Bottom blue line says C:\Games\Homm 3 ERA\Mods\Mixed neutrals\mixed neutrals costume config example.json.txt. Thats all the farther it will go. Does anyone know why this is doing that and what I may be able to do to fix this so I can download the ERA patch. Also on the Masters of Puppets patch. It will download so far then just start all over from the beginning. It does this at various spots some time 13% sometimes 40% one time it made it to 96% then started all over again and that is just the bottom line. Nothing ever appears on the top line. When I try do as the instructions video says I click wog then install. It will just keep saying installing. I let that run for over an hour and nothing. So I disconnected from the internet then clicked install and the install only took a few minutes. Then I turn the internet back on and try to run the wog patch. Not sure if its me doing something wrong with these patches. Or if something else is wrong. Can someone please help me with this. Thank you

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  14. Marco

    “Make this page As start” button for WoG does not work and every time I start the launcher I see HotA. Any solutions?

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi, thank you, the bug has been reported and I assume it will be fixed with the new version

      Reply
      1. marco

        Did not know it was a bug. Thanks for reporting, though. Found a workaround: double-click the file “EraOn.vbs” located in the “shcs” folder. Hope this helps others.

        Reply
  15. Miro

    Era 3 launcher does not update from 1.02 to 1.03 on windows 7 and so it does not install the game at all.

    There is no pop up window that update is available. Antivirus is turned off. What else can block the program to access the internet?

    Any suggestions how to fix it?

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Please visit our Discord server, we will definitely solve the problem there. https://discord.gg/PvbnjwwFbg

      The latest version of ERA 3 Launcher has a number 2.927.

      So when you click Install Game button nothing happens?

      Reply
      1. HarpyHag9

        That’s the case for me Liso, installing ERA and updating it for the first time is no problem but when trying to install WOG pressing next doesn’t do anything.

        Reply
        1. Liso1 (Post author)

          Hi, do you use antivirus software? Sometimes it happens that it blocks the installation, mainly free/cheap versions from AVG, AVAST, Malwarebytes do this.

          Reply
          1. HarpyHag9

            Hi Liso, unfortunately disabling antivirus software didn’t do the trick.
            To be specific, this is the step where i’m stuck.
            https://imgur.com/mpnJf8B

            Kind regards.

            Reply
  16. HarpyHag9

    Hi Liso, disabling the antivirus software didn’t do the trick unfortunately. Is there a way to exract the Wog files manually without using the install wizard perhaps ?

    Kind regards.

    Reply
    1. Perry

      you can, please join Discord and ping me, so we can help you to install

      Reply
  17. Tarod41

    I am able to download and install ERA launcher and wog, but it will not let me play the game. It gets stuck on wanting to download an update and it won’t let me skip the update either…it just stays on the HD update available choose yes or no. When I try to play without choosing HD, it goes to the same screen. After awhile it says the game isn’t responding

    Reply
  18. Tarod41

    I disabled check for update, but now when I try to play it just says heroes not responding and closes

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      set timezone to +3, this helps most of the time

      Reply
  19. Chris

    This is a nice mod. Is the music on youtube?

    Reply
  20. G Grant

    Unfortunately, this game is still unplayable in single player.
    At random points in the game, the AI heroes will simply disappear off the board, with none of the armies transferred to another hero, they’re just lost.
    Or the armies of the AI’s main hero will just disappear down to almost nothing, without fighting anything, making the AI useless.
    It’s almost as if the AI is dismissing heroes for another hero without saving the armies, or just dismissing armies.
    This has been a big problem for quite a while now, and there’s no point in playing a single player game, or even a multiplayer game with AI heroes added, until this is fixed.
    This is, of course, with everything updated to the latest versions.
    I’m hoping someone will finally make this issue a priority.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi, I will try to report this problem to the author, please just send me a screen of your Mod manager. admin@heroes3wog.net

      Reply
    2. Perry

      have you tried disabling Human AI mod?

      Reply
  21. Soldier96

    is there gonna be any option to change the enemy ai’s faction instead of being random someday?

    Reply
  22. Devin

    I have successfully installed the HOMM 3 Launcher.

    When I tried to install WoG/ERA using the “Install Game” button, I have received an error:
    “The user name or password is incorrect. http://download.h3launcher.tk/games_zip/base.zip

    The installation rollback and terminated, preventing me from installing the mod. Same issue when I tried to install Master of Puppets.

    Reply
  23. blyat
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Unfortunately, this happens with Heroes 3 mods. Mods are written in ASM, which is great for debugging, thus favored by hackers. that AV software doesn’t like for obvious reasons. False positives may occur, especially if you use free antivirus (which is always nothing but promotion of its paid version) such as Avast and AVG. You have been warned.

      Reply
  24. Kylar

    Hey guys, awesome work! 🙂
    Quick question – installed everything according to the manual, launched RoE campaign, and got error message with missing video files (then it played normally, but I’m missing the viedo that’s playing there).

    Is there any way to fix this – downloading the file or something? 🙂

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      The ERA 3 Launcher is not intended for playing RoE/Ab/SoD campaigns. It changes lot of contents and scripts and the campaigns are unplayable. If you want to play campaigns, play Heroes 3 Complete and HD mod.

      Reply
  25. why me

    Virustotal throws quite a few warnings from several vendors saying your app i a malware!

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Yop, unfortunately it’s a problem with multiple Heroes 3 mods, it’s a false alert.
      Use quality AV program and you will see that the file is clean (not cheap/free alternatives).

      Reply
  26. a0f

    hey guys. For a long time I was enjoying WOG 3.58f
    Decided to update using this launcher. However, it’s full of bugs.
    1) I can’t download and install HOTA – it says “502 bad gateaway”
    2) when I try to play HD mod in WOG – it crushes
    3) when I try to play WOG, it crushes at the first battle
    I used the same WOG options as I did in the past for 3.58f version.

    Really disappointing. Any advice? am I doing anything wrong?

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      Hi, did you install ERA 3 Launcher according to this step-by-step guide? https://heroes3wog.net/how-to-install-and-setup-era-3-launcher-wog/

      Reply
  27. Heavybteddy

    I am really enjoying the launcher era hd mods. I have installed v2.9xx of the lanucher. The update gets stuck saying its downloading and keep cycling thru downloads for over 1 night. when I use the installed version, I cannot make larger than normmal random maps. I would like to make huge and grand size maps please!

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)
  28. DeathKnight

    Hello, I just got a new computer and tried to install WOG, everything seems to be smooth till the patching game screen after installing the mod. It has been 30 minutes and still patching the game, I don’t know how long this process should be, please help. Installed Heroes complete > installed the ERA launcher > auto patch done > install WOG > auto patch still ongoing after 30 mins with no sign of progress. Please help

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)
  29. Michal

    Hi there! I want to ask if the mod “New Pandora” is working or I am not interpreting its functions correctly. It should automatically customize empty pandora boxes on the maps so the map creator does not have to…. OR am I wrong?

    Reply
  30. Hanz

    Hello

    does it works on WIN XP 32bit system? thanks

    Reply
  31. Jay Mann

    The version number is no longer accurate. Current version is 2.954 as of Jan/04/2024.

    Might be a good idea to set a reminder to check the latest version once every month, at the beginning of the month. And also see if a new installer can be made available.

    Reply
    1. Liso1 (Post author)

      fixed

      Reply

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