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Has there been an "official" 1.3 patch released for Might and Magic IX?
06/21/2012, 02:25:33

    Kruhl Sentru writes:

    I just discovered that Gamestop is selling Might and Magic IX, and lists the version number as 1.3. Does anyone know whether this is an official Ubisoft patch, or whether they are refering to the unoffical patch?


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Bones would know best, but I'm pretty sure they are referring to the unofficial patch.
06/21/2012, 06:00:45

    Peter2 writes:

    The game was released in Spring 2002. I'm not absolutely sure, but I think I remember an official v1.1 patch some months later, shortly afterwards superseded by the (official) v1.2 patch. 3DO filed for bankruptcy a few months later, and did no further work on it.

    The 1.3 patch was done by TELP (The Erathian Liberation Party, a fan group), of which Bones was one of the leading players. A v1.4 unofficial patch was planned, but TTBOMK has been placed on idefinite hold because of the low level of interest in the game. (My own personal opinion is that this is a pity.)

    HTH!





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Although not definitive, here's what I can tell you....
06/23/2012, 13:09:59

    Bones writes:

    Ubi bought the M7M assets from 3BO almost exclusively for the rights to the HoMM series. They cared very, very little about the RPG franchise. We RPG fans are essentially orphaned.

    They released their own version of MM9 with very few changes. Those changes included 1) a modified title page, 2) a more restrictive EULA, and 3) an *earlier* version of the game engine that NWC had developed.

    Nothing in the Ubi files that I'm aware of identifies itself as version 1.3, nor has Ubi ever released a patch for MM9. I suspect that this 1.3 designation at Gamestop was applied by someone who either guessed badly or is underinformed.





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Response from Ubisoft
06/25/2012, 23:28:15

    Kruhl Sentru writes:

    Got a response from Ubisoft:

    "Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, Technical Support has no information available on this subject at this time."

    Take it as you will, but if they had actually made a 1.3 patch, I'm sure they'd have been willing to say so, instead of say they don't know anything about it.

    Unfortunately, even with the 1.3 patch, every time I've tried to beat the game it eventually stops recognizing quest completion, and I'm unable to continue. Still, might give it another go sometime.





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I regret to say I am not surprised about Ubisoft's reply.
06/27/2012, 10:32:25

    Peter2 writes:

    I run the game on an old desktop PC which has a Win98 partition, and I find it works very well on that.

    I once tried running it on my old laptop (vintage ca. 1999). The opening scenario ran well, but the game hung when it attempted to load the Sturmford scenario and I never managed to persuade it to get beyond that.

    That's rather a pity, because that is the only machine I now have which will run MM6-MM8 as JvC intended them to run. All the peasants (and not just some of them) have names and occupations when you talk to them, and you find the goodies hidden in the pews of the Chapels of the Silver Helm's Castles.

    If you can find a copy of Win98 (and I understand that Win2000 also works well) you might try setting up a Win98 partition and running it that way. It won't be perfect, because these games were designed for much slower computers than the ones we have now, but it may be an improvement.





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