Game crash and close


#1

Hi, I have problems making the VCMI mod work.

I use the GOG version, the steps I follow are the following:
1- I install the GOG version of Heroes of Might and Magic 3 Complete.
2- Copy and paste all the content of VCMI 0.99 in the Heroes 3 folder.
3- In the folder Mods inside the folder Heroes 3, I paste the VCMI essential files mods (1.0) of this link: https://wiki.vcmi.eu/Mod_list#Utilities
4- With the launcher, activate only the VCMI essential and the Horn of the Abyss.
5- I start the game and I get these messages:

Starting…
VCMI 0.99 (client)
Creating console and configuring logger: 39
The log file will be saved to “C:\Users\Duende\Documents\My Games\vcmi\VCMI_Client_log.txt”
Initialization: 50
Data loading: 994
Mod handler: 3
Mod filesystems: 225
Basic initialization: 1275
Initialized logging system based on settings successfully.
[log level] ai => not set
[log level] animation => not set
[log level] bonus => not set
[log level] global => trace
[log level] network => not set
Loading settings: 1324
Found 4 render drivers
direct3d
opengl (active)
opengles2
software
Check display mode: requested 1024 x 768; available up to 1680 x 1050
Created renderer opengl
Initializing screen: 199
Initializing video: 7
Initializing screen and sound handling: 512
Bonus type handler: 9
General text handler: 26
Hero handler: 10
Artifact handler: 3
Creature handler: 5
Town handler: 5
Object handler: 3
Object types information handler: 3
Spell handler: 4
Terrain view pattern handler: 10
Template handler: 5
Initializing handlers: 88
Initializing content handler: 696 ms
[7875e4f8] Original game files
[15b49dbd] Horn of the Abyss
[90d962a9] VCMI essential files
[7f546055] New artifacts
[5f8d5e1d] Cove town
[52f87ddd] HotA balance mod
[a77dc231] HotA fonts
[b9bee5e5] HoTA Heroes
[8645e7b5] New towns for map
[dda628a4] SoD new defs
[d8c49acb] Creature bonus icons
[ef5925e9] Default templates
[91a49d45] Extra resolutions
[7cad65ce] HoTA banks
[1cff6ce8] Analogy
[b3a56baa] Clash of Dragons
[f091da58] Coldshadow’s Fantasy
[a003a775] Golden Ring
[7fff73d7] HD Mod RMGs
File CONFIG/DEFAULTTEMPLATES/CROSS3 is not a valid JSON file!
At line 1, position 0 error: Not a valid UTF-8 file

            [5e68391e] Jebus Cross
            [14976b59] OH3 RMGs
            [b3de3d17] Upgrade
    Parsing mod data: 932 ms
            [DONE] Original game files
            [SKIP] Horn of the Abyss
            [DONE] VCMI essential files
            [SKIP] New artifacts

Data in cannon is invalid!
At
Error: Unknown entry found: warMachine

            [FAIL] Cove town
            [SKIP] HotA balance mod
            [DONE] HotA fonts
            [DONE] HoTA Heroes
            [DONE] New towns for map
            [DONE] SoD new defs
            [DONE] Creature bonus icons
            [DONE] Default templates
            [DONE] Extra resolutions
            [SKIP] HoTA banks
            [SKIP] Analogy
            [DONE] Clash of Dragons
            [DONE] Coldshadow's Fantasy
            [DONE] Golden Ring
            [SKIP] HD Mod RMGs
            [SKIP] Jebus Cross
            [SKIP] OH3 RMGs
            [DONE] Upgrade
    Loading mod data: 580ms
    Resolving identifiers: 45 ms

No templates found for 38:1
No templates found for 49:1
No templates found for 70:0
No templates found for 79:7
No templates found for 90:1
No templates found for 100:1
No templates found for 103:1
No templates found for 113:1
No templates found for 172:0
No templates found for 186:0
No templates found for 189:0
Handlers post-load finalization: 60 ms
All game content loaded in 2319 ms
Initializing VCMI_Lib: 2444
Loading and transforming heroes’ flags: 128
Screen handler: 154
Main graphics: 97
Initializing game graphics: 267
Message handler: 14
EInitialization of VCMI (together): 13323
Blocking buttons from 1

6- I choose a map or create a random map and, click on begin, the loading screen appears and just after, the window closes.

I use Windows 10 64 bits.

I’m mainly interested in playing with new castles. I have tried to add Bastion and Grove and also crashes the game. Please, can you help me?


#2

You’ve installed 0.99 version which is few years old. Newest VCMI version you can download here:
https://builds.vcmi.download/branch/develop/Windows/

So just download latest build, just install it over your vcmi folder and HotA mod should work without problems.

If you install daily build and click New Game/New Scenario button, you’ll se new ‘connection’ window. Wait about 10 second, window will dissapear and you can choose map or generate map then.


#3

Hello, thank you very much for answering. :slight_smile:

I tried what you said but the connection window does not disappear. I am doing something wrong?


#4

Really don’t know. My window dissapears… :frowning:


#5

Is there a tutorial or video on YouTube where the installation is done step by step? Or any advice you can give me? Something I must do wrong so that the connection window does not disappear.


#6

Which build you’ve installed? Just type date.


#7

The last:
VCMI-branch-develop-51229e8.exe 06-Jul-2018 19:27


#8

Seems to be OK. How long do you wait for window dissapearing?


#9

Hello, in the end I have fixed it, I used this tutorial: http://heroes3wog.net/install-modifications-vcmi/

I copied the Data, Maps and Mp3 folders into the VCMI folder, but instead of using version 0.99 as it says on that link, I used the latest version that you said. (And the VCMI essential files mods (1.0))
Now the connection window appears and disappears after a while.

Thank you very much for your help. :slight_smile: