it’s time to release VCMI 0.85. The main new feature of this build is stack experience support. It’s fully functional, though not all creature abilities gained from exp are supported. Together with it VCMI offers a new creature window, that can be used to check unit experience status and current abilities. The interesting feature is the window presents not only “native” creature abilities but also the inherited ones (from hero, artifacts, and so on).
If you don’t like the new creature window, the old one is still here. The config/settings.txt file has been extended with a new option, for deciding whether to use the new window or the classical one (the “classicCreatureWindow” entry). This setting can also be switched during the game by typing into console “switchCreWin” (case matters!).
This build brings also many minor features and improvements. From now, all town structures are supperted. That’s third milestone we reached, after supporting all map objects and secondary skills. In the upcoming months adventure AI development is planned, so one of the most important missing game pieces is coming soon.
We have done a number of bugfixes - about 55 issues have been resolved. Please check the changelog below and bugtracker for the list.
Check items implementation status for the full information about which map objects, town structures, skills, spells, artifacts, creature abilities and victory conditions are supported.
Download link: forum.vcmi.eu/dload.php?action=download&id=21 (4.8MB, ZIP Archive)
Extract the package into your main Heroes folder.
WoG 3.58f is required. We recommend using English version.
If your game is in another language, you can extract this package into Data/ subfolder - that will make your H3 installation English.
If you have older version of VCMI, you have to overwrite it.
Save format has been changed, savegames from previous versions won’t work with 0.85.
VCMI supports 800x600, 1024x600, 1024x768, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1366x768, 1680x1080 and 1920x1080 (new!) screen resolutions. To use custom resolution, type (before starting the actual game!) in the console “resolution” (or just ‘r’ letter) and pick appropriate one. Alternatively, you can change default resolution by the editing config/settings.txt file.
Many thanks for all testers and developers who contributed to this build.
For the general information about our project look here. Our project isn’t really playable now, but it gives you an idea of progress we have made so far. We’re hoping that you’ll like it.
We hope you’ll help us develop the project - details are available here. VCMI is an open source project licensed on GNU GPL 2.0 or higher. Our SVN repository with all the sources is available here.
You can look for help in building and developing VCMI sources in the development board.
0.84 -> 0.85 (Jun 01 2011)
- Support for stack experience
- Implemented original campaign selection screens
- New artifacts supported:
- Statesman’s Medal
- Diplomat’s Ring
- Ambassador’s Sash
- Implemented animation for new town buildings
- It’s possible to sell artifacts at Artifact Merchants
- Neutral monsters will be split into multiple stacks
- Hero can surrender battle to keep army
- Support for Death Stare, Support for Poison, Age, Disease, Acid Breath, Fire / Water / Earth / Air immunities and Receptiveness
- Partial support for Stone Gaze, Paralyze, Mana drain
Full changelog is available here.