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Heroes of Might and Magic III is one of (if not) the best fantastic/medieval strategy game for Mac and PC featuring orchestral soundtracks and marvellous soothing animated graphics. This third release is probably also the best in all the 3DO related releases from mid 1990's to mid 2000's. The concept is the same: As a player, you start as a hero who's been attributed a town with a small army and each turn, you can move yourself across the land, claim resources and treasures you find, battle against ennemy foes and possibly other heroes for more power and/or to obtain unique magic items that aid you in your quest to conquer the whole territory and cleanse it from other tribes.
HOMM3 (Heroes of Might and Magic III in short) consists of well balanced factions with unique army assets as well as various skills and characteristics. You can stack up to grow a huge army or rush your way to conquer and establish yourself in one of the many permanent towns found here and there on the land. The more ennemies you vainquish, the more experience points you get and your power grows accordingly... but when it's not your turn, who knows what the other heroes are doing where you cannot see... maybe near you.
Even tough 3DO has gone bankrupt in 2003, Heroes of Might and Magic III was so good that Ubisoft remade the whole game 15 years later and sold it as: Heroes of Might and Magic III: HD Edition.
Note: This download is a 2-CD pack that contains the original Heroes of Might and Magic III as well as 2 expansion sets: Armageddon's Blade and The Shadow of Death.
heroes3installdisc.toast_.sit (375.21 MiB / 393.44 MB)
HOMM3 Install Disk / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
2902 / 2014-04-14 / 2016-12-29 / e79995c1946687705ee8ad7d6c10d3a73d2a41b8
Heroes3PlayDisc.toast_.sit (460.96 MiB / 483.35 MB)
HOMM3 Play Disk / Toast CD image, compressed w/ Stuffit
982 / 2014-11-17 / 2016-12-29 / a7286b4b05fd128a00aacedaa26a53de6431d23e
heroes3updater.dsk_.sit (398.39 KiB / 407.95 KB)
HOMM3 updater patch
432 / 2014-04-14 / 2016-12-29 / 3752bb0f61c858bb9273240ec903354b36647cb1
At least 64MB of RAM
Mac OS 8.1 - Mac OS X 10.4 (in Classic Environment)
QuickTime v3.0 or newer
Game Sprockets 1.7.5 or newer (included on the install CD)
Multiplayer mode requires OpenTransport 1.1.2 or newer
Note: Tested successfully under SheepShaver running Mac OS 9.0.4 with QuickTime 6.0.3 and Game Sprockets 1.7.5
Emulating this? It should run fine under: SheepShaver