Heroes of Might and Magic V v1.41 Patch
Heroes of Might & Magic V
Patch version 1.41

November, 2006

Contents of Readme
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1. System Requirements
2. Installation
3. Changes in patches
4. Known issues
5. Troubleshooting
6. Technical Support
7. Legal information

1. System Requirements
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Minimum
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- OS: Windows 2000/XP, DirectX 9.0C
- CPU: Pentium 4 / Athlon 1.5 GHz or higher
- RAM: 512 MB or higher
- Video: 128 MB AGP GeForce4 Ti4200 / RADEON 8500 or higher video card
- CD/DVD-ROM speed: 32x
- Sound: DirectX compatible PCI 16-bit sound card


Recommended
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- OS: Windows 2000/XP, DirectX 9.0C
- CPU: Pentium 4 / Athlon 2,4 GHz or higher
- RAM: 1024MB or higher
- Video: 256 MB AGP 8x GeForceFX 6600 / RADEON x800 or higher video card
- CD/DVD-ROM speed: 32x
- Dolby Surround 5.1 sound processor

2. Installation
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Please make sure that you are installing the right patch for you game version.

1. Before installing Heroes of Might & Magic V patch 1.41 please close all other programs.

2. Run patch installation file.

3. Follow the instructions.

Upon installation you can run the game either from windows start menu ('Start' -> 'All Programs' -> 'Ubisoft' -> 'Heroes of Might and Magic V' -> 'Heroes of Might and Magic V') or use 'Heroes.exe' file from the game installation directory (By default, the game will be installed into
"C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Heroes of Might and Magic V").

Note:
Changes will not take effect if loading from the old save - Game restart will be needed.


3. Changes in Patch 1.41
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The technical mechanism of Statistic system was changed in game due to the recent changes in Ubi.com. This patch contains only executable file (H5_Game.exe).

Note: To apply this update please install patch 1.4 first.



4. Known issues
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Switching off 'V-Sync' option in your video driver options may cause twitched animation in Town if you rotate the camera manually.

Loading a save from another language version can cause fonts and textual problems in the interface.

Yahoo Messenger can conflict with the multiplayer, so switch it off to play the game on the UBI.COM



5. Troubleshooting
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5.1 Outdated or incorrect video drivers may cause some issues. Before contacting support, please check you have the latest versions of video drivers and correct DirectX 9.0c version for you system. Lastest version drivers you may take at:

http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp for nVIDIA graphics cards
https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=27 for ATI Technologies graphics cards

DirectX 9.0c version may be found on the game installation disc.

5.2 Also, before launching the game, make sure that no other programs are running.

5.3 The game does not support playing through http proxy. The player needs direct (real IP) or NATed (most intranets) internet connection. In case of
firewall the player needs to open the following ports:

6668 TCP (IRC servers(chat in lobby))
40000 to 42999 TCP (Various Ubi.com servers)
44000 UDP (CDKey servers)
45000 UDP (NAT server)
42500 UDP ( CDKey local port, can be configured by the player through game config files, "setvar net_ubi_cdkey_port = ")

8888 UDP (The Game itself, can be configured by player through game config files, "setvar net_game_port = ")


6. Technical Support
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Before contacting Ubisoft Entertainment's Technical Support Department, please browse through our FAQ listings or search our support database at our
website:
http://support.ubi.com.
Here you will find the most recently updated information since the games's release.

Also please make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements, as our support representatives will be unable to assist customers whose computers do not meet these criteria.

Whenever you contact the Technical Support Department, please include the following information or have it available if you are calling:

-Complete product title (including version number)
-Exact error message reported (if applicable) and a brief description of the problem you're encountering
-Processor speed and manufacturer
-Amount of RAM
-Operating system
-Video card that you are using and amount of RAM it has
-Maker and speed of your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
-Type of sound card you are using

Contact Us Over the Internet
This is the best way to contact us. Our website is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it contains the most up to date Technical Support information available including patches that can be downloaded free of charge. We update the Support pages on a daily basis so please check here first for solutions to your problems http://support.ubi.com/.

Contact Us by E-mail
For fastest response via e-mail, please visit our website at:

http://support.ubi.com/

7. Legal Information
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Copyright Information
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This software product and the manual are copyrighted and all rights are reserved by Ubisoft and Nival Interactive and are protected by the copyright laws that pertain to computer software. You may copy this software for back-up and casual distribution. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may not modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer or derive source code from all or any portion of the software or anything incorporated therein, permit, or encourage any third party to do so.

Heroes of Might and Magic is a registered trademark of Ubisoft. Pentium, Microsoft Windows, Athlon, GeForce, Radeon, SoundBlaster, DirectX are trademarks of their respective owners.

Limitations of Warranty
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Nival Interactive and Ubisoft expressly disclaim any warranty for the game and Readme file.
The program and Readme file are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the Program and Readme file remains with the User.

Limitations of Liability
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Neither Nival Interactive nor Ubisoft, or their parent, subsidiaries or affiliates shall be liable in any way for loss or damage of any kind resulting
from the use of the program.
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