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Hey, All!

A couple of random maps I've generated in HOMM 3 appear to be unwinnable. Specifically I've killed all enemies except one and terrain prevents me from getting to him. In these instances I didn't have Dimension Door, which might have helped.

When I used to play from the CD I don't think this ever happened & assumed the generator self corrected. There was such a feature on HOMM 2 (I think) map editor that allowed map to be checked for blocked passageways.

So--wondering if this is a known problem or glitch & if there is a workaround? I really love playing w random maps.

Thanks!
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SH333333: So--wondering if this is a known problem or glitch & if there is a workaround? I really love playing w random maps.
I love playing random maps, too, but I honestly don't know much about this problem. The same happened to me two months ago, but I was fortunate to have Dimension Door at that time. From the looks of things, this problem only happens once in a great while. Unfortunately, I wouldn't know how to fix it during a long game.
if any of the towns you own have the ability to build an artifact merchant (or if theres one on the map) you cna wait for the item that lets you fly Angel Wings i think
they will allow you to fly through any terrain and land at any unoccuied space
To be fair, without the HD mod, Heroes III's random map generator likes to break.

There was this one time when I played a match against my brother, and we could not physically reach each other neither in overground nor the underground. He was able to get the Fly spell to reach me eventually, but I was stuck in my own part of the map.
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SH333333: So--wondering if this is a known problem or glitch & if there is a workaround? I really love playing w random maps.
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lanipcga: I love playing random maps, too, but I honestly don't know much about this problem. The same happened to me two months ago, but I was fortunate to have Dimension Door at that time. From the looks of things, this problem only happens once in a great while. Unfortunately, I wouldn't know how to fix it during a long game.
Thanks for replying. I just figured out how to use the map editor within the folder (maybe they hid it b/c they didn't want us fooling around w. it?) and removed some obstacles...but I can't find my edited game so guess I'll start another map.

Yeah, those random maps are -usually-fun, huh? : )
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Vyraexii: if any of the towns you own have the ability to build an artifact merchant (or if theres one on the map) you cna wait for the item that lets you fly Angel Wings i think
they will allow you to fly through any terrain and land at any unoccuied space
Nice idea! I have found the map editor and what I believe is the required destination file but for some reason the game won't seem to recognize my map. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks for your response!
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Plokite_Wolf: To be fair, without the HD mod, Heroes III's random map generator likes to break.

There was this one time when I played a match against my brother, and we could not physically reach each other neither in overground nor the underground. He was able to get the Fly spell to reach me eventually, but I was stuck in my own part of the map.
OMG that must have been frustrating! I didn't realize the map generator likes to break...guess I was just lucky when I first played it years ago.

Is the HD mod worth it and relatively easy to install? I might look into that if it makes the random map generator more accurate.

Thank you!
Post edited January 29, 2018 by SH333333
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SH333333: Is the HD mod worth it and relatively easy to install?
Yes and yes.

https://sites.google.com/site/heroes3hd/