Heroes of Might and Magic Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima

(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)

First Download the Free Game Heroes of Might and Magic:

Choose from one of the following sites.

Free game download availableAbandonia : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableXTC Abandonware : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableMr Old Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Free game download unavailableThe House of Games : Download Game : Download Instructions

Next Download & Install the Emulator Dosbox on Windows:

Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

Dosbox homepage
Next: Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\HeroesMM. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
Windows Vista folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the HeroesMM folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Dosbox program
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Creating the game config
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS command
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

Editing the config file
Finally: With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\heroesmm
mount d c:\games\heroesmm\heroes -t cdrom
cd heroes

Save and exit the config file when you are finished.

Now Lets Extract The Heroes of Might and Magic Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the game file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting the zip file
Then: Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to save the extracted files, select "C:\Games\HeroesMM" . When you're done click "Next" again and the files will begin to extract.

Zip extract program

Play Time!:

Heroes of Might and Magic screenshot
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\HeroesMM" folder and the game Heroes of Might and Magic will launch, have fun!

The config file is missing what do I do?
The game won't run on Windows Vista. What should I do?
The game runs sluggish. Is there a way to improve this?
How do I make the game launch in fullscreen mode?
How do I change the amount of RAM available?
How do I mount a hard drive or CD-ROM drive in Dosbox?
How do I change my machine type in Dosbox?
How do I capture a screenshot during gameplay?
I can't download from Abandonia. What should I do?
How do I close or exit Dosbox?


idlewoodarian said...

Your guide works fine, thanks. But I have no music on the map ! Is it normal ? I can hear music during battles but non in the menus or on the map. Maybe that's because I downloaded the game from another website (it is no longer available on Abandonia) ?

Hyrule said...
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Glenn Scrima said...

Hi unfortunately Abandonia took it down at the moment. It's likely some sound files where removed or they have a floppy disk version of the game. A lot of the sites do this on some of the games with larger files to keep bandwidth down. Hopefully as time goes on and bandwidth gets cheaper for them they will change this.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the guide. I tried it all out, but when it comes to actually running the game in dosbox it says "unable to access CD drive".

Anonymous said...

Err sorry for the double post. I've gotten it working by reinstalling everything, so nevermind what I wrote before. Thanks again and feel free to delete these comments ;P.

Anonymous said...

followed your guide exactly around seven times but I still occurred a problem. When I went to open the dosbox file, the bottom script said

C:/> cd heroes
Unable to change to: heroes.

Illegal command: heroes.

What did I do wrong?

Doug said...

my guide doesn't work!

it always says "unable to access CD drive"

got any ideas on this???

Anonymous said...

Jeremiah I Cant get it to run ether I try ed it a number of times

Anonymous said...

i eventually got the game to work by changing the second line of code to:

mount d c:\ -t cdrom

zy knarr said...

Well i cant get the heros file the website doesnt have it everything elseiwent fine

Anonymous said...

leave of the \heroes in the line mount d c:\games\heroesmm\heroes -t cdrom and the game will run fine with no error about cd drive

Anonymous said...


Thanks a lot for this tutorial. Unfortunately i still have an issue, which is that when I launch the game, it very quickly freezes on the "New World Computing" screen, so even before I reach the main menu. The screen is frozen e.g. no error message or anything. I can only close the window or pull ctrl+C and everything stops including the DosBox application.

I'm running Windows 7, if that makes any difference.

Any idea? Thanks a lot for your help.