Heroes of Might and Magic II 1.0.12 arrives with menu changes, AI improvements and more

Heroes of Might and Magic II

fheroes2 is a recreation of the Heroes of Might and Magic II game engine

The new version of Heroes of Might and Magic II 1.0.12 has already been released and in this release various improvements in AI, such as the ability to make decisions in attacks, as well as the ability to modify difficulty levels, changes have been implemented in the menus, among other things.

For those unaware of Heroes of Might and Magic II, they should know what it is a turn-based tactical strategy game developed in 1996. The history of the title continues with the canonical ending of its predecessor, culminating in the victory of Lord Morglin Ironfist.

Main new features of Heroes of Might and Magic II 1.0.12

In this new version that is presented, Implemented improvements to AI in battle, as the AI's defensive tactics during battles have been improved. It has been implemented a surrender logic, at different levels of difficulty and AI decisions and logic on the adventure map have been improved.

In addition to this, AI now has the ability to capitulate in certain situations, as well as the ability to make informed decisions about attacking an area that touches your own troops during a defensive formation. The AI ​​attacks with infantry more forcefully if the opponent has superior marksmen.

It is also highlighted that the buttons in some menus that adapt to the size of the text content, added width-sensitive CANCEL button, changed the standard window for the Resolution, Language, Adventure, File, and Scenario Information dialog boxes. Updated buttons and added pop-ups for them in Battle Only mode.

Of the other changes That stands out:

  • AI heroes' map recognition and priority algorithms have been increased and improved.
  • Completed inclusion of all adventure map objects that are accessible in the editor.
  • Reworked editor instrument groups with new buttons and reworked instrument panel, add evil interface.
  • Several UI dialogs have been updated to improve the player experience.
  • Overall game performance has been improved.
  • Optimized the use of Berserk and Hypnosis spells by AI heroes.
  • More than 50 issues have been fixed since the previous version and multiple fixes and adjustments have been made, including improvements to translation, user interface and game logic.

Finally, if you are interested in knowing more about it on the release of this new version. You can check the details In the following link.

How to install Heroes of Might and Magic II on Ubuntu and derivatives?

For those who are interested to be able to install this game on your system, you should know that there are two ways to install it on Ubuntu, the first one is using the base of the original game and the other one is simply installing the Flatpak package.

For the case of the first method, must have at least one demo version of the game Heroes of Might and Magic II to be able to play it.

To do this, simply use one of the downloadable scripts offered to obtain the demo version of the original game.

So that for Linux an explicit installation of SDL is required and for this, just script / Linux according to the package of your operating system and execute the file.

It is worth mentioning that the recommendation is made to use the SDL2 version for newer operating systems, while SDL1 is preferable for older systems.


Or you can also do it with:


After the script has to be executed found in / script


To be able to download the demo of the game that is needed for a minimum development.

Once this is done, just run make in the root directory of the project. For SDL 2 compilation, the command has to be run before compiling the project.

export WITH_SDL2="ON"

As for those who prefer to install the flatpak package, just run the following command:

flatpak install flathub io.github.ihhub.Fheroes2

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