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Heroes of Might and Magic Complete Addons Heroes 3. Horn of the Abyss, HotA (1.7.1)
 

Horn of the Abyss is an unofficial add-on to Heroes of Might and Magic III. It's created as a whole by game fans. Therefore, it can bring to mind another unofficial fan add-on - In the Wake of Gods - or one of many its modifications, but the difference is in project's nature.

Unlikely to above, Horn of the Abyss is to be a classic add-on, recalling original works of game creators, that is Armageddon's Blade and Shadow of Death. Instead of many news, changing game to a large degree and giving fans loads of modding functions as scripts language, HotA relies mainly on further game development, that is new units, artifacts or towns with minimal effect on game's mechanics.

In contrast to the vast majority of fan projects, in HotA Crew - a team involved in the project - occur people which are experts with their field. Instead of graphics from other games or found on the Internet, we have completely new works made by artists by theirselves. Instead of parts of various monsters put together, we have units which are made in whole 3D techniques. Plot is deliberated by the series experts, the mapmakers have a big experience in their job and the coders do their best to erase all errors which appear by interfering directly into the game code. What's interesting is that nobody pays those people for that - they do a good job only as their passion.

 

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Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss 1.7.1
Written by Evgeny Voronov   

 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

Version 1.7.1 from 06.04.2024

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Changelog 1.7.1 (TXT-Doc, 128 Kb)
update 1.7.1 brings to the game numerous fixes to critical bugs and errors (both old and those introduced in 1.7.0), as well as some minor innovations - for example, a new battlefield for underground battles on the sand and events that can only be activated when game at a certain difficulty level. In addition, the balance in the Born of Fire campaign scenarios has been revised: at the Easy and Normal levels they have become significantly easier, and at higher levels they have become more difficult. There are also new challenges for those who didn’t have enough of them - if you’ve already missed Henrietta and her friends, then it’s time to start the campaign again.
Changes include gameplay, graphic, and interface changes to the game itself and its tools: map, campaign, and template editors.

 

Files:

Universal ENG / RUS installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.7.1
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 272 Mb (*.exe-installer)

 

Online-documentation (h3hota.com) ENG

 


Archive versions


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

Version 1.7.0 from 31.12.2023

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Changelog 1.7.0 (TXT-Doc, 128 Kb)
The largest update in the history of the project!
The new city is the long-awaited Factory, a campaign dedicated to it, a huge amount of graphics, audio and video, new game mechanics, countless edits, major and minor innovations.

 

  1. Added a new city and faction "Factory", including new heroes, creatures and their external dwellings.
  2. A new campaign "Born in Fire" has been added with improved difficulty levels. In it you will have to show all your skills to help establish the Factory in the world of Heroes.
  3. Added campaign editor and support for custom campaigns, new backgrounds and region maps for campaigns.

 

Files:

Universal ENG / RUS installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.7.0
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 272 Mb (*.exe-installer)

 

Online-documentation (h3hota.com) ENG

 


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

Version 1.6.1 from 01.02.2020

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Changelog 1.6.1 RUS only (TXT-Doc, 4 Kb)
Major release 1.6.0 contains a new type of soil "Wastelands" with new objects (including in battle), an updated map editor, a new Steel Golem unit (neutral), an update of the Resistance skill to Interference, a new Rampart hero Giselle and several new artifacts.
Version 1.6.0 had a number of errors and even critical bugs leading to the game crashes (primarily on maps with water). Most of them have been fixed in version 1.6.1.

 

Files:

Universal ENG / RUS installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.6.1
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 235 Mb (*.exe-installer)

 

Online-documentation (h3hota.com) ENG

 


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

Version 1.6.0 from 01.01.2020

 

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Changelog 1.6.0 RUS only (TXT-Doc, 8 Kb)

Files:

Universal ENG / RUS installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.6.0
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 233 Mb (*.exe-installer)

 


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

Version 1.5.4 from 27.12.2018

 

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Changelog 1.5.4 RUS only (TXT-Doc, 12 Kb)
Release 1.5.4 mainly consists of correcting the mistakes of the original HoMM3 game and the mistakes of the HotA.

Files:

Universal ENG / RUS installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.5.4 + HD Mod 5.0 RC43
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 219 Mb (*.exe-installer)

 


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

Version 1.5.3 from 18.03.2018

 

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Changelog 1.5.2 RUS only (TXT-Doc, 4 Kb)

Changelog 1.5.3 RUS only (TXT-Doc, 1 Kb)

Files:

Universal ENG / RUS installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.5.3 + HD Mod 5.0 beta 43
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 216 Mb (*.exe-installer)


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

Version 1.5.1 from 13.01.2018

 

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Changelog 1.5.1 RUS only (TXT-Doc, 2 Kb)

 

Files:

Universal ENG / RUS installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.5.1
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 232 Mb (*.exe-installer)


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

version 1.5.0 from 01.01.2018

 

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Files:

Universal ENG / RUS installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.5.0
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 230 Mb (*.exe-installer)


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

version 1.4.2 from 05.01.2016

 

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Files:

Universal installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.4.2
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 177 Mb (*.exe-installer)

 

Convertation Utility from 1.3.8 version saves (and SoD) to 1.4.2 version
- Only for saves without password. Unpack into root folder of the game, 159 Kb (*.zip-archive)


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

version 1.4.0 from 02.01.2016

 

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Changelog 1.4.0 RUS only (TXT-Doc, 6 Kb)

 

Files:

Universal installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.4.0
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 177 Mb (*.exe-installer)


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

version 1.3.8

 

As all updates in third layer, there is no global content additions, mostly bug fixes.

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Some new additions:

  1. some set of nature decoration (sand dunes, grave hills and other)
  2. deleted some limits for objects amount in map editor
  3. added 3 new maps with higher difficulty.

 

Files:

Universal installer for Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss, version 1.3.8
- for install over Heroes 3: Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition", 143 Mb (*.exe-installer)


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

version 1.3.7

 

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Medium Release. With main direction for bug fixes and graphics additions for early created elements:

  1. experienced shop with animation now
  2. cannon with new textures
  3. Mansion and Black Tower fixed closer to ambient style and own prototypes
  4. HotA Heroes portraits more suitable with original HoMM style, and others.

 

Full Edition Changelog List 1.3.6 (document TXT, 3 Kb, RUS only)

 

Files:

- Russian Installer 1.3.7 (over "Shadow of Death"), 136Mb, EXE
- English installer 1.3.7 (over "Shadow of Death"), 136Mb, EXE


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

version 1.3.5

 

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Some changes and addons:

- Complete new launcher and updater without .NET
- Changed lance-knights, halberdiers, orcs and orc-chiefs
- Added animation for Sea Serpents and Asps stance
- Added animations for missile shots on Monks, Fanatics, Titans, Leaches on Archer towers, Beholders and Sinister Eyes

 

Full Changelog 1.3.4, RUS (TXT document, 10 Kb)
Full Changelog 1.3.5, RUS (TXT document, 1 Kb)

 

Files:

 - Russian version 1.3.5 installer (for setup on "Shadow of Death"), 136Mb, EXE
- English version 1.3.5 installer (for setup on "Shadow of Death"), 136Mb, EXE


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

version 1.3.3

 

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  1. map editor now supports full content of HotA and including other upgrades.
  2. 16 new artefacts, including 3 sets
  3. town changes your view on game map with changed constructions inside
  4. supports new map sizes H (Huge, 180*180), XH (Extra Huge, 216*216), G (Giant, 252*252)
  5. new objects
  6. system of aimed shooting for Lieches and Magogs
  7. interface upgrade (without conflicts with "HD mod")
  8. game balance and original errors of HoMM3: SoD / Complete fixes
  9. selection in battle for Ifrit and Ifrit-Sultan.

"Horn of the Abyss" installing on the original HoMM3 "Shadow of Death" or "Complete Edition" only.

 

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Full Changelog (TXT, RUS only).

 

Files:

Russian version 1.3.3 (executable installer file, 151 Mb)

English version 1.3.3 (executable installer file, 152 Mb)


 

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss (HotA)

version 1.2

 

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Next one update HotA, version 1.2. Archive contents version 1.2 + bugfixes, which was released few days ago. Download also available on old links of HotA (files updated).

 

Innovations are very much, few of them:

- random map generator
- a lot of fixes original bugs and mistakes (gameplay and aesthetic) of original Heroes III: Shadow of Death
- multitude new objects on map, including in principle new, "infrastructure" on the water, mass new decorations
- separately, new banks and creatures "conservatories"
- negative Luck
- new maps, for multiplayers and singleplayer
- new conditions of victory in scenarios
- several new splash-screens for menu choosing game map
- HotA-maps now have own file-format and linked with original icon
- heroes, placed on the water, automatically goes to ship when scenario starts
- full compatibility with Heroes HD-mod
- and many others...

 

Files:

Heroes 3: Horn of the Abyss 1.2 installer, RUS only (134 Mb, *exe installer)

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2024 02:23
 

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