Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia
-The Shadow of Death
In HOMM III, "the resources, such as gold, wood, ore, gems, crystal, mercury, and sulfur can be found mostly in mines and are gathered once a day." (heroesofmightandmagic.com) The players can use these resources to build their building in their towns. Also, when they want new heroes and troops, they also need these resources.
When players' troops capture enemies' towns, they can conscript creatures of those town. For example, a player's Knight hero captures a Wizard town, the player can conscript halfling troop or Iron Golem troop while he or she still have knight troops.
HOMM III is very important of this series games. Also, when I at first met Heroes of Might and Magic, I played HOMM III:The Shadow of Death.
An interesting fact is that NWC(New World Computing, the developer of HOMM) wants to combine HOMM and another game it has, Might and Magic, together. So the story of Might and Magic IV does not exactly follow Might and Magic III, and it follows HOMM II. NWC wants to make the stories of Might and Magic and stories of Heroes of Might and Magic become one. Therefore, if you make a time line for MMs and HOMMs, the HOMM III is between the MM VI and MM VII.
The factions of HOMM II are Castle, Tower, Inferno, Fortress, Rampart, Dungeon, Stronghold, Necropolis, and Neutral. In fact, nine factions is too many, so HOMM V comes back to SIX. Actually, six is more appropriate than nine.
New World Computing/Loki Software(Linux)
The 3DO company Loki Software(Linux)
Gregory Fulton and Jon Van Caneghem
Paul Romero, Rob King, and Steve Bace
Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Gameboy Color, Dreamcast (Cancelled)
February 28, 1999/20 December 1999 (Linux)/21 December 1999 (Mac)
Single-player, Multiplayer, Hotseat
Windows: 133 MHz CPU, 32 MB RAM, DirectX 6.0, 2 MB DirectX-compatible video card, 4x CD-ROM drive, 200 MB available hard disk space, Windows 95 or higher
Mac: PowerPC 603e / 180 MHz Power Macintosh, 64 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM drive, Mac OS 8.1 or higher
Linux: 133 MHz Pentium or PowerPC CPU, 32 MB RAM, video card capable of 800x600x16 resolution, 4x CD-ROM drive, 150 MB available hard disk space, Linux kernel 2.2.x, XFree86 3.3 or higher
Two Expansion Packs of Heroes of Might and Magic
Some Towns of HOMM III
Parts of Creatures