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Might and Magic III - Isles of Terra (CD)


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guindev
Posted: 20 Oct, 2021 19:15
Last Edit: 21 Nov, 2021 19:49

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Created 20 Oct, 2021 19:15 by guindev


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guindev
Posted: 20 Oct, 2021 19:15

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guindev
Posted: 19 Nov, 2021 10:17
Last Edit: 23 Nov, 2021 22:23

1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE CREATING YOUR PARTY:

-Achievements won't work unless you change the name of the first character. Anything other than "Sir Canegm" is fine.

-You'll need a party without duplicated classes (diversity achievement) and at least one caster for each type of magic (learn all spells). The classes proficient with each type of magic are:

Clerical Magic: Paladin/Cleric.
Nature Magic: Druid/Ranger.
Arcane Magic: Sorcerer/Archer.



guindev
Posted: 19 Nov, 2021 10:24
Last Edit: 23 Nov, 2021 21:12

2. Missables:

The only missables in the game are the achievements related to the "aligned castles". Once you deliver 11 Orbs to one of the kings, two castles will be destroyed. Be sure to finish anything related to those casltes before delivering the Orbs.




guindev
Posted: 19 Nov, 2021 10:27
Last Edit: 19 Nov, 2021 10:42

3. Menus explanied:

Might & Magic 3, 4 and 5 use icons for menus/actions. This can be a little confusing if you don't know what each icon means. Here's an explanation:



Spoiler (Click to show):
*Not DOS :( -> That button does nothing. In the DOS version you can create additional characters and [Dismiss] characters from your party. They forgot to remove this instance of the button.

guindev
Posted: 19 Nov, 2021 10:32
Last Edit: 19 Nov, 2021 10:42

4. Skills

Each character can learn various "secondary skills". Here's an explanation of what each of those skills does:

Astrologer: Additional Spell Points for Natural Magic users.
Body Builder: Additional HP.
Cartographer: Enables automapping feature (1 char. required).
Crusader: Allows to enter Castles (full party required).
Danger Sense: Top Gargoyle bats wings when enemies are close (1 char. required).
Direction Sense: Bottom Gem displays the compass and shows an arrow in map (1 char. required).
Linguist: Allows to understand skulls-on-a-stick (1 char. required).
Merchant: Better prices at shops.
Mountaineer: Allows you to move over mountains (2 char. required).
Pathfinder: Allows you to move through dense forests (2 char. required).
Prayer Master: Additional Spell Points for Clerical Magic users.
Prestidigitator: Additional Spell Points for Arcane Magic users.
Spot Secret Doors: Right Gargoyle waves hand when in front of a breakable wall (1 char. required).
Swimmer: Allows your characters to swim in water 1 square from land (full party required).
Thievery: Allows to open locked doors/chests (rating increases with level/stats).

Spoiler (Click to show):
The following skills were removed in this port compared to the DOS version:
Arms Master
Navigator
Tracker
guindev
Posted: 19 Nov, 2021 10:37
Last Edit: 19 Nov, 2021 10:49

5. Extremely Useful Spells:

Light: Allows to see in dark areas, instead of using "Torches".
Create Rope: Go down a hole, instead of using "Rope and Hooks".
Jump: Skip the square next to you as long as nothing blocks the way.
Etherealise: Same as "Jump", but can go through obstacles including doors or traps.
Teleport: Same as "Jump", but choose up to 9 squares and you can go through obstacles.
Levitate: Float over the ground to avoid traps (Left Gargoyle moves wings while active).
Walk on Water: Become Jesus.
Time Distortion: Teleport to the entrance of the current dungeon.
Town Portal: Teleports you to any Town of your choice.
Nature's Gate: Teleports you to one Town or Castle depending on the day of the week.
Lloyd's Beacon: Choose; Teleports you to a set location or sets a new location to teleport later.
Wizard Eye: Reveals map while active.
Divine Intervention: Full party heal and removes ailments but caster ages 5 years.
FlynnChurch
Posted: 25 Nov, 2021 09:14

What is "Depressed"? I've done the whole game (not the TGCD version, admittedly) and there's no such debuff.
guindev
Posted: 25 Nov, 2021 09:57

Yep, removed that one. Same for the "equip a medal" one, it was for testing and shouldn't have been uploaded.

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