Welcome to the “Heroes of Might and Magic 4” for Mac game page. This page contains information + tools how to port Heroes IV so you can play it on your Mac just like a normal application. Check also one of the other over 1000 game ports on this website! Check the homepage to search and for latest news! You can port games using Porting Kit (free), or the commercial (more professional software) Crossover or Parallels Desktop (a very easy to use Virtual Machine with Windows 11) both have a 14 day trial period. Feel free to use the application which fits you best or use a combination of the 3 apps.
Install/Porting is simple:
1. Get Porting Kit or Crossover if you don’t have it yet.
2. Then download the GOG.com setup files from Heroes IV from GOG (offline backup setup installer files).
3. Then in Porting Kit search the game on the library –> server tab and click install.
4. After installation of the game, “exit” the GOG installer.
5. Click “Play” to start the game! Have fun!
Alternatively there is also Parallels Desktop (a very easy to use Virtual Machine with Windows 11 (free trial of 14 days)) where the game will work fine as well. More info about that up here: https://www.paulthetall.com/parallels-desktop/
Escape the flames licking at your back and jump quickly through a portal into another world, for only the bold will be allowed to live. Embrace a wondrous new land and uncover its ancient mysteries. Battle its deadly creatures and explore a forgotten past. Here lie gods who have been silent all too long. Here lies a realm that can only be claimed by the strong, the crafty or the wise. Here lies a realm awaiting a bold conqueror!
Additional Port Information:
Whats tested: Playing campaign for a bit
Does Multiplayer work?: Yes, should work (DirectPlay is set), but not tested
OSX 10.7.5 and 10.8.2+ compatible?: yes
Known Issues: None that I know of
Whats not tested: Intel graphical cards
Technical Support:Crossover game forum
Porting Kit install tutorial