Free Heroes 2
|Initial Release||Jun 2011|
|Firmware Version||3.41, 3.55|
The Free Heroes 2 game is copyright 2009 Andrey Afletdinov.
The first time you will start Free Heroes 2, it will download the game and a map pack. You will need to have an active internet connection in order for it to download these files, as they are necessary for the running of the game.
All the sprites (images) are copyrighted by Ubisoft and cannot be redistributed with this game, so they are downloaded automatically from the free demo of the game at first boot. Free Heroes 2 is only the engine that is able to run the original Heroes of Might and Magic II (HOMM2) game.
If you do not wish to connect your PS3 to the internet for any reason, then you may simply download the demo yourself on your PC and copy it to the Free Heroes 2 game directory on the PS3. First, you will need to download the demo from here as well as the essential map pack from here. Then you must copy these zip files to the PS3 either by using an FTP application, or using a file manager. You must place the zip files in /dev_hdd0/game/HEROES200/USRDIR then when running the game, it will extract the files and restart.
If you have the full retail game of HOMM2, you may also copy its contents to the PS3 and Free Heroes 2 will let you play the full retail copy of HOMM2. Simply copy all the contents of the game to the /dev_hdd0/game/HEROES200/USRDIR. The most important files are DATA/HEROES2.AGG and the MAPS directory. Make sure that the 'DATA' and 'MAPS' directories are in upper case when you copy them over.
Enjoy the game!