AutoHotkey meets Heroes3

AutoHotkey, AHK editors - which one should i use?

AutoHotkey is the perfect way to demonstrate how effective automation can be. At the end of the last year, I decided to write an AHK script for Heroes3 which will save time and makes gaming much more comfortable.

Heroes of Might and Magic III is a unique game and still have a huge player base even 20 years after the first official release. I’ve received only positive feedback about my HoMM3 project so I started to share the progress on my site. Later I will share the mod so everyone can download and use it.

The newest feature: defend or wait multiple times in combat


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Set, ‘def’ or ‘wait’ multiple times

Heroes 3 Automated Defense - battlefield

Using the defend or wait button is essential during fights. Most of the times you need to press the ‘W’ or ‘D’ button multiple times.

Pressing the Ctrl+Alt+D combo will open an input box where you can set the value of the multiplier.

Heroes 3 Automated Defense - battlefield inputbox

You can set the value between  0 and 7

After you set the value you can use Ctrl+D to defend multiple times. If you want to modify the value again you need to press the Ctrl+Alt+D again. This will also work with pressing Ctrl+W to wait.

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AutoHotkey Heroes3 mod – SetDef

Using the SetDef will enable you to set the value of the multiplier. The function only works if you are in a fight so it doesn’t interfere with other hotkeys. The value must be between 0 and 7. After I run an incident (77 times defend) I rather made some limits. If the value doesn’t fit it will return the last used value or null if you didn’t set any before (e.g.: you’ve just started the script).

RPAWR Heroes3 mod Def function

If you set a value greater than null (not > 7 obv.) this function will click multiple times on the defend button. First, it gets the current coordinates of your mouse location then clicks x times on the def button.  In the end, it will go back to the starting position.

RPAWR Heroes3 mod Def function

Previous videos and features

Battle GUI, spellbook

Automated recruitment and town portaling


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