I've been trying to get heroes 2 gold edition working on windows 8 and I get a direct draw error: F:\h2xsrc\source\wingraph.cpp
I downloaded the demo and that works somewhat. If I don't use a compatibility mode and don't full screen it appears to work just fine. When I use a compatibility mode I lose sound effects. When I full screen after start up when I go into game it crashes, when I full screen after I have loaded a map it works fine until I go into a fight and then crashes.
That error from what I can tell on the web is related to screen resolution but heroes doesn't seem to have a config file to edit so I can change it before trying to open the game.
I have tried changing resolution on my laptop Asus R503U but it doesn't go down to 800x600. I've tried all the compatibility modes and options and I have downloaded direct x 9.
Also, when trying to install the direct X from the game install menu I get an error (correct DLL file could not be found) but when installing it from the files off the CD it works just fine.
Can anyone give me some help here?
If you need more info from me please also tell me how to find that info because I'm still quite a newb