There are eight different short audio clips played at the beginning of every battle in HoMM III. The corresponding file names are battle0{0..7}.wav (contained in one of the .snd archives).

How does the game choose which one to play: is it random, or does it depend on the battle terrain / other factors?

  • I plated HoMM3 A LOT, as other HoMM games, but never was able to discover any specific pattern. My bet is that they are picked in a fully random manner.
    – acalypso
    Oct 31, 2011 at 10:52
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    I find it doesn't matter - they're all in the key of awesome! :-)
    – corsiKa
    Jan 4, 2013 at 17:09
  • @acalypso, Seems like reverse engineering the code is the only way...
    – Pacerier
    Jun 7, 2014 at 8:46

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It's completely random from what I remember.

  • Please cite some sources.
    – Pacerier
    Jun 7, 2014 at 8:45

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