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Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Version 3.0 arrives!

Version 3.0 of Stardock's fantasy civilization style game, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes gets updated to add more quests, heroes, city upgrades and general performance and stability improvements.

Conquer your enemies and explore the world of Elemental in Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes! We've updated this beloved classic with a new Tower of Knowledge faction structure, some highly requested AI improvements, and some performance updates that we know you'll love.

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes is a fantasy strategy game in which the player builds a civilization in the world of Elemental.  This world was nearly destroyed by the War of Magic, and it is up to you to rebuild it.

Unlike most civilization games, the Elemental games put you into the game directly as a character.

Over the past year or so, players have been sending us their saved games so that we can use them to determine certain edge crash situation or stuck turn scenarios. We know that when it happens to you while you’re playing that it doesn’t feel like much of an “edge case,” so we wanted to make sure to find and fix as many as possible. 

To make tactical battles more interesting, we made some AI improvements and wrote some new code that should improve turn times substantially, especially on larger maps. Because of these performance gains and greater stability, we increased the map sizes just a bit as well. 

To see everything we've added in v3.0, check out the changelog at the bottom of the post!

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is available on Steam or through Stardock.
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  • Tile yield update on screen aborts immediately if the terrain is invalid for a city (perf)
  • Fixed crash bug where garbage characters could get inserted into a scene node
  • Increased the map tilt further so you can see more pretty stuff
  • 0Calc Military Might now longer force updates the battle rank of units. (perf)
  • AI city updating is now multithreaded (perf)
  • CalcBattleRank changed to automatically cache the battlerank of the unit (major perf boost)
  • Units now always get a battlerank of at least 1 to ensure caching of battlerank
  • Sub-units of an army are no longer recalculated unless expressly ordered
  • Thread safe city count method added
  • Fixed a crash deadlock
  • AI monsters less likely to attack a city on lower difficulties
  • Monsters now use a cached combat rating to determine city strength (performance)
  • Fixed multiple crash deadlocks
  • Unit vector sized at 10 at start to reduce increments. (perf)
  • Timer update increased from 1ms to 0.5ms
  • Conclaves provide more research but less production and money
  • Fortresses provide more production but less money and research
  • Towns provide more money but less production and research
  • New improvement: Tower of Knowledge. Provides +1 research per essence
  • Tiny map size increased to 5x3
  • Small map increased from 5x4 to 6x4 (20 to 24 sectors)
  • Medium map size increased from 6x5 to 7x5 (30 to 35 sectors)
  • Large map size increased from 7x6 to 9x6 (42 to 54 sectors)
  • Huge map size increased from 8x7 to 12x8 (56 to 96 sectors)
  • Wrote a replacement for toupper() that is much faster
  • Lots of new quests
  • AI improvements
  • Quest based champions added
  • Units take slightly longer to produce to balance the availability of more champions.


on Sep 01, 2021

And chance there's a keyboard shortcut for loading the quick save now?

on Sep 03, 2021

It's been a long time coming, but you got me.  I'm reinstalling to check this out.  I always thought this series had a lot of potential and it's been a few years since I last visited.  Looking forward to it!

on Sep 18, 2021

Hi all

I m new to this forum and usually i dont bother with forums at all.


I have to admit I am surprised there was a new patch on such an old game, however it s great to see that much effort put in such an old game.

There is just one thing I am missing in FE, it s the option to disable the round limitation in the normal game (not scenario).

Especially as you increased the map size (which is great) I d like even more to fully explore the maps and take time to enjoy the game without always having this round limitation in my neck.

I thought if you guys are still doing to release a new version of FE I ll try my luck and ask if there is an option for a future release that does include that option to a game. I personally dont consider that add on a big change to the game, especially compared to all the huge changes you made for the latest release.

I dont know, maybe there are other players too interested in having this option available.

(Other great thing would be to play the scenario using the own self made faction and hero).

May there be a later version or a patch soon that does include that option?

I d be very happy to read a response to that request from a developper.


on Sep 25, 2021

OMG u guy/gals are awesome. going to have to dust it off and give it a go.

thanks for all your hard work and continuing support for this amazing game.

yes it has been a long time since i was last here. glad to see u all are still at it and shout out to frogboy and all the amazing people that work with him.