Welcome to the modding hub! This site is an extension of my main site The Shyster Cave.
Here you will find downloads and documentation for my gaming projects, past and present (and probably future too)

WARNING: This website tends to look like complete garbage on mobile devices

Email me with any questions theshystercave@gmail.com

September 7, 2017 - Shyster's HoMM3 v1.03

Been kinda quiet around here lately. Today I bring a new list of changes to the Heroes III mod.
Included below are a few revisions of existing changes, along with a significant update to spellcasting.

The download link is already posted in the HoMM3 section for anyone who wants to update.


  • Infernal Troglodytes -1 speed
  • Basilisks/Greater Basilisks base growth reverted to 4
  • Trolls +20 health, +1 growth, +200 gold
  • Fireball - Fire bonus raised from +66% to +100%
  • Frost Ring - Water bonus raised from +66% to +100%
  • Protection from Air - base reduction raised from 30% to 50%, adv/expert proficiency raise it to 60/70%
  • Protection from Earth - base reduction raised from 30% to 50%, adv/expert proficiency raise it to 60/70%
  • Protection from Fire - base reduction raised from 30% to 50%, adv/expert proficiency raise it to 60/70%
  • Protection from Water - base reduction raised from 30% to 50%, adv/expert proficiency raise it to 60/70%
  • Inferno - +4 base cost, multiplier raised to +100%, fire bonus raised to +100%
  • Magic Mirror - Base reflect chance is now 70%, advanced and expert proficiency raise it to 85/100%

October 2, 2016 - Shyster's HoMM3 v1.02

HIIII, it's time for a nice makeover for my mods website. When I first started this thing I was still using Google Docs for all of my mod information. If you take a look to the left you'll find that is no longer the case. I don't have to work around obnoxious page breaks anymore! The formatting worked out pretty well overall when I transferred over. Everything looks much better and I'm happy. Enjoy the new site <3

Now, it's time for a Heroes III update! Still one of the greatest games of all time, and still way better than any of the shit Ubisoft has put out for that franchise since. I also noticed that today is the one-year anniversary of the last time I updated this mod!

Anyway, here's the list of balance changes I've been considering over the last year, and they've finally made it in.

(•) Halberdiers +2 defense

(•) Battle Dwarves +2 defense

(•) Iron Golems +1 defense

(•) Zombies +2 defense
(•) Bone Dragons/Ghost Dragons +25 health
(•) Ghost Dragons +2 defense, +250 gold

(•) Scorpicores +1 defense

(•) Gnoll Marauders +1 speed

(•) Enchanters +10 health

June 6, 2016 - Shyster's D2 v1.52

The latest patch for SD2 is being deployed shortly! This time for HELL edition, 6.6.2016 MUAHAHAHAHA...

Take a look at the list below for all the updates!


  • Removed
Fortitude (New!)
  • Replaces Smite
  • Increases all attributes (str, dex, vit, enr) with each level
Holy Shield
  • Graphic removed
  • No longer increases smite damage
  • Damage synergies removed
Breath of Heaven
  • Base attack rating bonus raised to 10% per level
  • Redemption synergy bonus removed
  • Magic damage synergy raised to 5%
  • Sacrifice synergy now increases attack rating instead of magic damage
  • Attack rating synergy raised to 15%
Purifier Beam
  • Damage type changed to Cold (base length 1 second)
  • Maximum damage increased by 10%

The Lightbringer
  • (3) Set: Now also grants Cannot Be Frozen (this change *is* retroactive)
  • Lightbringer Edge: Lightning elemental bonus changed to Cold
The Sacred Force
  • Force Aura: Damage taken reduced to 75%, down from 200
  • Force Armor: Magic elemental bonuses changed to Cold
  • Force Shield: Magic elemental bonuses changed to Cold
Angelic Skylance
  • Magic elemental bonus changed to Cold
  • Mirror Angels now drop an additional item in Hell difficulty
Bugs & Misc
  • Mirror Forest lighting corrected
  • Shapeforged items now have increased experience gain
  • Holy Bolt (Paladin) and Diffusor (Dark Scholar) have swapped missile animations
  • Corrected tooltips
  • Gambling rings costs 15000 less gold
  • Gambling amulets costs 13000 less gold
  • Spelunker Potions now last for 5 minutes