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Hero Fighter X now works on recent Android versions, has full version enabled for everyone (this means no more level caps, energy and gems), and all heroes can be unlocked by progress—without a need for referral codes. Moreover, I expect to release a new version of Hero Fighter Workshop later this year, that will support Hero Fighter X. This is all for Android. iOS is not changed. Since this repackaged APK is not official and is not published on Google Play, you may get a warning on your mobile that the source is not trusted. Putting it simply: if you trust me you can ignore this warning. You may download the repackaged APK here.
Note: If you get the error "There is a problem parsing the package", check out the end of this article for possible solutions.
Why have I done this and why it was necessary:
- Recent Android versions: Hero Fighter X hasn't received updates since 2015 and Android versions released after that could no longer support this outdated APK, which shipped an older runtime of Adobe AIR. Thus, the game would instantly crash on Android versions above 7.
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Salutations, heroes! I bear good news: Hero Fighter X can now be played on recent Android versions—up to 11. As new Android versions are released, so will new APKs of Hero Fighter X v1.091 be published on HF Empire, as I have now found a way to achieve this. You may download the repackaged APK here. Unfortunately, some bugs still persist, namely the referral system not working for everyone, and the bug where heroes above level 105 will heal the enemies instead of damaging them. Moreover, it appears that it is not possible to buy gems, thus level caps cannot be removed and energy cannot be gained faster. I will see if I can address these issues in the future when I have more time.
On a different note, Coronation Wars mod by 不饿白帝BEBD has been published on HF Empire forums. This mod exists for a while now, but I hadn't published it yet because we had not been able to create an executable for it. Apparently, the mod is too large for the 32-bit Flash Player to handle, and unfortunately there is no 64-bit Flash Player projector for Windows. Until the beginning of 2021, Chinese players had been playing it using web browsers. But that option ended with the removal of Flash Player from web browsers in the beginning of 2021. Fortunately, it appears that HARMAN will keep maintaining and updating Adobe AIR, and thanks to it we were able to create a 64-bit executable for Windows. Have fun playing!
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Hello everyone! 2020 is just starting and this seems like a good time to post some updates here. Since HF Workshop has released, the Chinese community, led by 不饿白帝BEBD, has been working on modifying things and making new mods, you can find them in the Projects forum. There are many custom characters and even backgrounds! Unfortunately, tutorials have not been published yet and making custom moves seems to be challenging (though possible).
I take this opportunity to publish here the awesome animation made by a Chinese fan, 谷草籽 (Coal_gu). It is a present for our beloved Marti Wong to celebrate the new year.
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(Artwork by Henry The Archer)
10 years ago today, on 31st July 2009, the first version of Hero Fighter was released. Since then, many good things have happened. The game has evolved and an Android version was released. However, bad things have happened too.
Chinese hackers have disrespected the game by unlocking premium accounts for everybody, thus making the game's PC/web version unsustainable. They were also behind the downfall of the referral code system in HFX by flooding the server, as they yet again sought to unlock everything and kill the game's sustainability. Ztage's forum (aka. LF2 official forum) and HF Empire v1 have also been wiped out. After years of abandonment, hackers took over their outdated software and they had to be deleted.
Moreover, to those who don't know, Hong Kong—Marti's birth place—is currently suffering a series of conflicts with China. For all these reasons, Marti has moved to Australia and is currently working at Google in order to make a living, leaving him little time to work on Hero Fighter at the moment. As such, the game has suffered great periods of abandonment.
But let's not wither! The community has fought back and is not dead yet! HF Empire v2 was born, many public rooms were brought back (and better than ever!), HF Origins manga was created, as well as many awesome HF artwork! HF Story Editing also became a thing.
But now... to celebrate this day, I bring to you two new presents...
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Hero Fighter Empire has changed host and moved to a new address which is shorter and easier to remember and type. It also has an SSL certificate now (it uses the HTTPS protocol) which makes it more secure to register and login. The old address was: herofighter-empire.com
In short, back in 2009, Razen started the Hero Fighter Empire project. However, due to lack of time and interest in Hero Fighter, HFE v1.0 was left abandoned for years until the software got outdated, hacked, and the website got totally wiped out. In 2014 I took over HFE's administration and built everything from scratch—while Razen was still hosting the site. I decided it was time to take this burden out of Razen's shoulders and take responsibility for the project entirely.
Until next time!