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WarCraft III gets widescreen support & balance changes, more on the way

Nov 2, 2017
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#2
I might just play through this game again now. Haven't touched it in several years, despite being one of my favorite games ever.
 
Dec 22, 2017
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Kansas
#3
Is this what that event a while back was about? I don't really remember hearing anything come out of it.

Regardless, it's cool that they are supporting it again. My wife and I love to play together so maybe we'll break it back out after this.
 

Dr Wily

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Oct 25, 2017
3,112
#5
Are they going to add this to the battle.net launcher, or is it still going to be going to your blizzard account and downloading from the legacy games launchers page?
 
Oct 29, 2017
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#8
Grubby is the best player of any game I have ever seen.

Dude plays the game using math not just point and click. He's able to calculate and then micro at insane levels. I don't know of any other player that can do what he does at the level he does it at.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,052
United Kingdom
#13
I'd have actually preferred they'd patched SC to work nicely at modern resolutions in widescreen rather than try and sell me a 'remaster'.
For me the game is so dated it's tough to go back. But more importantly the userbase. We spent hundreds of hours with custom maps on wc3 back in the day, a remaster would breathe some life back into that. I'm sure the community is still there but I can't imagine it's that big or that the custom map scene is that busy.

I suspect they're not going to do that given the amount they're patching the original game.
If I'm right the SC one simply runs alongside the base game doesn't it? So it'd make sense to update the game in general.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,265
#14
Grubby is the best player of any game I have ever seen.

Dude plays the game using math not just point and click. He's able to calculate and then micro at insane levels. I don't know of any other player that can do what he does at the level he does it at.
Grubby is one of the greatest WC3 players ever. For me, Moon remains unsurpassed, though. He's fast, smart and fun.
 
Jan 21, 2018
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#18
The patch is filled with bugs by the way, so let's see how (and when) they'll fix those.
It's supercool that they're supporting an 'old' game like this. It has been out for 16 years now.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#22
This would be perfect on Switch.

Seriously though maybe I'll boot Warcraft 3 up for the first time in probably a decade and play around a bit, I miss it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,357
#25
If Blizzard had just released the source code this would have been done over a decade ago.
Even if they wanted to, it is highly likely they can't. For example, the source code could be dependent on parts that are licensed or are otherwise something that Blizzard cannot release. Going through the source code and modifying it to be free of those probably isn't something they're willing to put time and money.

This happened with Jedi Knight Jedi Outcast/Academy. Raven Software released the source but pulled it basically right away due to legal requirements (but that was too late in that sense that people had already downloaded it).

"If Blizzard would just give everyone their IP, someone else would have fixed it!"
Source code=/=IP!

The above Jedi Knight series source code is a good example. It has allowed people to improve the engine but assets aren't free, as such people need to own the games and install them first, or build new assets for the engine. Star Wars IP was never part of the release in any way.
 

Dr Wily

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Oct 25, 2017
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#27
This is a point of shame that I never finished the SP campaign of WCIII or the expansion. I'll add it back to my list.
I have, but its been long enough that I only have vague memories and would quite enjoy a replay of them both.
Thanks to my familiarity with MOBAs I might find the hero power and inventory active use less of a hassle than my first playthrough too
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,059
Texas
#28
I have, but its been long enough that I only have vague memories and would quite enjoy a replay of them both.
Thanks to my familiarity with MOBAs I might find the hero power and inventory active use less of a hassle than my first playthrough too
Yeah I just am at the point of new experiences over replays right now cause I find there is so much to play currently. But I don't think people are wrong for going back to experiences that were previously enjoyable.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,973
#29
Wow the ingame graphics look WAY better. They really should add this to the BattleNet launcher. That previous stretching was horrible.
 
Jan 21, 2018
6,836
#30
Wow the ingame graphics look WAY better. They really should add this to the BattleNet launcher. That previous stretching was horrible.
To be honest, they need to fix all the bugs and the unfinished parts before they put it in the launcher in my opinion. At this state it wouldn't get much good press.
 

~Fake

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Oct 27, 2017
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#33
I need a different game to update? I still playing Warcraft Frozen Throne via CD.
 
Jan 21, 2018
6,836
#34
Patch 1.29.1 announced: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20762097153

Hail Warchiefs, Liches, Commanders, and Keepers,

Thanks for all the feedback, reports, and details to track down defects. The team has been putting in extra hours to get a build ready for PTR before the weekend, with an expected deploy to live early next week.

Here's a rundown on what will be addressed in 1.29.1 and patches to follow.
 
Oct 27, 2017
179
#35
This makes me really hope my old disc-based license is still active on my current Battle.net account. Would absolutely love to play this again (and in widescreen, at that.)
 

Al3x1s

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Nov 13, 2017
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#36
This makes me really hope my old disc-based license is still active on my current Battle.net account. Would absolutely love to play this again (and in widescreen, at that.)
It should work, my Diablo II and expansion keys worked when they first added those games to the classic range.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#38
It should work, my Diablo II and expansion keys worked when they first added those games to the classic range.
Thanks for the heads up! Gonna try to install when I get home if that's the case (and maybe try the same with Diablo II, now that you mention it...)
 
Jan 21, 2018
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#39
This makes me really hope my old disc-based license is still active on my current Battle.net account. Would absolutely love to play this again (and in widescreen, at that.)
You just need the cd-key on the booklet. You can download the game from Battle.net if you have the cd-key.

I need a different game to update? I still playing Warcraft Frozen Throne via CD.
What do you mean?
 
Nov 9, 2017
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#45
Does battle.net still exist through the WCIII client? Maps like Escape Gay Heaven, old DOTA etc.? This was my favourite game back in the day!
 

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Nov 5, 2017
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#46
try connecting to battle.net in-game and it should download 1.29 i think. You might have to redownload the client via the account management page on battle.net if that doesn't work
i'm redownloading the client 'cause i can't connecting to battle-net in-game
thank you :)

edit: do i need to redownload the fronzen throne 1.29 too? or the patch apply to the base game only?
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,859
#48
I haven’t played it since college but boy was it fun. All sorts of interesting community maps, especially helms deep.
 
Nov 3, 2017
5,092
Portland, OR
#49
I am having a blast nerding out over these balance changes.

Nice to see them buffing some heroes/skills that saw very little use, especially with the movement speed. Not entirely sure why they buffed farseer to that extent though.


Kinda disappointed there are no unit tweaks though.
 
Jan 21, 2018
6,836
#50
I've never played a Warcraft game. I suppose this patch would be a good time to jump in? To Warcraft 3 anyway.
Hmm.. I'd wait for it to be on the BNet launcher. That would mean they've 'completed' their patch process I guess.

But, if you like RTS games you really have to play Warcraft 3. It is one of these essential games, like Age of Empires, Red Alert and StarCraft.

I am having a blast nerding out over these balance changes.

Nice to see them buffing some heroes/skills that saw very little use, especially with the movement speed. Not entirely sure why they buffed farseer to that extent though.


Kinda disappointed there are no unit tweaks though.
Unit tweaks are coming. A lot of it was explained in this interview Grubby had with Matt Morris, the lead designer of the classic team: