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Old 03-13-2013, 04:58 PM
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Default Trying to Play Warcraft 1 & 2

I've never played these games and would love to for lore reasons. About to go through Reign of Chaos and TFT again, and when I finish those I'd like to tackle the previous 2.

Is there any way I can get my hands on them on a Windows 7 PC? Through emulators or something?

Would appreciate any help.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:27 AM
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I played warcraft 2 quite painlessly on a windows 7 laptop a couple of months ago. It worked like any other game, though I don't remember if I had to run it in a compatability mode. Didn't need a dosbox or anything.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:43 AM
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Warcraft 1 is sooooo sloooooooow.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:55 AM
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I played warcraft 2 quite painlessly on a windows 7 laptop a couple of months ago. It worked like any other game, though I don't remember if I had to run it in a compatability mode. Didn't need a dosbox or anything.
That can actually depend on if it's the battle.net edition or not, I believe.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:51 AM
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Is there anywhere I can find WC 2 (maybe 1 too, just for the hell of it) for Macbook?

It's OS X Version 10.8.2 here if needed extra info.

I mean, I found WC3 easily, but not WC 2 somehow.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:54 PM
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I don't think that people will enjoy Warcraft 1 and 2 these days. Sure, the games were good for their times, but now, trying to play with those graphics is not easy. And the generic storyline doesn't help much either.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:59 AM
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I've never played these games and would love to for lore reasons. About to go through Reign of Chaos and TFT again, and when I finish those I'd like to tackle the previous 2.

Is there any way I can get my hands on them on a Windows 7 PC? Through emulators or something?

Would appreciate any help.
DOSBOX works for me. And this guy helped me figure it out - it's a great resource: http://www.doctort.org/adam/nerd-not...tep-guide.html

But if you just wanted to play for lore reasons, you might be better off just reading the text resources and mission briefings. Those games didn't have triggers in them, and you wouldn't often get a "surprise" in the middle of a mission. For example, you won't get anything like a mid-level cutscene telling you about a Corrupted Fountain your troll discovered, or about a nearby convoy that has suddenly been attacked.

Here are the lore resources:

Warcraft
Human story - Lothar's account
Human units
Orc story - Garona's account
Orc units
Other units
Mission briefings

Warcraft II: ToD
Full manual
Mission briefings

Warcraft II: BtDP
Background story
Hero descriptions
Horde clans*
Mission briefings


*Note, on that page, only the "(Past)" descriptions come from the manual. The "(Present)" descriptions seem to have come from the Horde Player's Guide.

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:37 AM
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I don't think that people will enjoy Warcraft 1 and 2 these days. Sure, the games were good for their times, but now, trying to play with those graphics is not easy. And the generic storyline doesn't help much either.
On the contrary, they are a big load of fun of classic gaming, that becomes even BETTER with the lore.

Last time I played it, I was so taken over by the game that I had gone and made some maps based on lore locations.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:01 PM
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There's a good torrent of the battle.net edition of WC2 floating around, it's even been re-mastered for modern displays.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:57 AM
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If there was anything i could get behind it would be a re-release of both Warcraft 1 & 2

Even if it was on something like the 3DS !
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:00 AM
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Grackle, why did you suddenly disappear a month ago?

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:34 AM
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:08 AM
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Oh is that all? : )
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:15 AM
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:04 AM
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If you have the DOS version of Warcraft II, you can use Wargus (a recreation of the WC2 engine) to play it on modern computers or even in platforms other than Windows.

https://launchpad.net/wargus
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