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Old 09-16-2016, 05:26 AM
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I was one of the sad majority who didn't get a copy in time. If you know of somewhere to download it, by the way, please PM me. Anyway, how long until one of you peeps post a full Let's Play for me to watch and enjoy? Or is there already one up somewhere?
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:46 AM
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I did another test video. I have chosen a short cutscene from the end of the game and added soundeffects. There is no ambient sound, because the game itself provides that.

The great thing is: These new smk files have not been redecoded. Instead I just added a wav track so there is neither a decrease in quality nor is there an increase in file size.


I will redo my first test video (better sound effects) and possibly all the rest for myself. If someone is interested in this, just say so.
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:09 PM
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I was one of the sad majority who didn't get a copy in time. If you know of somewhere to download it, by the way, please PM me. Anyway, how long until one of you peeps post a full Let's Play for me to watch and enjoy? Or is there already one up somewhere?
Right some posts above you. Oh, and there's already a full let's play by me, if you don't mind it's in Czech.
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:15 AM
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Right some posts above you. Oh, and there's already a full let's play by me, if you don't mind it's in Czech.
Thanks IllidanS4,
you've provided a great unpacking tool, I'm now translating all the game text in my own language.
Would you also be so kind to provide a repacking tool, so I can run the game with the modified text?
Thank you!
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Old 09-17-2016, 09:59 AM
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Soon receive DVD - Blizzard 10th Anniversary

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Old 09-17-2016, 10:46 AM
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Anyone wants to see the ending WITH sound?

https://youtu.be/kckCOFAjZEU

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Old 09-17-2016, 12:08 PM
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It wasn't a bluff.

Anyway, that the community did not realize or even think of this isn't much of an argument, really. Half the literature works with the concept of putting in something subtle the way that the readers do not realize what exactly it is at first, and then revealing what it is way later on.

Nevertheless, I was not saying that Blizzard intended that dragon to be Deathwing at first (they could, but who really knows). Just that they could have used that cutscene to explain how is he alive retrospectively, and it would have been as good explanation as any.
Y'know, it occurs to me that the whole Daval Prestor thing of Deathwing manipulating human politics is really just an example of D&D dungeon mastery getting translated into the early Warcraft lore. Since there was a trend for a non-trivial amount of time in D&D narratives of dragons taking human disguises for funsies, it felt natural to do that in WoW... until they decided to double-down on the Dragon Aspects as minor deities.

It's really hard to understand why Deathwing would spend any amount of time playing games as Daval Prestor when he would have been so much more menacing and effective in his dragon form.

I guess another way of putting it, given how Deathwing's narrative went post-WC2, is "just why the fuck was Daval Prestor/Victor Nefarius even a thing?"
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:06 AM
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The next version of my repack is out!

Warcraft Adventures 1.1 Fixed - Repack by IllidanS4 (Mirror 1)

Added more development images.
AMI's intro has smaller size.
FLAC soundtrack was replaced with OGG, to reduce the download size. The FLAC soundtrack can still be downloaded from SpeakerSoundtracks.

Have fun!

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Old 09-24-2016, 06:19 PM
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While poking around with the files, a thing caught my eye...



We know this build dates back to 1998. So I pulled down "Jumpstart Preschool" by Knowledge Adventure (download link for Mac & PC in the video description), released in 1999.


Guess what I found:










... So strange nobody seems to have noticed before!
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:47 PM
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Soon receive DVD - Blizzard 10th Anniversary
That's awesome news!

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The next version of my repack is out!
Fantastic! Thanks for your continued hard work
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:47 PM
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While poking around with the files, a thing caught my eye...


We know this build dates back to 1998. So I pulled down "Jumpstart Preschool" by Knowledge Adventure (download link for Mac & PC in the video description), released in 1999.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCF2ZSuRm8A

Guess what I found:


... So strange nobody seems to have noticed before!
As a matter of fact, yes, I have noticed it months ago. Both games were made using Magic Composer engine by Animation Magic. In fact, ScummVM has already implemented some code for this engine, but only for older versions. Interestingly, JumpStart Preschool 1999 contains a file left over from Warcraft Adventures - jail cell ambience track.

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Old 10-02-2016, 06:39 PM
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:11 AM
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Interesting stream today on my channel - https://www.twitch.tv/reidorr

Begin in 8 am. (Los Angeles time)

In program:
- Movie "Blizzard 10th anniversary".
- 2 missed cinematics from the canceled game "Warcraft Adventures".
- Full Trailers "Shattered Nations" and "Pax Imperia", as well as other videos.
- Blizzard history in 1,200 photographs (from 1991 to 2001).
- Chris Metzen singing the US national anthem, and something else
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:21 AM
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Stream started!
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:42 PM
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:03 PM
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:41 AM
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Thank you for those videos!!! Any chance of ripping the two cutscenes and upload them somewhere?
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:32 PM
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The cutscenes can be downloaded here in the exact same format as on the DVD:
https://mega.nz/#!4JIyjaIZ!SGBYxnPeO...xRn2yRnbRrlhC4
https://mega.nz/#!xVRDTbrK!Z7q1_KYnE...q1UTjQFUxF_4SY

I am trying now to increase the quality of the scenes and then include them in my repack. You can see the current version here (the cursor is already removed):
https://mega.nz/#!wtl0iDrS!fySJCBuCT...ugJDJUy2RgD0Kw
https://mega.nz/#!MxlwGTia!QsXZEfw1G...iEdo0n_ag8o5QI

By the way, the above video in Reidor's post, now blocked on YouTube, is preserved in my archive here: http://31.31.77.202/archive/yt/#IqFKt6HcwBE


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Old 10-08-2016, 12:56 AM
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Thank you! That is so great! Did you have some success with integrating them back into the game?

Regarding your enhancement process. I just did a quick look at it but it seemes that something's affecting smoothness. But, like i said, it was just a quick look.
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:55 AM
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I have successfully converted them to SMK, but the file size is too large at the moment. The smoothness is probably caused by decreasing the FPS; I have lowered it to 12 as in the other cutscenes, and it may keep some frames duplicate.

Edit:
Repack 1.2 released! (rar, 7z, rar mirror, 7z mirror)

News:
Added the two new cutscenes.
The maps in the "development" folder are now in the SVG format.
Updated SMACKW32.DLL to allow playback of the new cutscenes.

While the cutscenes were enhanced a bit, it can still be better, mainly with applying correct contrast and removing the flashes. If you can help, please contact me (Skype illidans4, e-mail illidans4@gmail.com).

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Old 10-09-2016, 12:07 AM
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Nice! Can they be played from within the game?
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:18 AM
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Of course! They can be fully played in their respective places in the game. The first one even has working subtitles. Script for the second one also exists in the game, but it's not shown when playing it for some reason.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:42 AM
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Unbelievable! I'll check it out as soon as I can.

Regarding your edited video. You're right. that could be the reason. But then missing frames or remaining doubled frames produce more than just reduced smoothness. Look at my attached file. That's tearing, heavily visible. It is visible in the original file as well, but it's not that obvious there, isn't it?

Btw: Nice idea using waifu2x.

EDIT: I just watched your edited smk file and it is far more subtle there. Maybe Youtube's recompression had something to with it. So ignore my 2 cents above Good work so far!
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:58 AM
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I see, the tearing frame was present in the original video as well (result of the way it was recorded), and when I lowered the FPS of the video, it became much more visible. I was kinda counting on the SMK compression to clear out these artifacts.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:25 AM
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Since you have alread edited Mix_complete27, could you take a look at time index 00:02:00 (approx.). Right before Thrall's army arrives, he disappears for approx. 1 or 2 frames. Could you replace those frames with the one before. This would pretty much solve this animation error. I could do it myself but since you've already edited the file, it would be much faster that way.
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