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« on: May 19, 2015, 04:15:09 AM »

So, some of you may or may not know this... but before I ever started trying to get into Warhammer, I was a huge Warcraft fan. I've played them all -- Warcraft, Warcraft II, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft. I love the three strategy games the most.

Has anyone else here played these games? Share your experiences!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 07:51:55 AM »

IIRC my first "real" computer game was the warcraft1 demo.
Had to get the demo because it was on a 3.5" floppy disk and I didn't have a cd-rom, yet.

'been watching some war2 videos...
chop looks fun - https://www.youtube.com/user/pffflstlss/videos
60men looks tedious - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8OodAj3UmMjLXE-gJ4I03Q/videos

Recently I've been trying to patch War2 BNE to fix the graphic issues caused by DWM Desktop Composition
http://www.bitpatch.com/downloads/war2_ddraw_test.zip

I've also got a few lines of code in https://launchpad.net/wargus

Warcraft 3 was pretty great, the expansion not so much.

I've thought about installing Defense of the Ancients (DotA) a couple of times.
Anyone have any thoughts on the single player play, for that?


also Blizzard banned 100,000 WoW players for cheating today, lol!
http://games.slashdot.org/story/15/05/18/0052227/blizzard-bans-100000-cheaters-in-massive-world-of-warcraft-ban-spree
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 08:41:38 AM »

Warcraft I was a good Fantasy shift from Dune2 - the only RTS - as we know the janre now - by those years. It took 8Mb of diskspace at a time my HDD was 40Mb overall. Also, it required 4Mb (!!!) of RAM, I had exactly 4 and I had to unload all possible kinds of programs from base memory for Warcraft I to run Smiley The game war crazy, I passed it as orcs and then as humans.

Pirate version of Warcraft II took 8 Floppy Disks in archive (each disk 1.44Mb). I remember bringing them home from a friend of mine, and then 1 of the disks would not read - something common for FDD, and I had to go to friend again to copy that part of the archive one more time.
Soundtracks from Warcraft II are in my favourite playlists till these days, I listen to them when in a car etc. Awesome music.
About the same time I played Warcraft II I heard about Warhammer SoTHR for the first time. But it required Windows 95 while I only had MS-DOS 6.2. And to install Windows 95 I needed a better PC than my 80386 SX.

By the time Warcraft III appeared I have already grown cold to RTS so I have barely seen it even. Those years I played text online RPG - MUDs a lot. That was crazy experience.

Now I have grown old $). And sometimes I like to play 'old games of my childhood' but very rarely play new ones.
Dark Omen is one of such favourite games. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 05:40:12 PM »

Similar experiences with PCs but also played Warcraft2,SOTHR & DO on PlayStation 1 loads. Wasn't too keen on Warcraft 3 as camera was too zoomed in but years later found out there was a mod to zoom it out more. There's a DOTA Clan on GameRanger who always try to convert me.

https://dota2chandigarh.wordpress.com/


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