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    Reforged HD Historic Asset Pipeline

    Hey all, I developed my own tool for editing mdx then hacked in some HD Reforged support when those Reforged assets were released but I never went and fully learned how Blizzard created the original HD assets, and when I say "how", I specifically mean what computer programs. I am making this...
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    PKB Editor?

    Hey guys, one of the things I enjoyed on Warcraft 3 for many years was being able to easily modify the graphics of spell effects. Maybe I want to make Immolation blue instead of Green, for example. But on Reforged as many people know the spells are often stored in a binary format called PKB. We...
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    Weird bug with missing notification

    https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/fel-orc-adventure.331766/#post-3479452 This thread updated and I did not get a notification I was thinking it was a weird bug but now that I am reporting it, I am wondering, was I not notified of the post by Daffa tonight because specifically the resource is...
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    Mdx protection

    But I'm just some guy, every opinion matters, and already after my comment last time I got a DM from someone who wanted that model protector technology that I was theorizing about. So I spent an afternoon doing a proof of concept in spite of myself and created an MDX file that wont open in Magos...
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    Tutorial: Loading a Mod on Warsmash

    Intro In this tutorial, let's make a simple mod for Warsmash by modding the built-in campaign on the menu to load both the Reign of Chaos and the Frozen Throne missions in a single convenient menu layout. We should not have to do much work because we can already use an existing Warcraft III mod...
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    FAQ

    Q: Does Warsmash support my existing Warcraft III maps? A: Probably not yet, but I would hope to eventually support any map that would run on a Warcraft III Patch 1.31ish game installation. Currently there is not support for maps made on Patch 1.32 because they include skin metadata information...
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    Teaser Videos

    Because Warsmash as a developer focused project (for now, until it is "player ready" to be used by anyone) is hard to get into, I enjoy sharing videos of gameplay that anybody can understand. Below I will include the videos of Warsmash. On this first post, I am posting the chronological videos...
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    Updates

    This thread is a place for Warsmash developers to post notes on their updates and progress in maintaining and improving the engine code of Warsmash. Current progress history: Project ideation began 12/02/2018 fall. I had practiced in the spring with the HiveWE source to do unit animations in a...
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    Overview and Setup

    Overview and Setup This project attempts to be an open source remake of the game program portion of the Warcraft III game. You cannot play it without a Blizzard Warcraft III installation. You can get the current build here: Warsmash Mod Engine (Alpha) As noted on that page, for old 1.22-1.26ish...
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    Design Goals and Philosophies

    Future Vision Warsmash is my vision for how I will be doing Warcraft III modding in the long-distant future and years to come. This project is based upon the premise that if I recreate the major components of the Warcraft III game, then this will allow me to mod the game in ways that surpass...
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    Warsmash

    Sure. Reforged is 30 GB, but Warsmash is 1 MB, so that is 30000x smaller, which is entertaining. Obviously this is because it does not include the assets. I have attached a copy of the 1 MB repo to this post. If you're more interested, I already added a couple of people to the private repo on...
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    Tool Idea - Warsmash Modding Engine

    I'm working on trying to create a tool idea that is taking me a long time to make, and I am only a hobbyist so there are times when progress for me is very slow. The premise is quite simple: all of my experiences trying to create mods for Warcraft III led me to the conclusion that the power to...
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    Request for Bundle - Hive Showcase

    Hey guys, I am making a Warcraft 3 clone game project. I intend to open source it when I am finished, but because it is truly targeting being a War3 clone with support for some existing Warcraft 3 legacy maps and systems, as this project comes together it will always require a Warcraft 3...
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    How Should It All Be?

    Hey guys, I had a thought about brainstorming something. I am working on making a new game on libgdx engine. I have mentioned it in several places on this site and to some people on discord, but basically the game looks like this: The premise of the game is for it to exactly match Warcraft 3...
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    Are Video Games Objectively Bad?

    For a long time I believed that Warcraft III had a substantial hand in making me smarter through my years. For decades we still had my 4H champion computer project, "Retera's Book of Warcraft III Campaign", a project from 2004 to document how trying to make a campaign in a game like Warcraft 3...
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    Reforged Reforged Beta Build 13680 Asset Preservation Question

    It was brought to my attention by the discord user IQUEEN that somewhere in a Reforged Beta Build last fall (we think it was Beta Build 13680) the Night Elf Archer was animated to be "upright standing" and then within a week a patch changed the Night Elf Archer to be hunched over. I was...
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    Why do Reforged models have 4 copies of all mesh?

    I have a technical question: why do Reforged models have 4 copies of each mesh tagged with different Level of Detail values? I thought this would be for some options menu setting to use the lower level of detail on slower computers, but I can't find any setting to use the lower level of detail...
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    Reforged How one programmer at Blizzard could single-handedly make everyone love Reforged in a couple hours

    A lot of people say that Reforged is a big sign of corporate greed or something they don't like about Blizzard, whatever, it's kind of the same story on repeat. Let's try a different story, today. What if we imagine a world where the problems people have with Reforged are actually caused by the...
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    Uploading Reforged Models Still Has Bugs [Preventing Uploads]

    Reforged Beta Succubus Variants with Whips I just uploaded this reforged model and in the end it was too buggy and got Server Error and stuff and so I just uploaded a zip file of the assets in the first post on the model. These models that I am uploading are literally Blizzard assets that are...
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    [Poll] Retera Model Studio GUI Question

    Hi! I am Retera, author of Retera Model Studio tool. I was doing some updates and I thought of a problem in my program that is small, but it affects anyone who uses it. Furthermore, my tool never "calls home" like some modern software. So I have no data metrics about who is using it and what...
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    The Choice

    I am interested to see user opinions on how I should spend what little free time that I have. I am the developer of the Retera Model Studio application. I am aware that it is bug ridden, and (where have we heard this story before) not quite the experience I would have wanted when I use it...
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    Reforged The Greatest Patch

    I want this thread to be about a specific topic idea that I had, and please try not to derail it. Often in my life, as a way to pass the time and be a phone addict, I habitually open the Reforged Forums, my Hive alerts, and Warcraft III-related discord servers on my phone. Amidst all the...
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    What about my 700 substandard models?

    For those who have never heard of it, between about 2007 and 2015 I worked on an altered melee mod called Heaven's Fall that is available in various forms in this site. It started as a mod that some friends made with Naga, Forsaken, Draenei, High Elves, and tinted orange Chaos orcs with spiked...
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    Retera Model Studio Reforged Hack

    Hi guys. I've been going around the internet toting the potential of a Retera Model Studio Reforged hacked version and the kinds of things that it could make. Everyone who saw it wanted access to the technology so that they could begin making their own Reforged models in the same way that I was...
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    What do I tell this guy? ~Greater Cliche Warcraft Mod

    So I did a thing in honor of Classic WoW where I installed Reign of Chaos Patch 1.00 (the earliest that I ever had) from a disk, and then I heavily modded that specific version of the game for fun. You can see it in my modding video from a while back when I did this. Everything is simple and...
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    Embed Author in MDX

    So I don't know how Reforged will format HD models, but it occurred to me that from all I understand, MDX models are accepted by the game even if they contain blocks with an unknown four-letter block ID. For example, I heard a rumor but have not researched the idea that MdlVis may store a block...
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    Newer Patches Reduce Matrix Limit

    I debugged this for a while and I don't think anybody else should be stuck on the same issue, so I want to get the word out. The limit to the number of matrices in Warcraft 3 has been reduced from 256 down to 255. Also, multiple incorrect statements were made in this video. Most importantly...
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    Reforged New Item Classification: Community

    I posted about this on the Reforged forums, too: New Item Classification: Community Here is what I suggested on that forum: Because WarCraft III loads separate game data from Custom_V1 for custom maps than it does from the root directory, and handles user data/game data rawcode ID collisions...
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    Request to Find the Alpha Owl Priestess

    I was wondering if anyone had a way to obtain or find the ancient Owl Moon Priestess from the Alpha. I made a discord server called Save Owl Moon Priestess for this. Discord - Free voice and text chat for gamers This is not an easy model to find, because to my knowledge no one has it at all...
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    Building a Great Community

    With all the various bugs that I have bumped into while Blizzard works diligently on Warcraft III: Reforged, sometimes I allow some of the negativity into my brain. I am not a perfect person. I played Warcraft 3 for about 15 years, on and off, because I liked to make things in the World Editor...
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    Soothing World Editor Video Announcement

    This is video 1 of the soothing world editor videos:
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    Kalecgos War3ModelEditor

    While I continue work on my java-based model editor, the community will still want a working version of Magos War3ModelEditor. Although the name comes from the name of the author, many have confused it with Malygos, so I was thinking it would be funny to name a successor program "Kalecgos"...
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    Multiple Undead Build Lists

    I found a map I forgot that I had made where I took the Custom Build system from Heaven's Fall that is used by the Voidspawn and used it to give an Acolyte 3 different build lists, so he has Summon Building for undead buildings, Build Advanced Structure which is a custom list, and Generate...
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    Tool Idea: Magos + MdlVis + Matrix Eater combined

    Hi guys, I am Retera and I wrote that obscure tool that some people use called the Matrix Eater. I've been working for a while now on upgrading it and making it better, and while facing against an inordinate amount of bugs have made steps and strides towards a working mockup program that has a...
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    Joke Video Reponse to Patch 1.29

    What do you guys think of this? Joke video?
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    129ifier Automated Script

    I have this idea that you could write a program where you choose a map (even if it is optimized and protected) and then it ports the map to 1.29, fixing any compatibility issues automatically. What is any reason not to do this? I did not make it yet, but I believe it could be done. DrSuperGood...
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    Model Uploads

    Recently I uploaded some MDX models here on the Hive and I believe it is absurd and barbaric that the model's internal texture paths references are included, and not stripped away in favor of no-path for easy viewing, and yet the attached texture files are deceptively included with no generated...
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    TToR 1.28 Update

    Hi guys, without ever finding the right people for permission I updated the Tales of Raviganion Warcraft III mod to run on Patch 1.28. I am a fan of the mod who was inspired by it a decade ago, not somebody who created it or contributed to it. Anyway, if you stick this updated one I made in...
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    Northpact

    The Northpact is one of the Heaven's Fall races, and a current work in progress. I created the models and assets for it, with the theme in mind of a band of Tuskarr and Northrend snow creatures working together for survival. There's more to it than that in the Heaven's Fall storyline, but that's...
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    [Bug] Metamorphosis + Death = Unusable Hero

    There is a bug in metamorphosis, where if you kill the Demon Hunter during the animation sequence as the spell ends, the Demon Hunter becomes very bugged. It persists through future hero deaths, and he can never use the Metamorphosis ability again. This happened to me in a melee game vs. a...
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    MiniWc3

    A friend asked me to compress the file size of the game of Warcraft 3 to as small as possible, a goal that I could respect to reduce the time it takes to copy my legally purchased Warcraft 3 game to a couple of lab computers in college that wipe their harddrives on reboot in order to play the...
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    [Altered Melee] Eve of Salvation

    For my spring break a few weeks ago, I created a mod project called "Eve of Salvation" based on the Nirvana system (MultiRace Template) similar to "Heaven's Fall", a mod which I had worked on for years and is available here. If you download the attachment, "Release.zip" and unarchive its...
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    [JASS] GetUnitX, GetUnitY inaccuracy

    When I call GetUnitX and GetUnitY on a unit, they are returning the X and Y of the unit +16 rather than its true coordinate, but only when the unit in question has collision size >= 16 and is not UNIT_TYPE_STRUCTURE. However, as we cannot query the unit's collision size in JASS, this would seem...
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    Streamlining Tool Development

    So I was writing a PM that got entirely too long about an aspiration I had, and I was wondering if others were interested in this. I had been asked what I was trying to do, what I was trying to ask this guy for, and it led me to a memory about a project idea that I started pursuing but did...
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    Java MPQ Library, Anyone?

    Does anybody know of a Java MPQ library? The recent versions of the Matrix Eater -- my Java warcraft 3D modeling software -- rely on JStormLib to open MPQ files, and the version of JStormLib that I had appears to not work on my Technical Preview of Windows 10. I was thinking a native Java MPQ...
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    Game error, difficult to understand

    In my Heaven's Fall mod that I released on new years, the newest version has a bug that I do not understand. If you look at this post in its thread, you can see in general what the problem looks like (or you could download the Heaven's Fall installer and try out the mod, too!) The BTNTemp...
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    [Crash] 'Load Pilot' Ability Crash Fix

    So I discovered that even though many sources online claim "Load Pilot" ('Atlp') just crashes the game, it doesn't if you give it to a unit with the "Tank Turret" ('Attu') ability (also called just "Turret" in some places). When you do this, instead of crashing, it offers the error message...
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    Caster System & Spell Templates -- MUI Bug Help

    Hey, I'm building a mod with Vexorian's Caster System translated from vJASS to JASS manually with cmdline and jasshelper, and the Spell Templates system, all embedded inside the "Scripts\Blizzard.j" file for my mod. I'm currently using that file as a library for a unit data map as I develop the...
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    Concerning +rep

    Hi. I'm Retera, and I joined this site a bunch of years ago. I have never +rep'd someone, because I never bothered to learn how. There are a lot of very nice people on the hive, and I like them. They have reputation in my heart. If you ever felt you should've been +rep'd here by Retera...
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    [Campaign] Heaven's Fall 2 - Campaigns - The Poll

    If there is only time for one campaign to be finished before the Heaven's Fall 2 release date, what should it be? Fall of the Zear Race: Zear Fallen Two Orc brothers lose themselves amidst the sea, and must struggle to survive in the face of adversity. However, something unexpected happens...
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