- Jul 10, 2006
Running Multiple Game InstancesWindows
What is it?kLoader is a program that allows you to run multiple instances of Warcraft 3 on the same computer at the same time. This is invaluable to mapmakers testing multiplayer aspects of their maps without having additional PCs or beta testers available.
Note: This does not necessarily work on the latest patch 1.27a! For patch 1.27a, take a look at this:
Universal kLoader - Raichu
If you'd like to find an alternative download, search for "war3 multiple loader".
kLoader is the program that allows you to run multiple instances of the game, so that is the only required software (besides the game of course).
Optional: Warcraft 3 Mouse Capture
This nifty little program keeps your mouse inside Warcraft 3 if you are using windowed mode.
InstallationExtract the kLoader .zip file into your Warcraft 3 directory. By default, this is:
C:\Program Files\Warcraft III
Now find the config.txt file. (\Warcraft III\config.txt)
Open it and change the specified path to your war3.exe's path.
You'll notice it has "-window" at the end; this launches the game in a window. You can remove it.
Extract the mouse capture .rar into your Warcraft 3 directory.
UsageTo run the game in this mode, find W3MultipleLoader in your Warcraft 3 directory. You might want to make a shortcut on your desktop.
It will launch a new instance of the game with no further action required. For another instance, simply launch it again.
Keep in mind that each of these will take up a chunk of your computer's memory, so only run as many as your machine can support.
To launch Mouse Capture, find the folder you extracted it to and run it. It will stay in your taskbar until you close it or restart your PC.
(only two items are visible for one player because I was testing locally hiding items)
Alternatively, you can use Jass NewGen Pack 2.0 Alpha to run multiple instances of Warcraft III. kLoader is built-in.
For more information, see the "Multiplayer Emulation" portion of the following thread:
This will automate the process described above. Note that it is still in alpha, and thus it may not be fully bug-free. The multiplayer emulation feature, however, has been tested and works.
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