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Should Blizzard Make WC3 Free 2 Play?

Discussion in 'Warcraft Discussion' started by StoPCampinGn00b, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. deepstrasz

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    I had no idea...
    If they would also make the multiplayer more than 1v1. That would be amazing.
     
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    I never played the game "Sex on the Beach", So I don't know whether it was pornographic or just meant to be funny or ironic or something. I honestly don't really know anything about it, I just brought it up because I thought it was relevant. I could see people trolling by bringing people in due to the title and then letting them down, but idk anything about it. Really I don't even know if it was taken down, or if the name was just changed. But it was up for several days I think, I would have thought that it would have been taken down earlier if it was really pornographic.

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    I do agree that would be awesome if Warcraft 1 & 2 were available for download off the blizzard site (for free or not for free), although I don't think they work on modern computers so maybe that makes it difficult to do.
     
  3. deepstrasz

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    Warcraft II works on Win7 with the latest patch.
     
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    It works on Windows 10 and worked before 1.27 on both win 10 and 7.
     
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    Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994) is a diskette and CD-ROM MS-DOS game. Warcraft II (1995) is a CD-ROM only MS-DOS game. Therefore, both should run in DOSBox.

    Also, a modern cross-platform RTS game engine such as Stratagus can use the converted games' assets. But it is not the original 'Warcraft experience' anymore imho.

    (more or less back on topic): Should Blizzard make these two classic DOS games freely available for download, they would still be unsupported. I also doubt such a release would attract new players / map makers / modders. They would quickly develop maps / mods for Wargus instead, but not for very long imho.

    Warcraft II BNE (Battle.net Edition, 1999) is a Windows-only CD-ROM game. Latest patch is 2.02. It is my guess it does not remove the CD-Check, because Blizzard has no plans for any WCII:BNE digital download afaik (same goes with Diablo, btw).