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Warcraft III - Patch 1.27b

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by StoPCampinGn00b, Dec 13, 2016.

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  1. StoPCampinGn00b

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    This news post has been updated frequently due to live coverage of the patch. You will see replies in reaction to earlier statements.

    Patch 127b update.PNG


    Can't access the patch through Battle.net? You can download the patch here: Patching Classic Games

    Despite Blizzard's patch notes not mentioning it
    , we have confirmation that the 8mb multiplayer limit for maps has been removed on Battle.net, with the new limit being 128mb! Various Hive Workshop users have tested out maps over 8mb, including a specialized version Gaias Retalliation ORPG which is around 50mb. Map maker @Zwiebelchen succeeded to host and play that map online in Battle.net. Other map makers and testers reported the same.

    What does this mean? This means one of the biggest limits of WC3 modding has been taken off. There is so much more map makers and other types of modders can do now! This makes room for more creativity, complexity, and higher quality content, along with more things to experience and improve in custom games online. The top RPGs can finally be expanded. Epic strategy maps can now have more room for upping the quality without sacrificing quantity. Horror, first person shooter, anime, Sci-Fi, and more types of maps can be taken to a whole another level. We can also see more hi-res imports from models, textures, etc.

    There are also some World Editor and file changes (including bug fixes) reported by some users, and you can discuss some of the specifics in this thread or throughout the Patch Discussion forum. We'll hope to have some sort of list of the changes and bug fixes.

    Here you can find our thread from may regarding our meeting with Blizzard about The Future of Warcraft. You can find the PDF document Blizzard seems to be following attached to the bottom of the mini-article's first post. We know there haven't been any melee / ladder changes, but those things plus more emphasized in the document we sent Blizzard.

    UPDATE: Blizzard confirms everything! Added screenshot to the top. https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20752625996
    Blizzard calls this a small patch, more to come in the future: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20752465862#post-17


    The older, announcement news for this patch is below.​

    Old News


    https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20752496109
    Patch 127b.PNG [/center]

    Battle.net players could be experiencing some downtime today.

    @Ralle and I are betting it's just a compatibility patch that continues off of 1.27a. This should not be the 'big patch' we are expecting with our talks with Blizzard. However, with any patch, we'll keep everyone updated with details on this thread if anything notable happens!

    UPDATE1: Patch notes. So far, unspecified bug fixes and maintenance.
    https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20752625996

    UPDATE2: There are reports that the Northrend (Europe) realm is down or bugged at the moment. Azeroth (US East) seems to work, though.
    https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20752465862?page=1

    UPDATE3: The Battle.net realms appear to be working now. Reported quick fix: Patch on a different server than Northrend, then Northrend should be able to work.

    UPDATE4: Northrend is undergoing official maintenance / downtime.

    UPDATE5: Maintenance appears to be over.
     
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  2. Eat_Bacon_Daily

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    The dream! I expect it will have so melee changes since WCA just finished
     
  3. SpasMaster

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    God dammit, for the first second I thought it's here... :D
     
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  6. Eat_Bacon_Daily

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    Well my boner went soft really fast
     
  7. SpasMaster

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    The lack of numerical increase should have prevented your boner in the first place :p
     
  8. StoPCampinGn00b

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    There are reports that the Northrend (Europe) realm is down or bugged at the moment. Azeroth (US East) seems to work, though.
     
  9. Tleno

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    Wow, those new high resolution textures sure look great in the just-added VR mode! Sure is fun exploring all thirty-five of new unit types when they look so photo-realisti-- oh wait, ignore me, I was just tripping on expired mayonnaise!
     
  10. deepstrasz

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    Shouldn't this be in the Patch Discussion forum?
     
  11. jondrean

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    Explorer says the file is from 1980.
    upload_2016-12-13_23-12-7.png
     
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    The patchening is not this day.
     
  14. LordDz

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    Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.
     
  15. MiniMage

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    It's just a minor bug fixing and general maintenance. It's not THE patch. :c
     
  16. StoPCampinGn00b

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    Basically that ^
    I even stated that it's probably something like that in the first post :p
     
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    In this patch Blizzard improves World Editor, adds additional events and actions, decreases map saving time, fixing problem with HASH ID error, improves shadow calculation speed. (No, it's not. <Closing door>)
     
  18. jondrean

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    I didn't notice this prior to patch:
    upload_2016-12-14_0-1-45.png
    That's from vanilla WE, NewGen WE looks like this:
    upload_2016-12-14_0-2-23.png
    There can only be one explanation to this: Warcraft 4 is confirmed.

    --

    I put the effort and patched down to a then back to b, was nothing like that glitchy button in a. I personally would like to see no changes in WE, I fear for vJASS.
     
  19. Shar Dundred

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    After @Zwiebelchen mentioned in chat that the map file size limit for multiplayer is gone,
    I tested it myself as well by hosting his 50MB Gaia's map in BNET.

    Worked. The limit appears to be gone or increased a LOT.
     
  20. jondrean

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    THAT BUTTON IS FUNCTIONAL!!

    upload_2016-12-14_0-30-33.png
    Nothing by pressing the button

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    Error window!
     
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