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How to add Combat 4.4 to GOG guide
« on: March 29, 2019, 05:31:33 PM »
Alright sorry I know there is another topic for this but I want to make a quick reference link in my profile for anyone. Save 4.4 in a different location then your previous Combat Edition if you already play on .RU.

Visit http://en.war2.ru/downloads/

Scroll down to version 4.4  "War2Combat 44". Download the STANDARD version.

When installing if you are having problems hosting/joining games I suggest trying out "random port" option. Might help. If not there is a guide for port forwarding at http://en.war2.ru/hosting

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Add your CD key that GOG gave you on their website

How to access Warcraft 2 CD Key from GOG - YouTube



You should select combat folder and then remove that "\Warcraft II BNE" from path on top of window. Stupid changer adds "\Warcraft II BNE" automatically, but it's not needed.
You should have path: "C:\War2Combat" or where you installed this version.




After you are finished adding the key you can load up with the No Cd loader



Finally you can connect to the GOG server


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Re: How to add Combat 4.4 to GOG guide
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 05:32:20 PM »
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Re: How to add Combat 4.4 to GOG guide
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 05:44:04 AM »
That method will NOT work with Combat 4.4.2 and GOG anymore!
(Since 4.4.2 Combat changed it exe-file to GOG's 2021.)

That will change the cd-key inside MPQ-archives, but GOG's version looks to the registry instead. It completely ignores cd-key value in mpq-archives.

You should use KeyChanger utility (C:\War2Combat\KeyChanger.exe) or same file in GoG installation folder to change the cd-key in the registry.

Change a name to whatever you want and the key to your legal key you bought from GOG or blizzard and enjoy playing to GOG server!