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Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:48:55 AM »
Files ripped from dxwnd project for warcraft 2.

1. Make a backup copy of ddraw.dll from the warcraft 2 folder.
2. Replace it with this one and the config file.
3. Load warcraft 2 and enjoy window mode!

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This also helps a little bit with windows 8. It is still messed up but i can see icons and bnet is shifted like it is running in the normal screen resolution defaults for war2. But game play, lobby is perfect.


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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 01:40:20 AM »
Cool! Have ss?

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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 02:29:19 AM »
Hah. Looks great if it works. Should try it! Maybe good to watch war2 games on desktop :)
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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 02:38:07 AM »
Ehh I could upload one tmr. Works great enjoy!

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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 10:03:08 AM »
I get war2 windowed in one screen and the black chat window outside of the war2 640*480 window...
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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 11:21:37 AM »
Battle.net is buggy but game play and lobby is perfect.

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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 03:02:20 PM »
Is this actually useful for anything?

- Not useful for gameplay (resolution too small)
- Not useful for chat (just use stealthbot)

Maybe if theres a way to resize the window it is in that would be cool


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« Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 03:08:09 PM by USA~Archer »

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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 05:13:33 PM »
Ehh it's not bad, this is really useful for developers...

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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 02:37:23 AM »
Is this actually useful for anything?

- Not useful for gameplay (resolution too small)
- Not useful for chat (just use stealthbot)

Maybe if theres a way to resize the window it is in that would be cool


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Dam this reminds me of Wine on Linux lol

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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 03:21:42 AM »
Can't really use WineD3D on Windows because it likes to ONLY use ~16 colors in 256 color mode :(

However,
[http:] //www.bitpatch.com/downloads/war2_ddraw_test.zip
is basically the same idea as what is done with the wine patch for War2BNE.

It attempts to ports the game to 32bpp and defeat DWM Desktop Composition.
I haven't yet added fullscreen back to it... because I don't like the Transparent Blit concept this uses.

in-game screens-shots should work normally except there won't be a screen flash when a ss is taken...  Screen-shots of the Battle.net screen won't work, instead use Alt+PRTSC and paste it into mspaint.

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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 01:17:46 AM »
Can't really use WineD3D on Windows because it likes to ONLY use ~16 colors in 256 color mode :(

However,
[http:] //www.bitpatch.com/downloads/war2_ddraw_test.zip
is basically the same idea as what is done with the wine patch for War2BNE.

It attempts to ports the game to 32bpp and defeat DWM Desktop Composition.
I haven't yet added fullscreen back to it... because I don't like the Transparent Blit concept this uses.

in-game screens-shots should work normally except there won't be a screen flash when a ss is taken...  Screen-shots of the Battle.net screen won't work, instead use Alt+PRTSC and paste it into mspaint.

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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 02:16:46 AM »
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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2015, 03:05:40 AM »
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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2015, 08:01:35 PM »
https://www.playonlinux.com/en

the small screen would work better for talking and just watching games so cool idea pac!
3rd party reso dropper to 640 would make it full screen :o.
like in a program called bsplayer i doit to my vm.
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Re: Window Mode for WarCraft 2!
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2015, 10:17:52 AM »
Huh Sweet Nice Job.
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