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1) Mods & Development / Re: Warcraft II Config program
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:14:04 PM »
Updated with a few new display modes for upscaling.
OpenGL / Direct3D 9 will now detect when a player joins battle.net and automatically switch to windowed mode while battle.net is open (it will switch back to fullscreen when you join a game).
Tooltips were added in English and Russian (translated by iL)
Can I disable the automatic windowed mode in battle.net so it's always fullscreen?


Right now that's not possible with OpenGL / Direct3D 9, you would have to use the GDI renderer for that.


Are you sure you actually really need OpenGL / Direct3D 9? The main advantage of these two renderers is that both of them fix the laggy cursor (input lag) on windows 8+10. If you don't mind the input lag then GDI is just fine.

2) Mods & Development / Re: Plugin package
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:05:41 PM »
Need a list of those plug in so we dint dl for no reason if we already have them.

Yeah, good idea. Updated the first post

3) Support Requests / Re: Resolution problem.
« on: May 13, 2020, 03:39:12 AM »
I all of a sudden am having the same problem. I can't game because the War2 window won't Maximize. This is a dedicated PC for this game only and I have made zero changes to the game, hardware or software.

ANy insight?

Maybe you enabled windowed mode by accident? Try to press Alt+Enter after you started the game.

Cool, we can make a poll and see maybe you can make some players be banned automatically even without ignoring them manually. So all the community will ignore somebody :) ;) :D

lol yeah, that would be possible :D Maybe il could add a option in the installer so we can have all the toxic players ignored by default. Could be a good idea for new players

RENAME IT TO VANSTOPPER

Yeah it used to have that name, i changed it in the last minute :D

5) Mods & Development / Plugin package
« on: April 04, 2020, 07:19:40 PM »
Here you can download all my plugins in 1 package (it's easier to update for me like this...)

Extract war2-plugins.zip into your plugin folder and that's it. If you don't have a plugin folder then install WarCombat 46 standard or full.



The following plugins are included:

Ignore Plugin - Can permanently ignore players, even after a restart of the game
PlaySound Plugin - Plays a sound of your choice on events (Game Start/Join game)
NoteBot Plugin - Fixes the incorrect "nobody can join your game" message
AutoWarLat Plugin - Enables the WarLat patch automatically on game start (Same as setting the latency to high and then to low manually)




The plugin will save whoever you've ignored into a file named "ignorelist.txt" inside of the plugins folder and will load the file automatically when you start the game. This way you only need to ignore someone once and it will stick forever (until you unignored him...).

It can also ignore messages in the pre-game lobby and in-game, you should not be able to see any messages from the ignored player at all.


To ignore someone just type "/ignore playername" as usual.


Download Here



7) Server.War2.ru / Re: Server is down
« on: March 28, 2020, 01:51:49 AM »

How to connect to the war2.ru server using the GOG.com version of Warcraft II


Step 1
    Make sure your game is not running, download the war2ru_gateway.bat and run it.


Step 2
    Start your game, click on "Multi Player Game" -> "Enhanced".

    Now "Select Connection Method" -> "Battle.net".

    Choose gateway "Ru: War2 Server" and click "Connect".



Note: If you fail to connect to the server then make sure you inserted your CD-Key



Optional Extras


Download HolePunch patch
    By default you will need to forward port 6112 UDP in your router to be able to host games.
    If you don't know how to do that then you can also download the hole punch patch here instead.


Download Warcraft II Config program
    If your GOG.com install isn't working or there are graphical glitches (e.g. text is not being displayed properly) then download the Warcraft II Config program here.
    Start Warcraft II Config.exe and change your renderer until you found one that's working for you, usually GDI works fine.
    You can enable windowed mode via the config program or by pressing Alt+Enter while the game is running. A right-click will lock the cursor to the window in windowed mode.



9) Server.War2.ru / Re: How do we improve the new player experience?
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:57:19 PM »
What the game really needs is a sort of quick match making option.

A way for people to just queue up for a game and be matched based on their elo on a random ladder map.

Main issue for new players is to get games going simple as that, no one wants to wait in a lobby or in war2bne channel forever without knowing if they even will be able to play.

To better understand that problem try making a smurf and do not tell anyone who you are and try getting a game going see how long it takes if you are not at a peak hour.
I think more than anything else this is the main reason we struggle to make players stay.

See the good thing about an automatic match making is you can tell people roughly how long they may wait before they actually get a game and also they are "kinda" guaranteed to get one at somepoint.

Also an automatic match making based on elo would make elo more reliable since teams and players you face are not decided by the players themselves that would be an additional bonus.

 :thumbsup:

As for the MPQ shortcuts and all this is raw data client side there is absolutely no way of "protecting" client side data, that is why most games today are server-side when they can afford to.
That said no one ever cared that much about this than you I never saw a new player complain about hacks ever. It is not like hacks are the one reason people loose their games.

In all the time I played on war2 on ru I encountered only one time a real hack and it made me laugh I wont say who it was but that was in free castle and man that bot was way over 2000 apm and he didnt need a fortress to make dragon lairs etc XD.

Most new players would loose even if they had infinite resources... I mean sure an addon to set shortcuts for everyone to use easily would be nice but I would not say it is a priority for new players at all...

Most of us haven't have edited our shortcuts and are still playing the game quite happily :P

Yeah automatic match making would be the best solution. I'm not sure if we can patch something like that into pvpgn/bnet though, If we would get rid of pvpgn and don't use any kind of bnet emulation and create our own interface with our own protocol then it would solve all these problems, but it would take a lot of game patches to pull that off. I will think about a possible solution though, maybe there is a way to get it done (won't be as nice as in newer games, but maybe it's good enough for us...)

Right now a more realistic solution is what I suggested above. Motivate new players to host their own games, give the games proper names to ensure other new players find the game. Make sure new players know they can press Alt+Enter to switch to windowed mode so they can watch a youtube video while waiting... I was already trying hard to make the waiting time less annoying with the Alt+Enter hotkey and the PlaySound plugin :)


In the same vein to try and minimize the time new players waste doing nothing when connecting to the game I wanted to have a look at war2 insight source code if we still have that somewhere to try and implement a real spectating mode for war2 see topic I posted in the Development section for more infos on that.

Having a more modern spectating mode would thus minimize idle time in the game for new players allowing them to watch games without being directly connected to the playing players and thus not impacting the lag etc... For this to work at least one player in the game would have to be running the program so it's not like they would be able to watch each and every single game so players that do not want to be watched can always just not run the program ofc.

So yeah anything we could do to try and minimize the waste of time for new comers would be imo a nbr1 priority since I do strongly believe this is the one thing war2 is suffering from.

il updated insight so he should have the code.

I never tried insight, isn't it very complicated to use? Like, you need to log in manually, you need to host a game manually and then you need to add computer players manually etc...? If it's as complicated as I think it is then no new player will use that... If there would be a replay file and you can just double click it to get booted straight into the replay with zero-config then I guess it would be a nice option for new players. There could be a launcher that lists all the live games and also allows you to browse old games as well.

10) Server.War2.ru / Re: Downloads fixed
« on: March 26, 2020, 06:23:52 PM »
The main download link was working fine (The "Download Now" button) http://en.war2.ru/

Just the link "Download other War2Combat versions, other languages" didn't work for 2days

11) Server.War2.ru / How do we improve the new player experience?
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:21:55 PM »
New players can host their own games now without port forwarding which helped a lot. But I'm wondering what else we could change to improve the new player experience?


How do new players find each others games? What if we change the default game name for new players to "For beginners only" so they will be able to find each other?

We could also write a list with hints and each time they join a game it will display a random hint?

Any other ideas?

12) Server.War2.ru / Re: War2Combat updated to 4.6.1
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:13:51 PM »
plz give me the link for 4.6.1 or newer :D

startin to hate the tourqouse bug :D

http://en.war2.ru/downloads/
site is totally down, no any dl links btw....


War2Combat 46 Standard (49 MB)
War2Combat 46 Full (448 MB)

Updated the plugin:

Added all sound files that lesnik created + improved the way the plugin is patching the game so it doesn't interfere with other plugins in the future

Normally when you host a game without having your port forwarded you will receive the following message:



The message isn't correct anymore because everyone can host games now using the HolePunch patch. New players are confused and think they can't host, so I had to solve the problem...


The plugin will detect if the HolePunch patch is installed and change the message to the following one:




Download Here



15) Server.War2.ru / Re: If there is any interest in advertising..
« on: March 14, 2020, 05:36:37 PM »
@iL downloads are down, pretty bad timing to have such a bug while a paid ad is running :(

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