Why to download War2Combat
« on: April 08, 2019, 05:27:37 PM »
Warcraft II: Combat Edition, aka War2Combat, is not just one of many builds for popular Blizzard games.
This is a project that has been developing over the past 15 years, being in fact the standard of modern Warcraft II for the entire active global community of online Warcraft II players.
Over these 15 years, all the finest mechanisms of working on modern computers under all possible operating systems have been debugged:
Combat have been tested for all Windows since XP to lastest updates of Windows 10 / Windows 2019, also Linux OS (under wine) is tested and working fine. It includes several new features & bug fixes designed to improve the multiplayer gaming experience.
Some annoying mistakes of the original game were caught and corrected.
War2Combat is NOT any kind of warez / pirate software. It handles the CD-keys the same way as “official” Warcraft II from GOG. It will work with GOG server only if you have legal official GOG or Blizzard CD-key.
Several useful additional programs have been developed: for recording your games, assessing your APM, and for more comfortable spectator / observer mode.
To fix the graphics, the problems that started with the release of Windows Vista, all available options were tried. Although each of them somehow corrected the graphics, each had certain problems in Warcraft 2.
As a result, the most talented programmers were recruited, specializing precisely in the nuances of graphics in old and new Windows, and after numerous tests, they jointly refined the graphics to the desired perfect result.
This result continues to be actively used by the community, therefore any slightest problems are immediately identified and promptly corrected.
Another common problem of Warcraft II is the inability to create a game so that other players can connect to it. This is an architectural problem of the original game.
We have done a lot of work to circumvent these problems. There is no such fix in any other existing release.
Although Warcraft II Combat was originally developed as a project for multiplayer – it also worked out the details of a single player game to the smallest detail:
Improved computer intelligence added, literally tearing anyone, even the most experienced players. However, this option is also great for playing together against computers
All original video clips, music, sounds & campaigns are fully preserved. However, from this side Combat is hardly different from other assemblies, which in the same way took the original game resources
The entire original gameplay has been fully preserved: “strange” obstacle avoidance algorithms (pathfinding), tree-chopping, the so-called tower bug, multicast, which could be called errors, have long become features of the gameplay, and therefore are left unchanged.
The most important feature of War2Combat is that the project is being developed with love for the game, by people who actively play it for people who also love war2 and have been playing it for more than 20 years – from the very first days!
And all these people were engaged in and continue to do it for free, in order that everyone could play the best warcraft 2!
That is my new description about combat, posted on en.war2.ru site. For newbies (from GOG or w/e) who just joined and don't know what is it.
What do you think about that?