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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #75 on: December 07, 2021, 09:00:57 AM »
I'm having a small problem with this version.

When I launch it, it launches in fullscreen, but as soon as I connect into the server (even before logging in) the game goes into windowed mode (can't use alt+enter to go into fullscreen) and it stays like that until I join a lobby, when I join a lobby it goes into full screen again.

Did I just mess up with a setting or something? And just out of curiosity, should alt+enter still be working in this version?


Make sure you extract all files from the .zip into your game folder and it should work fine (lobby will be fullscreen). Just don't open "Warcraft II Config.exe" anymore since it will revert some changes, use the new "Warcraft_II_HD_Config.exe" now instead. The presentation modes "windowed" and "borderless" will run the lobby in a window, "Fullscreen" and "Fullscreen Upscaled" will run the lobby in fullscreen.

Alt+Enter does still work, but it does currently not work in the lobby

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #76 on: December 08, 2021, 05:15:10 PM »
Any date for launching new warcombat version including this changes? Another question, today is possible to play with ANY warcombat version together or just the most recent one?

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #77 on: December 08, 2021, 06:49:16 PM »
date for launching new warcombat version
IDK, but looks first of all, we need to do something with false positives, most likely that the next version appears after that.


today is possible to play with ANY warcombat version

If you asking...

A. about "widescreen" feature only:
Tested with GOG.com version and War2Combat


B. about all new features as a whole:
Anyone can play with any Warcraft II BNE version, including Combats, but with some clarifications.

There are two main updated version of original exe:
2.0.2.0
 - compatible with all new features
/most war2combats with default exe options
/classic cd installation patched to 2.0.2.0

2.0.2.1
- incompatible with most new features and got msg in lobby kinda 'unsafe'
/gog
/war2combat with install option 2.0.2.1 for gog compatility
/classic cd installation patched to 2.0.2.1


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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2021, 07:27:49 PM »
I will give my opinion regarding the Hi resolution patch.
I was away from Warcraft 2 for years until I saw Szwagier playing on twitch and noticed the widescreen.
I immediately got back to Warcraft 2 and now I'm redoing all the campaigns with this new feature.
Regarding multiplayer, I think it should be an option (in which all players in the room would follow), not a standard feature.

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #79 on: December 27, 2021, 11:48:02 PM »
After playing a ton of games, the patch doesn’t give anyone a material advantage.  It just looks nicer.

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #80 on: December 28, 2021, 04:40:56 AM »
After playing a ton of games, the patch doesn’t give anyone a material advantage.  It just looks nicer.
It does give an advantage on chop when hopping tho, you don't have to scroll to see your base and the spot you are hopping to, you see both at the same time. Makes hopping and controlling peons easier.

Overall I would say it gives advantage on small maps, not so much in big maps.

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #81 on: December 28, 2021, 01:58:57 PM »
It does give an advantage on chop
What advantage if both players use it ?
It just makes game more skillful and reduce missclicks because of scrolling back and forth.

A lot of pro-broodwar players still play 4:3, because it allow to get minimap quicker, so from this perspective using 4:3 has an advantage compared to 16:9.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2021, 02:02:08 PM by Alukret »

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #82 on: December 28, 2021, 03:31:27 PM »
What advantage
Where can i see you playing war2 multiplayer?

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to get minimap quicker
If there are no limit, minimap may be useless for small maps that completely fit in 'wargus mode'.


Anyway need three types of game, related to visible area:

1. Classic - restricted to 196 squares (14x14).

2. Modern - upper limit ~384 squares. Keep sense as cybersport, damnit.
 ...24x16 for 16x9 (currently known as 960x544)
 ...19x19 for 5x4,
 ...19x18 for 4x3,
 ...21x18, etc

3. Freescale - no any limits. Mostly for wargus newbies, single player, or watchers (before game start).

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #83 on: December 28, 2021, 04:02:56 PM »
Can you clever Ruskis make a "SUPER GOW" map, where the dimensions are doubled?

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #84 on: December 29, 2021, 04:01:30 PM »
so now that there's more screen room, can you add 16player games  :)  hehe

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #85 on: December 29, 2021, 08:13:56 PM »
This is pretty dope, can we have an option to have the main lobby how it used to be tho?

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #86 on: December 30, 2021, 03:59:07 AM »
This is pretty dope, can we have an option to have the main lobby how it used to be tho?

It should be the same, how does it look like for you? There is only one problem with the main lobby right now, if you got more than 1 monitor then the lobby will be small, but with 1 monitor it should be the same as it used to be

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2021, 05:30:43 AM »
I think when you don’t set Open GL on the config the lobby shows on windows mode, I hade the same issue, Talrand as well.

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #88 on: January 06, 2022, 01:29:57 AM »
Updated status, now it shows war2 screen size.
http://server.war2.ru/status/

Please, restart war2 to make changes take effect.
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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #89 on: July 03, 2022, 06:56:52 AM »
it just makes the game smaller with black bars. If I use this patch, it just makes the game a tiny square inside a black square