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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #105 on: March 24, 2023, 07:05:42 PM »
I tried it out; I like it. Everything looked big when I'd come from other games and back to war 2 (resolution zoomed in etc..). I like the wide-screen look—great job, guys/gals.

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #106 on: April 09, 2023, 03:41:55 PM »
I just released a new version with some of the bugs fixed that were reported, check the first post for the download link. https://forum.war2.ru/index.php?topic=6461.0

Changelog:
Fixed a crash that could happen when loading a saved game
Links in player profiles are now clickable
Does now use higher quality upscaling by default (new shader was added -> "catmull-rom-bilinear.glsl")
Added support for the new server list with the backup domains warcraft2.online (connect to the server once to get the new list)
Added support for official servers/GOG (connect to the server once to get the new list with the GOG server included)
Added support for the new SmoothScroll plugin (does work even without lc.dll)

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #107 on: April 09, 2023, 05:41:50 PM »
Nice changes, I was trying different shaders and liked catrom bilinear, it's a good choice for default.

Speaking of defaults, a new option for 16:9 might be 1024x576 (true 16:9), for 4:3 you also have 896x672 (true 4:3), though of course it's personal perference.

Quilks and one other player reported that they get a storm.dll "file missing" error with the previous version, but no useful feedback from either player( I did offer the file, but I don't think it was missing). I have not seen that mentioned here.
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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #108 on: April 10, 2023, 12:57:29 PM »
Nice changes, I was trying different shaders and liked catrom bilinear, it's a good choice for default.

Speaking of defaults, a new option for 16:9 might be 1024x576 (true 16:9), for 4:3 you also have 896x672 (true 4:3), though of course it's personal perference.

Quilks and one other player reported that they get a storm.dll "file missing" error with the previous version, but no useful feedback from either player( I did offer the file, but I don't think it was missing). I have not seen that mentioned here.


Yeah, I thought about 1024x576 but then ended up with 960x544 instead. Both are fine though.

The file missing error happens when you extract the files into the wrong folder, you must extract it into your actual game folder or it doesn't work.

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #109 on: April 10, 2023, 04:05:22 PM »
a new option for 16:9 might be 1024x576 (true 16:9), for 4:3 you also have 896x672 (true 4:3), though of course it's personal perference.
Hey Buttercraft.  Thanks for this suggestion.  Tried it a little. Good balance between 960x544 and 1280x704.  Found 1280x704 to make the units 2 small for my preference. And 960x544 was a good option to make it easier to transition play between REG and HD.
One thing to note with 1024x576, there is a VERY tiny black gap at the bottom corners of the brown middle UI.  May bother some, not critical IMO.

Thank you all involved making the HD mode and the smoothscroll plugin. Keep striving on with the great innovations!

Appreciate it, from a long time newb that pops in and out every few years...  Maxx

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #110 on: April 12, 2023, 05:41:35 AM »
Hi guys. IS this for multiplayer or SP?
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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #111 on: April 12, 2023, 05:42:28 AM »
Hi guys. IS this for multiplayer or SP?

Both (It used to be single player only, but we had a poll and players wanted it for multiplayer as well)

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #112 on: April 12, 2023, 05:48:45 AM »
That's great news. I plan to hop in war2 this week. Got so much catching up to do....Is it ALLOWED though? Issues about unfair advantage etc...
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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #113 on: April 12, 2023, 05:58:30 AM »
It is allowed, yes. Here's the poll we had: https://forum.war2.ru/index.php?topic=6463.0

A lot players are using it already, including some of the top players like u8


About the unfair advantages, you can read through this thread here or the poll thread, some players didn't like the patch and had some concerns. It does have some advantages being able to see more, but it does also have disadvantages (everything is smaller and you need more precise clicks - e.g. It's difficult to lust 9 orgres quickly when the resolution is too high)

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #114 on: April 27, 2023, 04:04:08 PM »
Just released a new version, check the first post for the download link. https://forum.war2.ru/index.php?topic=6461.0

Changelog
Added shader-package.zip with over 100 additional shaders

Added AutoWarLat plugin

Added Ignore plugin

Added SmoothScroll plugin

Fixed a bug where you couldn't connect to official servers (GOG) because the cd-key was in use

Note: To play on the official servers you'll need a valid cd-key, if you got the game from gog.com then use cdkeychanger.exe inside of your game folder to insert your key.

If the GOG server does not show up in the list then you'll have to update your gateways using this .bat file: http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,5700.msg90021.html

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2023, 08:06:28 AM »
really amazing feature as always. Video shaders are outstanding for retro experience, and so now to have in war2. Really good job fois!  :peon:

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #116 on: May 10, 2023, 12:12:57 AM »
Reminder for me:
Resolution=3 960x544
Presentation = Borderless
Renderer = OpenGL
OpenGL shader = Shaders\interpolation\catmull-rom-bilinear.glsl

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #117 on: May 10, 2023, 12:28:03 AM »
My war2 is stuck on "checking versions" at the loading screen.  What's up with this? :(

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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #118 on: June 28, 2023, 02:53:05 PM »
shiiiiiit
hope it fix my stuttery mouse
id play this
since for some reason there isnt war2 custom maps for war3 still
idk why tho, or even sc2 it has even doper interface shit
make war2 maps in sc2, get to work

edit: yes my unplayble mouse is now playable (besides my wheelmouse being wore out and double click being hard to use)
the mouse is now smoother, maybe not perfect but a far cry from the unplayable state it was in
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Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« Reply #119 on: June 28, 2023, 06:45:47 PM »
shiiiiiit
hope it fix my stuttery mouse
id play this
since for some reason there isnt war2 custom maps for war3 still
idk why tho, or even sc2 it has even doper interface shit
make war2 maps in sc2, get to work



i downloaded it
didnt read nothing
slid it over into the folder
 it broke the game
i uninstalled
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