The question is which version do you use and was it any reason to use this file exactly?
Question for those who use the full or any custom version instead of combat.
How to check that:
Follow your war2 folder, right click "Warcraft II BNE.exe" and select properties. Then click Version. Your file version will be right there:
You will see mostly 1 of 2 options: 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124
Version depends on the way to patch that:
Firstly you install Warcraft II from your CD, and then your patch it:Option 1:
You join battle.bet, there you have no option to select gateway, only official battle.net:
Of course, you should have working cd-key. Then Battle.net forces your update:
Then you agree, bnet updates your version and forces game restart:Now you have working 126.96.36.199 version
you can use to play on any server include server.war2.ruOption 2:
You run \UPDATES\WAR2PATC.EXE file from your CD and it forces your update:Now you have working 188.8.131.52 version
you can use to play on any server include server.war2.ruSo, what's the difference between 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11?
Gameplay is almost the same for these 2 versions, except:
1. While being attacked, your army is blinking RED on the minimap for 18.104.22.168, and BLUE for 22.214.171.124.
2. 126.96.36.199 is compatible
with several war2 utilities, like: war2insight, warlatency, warvideo, war2ppatcher, war2observe.188.8.131.52 - probably not:
3. there's different reaction for maphack for 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11:
I don't like to discuss cheating, but briefly:
Cheater can undo his maphack back on 18.104.22.168
after seing his opponents and can't do that on 22.214.171.124
(Thanks to Equinox for that point.)And now the discussed problem:As a part of cheatfighting, here's a plan to deny or limit 126.96.36.199 version on our server!
Does anybody know why 188.8.131.52 is better than 184.108.40.206 and we should not do it?
Maybe some ideas?
Here's about 50% of 220.127.116.11 clients now! Maybe you use it anywhere else server.war2.ru?
What to do with them?