*** UPDATE July 02nd, 2021:
Warcraft 2 Danny's Insane Edition version 4.0 is already out:
So at this version we got some massive experience improvements. Before the main new features, I will say
the bug fixes for missions.
Xorc5 got a bit more gold in initial gold mine. Removed unholy armor + haste for this mission.
Xorc6 more gold in first + 2nd gold mine. Fixed up peasants mining pathing. Fixed up lack of resources to research
all upgrades for both blue and red humans.
Xorc7 fixed up purple to prevent attacking after reaching keep. Fixed up green to prevent getting transports stucked by
So the main features here now are:
*** I have merged both warcraft 3 announcer sound effects (both knight and grunt for humans / orcs respectively) plus the left unit panel you can see in-game (single or multiplayer) by Incos - Warcraft 2 USA member (discord server).
*** This Insane Edition mod can be used for either playing the campaigns modded for such purpose OR for playing multiplayer.
The only rule for playing the multiplayer with this patch is that you NEED TO CONSIDER that if you ever attempt to play against computer with other people you will get a CRASH. So in order to prevent this, you either have to share this same war2patch.mpq file from the Insane Edition with the people you're going to play with OR just go back to the base warcraft 2 game without patch.
*** Added up install.exe, which is a modded file containing several community remixes of both human and orcs sound tracks for either single or multiplayer and I have been using a couple of times on my stream. This patch can be used for both single or multiplayer.
Credits for those melodies:
Thanks to Ciunek85 for War2-Human4 Remix - Human06 theme in-game>> Warcraft 2 - Human 4 metal cover - YouTube
Thanks to Blizzard Entertainment for Human 3/4 themes in-game from Warcraft 3 - Human campaign (Human 1/2 themes respectively)
Thanks to LiveMIDI for Warcraft 1 - Human 3 Remix, Human5 theme in-game >> LiveMIDI: Warcraft (PC) - Soundtrack (Remake) - YouTube
Thanks to LilMalygos for War2 - Human 1 Remix, Human1 theme in-game >> Warcraft II Alliance OST Orchestrated - YouTube
Thanks to J Stadler for War2 - Human 2 Remix, Human2 theme in-game >> Warcraft 2: Human Theme [Orchestra] - YouTube
Thanks to rinerion for Warcraft 2 - Human briefing (war room) remastered theme, War room theme in-game >> Warcraft 2 - Human Briefing [Remastered] - YouTube
Thanks to Tuxedo for Warcraft 2 - Human Defeat remix #2, Human defeat theme in-game >> Warcraft 2 "Human Defeat" Theme 9 #2 - YouTube
Thanks to BaDitO for War2 - Human Victory remix, Human Victory theme in-game >> - YouTube
Thanks to Blizzard Entertainment for Orc 2/3 from Warcraft 3 - Orc campaign (Orc 1/2 themes respectively)
Thanks to Blizzard Entertainment for Orc 1 from Warcraft 2 - Soundblaster 16, Orc1 theme in-game
Thanks to http://en.war2.ru/downloads/
for War2 - Orc4 remix, Orc5 theme in-game
Thanks to BaDitO for War2 - Orc 3 remix, Orc4 theme in-game >> - YouTube
Thanks to annonymous user for War1 - Orc 1 HQ theme, Orc 6 theme in-game >> - YouTube
Thanks to LiveMIDI for Warcraft 2 - Orc briefing/Main menu remix, orc war room theme in-game >> LiveMIDI: Warcraft 2 (PC) - Soundtrack (Remake) - YouTube
Thanks to Tuxedo for War2 - Orc defeat theme remix #3, Orc defeat theme in-game >> Warcraft 2 "Orc Defeat" Theme 10 #3 - YouTube
Thanks to LiveMIDI for War2 - Orc Victory theme remix, Orc victory theme in-game >> LiveMIDI: Warcraft 2 (PC) - Soundtrack (Remake) - YouTube
Credits to Szwagier for making his AI's violent edition (available in russian installer from http://en.war2.ru
) that helped as an inspiration to make this Insane edition mod.
*** NEW PLUGIN that fixes up save-load in-game issues with the AI-Computer that didn't allow to play properly against it for about 25 years...
Well until now, since we got this new plugin from Mistral - Ed gorod (Big thanks to this guy who made this glorious
feature for warcraft 2 possible).
I don't know if have ever explained the several issues with the computer behavior in warcraft 2 but this is the situation that happens with it anytime you use save-load against it either in single or multiplayer ...
I have wrote this somewhere else so with this you should get an idea nor if have ever experienced an issue related to this while playing warcraft 2 - campaigns. *ALERT* if you don't want spoilers about computer behavior with the issues / bugs being present in warcraft 2 AI behavior then avoid this next part below:
"it's a bit complicated to explain for me but will try.
For example, if you're playing a campaign mission or any situation against computer and you save up your game in about past 10 minutes of game so then you either reload in the same time OR you reload minutes later OR you reload from main menu so the AI gets bugged in several parts. So for example if in that moment you save up and computer was ready to research ogre-mage upgrade and it was preparing a 6 grunts + 3 trolls + 2 ogres attack but only had ready 4 grunts + 1 troll axethrower, so the moment you re-load in that exact moment then will happen this behavior and bugs issues not corrected by Blizzard Entertainment to this day:
1) Computer stops chopping wood completely, which means that computer will NOT be capable to train units with wood required any further nor any other upgrades remaining at the AI script. If you damage enemy buildings then workers will NOT be capable to repair them because they won't chop any further wood so this will cause that workers stay next to buildings and will be GameOver for computer to fight against you.
2) Do you remember that the moment you saved up computer only had 4 grunts + 1 troll ? So the moment you reload then will NOT only stop following up the units required to train from AI script anymore but will start sending SMALLER group of units to attack (something like 4-6 units at most). For some reason (my experience with this issue) is that the moment you re-load, then computer will just send immediatelly to attack the units they have trained already.
3) The computer doesn't have a way to remember the upgrades already researched so if you for example save up the moment they're researching like level 2 damage or lvl 2 armor or any other thing then the moment you re-load, it will not be completed and will NOT proceed with the rest of upgrades on AI script.
This plugin is revolutionary in my opinion and would definetely improve experience for single player. "
This patch may be the last one required (unless something else is reported).
So with this new plugin, you should NOT have any trouble to play Danny's Insane Edition or Danny's AI Fixes Edition (DAIFE) using this new feature for the single player or overall playing against the computer. However, if you ever plan to play with a friend or multiplayer using this war2patch.mpq then I highly suggest either sharing both the plugin AND this patch to your friend or the people you play with online because you will mostly get a crash if both of you play against 1 or more computer enemies/allies.
Previously to this version, I suggested either in "DAIFE" or here in "DIE" to play the entire mods WITHOUT using save-load in-game features and ONLY any time you would get victory window (in order to save your progress to the end of each mission) so this way you would NOT bug out computer behavior and would allow yourself to play with all the fully experience available that this mod ever had to offer but that is NOT the case anymore. Since now we got this save-load FIX plugin by Mistral - Ed gorod, it's totally
possible to save-up and reload as many times as YOU WANT through the course of campaign missions or against computer in single custom/multiplayer.
I have been personally testing this plugin and haven't encountered any issues THUS FAR (July 01th, 2021) but if for any reason you may encounter some bug experience after reloading that you would not do if you play straight up missions without save-reloading (except victory window)
then please don't hesitate to report either on the game banana post related to this mod or to my little stream in https://twitch.tv/dannyldd
The plugin added up you just have to place it in your warcraft2/Plugin folder. The patch in your main war2 directory and install.exe in your main war2 directory (do a makeup if you want to rescue your original install.exe with original war2 soundtrack)
As far as I'm concerned, this plugin works for the warcraft 2 installation downloaded from https://en.forum.ru
The plugin is NOT necessary for a fully operational work from this mod EXCEPT that save-load will work as buggy as
always was in warcraft 2 battle net edition, so without it I suggest that you do the previous requirement I set for this
mod that was playing straight up campaign missions without using save-reloading except in victory window for any mission to not corrupt the computer behavior.