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Offline Retro811

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Warcraft II / my kids
« on: August 28, 2023, 11:42:26 AM »
Hello, I'm a 40-year-old who has fond memories of playing Warcraft II when I was a kid. I thought some of the newer games were too violent for my kids so I thought I would install the game and see if they liked it. I have an 8-year-old and a 10-year-old and let's just say they are completely obsessed now! My 10-year-old is asking me about mods for this and that. He even stated that he wants to learn C++ to edit the source code.  I'm a literal computer science dropout. I found this forum... But where do I begin? Thanks for your insight and thanks for keeping one of the best games ever made alive and well! -Ben

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Re: Warcraft II / my kids
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2023, 12:35:48 PM »
hey nice to hear that someone still remembers this beautiful game and also brings new players to community.

so about mods you can check my github: https://github.com/Mistral-war2ru
all new custom campanigns source codes is here
also have open source version of war2mod that is working on server

there is also some plugins from Fois: https://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,5714.0.html
they very small and have some useful functions

also u can try find some plugins from lambchops somewhere there of forums, he basically the creator of plugins framework

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Re: Warcraft II / my kids
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2023, 12:42:03 PM »
you can compile plugins from my github using mingw gcc
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/
install this thing, download files from my repo in one folder and launch Mbuild.cmd to create .w2p plugin file (basically its just renamed C++ DLL file)

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Re: Warcraft II / my kids
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2023, 11:36:37 AM »
So, if you want code to dig in, you can check out my most recent war2 mod, Road of Heroes. It tweaks the base game campaigns with new audio/visual/difficulty/AI improvement changes.
Thanks to @Mistral 's code in other of his mods.

https://gamebanana.com/mods/433454

In the page below you can find out any other of my war2 public mods and some of them, including the one from above, have a folder within the mod package files, to change the code with the proper mod funcionalities. The folder I think is called "MainPluginFolder". The code can be compiled in that same folder, right away to use it as a Plugin for the mod.
https://gamebanana.com/members/submissions/mods/1738346