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1) Server.War2.ru / Re: [Release] Warcraft II Widescreen / High resolution patch
« on: November 23, 2021, 07:53:19 PM »
Looks great in the pictures.

I tried the instructions to install it and end result is that starting Warcraft flashes the screen and will not start the app. I get a popup in Windows that says Start Warcraft II before you click OK.

Uninstalled everything, reinstalled, didn't work. Created new user account. Didn't work.

The only thing at all I use that computer for is Warcraft.So I would love to press the "reset whole computer" button. But for some reason they don't make that button.

2) Server.War2.ru / Re: Request: portable War2Combat 46 edition
« on: April 05, 2021, 11:47:45 PM »
Got it, thank you. I have used those notes in my full Mac installation guide at https://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,6222.new.html#new

3) Server.War2.ru / Almost usable gameplay on Mac / Big Sur / M1 Silicon
« on: April 05, 2021, 11:46:49 PM »
Here is my guide for getting a very nearly usable installation of War2 Combat Edition running on a new Mac Mini / M1 Silicon / 8 GB.

There's a bunch of steps here so pay attention. And if you have achieved success a simpler way, I'd like to keep this up to date.


1. Using a Windows computer, install War2 Combat, including CPU saver extension for game and chat room
2. Using a USB stick, move the C:/war2combat files to the Mac. Lol, you'll need an adapter
3. Name the folder as war2 on your Desktop
4. In terminal use this command to make an ISO CD ROM image: cd ~/Desktop; hdiutil makehybrid -o war2 war2 -iso -joliet


5. Install UTM (update if you have a version earlier than 2.0.25, we just fixed specific war2 issues there)
6. In UTM go to Browse UTM Gallery, and see the instructions for installing Windows XP on an ARM Mac
7. Go get MicroXP v0.82 from archive.org and substitute this into the instructions for UTM in the last step
8. Run the machine, you are now running Windows XP, access Browsar and load yahoo.com or some other website that allows ancient browsers, to confirm internet works


9. In UTM on the top-right toolbar "insert the CD" you created above
10. Copy the War2Combat folder to desktop
11. Run the launcher
12. Click the full screen button (next to green button) on toolbar
13. Mouse to top of screen and click the "capture mouse" button (cursor with star)


14. For the love of god do not even think of using a bluetooth mouse or a trackpad (a "2.4 GHz mouse is NOT bluetooth")
15. You are probably muscle memory configured to play War2 using a Windows keyboard, so go get one
16. You will need to play with the settings of the mouse speed in macOS versus the mouse speed inside Windows


Result, I can get into a War2Ru game. And I can play decently in the single player campaign. There is a very slight adjustment with the mouse. I don't know if the acceleration curves are different or something but the result is I'm pussyfooting when I'm trying to select a unit. Not sure if anybody else will notice this.


Anyway I hope this helps you. And for me it means I can almost get rid of my dedicated War2/HOMM3 Windows box in the man cave.

4) Server.War2.ru / Request: portable War2Combat 46 edition
« on: March 07, 2021, 12:49:47 PM »
The War2 Ru community hosts a "lite" version of War2Combat (now available only on the FTP server). Thank you.

Please consider to host the lite version as a ZIP file containing the War2Combat folder, rather than an installer.

This ZIP (portable app) version will be easier to install on Linux and Mac systems. Installers notoriously use lots of stuff that is not supported well in Wine/Linux/ReactOS/Mac/etc.

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