The old article with descriptions of various glitches fixed by the ddraw patch follows.
Depending on your version of Windows you may encounter some display glitches when connecting to War2.ru. This article provides an overview of the most common problems.
This article covers the following:
Rainbow colors in chat lobby
The colors of the chat lobby background images become skewed giving a mutlicolored / rainbow / technicolor / acid flashback effect. The issue affects the chat lobby only and resolves once you create or join a game.
Chat lobby windows have white background
The send message box, chat window and player list all have solid white backgrounds, plus a few other minor visual distortions. Usually happens after Alt+tabbing.
This problem occurs as the result of having rotating ad banners installed in PvPGN. Currently server.war2.ru has a static ad banner so you should not encounter this problem.
Screenshots taken in chat lobby don’t show text
When attempting to capture a screenshot of the chat lobby, the chat window, buttons, player list and other areas are blank/missing text.
This is a known issue caused by the (old) ddraw patch included in War2Combat and has no known workaround.
Various display glitches in Chat lobby on Windows 8 &10
When navigating around the chat lobby windows & text fields appear to overlap one another. Buttons & other text have a solid black background.
This glitch happens sometimes in newer versions of Windows (8 & 10). There is no known solution at this time.
Incorrect colors displayed on mini map
The unit color of your opponents is displayed incorrectly on the mini map. In the screenshot to the right you can see blue appears red. Another example can be seen here.
This probem occurs in old versions of Warcraft 2 including Battle.net edition and previous versions of War2Combat. It has been corrected by the (old) ddraw patch included in the latest version of War2Combat.
The unit color black appears pink
When playing a game the player that would normally have the unit color black appears to be pink instead.