War2Combat 4.01 released!
“Here’s the new branch #4 of Combat, with several new ideas.
I have plans to continue developing this branch and stop 3.0 and 3.1 development.
Here’s time of fast internet connections and multi-TB drives, so there’s no more reason to save each Kb.
I added the campaign, all the classic and several custom maps, restored all the unit sounds and all the art.
I also decreased the wave compression ratio to get better sound.
And everything increased total size from 13 to 22 Mb.
I just didn’t add sound of campaign briefings because it should request more 20+ Mb.
Also including music should request more 50+ Mb.
And including videos should reguest more 200+ Mb.
But let’s go to the direction of beauty and functionality instead of smallest size.
New combat also includes War2PLoader which is autoupdated tool and that’s why i can update it as fast as i wish without combat reinstalling.
2 main things are still not perfect in currently exising war2 is palette problems in windows 7 and problems in windows 8-10.
I hope to resolve these problems some day…
update by iL (Version 4.01)
– Changed the concept of Combat. Some more beauty and functionality instead of smallest size.
– Moved/changed some custom maps
– Added built-in maps
– Added the textures
– Added units annoy voices and heroes voices
– Restored AI Extended for AIE maps
– Campaign added. Choice between violent comp AI and campaign
– Color/icons fixes by DirectDraw for new Windows
– “Random port” option to allow several connections from the same subnet using common external ip
– GOW EF High by default for new installations
– WPpatch replaced by War2PLoader: new autoupdating utility with UPNP support and more
– Fixes and updates in installer” – iL
Hi, I have four computers on my network and want to be able to use the “random port”
function so all my computers can play in the same game on the server. How do I configure my computers or router to do this? Thanks,
Hi Fred, on the first computer don’t select the “random port” option (in other words, install using the default port). On the other three computers, select the “random port” option. That should probably be all you need to do, but if people are getting the “Latency is too high” message when they try to join your game then you may need to manually set up port forwarding by following this guide.
If you run into any problems you can register an account on our forum and make a post under “Support Requests” and someone there will be happy to walk you through it. Good luck!
Hey, i can’t turn on my war2combat, what should i do?
What problem specifically are you having? You can also try posting about it on the forum and someone there will be happy to assist you.
Hi! How can I put in the original music, videos and other stuff?
Hi nako, war2combat removes the music and other files for portability since they require several hundred mbs of space. You’ll need to get a copy of war2bne (battle.net edition) from somewhere else, e.g. an original cd, or an ISO file.
mousetother how do you get the battle.net edition
You can buy the CD off ebay or something, or you can download an ISO from somewhere, e.g. a torrent website.
hi how do get combat editon on disk
And if I have one, how can i install the gateway and the patches?
You can add the gateways to BNE by downloading and running this registry file: ftp://ftp.war2.ru/war2/Warcraft2Gateways.zip
Adding the patches is more difficult, it would be much easier to just install War2Combat instead. If you really want to though, trying posting in the mods/development section of the forum and someone can probably walk you through it.
hi how do I get the mousethoper sever disk
My server provides the same copy of War2combat that’s available here.
you can download Battle.net here :
Please for the love of all that is holy add the War2 Music in your next release. The game is not the same with out it!!
Hello, thanks for this awesome server!
I actualy have the classic warcraft 2 cd and I would love to add the music to the game, how can i implent this exactly? I am not very experienced with it
If you have the Warcraft 2 “Battle.net Edition” cd then you just need to browse the disk & copy the “instal.exe” file into the war2combat directory. If you have the olllld original edition I’m not sure if it’ll work the same way, but you can try!
I’ll give it a shot, thank you!
i have the disks and all the files, how can i inject the movies, music, and audio during the campaign into this game? it no longer seem to search for the cd drive to read from.
hi NCC, just copy the “install.exe” file from your CD to the c:\war2combat directory to get all the extras (it’s ~~400mb)
Hi! Huge thanks for making warcraft 2 still available!
I copied the install.exe from my CD to the c:\war2combat directory, but still in the campaign Alleria looks like a peasant! Is there a way to restore this also? If not, consider this a request to add the heroes avatars icons next release.. it cannot be too much mbs and makes a big difference in the playing experience.
Hi Xenthar, im not sure but you can ask on our forum in the “mods” section. There’s probably a way but it may involve some .mpq editing or something, im not sure. There’s general agreement about adding the music & other details back into the next release like you say since disk space isn’t at a premium like it used to be, but no know if/when that will happen as the project leads are all busy with their life since several years. glad you’re still playing & enjoying the game, if you’re interested come join us in our discord server to hang out & maybe catch some multiplayer games :) http://en.war2.ru/discord
Thanks for the kind reply! I will try some multiplayer games, after some practise ;)
Windows defender is showing a trojan (Zpvedo) when I scan the zip.
Should I worry?
Nope it’s fine, it’s the same version everyone on our server has used for years