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Warcraft III Reign of Chaos: 1.x

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NameWarcraft III
VersionReign of Chaos: 1.x
License Retail
URLhttp://www.blizzard.com/war3/
Votes 7
RatingPlatinum
Wine Version1.7.1
Maintainers of this version:
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Description

All official unmodified Reign of Chaos versions without the World Editor. Read the wonderful HOWTO note.

Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
The game doesn't work but has a workaround


What does not
The game crash at start if winegstreamer is not disabled (in winecfg in dll overrides section)

Also, it's not possible to move the mouse to more than 1/3 of the screen if emulated desktop is not set in winecfg (graphic tab).

This last option is also useful if you use 2 screens because without it, your 2 screens will show the same image with 2 different resolutions (and it will screw your nvidia-settings configuration)


What was not tested


Additional Comments

kernel 3.10.17
nvidia GT 630 with driver 304.117 with 2 screens
xrandr 1.4.1
gstreamer 1.0.10 and 0.10.36
glib 2.36.4-r1
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo Linux AMD64Jan 04 20141.7.9 Yes Yes Bronze someone 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 08 20131.7.1 Yes Yes Platinum Mike 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Sep 05 20131.6 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowFedora 17Jan 31 20131.5.18 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20121.4 Yes Yes Gold František Zatloukal 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27616 Warcraft 3: missing mouse cursor NEW View
28282 Sound constantly crackling in lot of games UNCONFIRMED View
31245 xrandr12 warcraft 3 regression NEW View
31839 Mouse jumps to the upper left corner of the screen UNCONFIRMED View
32959 Warcraft 3: Minimizing problems UNCONFIRMED View
35308 Warcraft III and it's extension Frozen Throne crash at start if winegstreamer isn't disabled UNCONFIRMED View
35309 Warcraft III and Frozen Throne : can't move mouse more than 2/3 of the screen UNCONFIRMED View
35651 Warcraft III: Some videos are not played NEW View

 
HOWTO
Running Warcraft 3 under Wine

by Jesse Allen; the3dfxdude at gmail com

small updates by Jasmine Iwanek

Last updated 2008-07-11

Before you get started

This HOWTO only lists information specific to this app. Please keep comments and test reports brief. Please don't post copies of wine logs here! If you have trouble, see other ways of getting help.

Wine+Warcraft 3 Status as of Wine 1.0.0/1.1.1

Known Problems

  • D3D8: Direct 3D mode is slow on anything but the lowest settings.
  • FreeBSD: could work on version 6.2 or later, but problematic
  • quartz: Divx movies have poor playback performance.
  • opengl: Resolution bugs, window management bugs. Losing focus will crash the game.

Minimum Requirements

  • Video card and driver that supports hardware based acceleration with OpenGL.
  • Correct device node permissions to your audio, video, and cdrom.
  • winecfg: A drive letter for your cdrom, and running as Win2k, XP or later.
  • A REAL COPY OF THE GAME -- The game probably won't work right if you don't have a real copy.
  • Linux kernel 2.6 with NTPL or FreeBSD kernel 6.2 (preferably 7) or later.

Recommended Requirements

  • Warcraft 3 1.21b or later
  • Wine 0.9.18 - 0.9.45. If using later wine, you must patch it--see below.
  • Linux kernel 2.6.17+ or FreeBSD kernel 6.2+

**Bad Versions**

Even with patch 1.21b, it's recommended to not use these versions of software because they break the SecuRom copy protection (ie "Please insert disc"):
  • Linux vanilla x86-64 kernel: 2.6.9-2.6.15, and versions less than 2.6
  • Wine compiled with GCC 4.0.0-4.0.2
  • Native msvcrt.dll
  • Nvidia video driver compiled against mismatched X11 header files
  • Fedora Core 6 kernel package less than 2.6.18-1.2784.fc6, and kernel package "kernel.x86_64 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6".
  • FreeBSD

Additionally, FreeBSD kernels less than 6.2 might not work with current versions of Wine at all.

Installing the Game

To default the game to use OpenGL, see the registry import below. This creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\Warcraft III with new DWORD value called "Gfx OpenGL" with the value set to 1. So you may create a file using the text, or use regedit to do the same.

When the game's installed, everything should run as expected.

Running the Game

Use the shortcuts created by the game found in your launcher menus.

Multiplayer Setup

Make sure you have the correct ports open. Open outbound and inbound, TCP and UDP, port 6112, or whatever you set in the game configuration. More Network Ports

If you try to play using the Local Area Network option, and do not see a game hosted from your machine on another or vice versa, and you are in the same subnet, this is likely caused by not having a default gateway. The game relies on sending UDP packets to the broadcast address and Linux will not send them unless there is a default gateway or another rule to handle them. To fix it, there are two methods:

Add a default gateway.
- OR -
Route 255. 255. 255. 255 to your local network.

See Wine Traffic #62 for another description of the issue. This is not considered a bug.

Mouse Automatic Edge Scrolling

When running windowed, if you move the cursor out of the screen and back again, sometimes it stays as the scrolling cursor and not the pointer cursor. Hover the mouse over a unit or building to fix the cursor. This is an oversight in the game itself and not a bug in Wine. Use mouse grab or full screen mode to bypass this problem. You may also disable automatic scrolling and use the middle mouse button or the directional keys (non-keypad) for manual scrolling.


 
How to disable window manager's alt key combo

Window managers often have the alt key bound to certain features, especially the alt-click. THIS IS NOT A WINE BUG. If you have problems with the alt key in any way DO NOT REPORT IT. Fix your window manager. I'm not going to list steps for every one because there are too many possibilites. Figure out yourself or ask in a help forum (here is okay... but be warned all I use is TWM). If you are desperate, turn off window manager managed windows in winecfg.

KDE

Go into KDE Control Center, expand Desktop, click window behavior, then click window actions tab. You can turn off the alt-combos. If you want to make window specific settings, click on window specific settings under window behavior on the side.

GNOME

The option to change the key binding is in System Menu -> Preferences Menu -> Windows.


 
How to play without CD?

Connect to battle.net to upgrade to the latest version of Warcraft 3 which doesn't need a CD.

If you ever get "Please insert disc", this is NOT a problem with detecting the CD. The protection system is probably still built into the game even though the CD check itself is disabled. Make sure you use version 1.21b or later. If you get this problem after having this version installed, you are likely suffering from a buggy video driver as this is the only known (and proven possible) cause at this point.

DO NOT USE NOCD PATCHES - They are pointless, and won't fix the real problem.


 
Skip the intro videos

Method 1: Rename the videos

After installing the game, its highly recommended that you browse to your Warcraft III folder and rename the movies folder. Many people crash from the movies because of buggy sound drivers, or simply hang, so you should do this in case you are one of them. You can still play the movies under mplayer (or xine if you so choose)! TutorialIn.mpq is the very first cinematic of the game, and for the rest; *Op.mpq is the cinematic at the start of the campaign and *Ed.mpq is the cinematic and the end. If you wanted to follow the story, it's not hard at all to play the ones corresponding where you are at.

Method 2: Mark the intro as seen

If you don't want to play the campaign, but only want to start Warcraft III without a crash while playing the intro then you can simply mark the intro as seen:

  1. Open reedit:
    $ wine regedit
  2. Navigate in regedit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Blizzard/Warcraft III/
  3. Create a key (folder) Misc in the Warcraft III key. You can do so by right clicking the key.
  4. Create a DWORD value seenintromovie with the value 0x1
  5. ­

 

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Workarounds
by someone on Saturday January 4th 2014, 9:58
If game crash at start, you should try to set "winegstreamer" to disabled in winecfg, in DLL overrides menu.
If you have a problem with screen resolution or moving mouse, you should try "emulated desktop" in winecfg in graphic tab

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