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Warcraft III

The demo contains the prelude campaign missions and battle.net support.

Application Details:

Version: Reign of Chaos: Demo 1.01
License:
URL: http://www.blizzard.com/war3/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.18

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation of the demo
  • Sound speech
  • Graphics
  • Playing up to the third Orc mission - it got a bit harder there and I didn't play any further.


What does not

  • Connecting to battle.net 

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Multiplayer
  • Saving and Loading games

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Definitely a Silver as single-player works perfectly fine but not multiplayer.

File information:

sha256sum W3Demo.exe
3a1b83900c33f0ba671941905d36b9442ab05654c9d5f8d464cbdf9db14f2c6f  W3Demo.exe

Hardware in detail:

00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio

00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R2 Graphics]

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Oct 09 20216.18Yes Yes NoSilverMaik Wagner 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Feb 27 20161.9.3Yes Yes SilverMaik Wagner 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Sep 27 20151.7.51Yes Yes SilverMaik Wagner 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1 x86_64Jul 29 20141.7.23Yes Yes SilverMaik Wagner 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 03 20111.3.31Yes Yes BronzeMaik Wagner 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
31245 xrandr12 warcraft 3 regression NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

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.

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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