WC3 on WINXP SP2, 100% working solution

Angelli

Spaceman
Sorry for new thread, but this is important.

I found out the best solution for WC3 full sound and speed playing:

1. Download VDMsound's latest beta from http://vogons.zetafleet.com/ndldownload.php?filename=VDMSound2.1.0.exe and install it.

2. Copy WC3.EXE from your cd to c:\WC3\

3. In this very same dir make file called WC3.vlp than edit it and paste:
Code:
[program]
workdir=d:\
params=
executable=C:\WC3\WC3.EXE
[vdms.sb.dsp]
IRQ=5
[winnt.storage]
useCDROM=yes
where d:\ is your cd-rom letter

4. Save this file and run it (and use it for running WC3 ever after).

5. In music setup choose MPU-401 General MIDI

6. In sound setup choose sb16 220 irq=5 dma low=1 dma hi=5

7. Save, run and enjoy (and use DOX-BOX only for 2D games :))!!!
 

Don

Rear Admiral
is this another way for WC3 to work on xp without any glitches or tricky problems...? and why a general MIDI sound? do you still have to use DOSBOX?
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Don said:
is this another way for WC3 to work on xp without any glitches or tricky problems...?
The title of this thread is "WC3 on WINXP SP2, 100% working solution."

Don said:
and why a general MIDI sound?
Because WC3 uses MIDI sound.

Don said:
do you still have to use DOSBOX?
His last thing says "and use DOX-BOX only for 2D games." While I don't agree with that, it makes it clear that this solution doesn't involve DOSBox.
 

Chicken

Spaceman
This kind of sounds stupid, but I've copied the WC3.exe, but what are some specific directions to *make* a .vlp file?
 

Lorien

Rear Admiral
Seems to work better than my previous attempts at VDMSound. Has anyone thought of booting from a USB Flash Drive to run WC3 in a modern environment?
 

pigsonthewing

Rear Admiral
i tried this but when i run the the file as instructed it goes to dos, tries to load a dll. then says a bad filename in some temp directory...
 

bsierad

Spaceman
Chicken, I'm an old DOS guy, so I'd say just go to the directory you installed WC3 and type copy con wc3.vlp <ENTER>. Then you just enter it line by line. When you are finshed, push F6 then enter. You could also use edlin, edit, notepad, etc.

Lorien, you could boot from a flash drive, but there are some problems. You'd need a sound card that had DOS drivers and a motherboard capable of booting to a USB flash drive. There are DOS drivers for the SB Live cards. I used to use one of those for my most recent DOS computer.

Pigsonthewing, we'll need a bit more info than that. What DLL does it try to load? What error does it give? What temp directory? Do tell...
 
U

Unregistered

Guest
its ok i worked my away around it. although thanks for replying
 

Angelli

Spaceman
Pigsonthewing: I had this error to. Try to run any other dos stuff and if the error also appears than you have some winxp dos emulation problem, and I know only one solution: reinstalation of windows (I made second installation, so I have one windowsxp for WC3 and WC4 only:) ).

Code:
16 bit ms-dos subsytem
c:\Doc&settings\username\prefs\temp\~VLP09C7.PIF
NTVDM CPU: illegal instruction
C5:8dff (blah blah) Hit close
It's something like that, isn't it??
 

pigsonthewing

Rear Admiral
Angelli said:
Pigsonthewing: I had this error to. Try to run any other dos stuff and if the error also appears than you have some winxp dos emulation problem, and I know only one solution: reinstalation of windows (I made second installation, so I have one windowsxp for WC3 and WC4 only:) ).

Code:
16 bit ms-dos subsytem
c:\Doc&settings\username\prefs\temp\~VLP09C7.PIF
NTVDM CPU: illegal instruction
C5:8dff (blah blah) Hit close
It's something like that, isn't it??

well it didnt give me that extra stuff but it did give me a temp directory but the filename wasnt the same... but its all good i just went to command prompt and went to my kilrathi saga\wc3 and then typed wc3w.exe -no_interlace and it solved all of my problems. thanks for replying though :D
 
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mike sinidrax

Guest
Angelli said:
Sorry for new thread, but this is important.

I found out the best solution for WC3 full sound and speed playing:

1. Download VDMsound's latest beta from http://vogons.zetafleet.com/ndldownload.php?filename=VDMSound2.1.0.exe and install it.

2. Copy WC3.EXE from your cd to c:\WC3\

3. In this very same dir make file called WC3.vlp than edit it and paste:
Code:
[program]
workdir=d:\
params=
executable=C:\WC3\WC3.EXE
[vdms.sb.dsp]
IRQ=5
[winnt.storage]
useCDROM=yes
where d:\ is your cd-rom letter

4. Save this file and run it (and use it for running WC3 ever after).

5. In music setup choose MPU-401 General MIDI

6. In sound setup choose sb16 220 irq=5 dma low=1 dma hi=5

7. Save, run and enjoy (and use DOX-BOX only for 2D games :))!!!


what kind of file do we make??
 
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mike sinidrax

Guest
Ok i did the file now, but it tells me that directory d:\ does not appear to exist....


how do i fix this?
 

AD

Finder of things, Doer of stuff
mike sinidrax said:
Ok i did the file now, but it tells me that directory d:\ does not appear to exist....


how do i fix this?
If your cd-rom is not D: then replace D: with whatever drive letter contains you WC3 CD.
 
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Mike Sinidrax

Guest
AD said:
If your cd-rom is not D: then replace D: with whatever drive letter contains you WC3 CD.

thats the thing, my disk drive is D

does it have anything to do with the fact that the game is installed on my c drive?
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Your disk drive would be A or B. Do you mean a hard drive? It doesn't matter what drive any of this stuff is really. You just have to tell the program what everything is.
 
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Mike Sinidrax

Guest
meh, i figured out the problem, i had to re-write to directions to C:\windows\wc3\wc3.exe since thats where the file was.

now is there any way to slow down the speed? it plays fine but i was just curious
 

AD

Finder of things, Doer of stuff
Mike Sinidrax said:
meh, i figured out the problem, i had to re-write to directions to C:\windows\wc3\wc3.exe since thats where the file was.

now is there any way to slow down the speed? it plays fine but i was just curious
IIRC WC3 limits the speed anyway, so if it seems fast, it's *supposed* to be that way. (I think its only wc1, and P2 that don't but I've been wrong before). I almost never bothered with the arrow because I would only fly it at half speed anyway. It was so quick that I would always run into the fighters I was trailing. So at half speed the guns became a little weak.

Or are you refering to the movies?
 
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Mike Sinidrax

Guest
the game,


however i messed up the movie set up and now its only a small bar on the top of my screen, how do i fix that so its fullscreen?
 
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