WC3 on WINXP SP2, 100% working solution

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  1. Angelli

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    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 :))!!!
     
  2. Don

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    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?
     
  3. Angelli

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    Forget about Dos-box.
     
  4. ChrisReid

    ChrisReid Super Soaker Collector / Administrator

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    The title of this thread is "WC3 on WINXP SP2, 100% working solution."

    Because WC3 uses MIDI sound.

    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.
     
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    This kind of sounds stupid, but I've copied the WC3.exe, but what are some specific directions to *make* a .vlp file?
     
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    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?
     
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    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...
     
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    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...
     
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    its ok i worked my away around it. although thanks for replying
     
  10. Angelli

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    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??
     
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    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
     


  12. what kind of file do we make??
     
  13. AD

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


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

  16. 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?
     
  17. ChrisReid

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    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.
     
  18. 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
     
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    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?
     
  20. 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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