Saturday, September 17, 2011

Play Warcraft 3 and Dota in Windows 8 Developer Preview

warcraft windows 8
Some hardcore dota player must be wondering whether good old Warcraft 3 game will run onWindows 8 Developer Preview or not.
Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne  will run but you may need to set compatibility to Windows XP SP3.wacraft windows 8
If Warcraft 3 does not run on native monitor resolution and not wide screen you can change it via registry editor.

warcraft widescreen
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Blizzard Entertainment > Warcraft 3 > Video. Change reswidth and resheight to your native monitor resolution (in Decimal value).
However, the only issues i’m facing now is sound is disabled and Warcraft 3 telling me “Unable to initialize base sound services…”. Reinstalling back Warcraft 3 and Frozen Throne does not fix it, and I’m already installing directx and correct video and sound drivers.
I’ll try to fix this issue and post solution when I found it.

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