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Okay, so I got bored the other night when my internet went down and installed my ORIGINAL copy of Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition. I remembered how much fun I had with this when I was like 5 or 6.

Thing is, this is 2011: big monitor and quick video card + 1995/9 game = EXTREMELY stretched resolution and terribad looking.

I was just curious if anyone knew a way to make this game play in windowed mode so it will look fairly good and so that I can multi-task while my peasants mine for gold or harvest lumber or build structures.

A funny little snippet here:
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Originally Posted by boom50cal;12343085 
Okay, so I got bored the other night when my internet went down and installed my ORIGINAL copy of Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition. I remembered how much fun I had with this when I was like 5 or 6.

Thing is, this is 2011: big monitor and quick video card + 1995/9 game = EXTREMELY stretched resolution and terribad looking.

I was just curious if anyone knew a way to make this game play in windowed mode so it will look fairly good and so that I can multi-task while my peasants mine for gold or harvest lumber or build structures.

A funny little snippet here:
Nice, only 41mb XD Games nowadays take over 10Gb easy T_T BTW, have you tried right-clicking to properties and then selecting window mode from compatibility tab? smile.gif
    
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Try This

1. Right click the shortcut icon to ur tft or roc
2. select properties
3. go to target, and at the end put in "-windows" w/o the "
4. it should look like this
"C:\Program Files\Warcraft II\BNE.exe" -windows
make sure there is a space "C:\Program Files\Warcraft II\BNE.exe"
(quotation marks needed)
Edited by Bobicon - 2/10/11 at 10:16pm
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-windows, -windowed, -windowed 1, and alt+enter at startup don't seem to work :/
No windowed mode in the compatibilty tab, either...

Thanks for the help guys!
GTA4 taking up 17GB's and Warcraft II taking up 41MB, epic smile.gif
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Lol, and back when I only had a 1GB hard drive, this game took up a lot of space!

Have you tried creating a shortcut to the game, then editing the shortcut properties, under the tab "shortcut"?

I've tried doing the whole windowed thing a little while ago to no avail myself. There is a program that forces any fullscreen window into windowed mode by rendering whatever you're playing in its own window. I forgot what it was called though.
Edited by Backfat - 2/10/11 at 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by Backfat;12343348 
Have you tried creating a shortcut to the game, then editing the shortcut properties, under the tab "shortcut"?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Backfat;12343348 
Lol, and back when I only had a 1GB hard drive, this game took up a lot of space!

Have you tried creating a shortcut to the game, then editing the shortcut properties, under the tab "shortcut"?

I've tried doing the whole windowed thing a little while ago to no avail myself. There is a program that forces any fullscreen window into windowed mode by rendering whatever you're playing in its own window. I forgot what it was called though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFan;12343401 
x2 smile.gif


What I've tried frown.gif editing the "Target" path under the "Shortcut" tab.
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Originally Posted by boom50cal;12343435 
What I've tried frown.gif editing the "Target" path under the "Shortcut" tab.
hmm, after checking the compatibility tab, I just realized there is no windowed mode check box XD

Edit: Maybe there is a registry entry for the game that you can modify?
    
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I feel REALLY REALLY old...I have both WC2 (NON b.net edition) disks sitting on my desk. (Beyond the dark portal being the second) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sound track for that game and what REALLY makes me feel old? I remember Beyond the Dark portal being released and I remember playing a demo of WC2 before it was released...(Groans)
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Try this.. program called dxwnd, forces windowed mode for older programs that only support fullscreen. I've never used it.

http://www.nynaeve.net/?p=52
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