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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

This page is about Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness/Beyond the Dark Portal Patch Information.

WindowsEdit

1.5 Changes:
• CHEATFIX for Warcraft 2 Expansion Set

1.4 Changes:
• CHEATFIX for Warcraft 2

1.3 Changes:
- Warcraft 2 Expansion Set ("Beyond the Dark Portal")

1.2 Changes:
• Fixed team color randomization
• Optimized IPX network code (improves performance over KALI)
• Fixed error when there are too many PUD files in a directory
• Added version information to chat-room.

1.1 Changes:
• Exorcism spell fix
• Fixed system specific driver problems
• Included WAR2KALI and shareware KALI
• Attempt to randomize team colors

Fixes:
• EXORCISM SPELL - In the original version there were problems casting this spell near the top of the map. This has been fixed.
• COLOR RANDOMIZATION - In multi-player games, team colors are now randomized in addition to the starting locations. All players must be using v1.2 or higher for the randomization to be enabled.
• CHEATFIX - In versions before v1.4 players can change unit types in memory (for example changing a peasant to a wizard), and then cast spells using the changed unit. Network packets are now completely validated for invalid actions to prevent these occurrences.

MacintoshEdit

Warcraft II v1.5

• Warcraft II CHEATFIX update for Beyond the Dark Portal


Bug fixes in 1.5

• CHEATFIX In versions before v1.4 players can change unit types in memory (for example, changing a peasant to a wizard), and then cast spells using the changed unit. Network packets are now completely validated for invalid actions to prevent these occurrences.

• Map Descriptions are now displayed on the PUD selection screen.

• Fix to Movies when playing on a Mac’s second monitor.


Warcraft II v1.4

• Warcraft II CHEATFIX update for Tides of Darkness


Bug fixes in 1.4 • CHEATFIX In versions before v1.4 players can change unit types in memory (for example, changing a peasant to a wizard), and then cast spells using the changed unit. Network packets are now completely validated for invalid actions to prevent these occurrences. • Map Descriptions are now displayed on the PUD selection screen. • Fix to Movies when playing on a Mac’s second monitor.


Warcraft II v1.23

• Warcraft II update (coincides with Expansion Pack release) (11/01/96)


Bug fixes in 1.23

• Fix to “Sound cutting off” problem.

• Reworked CD-ROM code to be compatible with just about every single CD-ROM drive. Also works if you have more than 1 CD-ROM drive plugged in.

• Fixed LC 575 play-through problem.

• Fixed “bad char in vsprintf xx” error.

• Fixed zone choosing on networks with a large number of zones (more than 64 zones).

• Now Text-to-Speech works independantly of Speech Recognition being loaded.

• Now warns when you save a game on a full hard disk (would just silently fail to save in previous versions), and also warns on other disk-related errors.

• Fix to saved games that was causing loaded games to behave improperly

• Now imports scrap when application starts up (copy, start Warcraft, then paste into IP field works).


New features in 1.23

• Added Copy and Paste to all Text entry, to better enter TCP/IP addresses from IRC connections, and to give Mac Users the edge in “Cheat Code Wars”

• Auto-eject of the wrong CD if you forgot to put the Warcraft CD in.

• Puts up abort/retry file dialog if error reading from CD-ROM (the app would just quit in earlier versions).

• Switches faster between Warcraft and other apps.

• Can quit from more places in the game (in movies, from the mission objectives dialog, and from the victory/defeat screen).

• Allows FKEYs to work during the game (ie screen capture).

• Allows Custom PUDs to be stored in subfolders within the “Custom PUDs” folder.

See alsoEdit

Units & Structures
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