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Warcraft 1 and 2 Are Both Now Available on GoG.com - MMORPG.com News

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited March 2019 in News & Features Discussion

imageWarcraft 1 and 2 Are Both Now Available on GoG.com - MMORPG.com News

Following the release of Diablo 1 on GoG.com earlier this month, Blizzard has also now released Warcraft 1 and Warcraft 2 strategy games as well. The games are now compatible with modern operating systems and Warcraft 2 has two ways to play, one with original graphics that is compatible with Battle.net Classic and one with higher resolutions that can only be played by LAN.

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    edited March 2019
    Pretty cool for the retro crowd. :D Now if only we could get Diablo 2 and LoD, though I'd prefer a fully remastered version of both!
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,606
    I never got the chance to play Warcraft 1 and 2, maybe I'll have to pick these up.
    ArteriusFonclblueturtle13Phry
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,850
    I never played these games and have looked for them on Battle.net multiple times. Buying these right now
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  • immodiumimmodium Member RarePosts: 2,610
    edited March 2019
    Zug-zug!
    TorvalFonclblueturtle13mikeb0817

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  • nfacatriusnfacatrius Member UncommonPosts: 80
    Arbeit ist vollbracht! =)
    Foncl
  • FonclFoncl Member UncommonPosts: 347
    Arbeit ist vollbracht! =)
    Is that what workers say in the German version? I'm Swedish but I speak German so I'm guessing it's the translation for 'work complete' :]

    I have Warcraft 2 on disc and I'm prettty sure I still have the first game lying around somewhere but it's nice to have all the classics on GOG when needed.
  • CygiCygi Member RarePosts: 255
    Oh man, the memories... :)
    blueturtle13
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,209
    I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. On one hand its great to be able to play these beloved old classics at modern resolutions, with no DRM, for the price of about a hamburger and chips. On the other hand I think it proves the beloved Blizzard we all knew has thrown in the towel and is well and truly dead.

    Oh well, at least we all have phones, right? Right? Fuck.
    Not necessarily.

    Good Old Games is a store and a store needs something to sell. It's not beyond the pale to imagine them approaching Blizzard and saying "you have these games in your stable. Are they making you money?"

    It takes nothing from Blizzard to offer the games for sale on that platform and just collect their cut.

    And why wouldn't they do that? They are a publicly traded company which means that they are always looking for revenue streams. A revenue stream where they have to do very little is a huge plus.

    This doesn't take away from them and future projects. It's just capitalizing on a property that where they don't have to put in much effort.

    Heck, I'd do it!
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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,182
    As long as they don't announce a D2/LoD release on GOG without the facelift treatment WC3 is getting. It'll definitely rub people wrong if they release D2 on GOG with some upscale crap and no remaster announcement.
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,375
    I did not know a single thing about Blizzard even when Wow released.I wasn't really big on the people behind games but simply played games i liked,so i did not have a huge knowlede of game designers...yet.
    So way way back,i used to get magazines that would have games in them,i figured a good way to get some games i never knew about.I remember getting Warcraft,like all those free Cd's i couldn't wait to pop it in the tray.
    I think it lasted about 10 minutes tops.I had to look it up been so long,was 1994,i thought it was older but that is what Wiki says.Point being long before the 2004 Wow era,like 10 years prior i had already not liked anything blizzard produced.
    I don't remember the exact time line but i was likely playing the Might n Magic games,Ultima games,Warcraft did not even fizzle on me.

    fast forward 25 years and Blizzard still makes unappealing games,at least to me but i choose games differently i THINK than most,i choose games because I think they are good and not because other people think they are good.

    People often and i see/read it a lot,think others are just Blizzard haters,to me those are shallow minded people,maybe we just really think Blizzard makes low quality games?Blizzard was NOT a newsworthy gaming operation back in the 90's,their claim to fame is Wow,the 2004 and beyond era.

    Even when there was literally only 3 maybe 4 competitors in the ENTIRE online market,i can name TEN "total entertainment network",heat.Net,Gamespy,there was one other semi popular one and then Battle.net.Yes even back then with little competition ,Blizzard never gained any talk,it was like they didn't even exist,like i said,i never knew who the heck they were until Wow got all the press news.


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  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,850
    Wizardry said:
    I did not know a single thing about Blizzard even when Wow released.I wasn't really big on the people behind games but simply played games i liked,so i did not have a huge knowlede of game designers...yet.
    So way way back,i used to get magazines that would have games in them,i figured a good way to get some games i never knew about.I remember getting Warcraft,like all those free Cd's i couldn't wait to pop it in the tray.
    I think it lasted about 10 minutes tops.I had to look it up been so long,was 1994,i thought it was older but that is what Wiki says.Point being long before the 2004 Wow era,like 10 years prior i had already not liked anything blizzard produced.
    I don't remember the exact time line but i was likely playing the Might n Magic games,Ultima games,Warcraft did not even fizzle on me.

    fast forward 25 years and Blizzard still makes unappealing games,at least to me but i choose games differently i THINK than most,i choose games because I think they are good and not because other people think they are good.

    People often and i see/read it a lot,think others are just Blizzard haters,to me those are shallow minded people,maybe we just really think Blizzard makes low quality games?Blizzard was NOT a newsworthy gaming operation back in the 90's,their claim to fame is Wow,the 2004 and beyond era.

    Even when there was literally only 3 maybe 4 competitors in the ENTIRE online market,i can name TEN "total entertainment network",heat.Net,Gamespy,there was one other semi popular one and then Battle.net.Yes even back then with little competition ,Blizzard never gained any talk,it was like they didn't even exist,like i said,i never knew who the heck they were until Wow got all the press news.


    I kind of get disappointed when you don't go on a tangent man.
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  • DAOWAceDAOWAce Member UncommonPosts: 365
    Can't say I'm comfortable with buying games I already have.. but I'm glad these games are getting re-released digitally finally.

    Now if only Blizzard offered people who own them a chance to get them free, or 80% off or something... if the games even had any sort of way to track ownership in the first place. Been too long to remember!
  • volttvoltt Member UncommonPosts: 427
    Guess now question for me is get through battle.net or gog. I would like better res but better multiplayer through blizz
  • BrotherMaynardBrotherMaynard Member UncommonPosts: 214
    DAOWAce said:
    Can't say I'm comfortable with buying games I already have.. but I'm glad these games are getting re-released digitally finally.

    Now if only Blizzard offered people who own them a chance to get them free, or 80% off or something... if the games even had any sort of way to track ownership in the first place. Been too long to remember!

    I have the originals and I will be getting the GoG version too. Not only the DRM will be switched off (no CDs necessary or any of that stuff), CDPR actually does a lot of work on each game they publish to make them compatible with the new HW + SW. It's honestly impressive the lengths they go to in order to make these old games run as smoothly as possible on modern machines.

    Take a look at this documentary, it's quite interesting:

    TL;DR: Yay, no DRM! Yay, will run on modern PCs!

    Phrymikeb0817
  • btdtbtdt Member RarePosts: 523
    DAOWAce said:
    Can't say I'm comfortable with buying games I already have.. but I'm glad these games are getting re-released digitally finally.

    Now if only Blizzard offered people who own them a chance to get them free, or 80% off or something... if the games even had any sort of way to track ownership in the first place. Been too long to remember!
    Yeah... first we owned a song but it was on vinyl... then cassettes and 8-tracks came along and we bought the same song on those mediums... then came the CD... shelled out for the same song on CD... then MP3... gotta buy it for the MP3 player... one song, bought and paid for 5 different times... now we pay monthly to hear the same damn song on a streaming service so that we can get rid of all the actual media.







    SBFordmikeb0817
  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,700
    Sometimes it's easier to buy it again than to go through the process of getting it to work on modern systems at a higher resolution yourself.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,638
    Akulas said:
    Sometimes it's easier to buy it again than to go through the process of getting it to work on modern systems at a higher resolution yourself.
    That's the thing for me. I do have original copies of some games. I could, and have, jumped through many hoops, hacks, and patches to get those things to work. Or I could pay some other company a few dollars to do that for me. I prefer to pay that small fee because not only do I get something that works and is kept patched, but I can download it again so I don't have to store discs.
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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,827
    I purchased Settlers titles and Heroes of Might and Magic. Couldn't be happier. And now this.


    GoG rules.
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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    GoG what is not to like about them! this is the kind of 'retro' i like  :)
  • RynetRynet Member UncommonPosts: 114
    SBFord said:
    Pretty cool for the retro crowd. :D Now if only we could get Diablo 2 and LoD, though I'd prefer a fully remastered version of both!
    You can buy D2 and LoD from the Blizzard Battlenet Store.

    https://us.shop.battle.net/en-gb/product/diablo-ii

    https://us.shop.battle.net/en-gb/product/diablo-ii-lord-of-destruction
  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,827
    Rynet said:
    SBFord said:
    Pretty cool for the retro crowd. :D Now if only we could get Diablo 2 and LoD, though I'd prefer a fully remastered version of both!
    You can buy D2 and LoD from the Blizzard Battlenet Store.

    https://us.shop.battle.net/en-gb/product/diablo-ii

    https://us.shop.battle.net/en-gb/product/diablo-ii-lord-of-destruction
    I think SBFord meant with gog seal of updated quality. Because GoG doenst simply put games on their store, they work on them so they run on modern computers and most of them are adapted for higher resolutions, like Diablo 1 which is there.
    Torval
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  • ThaneThane Member EpicPosts: 3,509
    edited March 2019

    SBFord said:

    Pretty cool for the retro crowd. :D Now if only we could get Diablo 2 and LoD, though I'd prefer a fully remastered version of both!



    d2 is actually available for about 9 nucks on the bnet ;)

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  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,182
    If you're interested in playing D2 and own it, download the Path of Diablo mod, it upscales the game to modern resolutions, has some QoL features but it mostly keeps the game as it was.
    GorweNyctelios
  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,827
    Gorwe said:
    Nyctelios said:
    I purchased Settlers titles and Heroes of Might and Magic. Couldn't be happier. And now this.


    GoG rules.
    Time for one up I think. GOG version of Grim Dawn. ;)
    Bought all the expansions there too. I played the base game back in the day, didnt finish it tho, now I'm playing again and having a lot of fun. It has a Sacred vibe to it, so its my jam
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