Warcraft: Orcs & Humans

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Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans cover
Blizzard Entertainment
Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
DOS November 23, 1994
Mac OS (Classic) November 23, 1994
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans guide at StrategyWiki
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans at Wikipedia
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 1994
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World of Warcraft 2004
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Warcraft III: Reforged 2019

Key points

The CD-ROM version is updated to the latest version and has the DRM removed

General information

Developer site
Wowpedia - A huge wiki for everything Warcraft universe related.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Some versions prompt for words from the manual.[1]
Mac OS

Essential improvements[edit]


Patches for the DOS and Mac OS versions are available on Battle.net's support section.

Warcraft Mouse Helper[edit]

Enables more modern mouse controls: ordering units with the right mouse button, scrolling with the mouse wheel and selecting multiple units without having to hold down CTRL.
Requires running the game in DOSBox under Windows.

Game data[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\CONFIG.WAR (sound card settings)
<path-to-game>\PREFS.WAR (in-game options)
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVE*.SAV
Mac OS (Classic)

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Only scroll speed can be changed
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
2 Via DOSBox IPX tunneling.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA 320x200 256-color
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) MS-DOS 3.2
Processor (CPU) IBM 386/20 MHz
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) VGA graphics card
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68030
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 MB
Video card (GPU) 256-colour system