Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

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Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness cover
Developers
Blizzard Entertainment
Release dates
DOS December 9, 1995
Mac OS (Classic) December 9, 1995
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness guide at StrategyWiki
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness at Wikipedia
Warcraft
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 1994
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 1995
Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 2000
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World of Warcraft 2004
Hearthstone 2014
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This page is for the original release. For the Battle.net-compatible re-release, see Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition.

General information

Developer site
Wowpedia - A huge wiki for everything Warcraft universe related.
Wargus & Stratagus patch - For playing on modern systems (in Wargus patch setup select Warcraft II - it's a hidden option).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Mac OS

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
DOS
Mac OS

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Install the Tides of Darkness patch only if Beyond the Dark Portal is not installed.

Operating System Tides of Darkness Beyond the Dark Portal
Windows FTP Server Blizzard FTP Server
Mac Blizzard FTP Server Blizzard FTP Server

Warcraft II: Beyond The Dark Portal Map Editor for Mac

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Mac OS (Classic)

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 See Issues fixed.
Online play

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 6112-6119
UDP 6112-6119
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game uses IPX for multiplayer[edit]

Warcraft II uses IPX for multiplayer support, meaning Windows Vista and higher cannot play any form of multiplayer.[citation needed]
Use IPX tunneling[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes SVGA
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 80486
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) SVGA-compliant video card
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 9.2.2
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 256 colors

References