Last Modified: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0000 ; Created: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0000
|If you have the original WarCraft II DOS Edition game and have tried to play it under Windows XP/Vista you may have run into some problems.
Note that you cannot play multi-player games over a LAN via the IPX protocol in Windows XP/Vista. The DOS edition simply can't use the new IPX protocol of Windows XP/Vista.
You can try a DOS emulator such as dosbox, but I found that setup of IPX networking was very difficult, and the game ran so slowly that it wasn't worth it. I tested this on a 2GHz machine with lots of memory, and dosbox simply couldn't keep up.
For single-player campaigns or modem based multi-player you can play it just fine. If you are having difficulties with the game starting try the following: