WHY ARE THE NEW FILES BIGGER THAN THE ORIGNAL ONES?
Reencoding video files always reduces image quality, but at least modern codecs can handle it. In this case I have to use an old compression format, smacker, which makes it far worse. In order to prevent this, I generated the new cutscenes without any (video)compression applied. I’m still using losless audio compression though.
MY GAME WON’T WORK WITH THE NEW CUTSCENES! WHAT’S WRONG?
The new cutscenes need a newer smacker dll than the one the game originally came with. You can download it here or use a release, that already includes it.
MY SCREEN REMAINS BLACK!
Warcraft Adventures is an old game, developed in 1997-1998. In order to play it on modern systems you need a ddraw wrapper. Many releases already include a wrapper, but sometimes they don’t work on all systems. There are a lot of alternative wrappers out there you can use. The one I use is DXGL. Visit http://www.dxgl.info, download DXGL, install it and remove the old ddraw.dll from your gamefolder. The game should be working fine now.
WHEN WILL YOU RELEASE THE NEXT VERSION?
I have worked on this mod for 6 years and I have achieved more than I had initially planned to do. So hopefully there won’t be a next version.
I DON’T LIKE THE SOUNDS YOU’VE USED / THE GRAPHICAL CHANGES YOU’VE MADE!
Completing someone else’s work is always tricky and I am, by no means, thinking that my interpretation is the only way of doing it. But it IS my interpretation and I have done everything to complete the developers work in a fitting way. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.