I′ve successfully installed this game via DosBlaster and DosBox; however, since our monitors in this day of age are far greater than those from 1994, this game appears as a tiny spec on my screen. The game runs just fine except it′s unplayable because I can′t make the game any larger on my screen. I′ve tried dragging the corners and maximizing via the tiny square icon on the top right of the window. There are no in-game options to make this game full screen which was typical from games back them.
An absolute classic.
I was worried that this game may not have aged well and, while the controls will take some getting used to (if you′re used to playing more modern RTSs) this is still worth your download.
The graphics still look fantastic, even after all these years. Bizzard has a really great comic book like art style that I just loved as a kid and still do today.
It′s awesome to play both sides, orcs and Humans. They both play basically the same, but you get to see the story from each race′s point of view.
When most people hear Warcraft, they think of the MMORPG, but I always go back to the original games, the real time strategy games that started it all.
The best part is IT′S FREE HERE. STOP READING COMMENTS AND DOWNLOAD IT YOU SILLYASS.
I′m obviously to stupid to run old games on my computer. Using WIndows 7 32bit and none of the ways showed above worked for me. when typing install.exe (from Kirken′s post) i get "illegal command" error when typing both case (in-) and sensitive.
When trying JLC420′s way with using DOSBlaster, it cannot, by any means detect DOSBox′s installation even after manually poining it in configuration window. It just keeps saying DOSBox not installed (it is installed, though..)
So i ended up with same result as by every other time i wanted to play war1 and war2 on my pc- only dreaming about it, never getting to work. can someone, please provide me with noob-friendly description, how to manage it to work on 32bit Windows7 OS? Thanks in advance.
sgjgh, the 427 MB ISO version works on PC.
1. Download the ISO version (MDF)
2. Mount (open) it with Daemon tools (or whatever you use for disc images)
3. Drag the files from the "CD" (mounted image) to a folder on your computer
4. Install Dosbox http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox/
5. Drag and drop the folder from step 3 to the Dosbox icon
6. Type in "install.exe" and run the installer
7. For audio: set the "Select music sound card" to "General midi"
8. Then it′s just dragging and dropping the installation folder to Dosbox and run "war.exe" when you want to play
It would be nice if you told people that the 400MB "ISO" image for "DOS" called warcraft-orcs-humans_dos_04d0.zip is NOT an ISO, it′s actually an MDF format ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Descriptor_File ) of an Apple_HFS image...
It′s WarCraft to run on an Apple computer, not on DOS on a PC.
To unpack it to find this out on Debian Linux I needed to install acetoneiso and download a further plugin it suggested, because mdf2iso couldn′t even read it.
Thanks for wasting a couple of hours of my sleep time.
Love this game!
I start to play this game after watching the movie, love Garona :)
Here is a tutorial video to install WARCRAFT 1, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeSWOrdBJus
whether the game appears tiny and centered or stretched to your screen, depends on your graphics card. I used several different laptops, some stretch smaller games, some keep them in original resolution, centered. Some stretch both height and width, some preserve the ratio. Sometimes it′s easier to change these option, sometimes harder, but it has to be possible one way or another, so keep digging.
hopefully i can save someone from similar frustration that i had with sound.
i had no issue with the music but the SFX sound was sooo broken was painful to listen to. turns out issue was dosbox pushing the CPU to the max (I`m relatively new to dosbox), the dosbox CPU option needs to be set to a fixed number (ex. fixed 2000) instead of on auto(which pushes it to max). using ctrl f11 f12 can work but not as precise, hope this helps
- Release name: WC1, WarCraft I
- Year: 1994
- Platform: DOS
- Released in: United States
- Genre: Strategy
- Theme: Fantasy, RTS, Real-Time, War
- Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
- Perspectives: Top-Down, Free-roaming camera
- Dosbox support – http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=3767 – Supported on 0.73