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  • Submitted: Apr 15 2012 10:20 PM
  • Last Updated: Jun 22 2012 03:41 PM
  • Views: 19534
  • Downloads: 1580

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: DOSBox

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download this Classic Warcraft 2 : Tides of darkness 1.0

* * * - - 12 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




Screenshots
Please Note this wrapper Contains the game already in it . So installation / copy & paste of game files  is NOT required : Just drag the app into you app folder.

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness is a fantasy-themed real-time strategy (RTS) game published by Blizzard Entertainment and first released for DOS in 1995 and for Mac OS in 1996. The main game, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, earned enthusiastic reviews, won most of the major PC gaming awards in 1996, and sold over 2 million copies.[1]
Later in 1996 Blizzard released an expansion pack Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal for DOS and Mac OS, and a compilation Warcraft II: The Dark Saga for the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn. The Battle.net Edition, released in 1999, provided Blizzard's online gaming service, Battle.net, and replaced the MS-DOS version with a Windows one.
Players must collect resources, and produce buildings and units in order to defeat an opponent in combat on the ground, in the air and in some maps at sea. The more advanced combat units are produced at the same buildings as the basic units but also need the assistance of other buildings, or must be produced at buildings that have prerequisite buildings. The majority of the main screen shows the part of the territory on which the gamer is currently operating, and the minimap can select another location to appear in the larger display. The fog of war completely hides all territory which the gamer's has not explored, and shows only terrain but hides opponents' units and buildings if none of the gamer's units are present.
10.7 only :D      ... stop complaining if you are on 10.6 . If you are on 10.6 or below just go into the package contents and take out the wow.app wrapper.

Installation:
copy app to applications folder :D

What's New in Version 1.0 (See full changelog)

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In case anyone cares I still have the 2 cd version up in the dos section - which includes Tides of Darkness and Beyond the Dark Portal. I will not add a link without your premission.

Also you probably should not post dos games that require 10.7 or higher.  Kind of funny though that a game that works in 1996 on Macintosh can not work on my Macintosh because I fail to meet system requirments of 10.7.0 :)

Cheers.

waves, on 19 June 2012 - 02:55 PM, said:

Also you probably should not post dos games that require 10.7 or higher.  Kind of funny though that a game that works in 1996 on Macintosh can not work on my Macintosh because I fail to meet system requirments of 10.7.0 :)

Yeah, I agree.  I'm rating this port's quality 1 star out of 5 because of this. This port contains a wrapper wrapped into another wrapper, which is quite a poorly designed thing.
The actual wrapper, which can be found into Contents/Resources/Port/WOW.app (which I would rate 4 stars out of 5 - not 5/5 because it starts in fullscreen, and I hate fullscreen games - but that's a personal preference), is a normal DosBOX wrapper, which works just fine on 10.4+ (it's even an Universal Binary).
The outer wrapper is just a splash screen (I really hate apps with a splash screen to be honest, especially if there isn't a “Never show again” checkbox in it) with the porter's name (wasn't that what the NSHumanReadableCopyright field in the Info.plist is for?) and a “Launch Game” button.  Now, I'd tolerate to have to see that once and I wouldn't complain, if there was a “Never show again” checkbox.  When I start an app, I really do want to run it, why would I have to confirm it everytime?  Of course, I'd tolerate it if the splash screen wouldn't change the system requirements of the Port.  If without splash screen it can work on 10.4 PPC, why add it another wrapping layer that makes it a 10.7+ app?  I consider that pointless.

On a side note, another reason why I dislike the double-wrapped structure is that that way I get two icons on the Dock instead of one when I run the game.  That's quite annoying, too.

I'll recast my vote when/if the port is updated to fix the issues I pointed out.  For now, it's 1/5.
wow a lot people don't like  splash screens :D well i guess i will never double pack wrappers again :D

hmtinc, on 22 June 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

wow a lot people don't like  splash screens :D well i guess i will never double pack wrappers again :D
Splash screens are fine, but 10.7 requirement is just lame.
/fail
10.7 requirements - yuck.
Awesome port.  Only problem for me is the scrolling speed is too fast.  With it turned all the way to the slowest it still scrolls across the entire screen in an instant.  Still really fun though!

cluthz, on 17 April 2012 - 05:52 AM, said:

There is something terrible with the mouse scroll, once it hit the edge of the screen the game scrolls so fast that i move to the end of the map.
It makes the game unplayable :( I've set lowest scroll sensitivity possible in game.
Thats because your DOSBox emulator is cycling at 100%, if you lower the emulation speed (most warcraft downloads these days are ctrl+f11 to slow down and ctrl+f12 to speed it up.)    On macs it is fn+ctrl+f11 and fn+ctrl+f12 respectively.
For this game on OSX I highly recommend waves version which can run on OSX up through mavericks, I've got mavericks and it runs fine. (His reqs top out at OSX 10.8, but 10.9 works too)

Now the only thing I am wondering is where can I find the editor for this game so I can start making my own maps
Downloaded this with no problem but when I go to launch the game it opens and goes to a black screen and then quits. Help!
So I can't play if I have OSX 10.68?
wahhgh!
Doesn't work on El Capitan.
Agree with above post, any new tricks to run on el capitan?

golfluvr, on 02 February 2018 - 02:56 AM, said:

Agree with above post, any new tricks to run on el capitan?

This is literally just Warcraft II in a DOS wrapper. It just makes the process of running the game easier, otherwise it does nothing special.
Download DOSBOX for OSX and run the game using that. There are few management solutions out there that will help you manage your library on OS X as well.

hmtinc, on 02 February 2018 - 04:49 AM, said:

This is literally just Warcraft II in a DOS wrapper. It just makes the process of running the game easier, otherwise it does nothing special.
Download DOSBOX for OSX and run the game using that. There are few management solutions out there that will help you manage your library on OS X as well.
Thx for the response.  Fairly new to ports.  Tried boxer as the front end, but still getting an dosbox error when launching the game.



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