A fan spent six years remaking a never-released Warcraft game

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Many years ago, never officially released military craft point-and-click adventure game developed by Blizzard in the late 90s has been leaked online. Even though the game was fully playable at the time, his clips were of poor quality, heavily compressed, not perfectly in sync with the audio, and some just didn’t even get leaked. Now, after many years of work on it, someone has redone all the cutscenes, fixed them and made it easier to get acquainted with this part of the history of video games.

As noticed Indie Retro News as well as PC gamermodder DerSilver83 recently released finished release 1.0 WACRP (Updated project cutscenes Warcraft Adventures). The mod contains 20 completely remastered cutscenes, including two that weren’t actually in the original leak, but came later via another DVD leak.

You can see an example of what this mod and its improved cutscenes look like in the video below:

DerSilver83 / Blizzard

According to the modder and the project’s website, a lot of work went into this release. Apparently, DerSilver83 manually removed all compression artifacts from all videos. The modder also used Photoshop to painstakingly redraw entire frames and assets, frame by frame. Continuity issues have also been fixed, and some new transition scenes have been created entirely from scratch. All audio has also been synced and everything is now running at the correct 12fps.

All in all, DerSilver83 says they have been working on this mod for about six years and this latest 1.0 release represents the end of the project. In a message dated July 31, they explained that they had done their best in what they called “reasonable time” and were happy with the end results.

“I want to remember this project as something fun before it turns into some sort of burden,” said DerSilver83. on the project website. “So that’s it. The final release of my Cutscene Remaster Project and I hope everyone who uses it will enjoy it as much as I did. I’ve always wanted to create an essential mod for a game I love, and I can finally say that I’ve achieved (or at least tried) that.”

In order to actually play this game, you need to search the Internet for the right files needed for a full game. since this mod contains only updated cutscenes and nothing else.

In the meantime, you can learn more about Warcraft: Master of Clans by using this great story from our very own Luke Plunkett.

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