A fan spends six years remaking a never-released Warcraft sport

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Years ago, it was never officially released Warcraft A point-and-click adventure game developed by Blizzard was leaked online in the late 90s. Although the game was completely playable back then, his cut scenes were low-quality, highly compressed, out of sync with the audio, and some were even missing from the leak. Now, after years of working on it, someone has redone all the cutscenes, organized them, and made this piece of video game history easier.

As noticed Indie retro news and PC gamerdirt Recently released by DerSilver83. release 1.0 is complete WACRP (Warcraft Adventures Cutscenes Remastered project). The mod features 20 completely redacted scenes, including two that weren’t actually present in the original leak but later appeared in another DVD leak.

You can see an example of what this mod looks like and its enhanced scenes in the video below:

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According to the modder and the project website, a lot of work has gone into this release. Apparently DerSilver83 removed all compression artifacts from all plots by hand. The modder also used Photoshop to meticulously redraw all frames and assets frame by frame. Continuity issues were also fixed, and some new transition scenes were created completely from scratch. All audio has also been syncronized and everything now runs at a decent 12fps.

DerSilver83 says he’s been working on this mod for about six years, and this latest 1.0 version marks the end of the project. July 31 in a released statement, they explained that they had done everything they could within what they called a “reasonable time frame” and were satisfied with the final results.

“I want to remember this project as something fun before it turns into something of a burden,” said DerSilver83. on the project website. “So that’s it. The final release of my Cutscenes Remaster project and I hope everyone who uses it enjoys it as much as I do. I’ve always wanted to make a meaningful mod for a game I love, and I can finally say I’ve achieved it (or at least tried).

To actually play this, you’ll need to do some searching around the internet to find the appropriate files needed to play the full game, since this mod only contains remade scenes and nothing more.

In the meantime, you can read more about Warcraft: Lord of Clans through this great story from our very own Luke Plunkett.

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