Friday, September 12, 2008

Warcraft II on Ubuntu

Now here's a blast from the past: I found a copy of Warcraft II: Battle.Net Edition on sale at Data Blitz in SM City Davao. How much? P200. Yup, that's right: P200. I was sorely tempted to buy it. After much vacillation over several visits (did I really have time to play), I finally caved in.

And you know the best part? It works great in Ubuntu under Wine!

Hmmm...and there's still a Baldur's Gate two-pack over there, too. A bit pricier at P800, but that's for both the original Baldur's Gate and Tales of the Sword Coast. Tempting, tempting....

Sure, sure, it's not World of Warcraft or even Warcraft III, but it's still one of the best games ever.


  1. wow, it's been years since i last saw a warcraft II screenshot... brings back memories of watching my brother build sprawling encampments using every cheat in the book ^^ i miss that old warcraft. there just aren't any games with water units and buildings floating on 2d waves anymore.

    what about diablo II? do you know if that works on wine as well? :)

  2. Yeah, Warcraft II is a real classic. Played through the first few Orc scenarios -- still fun.

    According to the Wine database, Diablo II does run. Would be interesting to try it out for real, though.

  3. ah yes. Warcraft II, classic! :) I miss how simple the old Warcraft universe was - comparing it to its current state - I could say that the addition of the new races really complicated everything. Oh.. and there are differences in terms of logistics now (spoiler alert), for example, the human city of Azeroth - now goes by the name "Stormwind". "Azeroth" - is now the name of the home planet of the humans (while Draenor - or Outland - is the hp of the Orcs). It's still worth it to play old games like this, 'cause these games remind me of my childhood na rin. hehehe :-)

    - Ogs


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