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#1

Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:10 AM

Hey.

I want to know whether there are players which can play W3G files (Warcraft replay file format). I have some replays I really want to watch, but I can't watch them through the game because the replays are played on different versions of Warcraft. Since I can't patch my game for all of those, I need a player or codec which would be able to open this.

I tried WMP and Quicktime but they don't support it.

Thanks for any help.


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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:26 AM

Google is your friend.
Does this link help?

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:03 PM

I did search on Google, but I came up with stuff that is totally unrelated to what I am searching for. Every single result was like that.

I already visited the page you linked me to. It does not answer my question.

Thanks for the help anyway.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 06:23 AM

How big are the files?

Odds are, the replays do not contain the actual video data. In most games, the replay is just a list of actions taken by various players and some other relevant data required to reconstruct what happened. It still uses game engine to generate the frames, so no external program would have a chance of playing such a replay file.

The best way to tell which case it is is to look at the size of the file. If it is a video file, it will generaly take up 1-10MB per minute of video. Of course, even if the replay file is that big, there is no gurantee that it is video data.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:24 AM

Nah, I think they do have data in them because I downloaded them off Blizzard's site.

So, isn't there anyway I could watch these in a player?

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:12 AM Edited by K^2, 15 August 2006 - 08:19 AM.

Could you give me a link? I can take a look at it and have a better idea of what kind of data it contains.

Edit: Never mind. I found one. There is no way to play it with any kind of media player. The only data it contains is who moved where. You need the game to play it, and nothing else will do.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:43 AM

You need to find out the games consoles commands.

You load the w3g into the game and then the data from the w3g is played using the game engine.

You can not watch these in a stand-alone player.

http://www.wownation...le-command.html

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:08 AM

Damn, that really sucks. It would've been much easier for me if I could watch it in a player.

Dup, I'm talking about Warcraft 3 not WoW. That page links to a WoW site tounge.gif .

Thanks for all your help anyway.




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