How do I open W3G files?
Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:10 AM
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.
Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:03 PM
I already visited the page you linked me to. It does not answer my question.
Thanks for the help anyway.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 06:23 AM
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.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:24 AM
So, isn't there anyway I could watch these in a player?
Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:12 AM Edited by K^2, 15 August 2006 - 08:19 AM.
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.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:08 AM
Dup, I'm talking about Warcraft 3 not WoW. That page links to a WoW site .
Thanks for all your help anyway.
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