Years ago, it was not officially released cans The adventure game developed by Blizzard in the late 1990s was leaked online. While the game was completely playable at the timeIts footage was low quality, very compressed, not perfectly synced with audio, and a few were directly missing from the leak. Now, after years of working on it, someone has reworked all the scenes, fixed them, and made trying this part of the video game history easier.
As I spotted it indie retro news And the computer gamesmodder DerSilver83 was recently released Final 1.0 version of WACRP (Warcraft Adventures Cutscenes Remastered Project). The model has 20 completely remastered clips, including two that weren’t actually in the initial leak but later surfaced via a different DVD leak.
You can see an example of what this mod looks like and its improved gameplay in the video below:
Much work went into this version, according to the designer of the program and the project’s website. Apparently, DerSilver83 manually removed all compression elements from all scenes. The mod also used Photoshop to completely redraw frames and assets, frame by frame. Continuity issues have also been fixed and some new transition scenes have been created entirely from scratch. All sounds are synced as well and everything now works at the correct 12fps.
Finally, DerSilver83 says they’ve been working on this mod for about six years, and this latest 1.0 release marks the end of the project. They explained in a post on July 31 that they did everything they could in what they called a “reasonable time frame” and are happy with the end results.
“I want to remember this project as something fun before it turned into some kind of burden,” DerSilver83 said. on the project website. “So that’s it. The latest version of my Cutscenes Remaster project and I hope everyone who uses it will enjoy it as much as I do. I’ve always wanted to create a great mod for a game that I love and can finally say I’ve achieved (or at least tried) it.”
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 contains only the remastered scenes And nothing else.
In the meantime, you can read more about Warcraft: Clan Lord across this great story From our Luke Plunkett.