Warcraft 3 Rises From The Dead With Patch 1.27

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Warcraft 3 has lain dormant since 2011, but after Diablo 2 received a compatibility patch just the other day, Warcraft 3 has received a patch as well. It's Patch 1.27a, and it features many of the same changes and improvements as Diablo 2 did so it can learn to play well with newer computers.

The changelog is as follows:

Specific Changes & Improvements
- Throw away that old PowerPC Mac in the closet, we’ve created a new installer to support Mac 10.10 and 10.11
- Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
- Fixed a crash caused by Chain Lightning

Known Issues
- Windows 8.1 and 10 saved games are still stored in a location that requires running as system admin
- Some graphical issues with the cinematics are still occurring
- Changes to gamma settings will not take effect in windowed mode
- Cyrillic characters are still not displaying
- Disabled ambient sound while a MIDI issue is being resolved
- Mac 10.9 and earlier are not supported
- Mac build does not support the editor

It seems Blizzard is hard at work supporting its older titles, but that leads to speculation as to what could be coming next. What's Blizzard planning for all this? Simple updates to keep games playable, or something else?

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    March 16, 2016 12:20 PM

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      March 16, 2016 12:55 PM

      What's Blizzard planning for all this?

      It is rather curious that we're getting this suddenly. Unless they're just about to let some legacy guys go and are just finishing up old projects.

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        March 16, 2016 1:35 PM

        I remember hearing a while back they were hiring developers to maintain "legacy code" so I guess this is what came out of that. Pretty cool of them to update their older games for better support on modern operating systems.