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 PostPost subject: Blizzard Alpha/Beta Stuff BEFORE WoW        Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:57 pm 
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As the Blizzard History guy, I see it as my responsiblity to bring light to the development of Blizzard games before WoW. To do that, I'll create a comprehensive list of screenshots, photos, videos, etc.
I will use the album feature of Imgur and not the BetaArchive image uploader, because handling that amount of images without any possiblity of grouping them and having a handy upload, is way too inefficient.

So let's start :)

Blizzard in general
IE 15 E3 1995: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvOT0buXeyg
IE 15 Company History (June 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxMq9V_cFu0
IE 15 Company Philosophy (June 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rUTuIApJfk

Shattered Nations
IE 15 (June 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf8I9mfxEfE
Official Trailer (August? 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CfoIWZOQz0

Pax Imperia 2
IE 15 (June 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YnLcqibkso
IE 15 Interview (June 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdEtBMqpe5g
Trailer 1 (September 1995): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZbmEvmKnzI
IE 18 (September 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=civORrt2J0s
Trailer 2 (January 1996): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2MttGtUeD4

Warcraft II

Trailers
VHS Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt3U6RAlG4s
Cinematic Trailer (September 1995?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDnoLOmTZg
GOTY Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogbCOqkH8Ow
Battle Chest Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-FRmq2JA6s
Slideshow (August 1995?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEW1dEDTJKE

Misc.
IE 14 Warcraft 2 Preview (May 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhiUbPoSQ3o
IE 15 Warcraft 2 Interview (June 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms9ZgZsmGWc
IE 18 Warcraft 2 Preview (September 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GthyVlUB5U
Promotional Bill Roper Interview (Dec. 31, 95): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGubpJxMr3s


Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans

Game files: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwnmWMHATgo
Walkthrough (Part 1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ6tg1Id6-c
Walkthrough (Part 2): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vn6dt6Y7Rc
Walkthrough (Part 3): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IumBxZ-thzQ
Walkthrough (Part 4): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3hsOE7kinc
Walkthrough (Part 5): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCNA8vq88ak
Walkthrough (Part 6): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq6KWqLrF_8
Walkthrough (Part 7): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN_7_pXeuwI
Walkthrough (Part 8): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzLhbcFTpcI
Walkthrough (Part 9): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iWqBF8yg3Q
Walkthrough (Part 10): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7JtMQM4QZ0
Walkthrough (Part 11): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdZUnQs3D5Y


Warcraft III
Image

Pre ECTS 1999
Screenshots (in hopefully chronological order):
Group 1: http://imgur.com/a/AHHLm
Group 2: http://imgur.com/a/1Nmgw
Group 3: http://imgur.com/a/daIyh
Group 4: http://imgur.com/a/eCRK0

September 1999 (ECTS 1999)
Screenshots:
Group 5: http://imgur.com/a/6ubsy
Group 6: http://imgur.com/a/TMZsX (aka Pre Korea)

Videos:
Rob Pardo about the Announcement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oz6u3zaGqs
Announcement recording fragment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0esQtZ9s9Fk
Incite Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXMk_Ti0Wug
Incite in German: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lNTbXTdt4o
Incite in German DVD version *missing*
PC Games Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A93bRHYPu7c
ECTS 1999 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy5Gn3MyYXY
ECTS 1999 Trailer (German): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHjjdzQEOHo
ECTS 1999 Trailer End Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_SXvVSTrVc

January 2000 (Korea)
Screenshots:
http://imgur.com/a/aAZCS
Videos:
Korea Gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De-6gkYhYCQ

PC Accelerator (aka PCXL) (dated to February 2000, printed in April 2000 issue):
Screenshots:
http://imgur.com/a/JSGsL

Pre E3 2000 (1) (April 19, 2000)
Screenshots:
http://imgur.com/a/Rw0zb

Pre E3 2000 (2) (April/May 2000)
Screenshots:
May 10, 2000 (1): http://imgur.com/a/pamPf
May 10, 2000 (2): http://imgur.com/a/J2xnR

Videos:
Gameplay Trailer 2000: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrZSitxLTXk

E3 2000 (Mid May 2000)
Screenshots:
http://imgur.com/a/F2R6t#0

Videos:
GameStar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT96KOd8eig
Gamesweb.de: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mre9ru5Ucig
Gamefan.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OYMm-YPV9M
PC Player: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6tXWjdojpk
E3 2000 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjsRUvunlVE

Pre ECTS 2000 (May-August 2000)
Screenshots
Old Maps (edited): http://imgur.com/a/g63Mg
Old Maps: http://imgur.com/a/PfAaN
New Maps: http://imgur.com/a/Fcahn

ECTS 2000 (Mid September 2000)
Screenshots:
http://imgur.com/a/8vZ5F#0

Videos:
GamesMania.de Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHukgBH5Y0o
PC Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSgiBBN9HqE
GamersInside.com 1/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO8aVL1-HKg
GamersInside.com 2/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z0JXOZXqB4
GamersInside.com 3/3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quDBJc-mehM
GameStar 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juDxtTcra6w
GameStar 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L5LgeDB8Ws


Pre E3 2001 (January 2001)
Gameplay Trailer 2001: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TM88XgkEXM
Alpha Music Humans 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCuUhITZum0
Alpha Music Humans 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPjgnyc6wRs
Alpha Music Humans 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew7A7svi1MY

Europe Tour 2001 (March 2001)
Gameplay (Nipo Games): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWhfG4B3sL4
Camera Angles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w0LLY72axQ
Demons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnrU8iMO6G8
Peasant Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaPdLXKLhq0
Cinematics: *Missing*
NPCs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THiQBGmTCd4
Undead and Night Elves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbBj-SQmaJk

E3 2001 (Mid May 2001)
Gamestar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVgUZHxXZuo
RagingInferno: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iG7Jej2D3w
PC Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0t7WSumsAQ
Bob(SavageGimp)(?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWee3EFlW-o
IGN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naKwblNutTU
IGN Cinematic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltdUmwG_ef8
E3 2001 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cPoehiDTVQ
Gamestar 08/2001 (Bonus footage): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiiJN0QFs74#t=450
VideogameGal.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRduORTWSFo

MacWorld 2001 New York (July 2001)
Keynote with Frank Pearce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcYfolzSlFE

Pre ECTS 2001 (August/September 2001)
ECTS 2001 Gameplay Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4DAdcUhhc

Misc. 2002 or later Videos
Bravo Hits Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiTOtcRD72c
July 2002 Trailer (UK) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C3mbIdMNTE
July 2002 Trailer (US) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVHax-dcV0
Movie Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uJYZUTZsZg
Single Player presentation in Germany (June 2002?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6m_Mco0Ark
Press Kit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zRAX2mEwV4

Beta (February 2002 and later)
(Cracked) Spelletjes Garnaal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RrIcR3TSIY
(Cracked) Elzabbul - Night Elves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAbrhIbo_qQ
(Cracked) Elzabbul - Undead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofRC612Ek-w
Main Menu Night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7JJvTUW2Ts
Main Menu Day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVN3IrA2Hmk
PC Games 04/02 Report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlV3Ev0opRk
Source file tree extraction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaBatYqxx84

E3 2002 (May 2002)
Electronic Playground: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OM3NHHEsv4
Cinematic (warcraftiii.net): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-FOd0Cya3A
Giga.de: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDY1NQq3KrE

More missing videos:
FanStage.de E3 Report (2000?)
Evil Ed - E3 2000 Report
Electronic Playground TV Report (November? 2000)

Director's Commentary
Thrall's Vision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4cZ2aHkFi0
Medivh's Warning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjX1v0Ac83c
Arthas' Betrayal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvxlJlK33SI
Destruction of Dalaran: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4u_3oDgcFY
Death of Hellscream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_TlLBIf_Yc
The Sacrifice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytRAwj3CeHQ

Writer's Commentary
Thrall's Vision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu1hUrKsWGw
Medivh's Warning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-u8uTkT7CE
Arthas' Betrayal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FlUj5Y7jhM
Destruction of Dalaran: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofl8gn3qjnY
Death of Hellscream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1dkgrTvtV0
The Sacrifice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FXcKPnK82s

Misc. Cinematic Videos
Warcraft 3 Story Boards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap7kFk_i6Q0
3DSMax Testimonial (May 2001): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gvKywr4STQ
EB Promo DVD Menu (March 2002): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bj5Nim8q5s

Frozen Throne
GameTrailers.com TFT E3 2003 Trailer (mid June 2003): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR6rJ3t7rbQ
GameStar 08/2003 Preview (dated to June 19, 2003): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmK4-m9AAsc

Diablo
Image

1995 - January 1996 "Alpha 1"
IE 15 Diablo Interview (June 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIswF7oZvRw
Official Trailer (August? 1995): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=252hllioVfk
http://imgur.com/a/UFeez

February 1996 "Alpha 2"
http://imgur.com/a/ScNtV

Early May 1996 "Alpha 3 Red" (Including Press Alpha)
http://imgur.com/a/lrHJO

E3 1996 (Mid May 1996)
PC Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huinl2A0UKE

May - July 1996 "Alpha 3 Gold"
http://imgur.com/a/YVIgk#0

PrDemo (Version1: Mid Aug.96: Version2: Late Aug.96)
Computer Chronicles (Featuring Max Schaefer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFqVWYQ86W4
Computer Live, Issue #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFywJ3vVTZQ

Fanmade "Alpha 4" - Sorta resembling June - September 1996
Gameplay Vid 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CyUSN3oD7E
Gameplay Vid 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH_xzDHv054
Gameplay Vid 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NppMgxnRGlI

PreBeta - November 1996?
http://imgur.com/a/iUtsf

Beta
Screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/5nWWh

Everything that I haven't categorized, yet
http://imgur.com/a/RCpnF

Renders
http://imgur.com/a/BwI1X

Artwork
http://imgur.com/a/BrVcb


Diablo II
Image

ECTS 1997 (September 8, 1997)
Cinematic Trailer (Starcraft CD Version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fMCt5Bq0qg
Cinematic Trailer (Gamespot Version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-EX2NyH9Lc

Earliest Images (~January 1998)
Diablo1-style interface: http://imgur.com/a/Fc5MJ

Earliest(?) Gameplay Video (April or early May 1998)
GameStar 07/98: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcDTsHW8aKk

E3 1998 (Mid May 1998)
PC Player (Germany) / PC-X (Hungary): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNJ84DzApQE
E3 1998 Trailer (German; published in late 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE9nAXFvbck
E3 1998 Trailer (French; published in mid 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gnlrtau1oE
E3 1998 Trailer (Spanish; published in 2000): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co1dYS0Oguw

January 1999
GameStar (Early January 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciokUjNEnWc

March 1999
Amazon (March 11, 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l52e8be09x0

April 1999
Paladin (April 13, 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRfnDvAjYmo
NBC Giga (April 21, 1999)(German): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYfFdDjsRUc
(Audio Only. Some video footage can be found in Early May 1999 PC Games Report)

Early May 1999(?)
PC Games (featuring NBC Giga footage): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uh2TNm02eM

E3 1999 (Mid May 1999)
GameStar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5aVQQwIunk

June 1999
GameStar (Early June 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jath9KEWy1U
Player_01z (June 26, 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXhm2L_YkFc
Player_02z (June 26, 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRGg6wXup_o

July 1999
Barbarian (July 21, 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0HaLGVoCN4

December 1999
Necromancer (December 15, 1999): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpNfpJVU5Ec

Battle.net Beta (Early 2000? FIXME)
PC Player: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NR8yD33vm4
Blizzard North Diablo 2 Beta Logo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzSglkMAdEs

E3 2000 (Mid May 2000)
PC Player: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6tXWjdojpk

Director's Commentary
Act I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5QSh0XChXA
Act II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqwed2Pn7k4
Act III: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c49SgxuJziU
Act IV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyyPlFe75Ao
Epilogue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6E4aFiolTE

Misc. Cinematic Videos
Diablo 2 Story Boards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oJ9ijy2cMM

Misc. 2000 or later Videos
Official Magazine (Bundle Edition): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CCWpkXv9Nc
Diablo 2 Magicube (BradyGames / Gamestop.com): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdmqxfMZaRg
"Monsterhatz im Netzwerk" (Featuring Garry Leusch): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejplscrrpVk
"Newsbyte" (Featuring Leo Jackstädt): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEWTPOKoZrM
German Radio Ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT5wa6hVqQg

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
Gamestar 05/2001 Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p263N73rK3c
Gamestar 08/2001 Multiplayer Match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwMYVzQNDIs

Starcraft

E3 1996 (Mid May 1996)
PC Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huinl2A0UKE

April 1997
PC Action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DGgOEMOJrQ
PC Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc7DhG2rMlQ

E3 1997 (Mid May 1997)
GameStar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K46WHt4kaZM

August 1997
Zerg Cinematic #2 - Promo version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmXMeOya3b4

February 1998
Zerg Cinematic #2 - Promo version (German): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYNN7KhofFw

Unknown 1998
Terran Beta Campaign 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq4f4XSG4QI
Terran Beta Campaign 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbdW6bifBgk
Zerg Beta Campaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55egI3owhYo
Protoss Beta Campaign: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfOGDXllTkk

Unknown
"Pre Beta Title" Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMrGjftXIRE
DVD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cTWbflGcn4

Cinematic Stuff
Cinematic Story Boards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP70AxUIVwA
Director's Commentary: Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpBWcbfecy8
Director's Commentary: Brood War Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCxrvoeX3qY
Director's Commentary: Terran #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9wEUYI5zhk
Director's Commentary: Terran #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDprYExcE8I
Director's Commentary: Terran #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uabM8EAHY_A
Director's Commentary: Terran #4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB65UP2BOg8
Director's Commentary: Brood War Terran: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbsEtZ-Jn04
Director's Commentary: Zerg #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eOUOMjvU2U
Director's Commentary: Zerg #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03eMRPXNa8w
Director's Commentary: Zerg #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0reYSwj6wM8
Director's Commentary: Zerg #4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PdGNRqYX7M
Director's Commentary: Brood War Zerg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZJyq5pM9l0
Director's Commentary: Protoss #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEAIdnJJ7A
Director's Commentary: Protoss #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHdCfdLMzvg
Director's Commentary: Protoss #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al83X84n-5Q
Director's Commentary: Protoss #4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ZwVD0lKok
Director's Commentary: Brood War Protoss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tk2Emv1Y-E

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Wow. Just wow. You did an awesome job here, thanks a lot for sharing all this!

On another note, I'd love it if there were a comparable amount of material on the development of Warcraft II... ^_^


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MrFlibble wrote:
Wow. Just wow. You did an awesome job here, thanks a lot for sharing all this!

On another note, I'd love it if there were a comparable amount of material on the development of Warcraft II... ^_^


Let's try this :D

*Moved to first post*

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I've created a little overview of the Warcraft 3 Beta source files:
http://blizzardarchive.com/BlizzardFiles/
Sounds and some other files are still missing, but I will add them soon :)
EDIT2: Diablo2 Beta added.

Maybe I'll expand the tree with even more source files, like Diablo, Warcraft 2 BNet Edition, etc.

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Hallfiry wrote:
Let's try this :D

Warcraft II Promo Videos

Trailers
VHS Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzDrA0h3_ZE
Cinematic Trailer (September 1995?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDnoLOmTZg
GOTY Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogbCOqkH8Ow
Battle Chest Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-FRmq2JA6s

Slideshows
Blizzard Trailer CD (August 1995?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEW1dEDTJKE
(The Slideshow was also used in the shareware version, as you can see in the video)

Awesome, thankies! ^_^


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So, as I posted above, I ripped some source code file trees (not actual code, just the file paths) from several Blizzard games.
To do that, I created a little tool that parses files for filenames. Of course it can't be 100% accurate, but it's amazing how good it actually works :)

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing

For example, this is the output for StormAE.dll from Warcraft 3 Beta:

Drive
Code:
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SBig.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SBlt.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SBmp.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SCmd.cpp
e:\drive1\temp\buildwar3\storm\h\stpl.h
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SCode.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SComp.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SDlg.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SDraw.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SErr.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SEvt.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SFile.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SGdi.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SLog.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SMem.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SMsg.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SNet.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SReg.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SRgn.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SStr.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\Storm.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\STrans.cpp
E:\Drive1\Temp\buildWar3\STORM\Source\SVid.cpp
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MSVCRT.dll
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USER32.dll
GDI32.dll
comdlg32.dll
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VERSION.dll
StormAE.dll
dbghelp.dll
ddraw.dll
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To do that, I created a little tool that parses files for filenames. Of course it can't be 100% accurate, but it's amazing how good it actually works :)

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing

That's an excellent idea! I've been noticing such filename leftovers (with full path) before in various game executables but it had never occurred to me one could systematically collect those throughout an EXE to get an idea of what comprised that programme's source code :)


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That's an excellent idea! I've been noticing such filename leftovers (with full path) before in various game executables but it had never occurred to me one could systematically collect those throughout an EXE to get an idea of what comprised that programme's source code :)


I had that idea for years, but was always too lazy to write such a tool.
in case you haven't noticed (it's a bit hidden in the text of the posts above), I made a little site were you can browse the files:

http://blizzardarchive.com/BlizzardFiles/

The Model and Texture files are from the Image Conversion Results and Collate logs of the Beta. That means that maps, sounds and some other files are still missing.
And I made a little video that shows how the ripping is done:


Actually we can go even further: The SLK tables used by the game have commentary written by the programmers who wrote the corresponding code. So we can actually tell, what files were written by which programmer (in many cases).

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I went ahead and used your tool against the wow alpha's and beta's that I have on hand. -- https://www.box.com/shared/static/t01lv ... 4e3t32.rar
You should add these to the site, as WC3 and WoW appear to share the same engine entirely - lots of similar paths to source files, and libraries.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Warcraft III Alpha/Beta Material        Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:41 am 
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I went ahead and used your tool against the wow alpha's and beta's that I have on hand. -- https://www.box.com/shared/static/t01lv ... 4e3t32.rar
You should add these to the site, as WC3 and WoW appear to share the same engine entirely - lots of similar paths to source files, and libraries.

Thankies for the lists ^.^
That saves me a lot of download time. I will add them later today.

About the relation of WC3 and WoW:
This is the WithDrive list from the Warcraft 3 Art Tools installer (late 2003):
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c:\Projects - WoW\Tools\InstallerLauncher\Release\InstallerLauncher.pdb
C:\Projects\arttools\Storm\bin\Storm.pdb
c:\projects - wow\tools\installer\source\Utilities.h
C:\%s
C:\Program Files\
C:\Windows\
c:\Projects - WoW\Tools\Installer\Release\WoW\Installer.pdb
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The ~1700 WoW source files are now up. Have fun browsing through them :)

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That is very awesome!


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Gurluas wrote:
That is very awesome!

Thankies ^.^

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Added a new interview from E3 2002 with Bill Roper :)

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thank you for link

i will take some time to watch all movie


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I've noticed a little bug that didn't occur among the files of Warcraft 3 and earlier games: WoW filenames sometimes end with brackets that include a line number. My program doesn not remove these brackets, so the files appear as dublicates in the source tree.
For those who want to see what I mean:
check C\battlnet.trunk\src\client\creep\

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Added the very very first Diablo 2 logo (that I could recently aquire in digital, unscanned form) and the earliest Diablo 2 screenshots.
Warcraft 3 now has the original Beta logo, with fancy transparency, etc.

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I wish someone would try and gather the early starcraft 1 or 2 betas/alphas, such as the 2003 build of starcraft 2, old screenshots.
maybe that is something i should do for the community........

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Some more Diablo 2 Videos added. More upcoming :)

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I wish someone would try and gather the early starcraft 1 or 2 betas/alphas, such as the 2003 build of starcraft 2, old screenshots.

There are quite a few comprehensive sources of pre-release Starcraft screenshots, beginning with the archived copies of Blizzard website:

December 1996
April 1997
October 1997
December 1997

Some shots are also found in the previews at the archived copy of the Next Generation Magazine website:

StarCraft Preview (21/01/1997)
StarCraft Preview (10/04/1997)
StarCraft Preview (22/05/1997)

It doesn't have all screenshots intact, but quite a few are preserved anyway.

Also check out StarCraft Evolution (the real site is down as it seems but it has been preserved by the Wayback Machine.


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Also check out StarCraft Evolution (the real site is down as it seems but it has been preserved by the Wayback Machine.

Actually the site is up :)

I'll try to add Starcraft stuff to the list, soon.

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MrFlibble wrote:
xZEROx wrote:
I wish someone would try and gather the early starcraft 1 or 2 betas/alphas, such as the 2003 build of starcraft 2, old screenshots.

There are quite a few comprehensive sources of pre-release Starcraft screenshots, beginning with the archived copies of Blizzard website:

December 1996
April 1997
October 1997
December 1997

Some shots are also found in the previews at the archived copy of the Next Generation Magazine website:

StarCraft Preview (21/01/1997)
StarCraft Preview (10/04/1997)
StarCraft Preview (22/05/1997)

It doesn't have all screenshots intact, but quite a few are preserved anyway.

Also check out StarCraft Evolution (the real site is down as it seems but it has been preserved by the Wayback Machine.


I thank you, sir, but do you have any idea of where i can find some of this stuff on starcraft 2, that is what interests me the most

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I thank you, sir, but do you have any idea of where i can find some of this stuff on starcraft 2, that is what interests me the most

I trust that the Wayback Machine has preserved even more of the recent media from Blizzard's website.

StarCraft II was announced in May (or was it June?) 2007, right? Here's the copy of starcraft2.com from that time:
http://web.archive.org/web/20070607162003/http://starcraft2.com/


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Added some Diablo 2 trailers, the Warcraft 2 interview from 1995 and a 17 minutes Diablo 2 audio recording from a German TV Show in early 1999. The Diablo 2 logo now has transparency.

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Added a lot of Diablo 1 stuff.

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Hallfiry wrote:
the Warcraft 2 interview from 1995

I've watched som interesting StarCraft pre-release stuff in your recent additions, but I can't locate the Warcraft II interview...


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