Warcraft II

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Warcraft II is a fantasy-themed real-time strategy (RTS) game published by Blizzard Entertainment and first released for MS-DOS in 1995 and for Mac OS X in 1996. The main game, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, earned enthusiastic reviews, won most of the major PC gaming awards in 1996, and sold millions of copies. The rivalry between Blizzard's series and Westwood Studios's Command & Conquer series fueled the RTS boom of the late 1990s.


Warcraft II DOS
Tides of Darkness
Beyond the Dark Portal

Ver. Lang. Date Comment
1.2alpha EN XXX XX 1995 PressAlpha
1.00 EN Nov 27 1995 US Retail
1.00 GER Nov 29 1995 German Retail
1.00 FR XXX XX 1995 French Retail
1.08sh EN Jan 17 1996 Shareware Disc
beta 1.02elc EN Jan XX 1996 Electronic Demo
1.20span EN Feb 05 1996 Split Archive Demo
1.12p EN Apr 01 1996 (also called v1.1)
1.20 EN Apr 12 1996
1.20 GER XXX XX 1996
1.20 FR XXX XX 1996
1.20elc EN XXX XX XXXX Electronic Demo
1.22 EN XXX XX 1996 Rerelease
1.3X EN XXX XX 1996 US Expansion Retail
1.3X FR XXX XX 1996 French Expansion Retail
1.31 GER May 21 1996 German Expansion Retail
0.95 online EN Jan 21 1997 Engage Version
1.40 EN Jul 10 1997

Warcraft II Windows Editor
Tides of Darkness
Beyond the Dark Portal

Ver. Lang. EXE Date Comment
0.5 Alpha EN PE Aug 08 1995 Press Alpha
1.0.26 EN NE Nov 27 1995 Retail NewEXE
1.0.26 EN PE Nov 27 1995 Retail PortableEXE
1.0.26g GER NE Nov 29 1995 German Retail
1.0.26g GER PE Nov 29 1995 German Retail
1.0.26f FR NE XXX XX XXXX French Retail
1.0.26f FR PE XXX XX XXXX French Retail
1.0.26 EN PE Jan 14 1996 Came with demos
1.0.28 EN NE Mar 15 1996 ?
1.0.28 EN PE Mar 15 1996 ?

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