Years ago, it was not officially released Warcraft A point-and-click adventure game developed by Blizzard in the late 90s was released online. Although the game is fully playable back then, his cutscenes were low-quality, very compressed, not perfectly synced with the sound, and some were even straight up missing from the leak. Now, after years of working on it, someone has rearranged all the cutscenes, fixed them up, and made it easier to experience this part of video game history.
As seen Indie Retro News and Computer gamemud DerSilver83 recently released the finished 1.0 release of it WACRP (Warcraft Adventure Cutscenes Remastering Project). The mod features 20 fully remastered clips, including two that weren’t actually there in the initial leak but later surfaced via another DVD leak.
You can see an example of what this mod looks like and its enhanced cutscenes in the video below:
A lot of work went into this release, according to the modder and the project’s website. DerSilver83 apparently removed all compression artifacts from all clips. The modder also used Photoshop to carefully redraw frames and entire assets, frame by frame. Continuity issues were also fixed and some new transitional scenes were created entirely from scratch. All audio has also been synchronized and everything now runs at the correct 12fps.
All told, 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 call a “reasonable time frame” and that they are happy with the final results.
“I want to remember this project as something fun before it turns into some kind of burden,” said DerSilver83 on the project site. “So this is it. The final release of my Cutscenes Remaster Project and I hope everyone who uses it can enjoy it as much as I can. I’ve always wanted to create a substantial mod for a game I love and I can finally say I’ve achieved (or at least tried to) that.”
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, as this mod only contains the remastered clips and nothing else.
In the meantime, you can read more about it Warcraft: Lord of Clans through this wonderful story from our own Lúcás Plunkéad.