Here is a video guide to installing and setting up Warcraft 2 Combat edition. Follow the steps below:
Install and play Warcraft 2 steps:
1. Download the warcraft 2 combat installer from http://server.war2.ru/downl...
I recommend using the latest version. At the time of recording this video that is v4.01
2. Run the installer
I recommend leaving everything as is but including the "Black to Pink" patch on the "Select Components" screen. Warning: Leaving "Rewrite gateways" checked will override War2BNE and Starcraft 1 gate ways which may make it difficult to access battle.net on these games.
3. [3:57] Router Port Forwarding to resolve hosting issues (Netgear genie WNR2000v3)
a. Connect to router's administration page http://192.168.1.1
and log in with credentials
b. Advanced tab → Advanced Setup → Port Forwarding / Port Triggering
c. Toggle to port triggering and add a service wit hteh following settings:
Service Name Name: Warcraft 2
Service User: Any
Service Type: TCP
Triggering Port: 6112
Connection Type: TCP/UDP
Starting Port: 6112
Ending Port: 6119
This should fix most hosting issues. If you are behind additional firewalls or additional routers with extra layers of security, it may not be possible for you to host games. See http://server.war2.ru/suppo...
... for more information.
4. Color Fix (win7)
Warcraft 2 is a very old program and doesn't run too well with all the fancy bells and whistles that come with modern operating systems. Also, leaving the screen resolution window open usually helps with some color issues as well. By personalizing windows to one of the high contrast settings and leaving the screen resolution window open will fix most, if not all, color related issues.
5. Run War2Combat
You may need to grant a firewall exception.
6. Connect to the RU: War2 Server
From the main screen → Multi Player Connect → Enhanced → connect
7. Create an account or Login
If you do not have an account already, create an account. It is pretty straight forward.
8. Join a game, host your own, or chat!
And that is it! If you run into any issues, there is a very helpful forum at http://forum.war2.ru/
that can help solve any technical issues you run into.