Have every patch version installed at once for just 1GB. (Simultaneous, concurrent. Downpatch, downgrade Warcraft 3 effortlessly.)

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Have every patch version installed at once for just 1GB. (Simultaneous, concurrent. Downpatch, downgrade Warcraft 3 effortlessly.)

New postby 3ICE on Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:53 am

(Edit: Why? To be able to watch old replays!)

I keep separate installs of WC3, one at every patch. There are exactly 40 versions and each directory is about half a gig. So you only lose 20GB doing this, and it is a lot more comfortable than reinstalling.
And on Linux you can even set up symlinks for the never changing war3.mpq files to save a lot more space. 420 MB on each copy to be exact.
Which brings your costs down to as low as 30MB per folder or 1.2GB for ALL versions of Warcraft 3 readily available at your fingertips.
Windows 7 can do this too! (It's called NTFS symbolic link and is available through command line: mklink. Or as a third party program: Link Shell Extension.)
With my main wc3 folder already over 10GB (lots of replays and downloaded custom maps) the additional 1 GB is not even noticeable.
Happy gaming!
p.s. Setting this up took me a day, but only about 10 minutes of attention. The rest was spent on waiting for the progress bars to fill while reading a book or playing Starcraft 2. (Playing slows down the progress bar though.)
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