I have gone through all of the support forums. I have done every single thing i have read from blizzard to google. Nothing seems to work. I bought the game from the blizzard store and it is not working at all. I have redownloaded the game file atleast 20 times. Nothing seems to work. Do I just have to eat the money that I spent because this product will not work? My computer is more than capable of running it.
1. Re: Warcraft 3 will not open 01/19/2010 02:30:42 PM PST
Can you explain what is happening and at what point the issue occurs?
Also, stating that you have done everything does not really provide us with much of a starting point for troubleshooting. Can you list the steps you have tried to resolve the issue. If not we are likely going to overlap for a while before we fond something that has not been tried.
I go to battle.net website, I click download pc file. I install that file. I open it up and it gives me the fatal error then it says
CD-ROM drive error.
Frozen Throne was unable to locate your CD-ROM drive.
Please make sure your Frozen Throne disc is in your CD-ROM drive, then click on 'Retry'.
Which doesn't make sense. So I tried to download the patch files to manually patch it and it gives me other errors. I have ran it as administrator, tried to run it in windows mode, repaired windows, disk defrag, re install, re download the install files. I really cant think of anything else to do.
3. Re: Warcraft 3 will not open 01/19/2010 04:19:18 PM PST
I suspect that there may be a problem with DirectX preventing Warcraft from running. Before I sort that out, be sure to update Warcraft to the latest version possible. The latest version is 1.24d, however that is released on the server just yet, so 1.24c will have to do for the time being
I am not sure what version of Windows you are running. Is that Vista 64-bit? Anyhow, you should make sure your video card drivers are up to date. They are directly linked to DirectX and may be the source of the problem. Your drivers will be found on the nVidia website here
Just make sure you pick the correct operating system.
Hopefully that will help fix it up. In the mean time, you may be able to launch the game in OpenGL mode. Create a shortcut to "Frozen Throne.exe" and add the -opengl tag to the end of the target line as described in this article
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?articleId=20678 (Use "Frozen Throne.exe" in place of "Warcraft III.exe")
Please let me know how you go.
11. Re: Warcraft 3 will not open 01/21/2010 04:34:57 PM PST