How to Switch Warcraft Versions

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How to Switch Warcraft Versions - Here's how you can switch to different versions of Warcraft. This is very helpful when you want to use an older version of Warcraft but your Warcraft installation gets automatically updated to Warcraft 3 TFT v1.26.0.6401 aka 1.26a, but you want to use 1.24e on b.net. Then what you can do is use WVS or Warcarft Version Switcher to switch between warcraft 3 versions.

How to Switch Warcraft Versions

What is Warcarft Version Switcher (WVS)?
Very simple, just like the name states, WVS is a tool that allows you to switch between different versions of Warcraft 3.

With WVS, you may switch Warcraft from 1.26 to 1.25b, 1.25a, 1.24e, 1.24d, 1.24c, 1.24b, 1.24a, 1.23a, 1.22a, 1.21b, 1.20e

Note: With WVS, you may switch Warcraft from latest to older version and vise versa.


How to Use Warcarft Version Switcher (WVS)?
1. Download WVS (stripped version : ~600KB)
2. Download TFT Version x.xxx.zip file (x.xxx refers to version number)
3. Extract WVS in the Warcraft root folder.
4. Copy (or move) ALL the TFT Version x.xxx.zip files inside of the folder WVS. this folder is not the one you have extracted WVS but the one inside it. in other words,
   4a. find the WVS.exe file
   4b. there should be a folder WVS in the same folder as the exe file
   4c. place your version zip files inside of that WVS folder.
5. Run WVS.exe
6. If it can't find your wc3 folder, show it manually
7. Hit the switch version button
8. Double click the version you want to switch to.

Note: When ever you need to switch version, do step 5, 7 and 8.




Note: Many of you think replacing the Game.dll, Storm.dll and war3.exe are the version files i.e. copy/paste/replacing them is enough for switching version. this is not true. there's another file (war3patch.mpq) that is also updated with every version. and this is the reason the version zips are ~30MB.

It is true that without changing the war3patch.mpq, you can run wc3, but it is not recommended. it might result in a fatal error every now and then.