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Announcements

ENT shutting down

Posted by HazarDous on Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:56 am

Hey everyone!

As the title indicates, I've made the decision that it is time to move on. ENT has been around since April 8, 2012. Members of the community came running to volunteer their time in order to provide our community with bots, stats tracking, game moderation, leagues, tournaments and countless other services. ENT has not been perfect. It's had its difficulties down the road, but everyone - staff members and players alike - has walked toward the same goal to provide for a fun and entertaining gaming environment.


Being a part of the staff for so long has given me a one-sided perspective. A perspective wherein I mostly dealt with the negative side of things like ban requests, complaints, ban appeals due to 'unjustified bans', etc. However, I never forgot the reason behind all of it. It may only be a game, but if people came here to post ban requests or ban appeals or complaints, it is because they care about this game and this community. They, too, wanted to make it a 'better' place, one wherein it would be the most fun and most competitive place to enjoy playing. Being able to see this side of the medal is the reason why many other staff members and I have stayed around for so long.


However, we must not blind ourselves to the reality that Warcraft III and ENT have become. The community has shred by a lot over the years. People moved on. The recent patch updates - most notably the latest one - have not helped the situation. ENT is no longer the community it once was, but it is only normal... After all, Warcraft III was first released in July 2002. It is a miracle that people are still playing it up to this date, but it goes to show how passionate and tenacious this community has been.


We were happy to be on the status-quo for years, but the recent patches have rendered this situation untenable. @uakf.b , the founder of ENT and the genius who has reverse-engineered WCIII in order to code the bots you've all grown acquainted to, is no longer actively around. We haven't had a tech guy to implement meaningful stuff in years. Many of the staff members have moved on, and many of the remaining ones, including myself, have lost their passion. At this point and for the reason above-mentioned, I believe ENT no longer has a purpose to be. We do not know much about reforged yet. We do not know if there will be an influx in new players, nor what Blizzard will implement on the technical side to compensate for all of the utilities that the bots have brought to the game. We do not know either if there will be a purpose for an outside community. However, and if there is a need for it, I believe it is best that it rises on its own, with passionate players, just like ENT did in 2012. Our discord server will remain in place as a way for everyone to keep in touch and discuss about any potential way forward.


I've decided to passively shut ENT down, meaning we will no longer moderate our games starting tomorrow. You will still be able to play but game quality is expected to go down until we finally pull the plug. As I said, the discord server will remain as a way to keep in touch. This passive shut down will also allow players (and most notably LIHL) to slowly migrate toward battle.net.



I would like to specifically thank @aRt)Y , for the tremendous job he's done as upper staff over the years. A true pillar of the community, whom I have not once seen lose his cool.

Special shout-out to @Haunt , @matdas and @Merex (Av1oN), who have all been staff for longer than I can tell. A big thanks to @Jabba41 @nabo. @Beerlord @FalenGa @Unitil @Hyo @RadiantCrystal and the rest of the staff and ex-staff alike, who've dedicated countless of hours to this community.

Finally, cheers to every players and donors alike who have also participated in making this community what it's been over the years.


It's been an hell of a ride. Best of luck to everyone :)

Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

Posted by uakf.b on Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:37 pm

You can now host games directly from WC3 with WC3Connect, similar to the way you can host games on Battle.net with the 1.30.1 patch.

The 1.30.2 patch changes this method of hosting. Instead of players directly connecting to you, they connect through a Blizzard proxy. This means you may have very high ping if you're outside North America / Europe / small parts of Asia.

To host with WC3Connect, follow these steps (you must be on 1.30.1 patch, not 1.30.2):
  • Get WC3Connect, create an account, and login
  • Under Settings, check "Enable Hosting from LAN" (if you don't see this option, get the latest version of the app)
  • Set up port forwarding for your Warcraft III game port (configured in Warcraft III -> Options -> Gameplay); see Wikihow for a guide
  • Open up Warcraft III, go to Local Area Network, and create a game
  • Other players should now be able to join your game by selecting it from the Unmoderated section in WC3Connect. They will connect directly to your WC3, so if they are in the same geographic region as you, they should have low ping.

This functionality is still in beta; please post here or let us know on our Discord if you run into any issues. Also let us know if it works!

WC3Connect

Posted by uakf.b on Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:06 am

We're excited to announce WC3Connect, a major improvement over ENT Connect that allows you to easily join ENT and MakeMeHost games using a desktop application.

If you’ve updated your client, here are the WC3 1.30.1 client download links should you wish to use our services.

Game Download - Patch 1.30.1 : Does not include CD-keys
Windows - Google Drive || MEGA || MegaUp
Mac - Google Drive || Install instructions : Wiki OSX Install
Note: Only launch the game via Warcraft III.exe as the Launcher.exe will update your client.

WC3Connect client download links
Download link for Windows: wc3connect.exe
Download link for Mac OS X: wc3connect-osx.zip
Download link for Linux: wc3connect-amd64
Cross-platform Java version (use this if the .exe doesn't work): wc3connect.jar (you'll need to first get Java here)
Source code: WC3Connect-Java (Github)
Need help? Check the Wiki, a Youtube video, the FAQ, or Join our Discord

To get started:


Please let us know if you have feedback or questions! Also check the Wiki.

Basic tips:
  • There are four tabs: Public (host.entgaming.net / MMH), ENT Autohost (e.g. DotA, Legion TD Mega), Others, and Unmoderated.
  • By default, several lobbies will be shown in the LAN gamelist, and it could be hard to find the desired game. If you click a game in the WC3Connect app, the Warcraft III LAN gamelist will only show that game.

Planned features:
  • Some kind of integrated chat system for players who don't use e.g. discord
  • Setting to play alert when game finishes loading
  • Show games that player has played before in a separate tab (similar to top section of website games list)
  • Remember me for login
  • Confirmation when closing and you're in-game
  • Show something if account already validated

Known bugs:
  • Earlier version did not work on pre-Windows-8 or 32-bit, newest version works on both

Changelog:
  • 2018101401: WC3Connect accounts are now separate from forum accounts
  • 2018101101/2018101301: add MMH and other games
  • 2018101001: fix another occasional crash on reconnect
  • 2018100501: fix sporadic crash problem

F.A.Q. of patch 1.30.x

Posted by Unitil on Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:22 am

Welcome to the F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for patch 1.30.x. We have received a large number of questions, and have gathered a number of answers for those said questions below.

!!!NOTICE!!!
If the below answers did not help, please create a Technical Support request, so we can assist you further with your question/problem. Alternatively, you can reach us on our Discord.

Reconnection Tools F.A.Q.
Spoiler!
GProxy DLL: Not compatible with the 1.30.x patches
  • Be sure all files are removed from your installation if used pre-1.30 (.ini, .cfg, .mix)
  • Be sure <GProxy> is not selected as your connecting realm, you will not connect
  • We will be sure to update the Discord/wiki when/if this is updated.
GProxy Varlock: Compatible with the 1.30 Patch
ENTConnect: Compatible with the 1.30 Patch

Eurobattle.net F.A.Q.
Spoiler!
Q: Can I play on ENT Gaming bots via Eurobattle.net?
A: Cross-patch hosting does not appear to be functional at this point in time. This is mainly due to the differences between the 1.29+ and 1.28.5 patches. It is currently not possible to join games from Eurobattle.net without being kicked. They have noted that they will eventually be moving to the newer patches, however, they have not specified any date regarding this.
http://eurobattle.net/threads/208365

ENT Connect F.A.Q.
Spoiler!
Q: I'm unable to see games listed under 'LAN' in my WC3 game, how can I fix this?
A: Please see our WIKI with regards to patch/game requirements, and a setup/troubleshooting guide.

Q: The square icon is green, and I can join games, however, I'm always kicked after downloading the map.
How can I fix this?
A: Due to the differences between the 1.29.x patch and 1.27 patches, it is currently not possible to play on ENT Gaming bots via ENT Connect. There is no ETA on if/when this will be fixed.

General F.A.Q.
Spoiler!
Q: My client keeps crashing/desyncing x minutes into the game, is this going to be fixed?
A: Issues pertaining to crashing/desyncing are related to map compatibility with the 1.30 patch. This is not bot related.

These issues will need to be addressed by Blizzard via a patch, or by the map creator.

We will update our bots should a patched/working version of the map be provided via suggestion on our forum.

Q: My client does not connect to battle.net, and hangs on "Initializing Connection to Battle.net..."
A: Some reported fixes for this issue are as follows
  • Reselect your realm via the gateway button next to the <Battle.net> button.
  • If GProxy DLL is installed, ensure it is not selected under the available realms.
  • Spam left-click while initiating your connection
  • If the above did not work, you can try re-installing your client.
  • If none of this worked, you may be temporarily banned from joining battle.net

Q: Games are not listed in my LAN menu when using ENT Connect. What's wrong?
A: What patch are you using?
If you're on any patch below the <1.30.9922> patch, then games will not be listed for you to join. Be sure to update your client for this to fuction properly.

Q: My sound is buggy with the most recent patch, how do I fix this?
A: This is a known issue with the 1.30.x patches, this will need to be fixed by Blizzard.

Q: Warkeys is no longer working with the 1.30 patches, does anyone have a fix for this?
A: It has been reported that it is indeed broken with the 1.30 patch, and needs to be patched.

One alternative users have noted is AucT Hotkeys Tool.

Q: Some models appear invisible while in-game, and cannot be targetted. How can this be fixed?
A: This is an issue with the models used within the map itself. Only means of fixing this is by Blizzard or the map creator.

You can try deleting the map, and redownloading it, however, will likely not solve your issue.

Q: My download is stuck at ~X%, how can I fix this? /// My installation/update does not work
A: Refer to one of the following posts.
Post Patch Can't Run Fix : https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20762097041
Mac - Download stuck at ~69% : https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20757325828
Wins - Download stuck at ~65% : https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20762296111

Q: Why is the game not full screen? How do I fix this?
A: The game has full widescreen support, however, the in-game menu/loading screens have an added black bar on either side of the screen. This was intended! The in-game is full widescreen support without any stretching.

I will refer to a post made by a developer.
Pete Stilwell wrote:The interface wasn't designed to work with modern aspect ratios. To maintain functionality - and not ship a stretched version of the game we all love - the pillar box has been applied in menus.

If you play some games, you'll see widescreen support in all its glory.

Cheers,
Pete


Q: I'm experiencing issues where my mouse does not line up with the highlighted menu button, or the in-game button.
A: This is a known issue, and will likely need to be patched on Blizzards end.

There have been a few posts regarding this already, and all revolve around playing in windowed mode.
  1. Edit the alias properties used to launch your Warcraft III client
    1. Locate the alias used to launch your Warcraft III client
      • If the shortcut is in your start menu, right click and click "More" then "File Location"
    2. Right-click the alias, and click "Properties"
    3. Complete the following:

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      1. Add the following to the end of the target " -window"
      Example:// "C:\Program Files (x86)\Warcraft III\Warcraft III.exe" -window
      ***There is a space between " and -window
      This will launch your game in windowed mode

      2. Change "Run:" dropdown menu to reflect "Maximized"
      This option is your choice, however, it will launch your game in "Maximized" mode.
      If you experience problems with this, simple change this back to "Normal window"
    4. Click "Apply" and launch your game.
      • If you opted for both changes to your alias, your game should launch in windowed mode, and will be maximized to your full screen. This is minus the window border, and the task bar.
  2. Change to windowed mode, without editing your alias
    1. Open your Warcraft III client
    2. Hit Alt+Enter on your keyboard
      • This will change your client to windowed mode
    3. If you want your window Maximized, click the middle of the three upper right buttons.
Q: Will ENT Gaming support 24 player maps? /// How come I cannot join my 24 player map?
A: Currently only ENT Connect does not have 24 player support.

There is no ETA for when this will be resolved

Q: I keep getting kicked at 99% download, how can I fix this?
A: Dependent on your situation, you could be either trying to connect via Eurobattle.net or ENT Connect. Please see the respective sections for those platforms above.

If you're still experiencing this issue, beyond the two mentioned platforms, please let us know by posting a Technical Support request on the forum.

Updates regarding this F.A.Q. topic will be noted below.

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2018-08-14
Updated FAQ for patch 1.30

2018-04-19
GProxy++ by Varlock has been updated with support for 1.29.x patches. See our wiki for details.

2018-04-24
Updated FAQ for patch 1.29.1

2018-04-25
Update ELO - stat tracking is working since 1.29.1

Announcements & Rule Updates

Posted by aRt)Y on Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:57 am

Enterprise Gaming is a big community. We are talking about new rules and discussing current ones on a daily basis. It is difficult to keep up to date with all the news and changes - which unfortunately, is a must for you and us.

So how do you do it, you may ask yourself? ENT has a few hubs where we centralize all rule updates/changes and publish information and announcements. You can choose the one you prefer!

  • Discord: ENT's community & staff chat; You will find any announcement there.
  • Wiki and its news history; Only used to log rule changes.
  • Forum & In-game announcements. However, we strongly recommend you checking Discord nonetheless as this type of announcement is unreliable.
  • Info-Tourneys: Join the forum group to receive emails to your forum registered email about tournament news.
We also try to announce rule changes each Saturday to further minimize the risk of missing them.

If you have any questions regarding rules (and our publishing procedure) or announcements, feel free to contact the Management.