ENT Gaming

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

The upcoming 1.30.2 patch breaks support for the custom game community. After the 1.30.2 patch is released, you will need WC3Connect to play on ENT, and other custom game communities that we plan to add support for.

Get WC3Connect here.

Announcements

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.

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)
Need help? Check the FAQ or Join our Discord

The upcoming 1.30.2 patch breaks support for the custom game community. After the 1.30.2 patch is released, you will need WC3Connect to play custom games on communities like ENT and MakeMeHost. Additionally, we will continue using 1.30.1 (the current version), so you shouldn't update to the new patch.

To get started:


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

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)

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

A Message to the WC3 Community | Shut Down

Posted by Jabba41 on Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:57 pm

Hello Humans, Orcs, Undead and Night elves.

For those of you wondering why you are unable to play that game of Legion TD, Vampirism or Dota you were so looking forward to, It is because We as Auto hosting Bot providers felt drastic measures were needed to show how much value we bring to the Warcraft 3 community. Not only do we provide a stable host for all to enjoy where we endeavor to keep the games clear of griefers and trolls but we also strive to keep games competitive by adding ranking systems and tracking your stats to ensure a more enjoyable experience.

Blizzard wants to remove Hosting bots from Warcraft 3. If they do, this is what it will be like for everyone. Fear not, for our services are only down temporarily but if we don't band together and convince Blizzard to change their mind, you will never be able to play that competitive custom game ever again.

Official message from all the following communities:

ENT Gaming, OHSystem, MYMGN, MMH, GhostPlay, Diplomunion.com, Werewolf Transylvania, MaulBot, Warcraft3.eu

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Support us on the official Blizzard forum https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/12790218/ or share your opinions here
You can also leave your vote here: https://www.change.org/p/blizzard-retur ... ft-3-patch

DotA Match-Making

Posted by uakf.b on Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:05 pm

We are beta testing match-making system on the apem bot.

Let us know your feedback:

  • Is system confusing?
  • Needs more features/commands in lobby?
  • You'd rather just have regular lobby with autobalancing (where you can enter up to 2 friends on the same team)?
  • You'd rather have it back to normal?

Basically it works like this:

  • You join lobby, type !solo to play by yourself or use !party / !join to play with friends
  • The bot divides players into tiers based on ELO score, it will try to start games with players in the same or similar tiers.
  • It will also prefer to put new players (<10 games) with new players, and old players with old players
  • If there are not enough players in the same tiers, after a few minutes the constraints will relax, and the tiers / new-vs-old-players will be ignored
  • Games are autobalanced, but players in the same party (up to 3 players) are put on the same team

A few other things:

  • You should type !a before leaving the game, otherwise you might enter a match at the same time as when you leave and get an auto-ban
  • Currently GProxy++ and most commands in lobby are not supported, it is work-in-progress (one thing to test: if you use GProxy++ can you still join, or can you not even connect to the game?)
  • If you leave and re-join you will go to the bottom of the queue
  • It shows an "ETA" but it is just static 5 minutes right now... (after 4 minutes constraints on tiers are relaxed)

The beta test will not be happening all the time, just for a few hours. We will change things based on feedback, please reply below!

LTD August Tournament

Posted by Haunt on Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Hey guys,

With the help of @n1ll3 we are hosting an LTD tournament in August!

LTD August Tournament Information
Sign-up thread

Please post any questions regarding this tournament in its sub-forum or at the tournament channel on our Discord server!

Changes in the Staff Dept. - I retire

Posted by aRt)Y on Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:06 pm

May 3rd, 2013 was the day I officially signed up on, back then, clanent.net after coming from communities like MBot, BGN and MMH. I became an active member of ENT as part of a merger and I started from "zero" again being a normal moderator.

However, as I kept repeating and stressing over the past years, we do our job and the service to the community volunatirly; not because we want praise but because giving back to the community and working for an entity like ENT is fulfilling enough - at least, that's been my mantra for the past.

Almost 5 years later, a lot on ENT has changed. I have worked my way up to where I am now. I have worked together with awesome people like nabo. and was enormously lucky to get someone like hazardous as his sucessor.

What players often forget about is that our job is not just about processing ban requests. A lot of it is also interacting with users and the staff members themselves. Many of which you get to like a lot and foster friendships to; hence, it is even more devasating if these people leave you - whether you want it or not, you take it personal. There's no shielding to that as I personally experienced.

Besides the personal aspects I have for ENT, many things like the wiki, restructering of both forum and staff come to mind but sadly the recent events over the past months (acp breach, ddos, internal issues, etc.) sort of overshadow that, bringing to mind that having someone you can work closely together and rely upon is something you should never underestimate. (Thanks nabo. & haz!)

To be honest, I never thought I would retire considering Warcraft 3 was in a status-quo-like situation but with Blizzard's recent strategic decision to breathe new life into our beloved game, the job now takes more time and energy than I can contribute. It feels like holding back the potential ENT can have in this new "era" and that's wrong.

Therefore, I hereby retire from all official duties as a Staff Dept. member and discontinue my work at MMH as well.

Considering Warcraft 3 has/is part of rougly half my lifespan (about 10 years now), I have seen many people come and go; and even if they will never read this, I would like to specifically - out of respect - mention their names as they have been dedicated players shaping the community, true friends for many years and loyal souls you could always count on (Metall-Drago, Pongu, Nate, Nabo <3).

With that said, I am not sad, nor do I regret my decision knowing that ENT is very lucky to have people with the same character traits. Besides oldies like haunt who have accompanied me over the past years, too, it is jabba who has been working effortlyless for the community. It probably did not go unnoticed as he got more publicly involved as well and as my last action as Staff Dept. member, haz and I congratulate and welcome him to be officially part of the Staff Deptartment. A well deserved promotion with great potential for ENT. Just stay true to your soul and remember what you have learnt but also do not repeat our mistakes, jab.

I am sorry to those I may have done wrong over the past century and sorry to those I may not have shown the appreciation they deserve. I tried my best to improve ENT to what it is today and thank everyone for a great time and the precious moments which truely make you realize what being a community means.

In regards to the transition, I will stay around for counsel (if desired) and for all permission-related matters.

Far well, Clan StiD, ENT, my fellow friends and long live Warcraft 3.

Respectfully yours,
ArtFuL_KiD
aRt)Y

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

1.29 Update

Posted by HazarDous on Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:20 am

Hey,

Blizzard has released Warcraft III version 1.29. Read more about all the updates here.

Our bots have all successfully connected to the new version. For more information about bots' status, check here

However, it seems the new version has caused problems with custom games.. You will find a list below of all known bugs;

Spoiler!
Hellhalt TD
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1. Frames drop after first wave spawn, and crashes your client - Tested/Confirmed in 1.29.1
2. Reports noted that towers cannot be sold - Tested/Confirmed in 1.29.1
3. Scoreboard was shrunk with no information - Tested/Confirmed in 1.29.1


Legion TD
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1. ELO is not being recorded.
2. Scoreboard may not appear.



DotA APEM/AREM
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1. Users cannot sell items back to the store - Patched in 1.29.1
2. Spawn camps are incorrect - Patched in 1.29.1
3. Jungle creeps do not provide rewards - Patched in 1.29.1
4. Stores, and neutral creeps have bugged colours - Patched in 1.29.1
5. Creep camps/Roshan no longer appear on the mini map - Patched in 1.29.1
6. Dust reveals invisible targets sometimes longer than intended - To be test in 1.29.1

LoD
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1. Users cannot sell items back to the store - Patched in 1.29.1
2. Map is completely blank, and cannot see anything (pings, units, etc.) - Patched in 1.29.1
3. Jungle creep spawns may be messed up similar to DotA - Patched in 1.29.1


YouTD
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1. Cannot download map and stay in lobby. You're kicked once the download is finished. - Bot related
2. Load codes are broken - Need to confirm for 1.29.1


Gem TD
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1. Stun and Holds on Gem TD are broken/do not work - patched by dev


NWU
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1. Users cannot sell items back to the store - Patched by dev


Castle Fight
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1. Users reporting being disconnected/crashing upon loading into the game - Patched in 1.29.1

Will keep this list up-to-date.

Recent Edits:

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[2018-04-10 11:28PM PST]
Tested/Confirmed points #2 & #3 under Dota AREM/APEM and points #2 & #3 for Hellhalt TD

[2018-04-11 10:13AM PST]
Added points 4-7 under DotA APEM/AREM - To be confirmed still
Added Castle Fight Point #1

2018-04-11 19:52 EST
Added LTD points 1 and 2.

2018-04-24 12:30 EST
Updated list of bugs for patch 1.29.1

Do note that Blizzard representatives are aware of these bugs and are working on this issue. Please be patient, thank you.

Battle.net Patch

Posted by aRt)Y on Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi,

Blizzard has released a new patch and a hotfix quickly after (https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/to ... 709?page=1).
ENT's bots are therefore currently offline and/or trying to re-connect. We are still looking into how the patch impacts the bots.

Please check ENT's Discord (https://discord.gg/23gCRX5) in #public-news for future updates. Thanks!

ENT is looking for new staff members!

Posted by aRt)Y on Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:53 pm

Hi everyone,

a few months ago, we actively approached new potential moderators.

We took our time observing and teaching them everything an ENT staff member needs to know/do and the results have been great so far.
They are so satisfactory, in fact, that we are re-opening the "Moderator Candidates" program again.

In case you always wanted to become a moderator but weren't sure if you got what it takes, then don't worry.
The mod program is specifically for you as we are working closely together with you, answering your questions in a more direct and co-operative atmosphere.

The timing is even more interesting given Wintermaul Wars is being actively developed again and staff members to moderate it are necessary, as well as new staff members officially moderating Risk Dev.

While the concept seems more loosely given the "give it a try"-feeling, we expect your dedication and commitment nonetheless.
Application criteria have been adjusted; feel free to apply!

Our staff is looking forward to working with you. :)

Looking for CD-Keys

Posted by aRt)Y on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:48 pm

Enterprise Gaming is looking for new cd-keys (ROC & TFT) for our bots!

In exchange, you get a tier 1 reward (purple forum color) or tier 3 (colored Discord name). Check our wiki for more information regarding the tiers.

If you would like to exchange spare cd-keys, post a technical support topic and private message the Staff Department (Hazardous or me) your spare keys. Once they are confirmed to be working, the donation process will continue.

Thanks!

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.