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Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

Postby uakf.b » 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 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!
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Re: Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

Postby F-Train » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:33 pm

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    Re: Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

    Postby Rodelf » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:25 pm

    Color me impressed. When's this app due to leave the Beta and go into the full release?

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    Re: Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

    Postby Slovak » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:29 pm

    HOw can i re-lease from 1.30.2 to 1.30.1 ?
    Any help please?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

    Postby Dew » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:14 am

    Slovak best method may be to uninstall/reinstall. You can download the 1.30.1 version directly from entconnect app. If you want to use BNet as well make sure to make two different folders (Copy ent connect version to My Docs etc) prior to connecting to BNet.
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    Re: Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

    Postby thepoke » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:43 am

    Love the program!

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    Re: Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

    Postby With_Flow » Thu May 11, 2023 10:34 am

    uakf.b wrote:To host with WC3Connect, follow these steps (you must be on 1.30.1 patch, not 1.30.2):GBWhatsApp APK

    Is it only 1.30.1 specific? What about patches that come after 1.30.2.

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    Re: Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

    Postby Unitil » Thu May 11, 2023 11:37 pm

    Blizzard has changed many things after the 1.30.1 patch.
    We cannot use our hosting bots on official servers.

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    Re: Hosting Games from WC3 with WC3Connect

    Postby Zergling_man » Sun Jul 02, 2023 8:28 am

    Had a curious issue with a friend just now, regardless of who hosted, the game would drop us 15-30 seconds later. Not user error (ie. alt+a), it occurred repeatedly, consistently.
    It did not occur while downloading.
    Client received the following on wc3connect's STDOUT:

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    2023/07/02 17:33:34 [conn] error reading remote: read tcp LOCAL:39934->REMOTE:6112: i/o timeout
    2023/07/02 17:33:34 [conn] error reading local: read tcp> use of closed network connection

    Second one seems normal, I see it whenever I quit for any reason, but I think first one is relevant. Actually I think second one usually shows real IPs, not localhost?
    Host receives nothing.
    The join is complete, we can see each other in slots correctly, can speak to each other.
    Both of us can join host bots without this issue, but I don't think either of us have proved that we can join local-hosted games without it.
    Hmm, ok, just confirmed it also happens with someone else joining my game, so it's not something between us directly.

    When I join I see it attempting to do a spoof check:

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    2023/07/02 17:31:29 [conn] using hostcounter=2
    2023/07/02 17:31:29 [conn] user requesting 475, local username=Zergling_man, connecting to REMOTE:6112
    2023/07/02 17:31:30 found pid=2
    2023/07/02 17:31:31 [conn] requesting spoofcheck Zergling_man -> Local Game (Raugg)

    I wonder if that's related? Are spoof checks meant to occur with local-hosted games?

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