Warcraft vs Starcraft is a free modification to Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III originally created by the team ZanMgt, and is now continued by the community! In this game modification, we’ve integrated StarCraft's mechanics and art by hand so the world can see what happens when Blizzard's greatest franchises duke it out! We're all very proud of Warcraft vs Starcraft and hope you’ll enjoy our hard work!

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We've released eight detailed units from Warcraft vs Starcraft to be used in custom Warcraft maps as a part of the end of the year update!

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ThumbWE REQUIRE MORE MINERALS:
Even though we hadn't properly planned the time it would take to put the remaining parts of Warcraft vs Starcraft together, we'd still like to release something before the end of the year. To this end, we've put together a small pack of importable models and textures from the WvS mod to be imported into your own Warcraft maps!

Barring any unexpected events we're still following the plan towards a release soon¹, but until I've reworked our development plan I'm just going to play it safe and list the whole of "Q1 2011" as the launch window. Regardless of the delay, development updates will continue to ensue each weekend(or so) for entertainment along the way.


Work, work!


MODEL PACK:
We've released a Warcraft vs Starcraft "art pack" containing several custom detailed models, portraits, and icons. Gabriel's working on a map with everything already imported for convenience, but in the meantime we will have some tutorials posted to get you started if you're new to the WC3 import process.

Model Pack Zip (~8.7mb)
Zanmgt.com

Artwork Included:

  • Zergling
  • Hydralisk
  • Roach
  • Baneling
  • Xel'Naga Tower
  • Zerg Beacon
  • Marine
  • Belshir Tree

Note: The Zergling is the only unit in the pack that has been properly trimmed and reduced in polygons, the others should be considered "High detail" (approximately 2,000 polys) and used accordingly. In addition, the textures are at their highest uncompressed quality. A compression tool such as the "Warcraft 3 Viewer" (Wc3c.net) by TheProphet, or other similar tool should be used to reduce the size and quality of the textures when they're used in multiplayer maps.

If you use any of the artwork in a public map, please throw us a bone and give credit to ZanMgt and the Warcraft vs Starcraft mod. Thanks!


ThumbDEVELOPMENT TIDBIT:
A year ago, when Starcraft 2 and its beta were still unavailable, I had used public screenshots of SC2 units to create the models and textures. This wasn't necessarily the best solution for a detailed texture, but for Warcraft standards it worked well enough.

After the beta and Wings of Liberty released, we were able to obtain better angles and closeups, but much of the process remains similar, only with more Photoshopping being required. Trying to maximize the available texture space while preserving the hi-res shadows and specular is tricky, especially with WC3's solid team colors murdering any and all of our attempts to retain specular. We've come up with a few tricks to get around this though.

Below are a couple of the units in WvS that are still using the Blizzard Screenshots for textures/models.

Image 1Image 2


¹ "soon" is a trademark of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc

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Kingbdogz
Kingbdogz

Great job guys! This mod is going to be the best :D

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C&C-Pickled
C&C-Pickled

"¹ "soon" is a trademark of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc" Hahaha, It's funny because it's true :]

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lol1234
lol1234

Well, there is always valve time to fall back on... I expect a release "Any minute now..."

Valve Time | Actual Time | Item
"Soon" (1998), way before 2005 | October 10, 2007 | Release of Team Fortress 2

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ThatWasLeftHanded
ThatWasLeftHanded

Oh nice :)

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darkside9199
darkside9199

this is really nice!!!!
reallly great job dude, this is awesome!!

can you reupload the models??

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