Every time I get lazy and not post public announcements or news updates about the mod, users that follow Wc3:WoW's development progress begin to panic and insist the project is dead or on hold. I'd like to notify everyone that Wc3:WoW is not dead nor is it on hold. As a reminder as to why not much has been reported lately, we're still trying to get Wc3:WoW to work with WarCraft III patch 1.24 and have some functioning triggers in it at about the same time. However, the very old GameCache code is proving itself to be quite unorganized and complicated, making the conversion of code/triggers to 1.24 even more difficult. Whether we decide to fix it up and move forward or to recode the Wc3:WoW GameCache entirely is a decision we're still juggling.
Initially, it was our plan to easily transfer as many triggers from Wc3:WoW to the 1.24 compatible version as possible. Unfortunately, that plan isn't going so well and we may just have to recode literally everything all over again. It isn't as much of a setback since we had this in mind the whole time, but it is rather unfortunate since this will make development on new systems, features, spells, etc. a bit more tedious. Eventually, everything in Wc3:WoW will be recoded completely by Yixx - unless we recruit another dedicated coder. It'll be a while until that day has come, but we'd prefer it not be immediate, since the older triggers from Wc3:WoW are useful and will save us a lot of time in the long-run with getting the campaign playable. Right now though, compatibility and messy code work seems to be our main obstacles.
There is no need to panic after reading this news post. It is just an informative post to reassure everyone that the mod is still being worked on actively and that there are a couple roadblocks that are slowing us down; we'll overcome the obstacles soon enough though. Once Wc3:WoW is compatible with WarCraft III's 1.24 patch, I can begin working on the terrain again! Orgrimmar is my main priority to get at least another 25% complete when I can get to work on it again, so hopefully I can get started soon so I can show off screenshots of it! Speaking of which, I appreciate the community helping out by providing World of Warcraft screenshots and videos for me to reference back to when reterraining Wc3:WoW. I can really use more screenshots of Orgrimmar though! ;-)
Thanks for reading and tracking the mod. I read all comments on both our hosted forum at the Hive Workshop and at Mod DB.
Stay tuned for further information about progress with compatibility and functionality...