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Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

Index Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness is a fantasy-themed real-time strategy (RTS) game published by Blizzard Entertainment and released for DOS in 1995 and for Mac OS in 1996. [1]

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Adventure game

An adventure game is a video game in which the player assumes the role of a protagonist in an interactive story driven by exploration and puzzle-solving.

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AppleTalk

AppleTalk was a proprietary suite of networking protocols developed by Apple Inc. for their Macintosh computers.

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Ascential

Ascential plc, formerly EMAP, is a British business-to-business media business specialising in exhibitions & festivals and information services.

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Battle.net

Blizzard Battle.net is an Internet-based online gaming, social networking, digital distribution, and digital rights management platform developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Black & White 2

Black & White 2 is a video game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts.

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Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California, and is a subsidiary of the American company Activision Blizzard.

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Chris Metzen

Christopher Vincent "Chris" Metzen (born November 22, 1973) is an American game designer, artist, voice actor, and author known for his work creating the fictional universes and scripts for Blizzard Entertainment's three major award-winning media franchises: Warcraft, ''Diablo'' and ''StarCraft''.

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CNET

CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.

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Command & Conquer

Command & Conquer (C&C) is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game franchise, first developed by Westwood Studios.

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Communication protocol

In telecommunication, a communication protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.

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Computer Game Review

Computer Game Review was a print monthly magazine covering both computer gaming and video gaming.

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Computer Games Magazine

Computer Games Magazine was a computer gaming print magazine, founded in 1988 as the United Kingdom publication Games International.

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Computer Gaming World

Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006.

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Cyberlore Studios

Cyberlore Studios was a developer of computer games based in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States.

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Davidson & Associates

Davidson & Associates (or simply Davidson) was an educational software company headquartered in Torrance, California and published the Blaster series, including Math Blaster and Reading Blaster.

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Diablo (series)

Diablo is an action role-playing hack and slash dungeon crawler video game series developed by Blizzard Entertainment (and Blizzard North).

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DOS

DOS is a family of disk operating systems.

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Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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Electronic Gaming Monthly

Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is a monthly American video game magazine.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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Expansion pack

An expansion pack, expansion set, supplement, or simply expansion is an addition to an existing role-playing game, tabletop game, video game or collectible card game.

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Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.

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Fog of war

The fog of war (Nebel des Krieges) is the uncertainty in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations.

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Future US

Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets.

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Game

A game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.

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GameSpot

GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.

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Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant is the largest daily newspaper in the U.S. state of Connecticut, and is often recognized as the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.

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Health (gaming)

Health or vitality is an attribute assigned to entities such as characters or objects within role-playing games and video games, that indicates their continued ability to function.

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Heroes of Might and Magic

Might & Magic Heroes (formerly Heroes of Might and Magic) is a series of video games originally created and developed by Jon Van Caneghem through New World Computing.

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Id Software

id Software LLC (see Company name) is an American video game developer headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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IGN

IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.

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Interaction technique

An interaction technique, user interface technique or input technique is a combination of hardware and software elements that provides a way for computer users to accomplish a single task.

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Internet protocol suite

The Internet protocol suite is the conceptual model and set of communications protocols used on the Internet and similar computer networks.

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Internetwork Packet Exchange

Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) is the network layer protocol in the IPX/SPX protocol suite.

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Irvine, California

Irvine is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States.

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Kali (software)

Kali is an IPX network emulator for DOS and Windows, enabling legacy multiplayer games to work over a modern TCP/IP network such as the Internet.

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Keyboard shortcut

In computing, a keyboard shortcut is a series of one or several keys, such as Ctrl+F to search a character string.

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Level editor

A level editor (also known as a map, campaign or scenario editor) is software used to design levels, maps, campaigns, etc. and virtual worlds for a video game.

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Local area network

A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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LucasArts

LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC is an American video game publisher and licensor.

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Macintosh

The Macintosh (pronounced as; branded as Mac since 1998) is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. since January 1984.

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Macintosh operating systems

The family of Macintosh operating systems developed by Apple Inc. includes the graphical user interface-based operating systems it has designed for use with its Macintosh series of personal computers since 1984, as well as the related system software it once created for compatible third-party systems.

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MacUser

MacUser was a monthly (formerly biweekly) computer magazine published by Dennis Publishing Ltd. and licensed by Felden in the UK.

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Macworld

Macworld is a web site dedicated to products and software of Apple Inc., published by Mac Publishing, which is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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Melee weapon

A melee weapon, or close combat weapon, is any weapon used in direct hand-to-hand combat; by contrast with ranged weapons which act at a distance.

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Michael Morhaime

Michael "Mike" Morhaime (born November 3, 1967) is president and a co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment (founded in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse), a video game developer located in Irvine, California, owned by Activision Blizzard.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Mini-map

A mini-map or minimap is a miniature map that is often placed at a screen corner in video games to aid players in orienting themselves within the game world.

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Modem

A modem (modulator–demodulator) is a network hardware device that modulates one or more carrier wave signals to encode digital information for transmission and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information.

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MS-DOS

MS-DOS (acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system for x86-based personal computers mostly developed by Microsoft.

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Multiplayer video game

A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time, either locally or over the internet.

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Myst

Myst is a graphic adventure puzzle video game designed by the brothers Robyn and Rand Miller.

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Next Generation (magazine)

Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).

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Null modem

Null modem is a communication method to directly connect two DTEs (computer, terminal, printer, etc.) using an RS-232 serial cable.

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Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of Orlando, Florida and the Central Florida region.

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Patrick Wyatt

Patrick Wyatt is a game programmer and one of the three co-founders of ArenaNet.

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PC Data

PC Data was an American market research and point of sale tracking firm founded in 1991 and based in Reston, Virginia.

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PC Gamer

PC Gamer is a magazine founded in the United Kingdom in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc.

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Peasant

A peasant is a pre-industrial agricultural laborer or farmer, especially one living in the Middle Ages under feudalism and paying rent, tax, fees or services to a landlord.

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PlayStation (console)

The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename, PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Pointing device gesture

In computing, a pointing device gesture or mouse gesture (or, simply, gesture) is a way of combining pointing device or finger movements and clicks that the software recognizes as a specific computer event and responds in a manner particular to that software.

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Porting

In software engineering, porting is the process of adapting software for the purpose of achieving some form of execution in a computing environment that is different from the one that a given program (meant for such execution) was originally designed for (e.g. different CPU, operating system, or third party library).

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Ranged weapon

A ranged weapon is any weapon that can engage targets beyond hand-to-hand distance, i.e. at distances greater than the physical reach of the weapon itself.

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Real-time strategy

Real-time strategy (RTS) is a subgenre of strategy video games where the game does not progress incrementally in turns.

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Sega Saturn

The is a 32-bit fifth-generation home video game console developed by Sega and released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America, and July 8, 1995 in Europe.

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Sega Saturn Magazine

Sega Saturn Magazine was a monthly UK magazine dedicated to the Sega Saturn.

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Shamanism

Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with what they believe to be a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.

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Single-player video game

A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Interactive Entertainment (abbreviated as SIE and formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Sony Network Entertainment International) is a multinational video game and digital entertainment company and is a wholly owned subsidiary and part of the Consumer Products and Services Group of Sony Corporation.

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StarCraft

StarCraft is a military science fiction media franchise, created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney and owned by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Steel Panthers (video game)

Steel Panthers is video game released in 1995, and is the first game of the Steel Panthers video game series.

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Stock keeping unit

In the field of inventory management, a stock keeping unit (SKU) is a distinct type of item for sale, such as a product or service, and all attributes associated with the item type that distinguish it from other item types.

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Sunstorm Interactive

Sunstorm Interactive is an Indianapolis-based video game developer founded in 1995 by Anthony Campiti, which specialized in hunting simulators and first-person shooters.

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Technology tree

In strategy computer games, a technology, tech, or research tree is a hierarchical visual representation of the possible sequences of upgrades a player can take (most often through the act of research).

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The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is a nonprofit news organization that publishes daily articles in electronic format as well as a weekly print edition.

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User interface

The user interface (UI), in the industrial design field of human–computer interaction, is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur.

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Video game console

A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.

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Warcraft

Warcraft is a franchise of video games, novels, and other media created by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans

Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was a graphic adventure game under development by Blizzard Entertainment and Animation Magic from 1996 until its cancellation in 1998.

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Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal

Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal is an expansion pack developed by Cyberlore Studios, released in 1996 by Blizzard Entertainment for the real-time strategy video game Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.

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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a high fantasy real-time strategy video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, and was released in July 2002.

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Warcraft: Orcs & Humans

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a real-time strategy game (RTS), developed by Blizzard Entertainment and published by Blizzard and Interplay Productions.

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Waypoint

A waypoint is an intermediate point or place on a route or line of travel, a stopping point or point at which course is changed, first use of the term tracing to 1880.

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Westwood Studios

Westwood Studios, Inc. was an American video game developer, based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Windows 3.0

Windows 3.0, a graphical environment, is the third major release of Microsoft Windows, and was released on May 22, 1990.

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Windows 95

Windows 95 (codenamed Chicago) is a consumer-oriented operating system developed by Microsoft.

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WinG

In computing, WinG (pronounced Win Gee) is an application programming interface that is a port of Windows 95's Device Independent Bitmaps to provide faster graphics performance on Windows 3.x operating environments, and was initially positioned as a way to help game developers more easily port their DOS games to Microsoft Windows, although it was quickly discontinued in favor of DirectX.

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Wizard (character class)

The Wizard is a type of magical character class in certain role-playing games, including role-playing video games.

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WizardWorks

WizardWorks Group, Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warcraft_II:_Tides_of_Darkness

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