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  • Anonymous Says:

    After downloading the torrent, how can I play the game?

    Edited by 3ICE: Fixed capitalization, punctuation and wording.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Depends on which torrent you downloaded.
    The PC torrent needs to be mounted with "DAEMON Tools" or any other optical disc emulator.
    The 1+2+3 torrent needs to be unrarred.
    The MAC torrent needs a double click, but obviously only works on MACs.

  • Alex Says:

    Do you have any download links for just the frozen throne? I already have downloaded reign of chaos and don't want to download it again.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Some clients allow you to skip any part of torrents, so you can download the TFT files from a torrent that has both TFT and RoC:
        • The original BitTorrent client
        • The uTorrent client

  • john Says:

    where can I find "DAEMON Tools" or any other optical disc emulator?

  • 3ICE Says:

    How about "on google"?
    You are the laziest person I have ever seen.

  • Jake Says:

    i have registered at and have put my games on that account cd key and everything. downloaded WC3 ROC and installed perfectly fine. I saved it to my desktop and installed it into the programs folder and did perfectly fine. But when i tried to download my FT i saved the client to my desktop just like ROC, but when i run it for FT it can't start downloading and says "There was a problem authenticating your download. Please go to to start a new download. It's just a small vicious circle of fails. any advice?

  • 3ICE Says:


    Torrents. (It is almost perfectly legal, as long as your CD key is legal and was paid for.)


  • Anon Says:

    Hi 3ICE,
    I am not very savvy with this sort of thing and have some questions about installing and playing the games.
    I finished downloading Warcraft 1, 2 and 3 and installed Warcraft_Shortcuts, however when I try to launch the games it comes up with;
    DOSBOX.EXE - Unable To Locate Component
    This application has failed to start because SDL.dll was not found.
    Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

    I tried reinstalling Warcraft_Shortcuts but this doesn't change anything.
    Also, I am vaguely aware of how DOSBOX works but as I said I am not very savvy with this sort of thing, so if you could please help me out I would be very greatful.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Hi Anon,

    You did not provide enough information.

    Which game? All three?
    Why do you have to use Dosbox? This is a Windows game, so use the default command prompt.
    Did you try downloading SDL.dll for Dosbox? It asks for it, so it is logical to do this.
    Did you do as instructed? "Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

    The problem is probably with dosbox. It failed to start. There is nothing wrong with the torrent.


  • Anon Says:

    Hi again 3ICE, I managed to figure out why I was unable to play the games.
    Now I am stuck on the "unlawful" part of things.
    I do not have a CD key for WC2. I tried private servers but they are pvp orientated when I am looking for campaign mode. I am probably overlooking something blatantly obvious but if you could point me in the right direction I would be much obliged.

  • 3ICE Says:

    The blatantly obvious thing you overlooked:
    Campaigns are not multiplayer.

    EDIT: I'm sure you can download multiplayer campaign maps from the internet. Join a community like

  • Anon Says:

    I apologise if I did not make my self clear.
    What I meant was, I am unable to play WC2 without the CD key. The only launch app I can find is the BNE one. I am unsure if there is something I am doing wrong or if I need to download the normal edition rather than the BNE.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Sent you a free cdkey.

  • Anon Says:

    Ah thanks heaps.
    Works fine now :)

  • david Says:

    hi i have a starcraft and warcraft 3 RoC/TFT cds but lost my cdkeys..i want to play online…problem is i dont have a case or a manual i do have both cds…just that i dont want to pay 20 to get a new key for each…could you help in a way…if you need any proof i can show u through pictures with my name and email and the cd in my hand…so could you somehow give me a working cd key tht hasnt been used…its up to u im just askin if you can help…thanks bud

  • L0K3 Says:

    Just wondering but do you have Warcraft III installed on your computer? If so you could just find a CD-Key grabber to recover your key.

  • QP_Gunflame Says:

    I need some assistance, which is somewhat related to new install. I have legal RoC and TFT CD-keys but my connection is not the best with since I live in South America.

    a) I like playing with Garena, but I can't make it work on Windows7 (it doesn't launch the game)? do you have any clue how I could make it work?

    b) Is there a way to find the map editor in other languages (spanish)? I want to teach basic programming to a friend and I feel the World Editor GUI is excellent to explain the logic behind programming.

    On a side note, I really like how you correct people's grammar and spelling. Both English and Spanish suffer the same problems as people simply don't care about their writing skills anymore.

  • 3ICE Says:

    a) Run Garena as administrator.

    b) Teach him C instead. The world editor produces ugly/sloppy code. :(


    p.s.: That was a quick answer, wasn't it?

  • QP_Gunflame Says:

    Certainly… :)

    I feel sooo far behind, I'm barely learning Java and Visual Basic and I'm 27, you are like 20 and already know so many computer languages. Any tricks or tips on how to speed up my learning? Tutorials, guides, projects… I'm smart so just throw anything at me, I'll figure it out.

    Well back on the topic, Garena doesn't work even if I run it as an administrador… I also tried using various compatibility modes without any success, any other suggestions? Garena itself (Chat, etc…) works, it simply doesn't launch the game, and I'm did set the correct application path.

  • 3ICE Says:

    And I'm not even 20 yet :)

    Tricks… I watched every video tutorial I could find. Here are a few:
    Jimmyrcom on youtube (great guy, not just about programming)
    UNSW's elearning channel on youtube (I studied university material while still in high school - yay!)
    Everything on
    Things that interest you from the huge library on (This website is not free!)
    All free videos from (In case their site is still down when you read this, just get the vids through

    And I still watch video tutorials to laugh at the mistakes they make in them :)

    As for garena: Have you tried this solution?


    p.s.: I hope you asked this question on too. They probably know more about their own software than me. (I've used garena like… three times total and it was back in 2008 when win7 didn't even exist, I think.)

    Edited by 3ICE: Fixed link, their stupid site is broken, gave me #pid4723071 instead of #message4723071 (I wonder how people who don't know how to check page source for #anchors solve this kind of problem. - They probably don't…)

  • QP_Gunflame Says:

    I noticed you said your spoken english is not the best. Mine isn't awesome either but if you want to practice a little bit I'm avaiable. I lived in the US for 5 years, got a chemical engineering degree over there and came back to my home country 5 years ago (Venezuela).

    The only issue is the time zone… it is 10:46 PM in here, but whatever. You got my email just drop me a line :)

  • 3ICE Says:

    E-mail: I sent you a somewhat funny one. Exactly as you requested it. :)

    Time zone won't be the biggest issue here, it will be me.
    I don't have a mic. I've not been putting any effort into practicing my pronunciation for some reason…

    From about three years ago I had always wanted to talk to people through VoIP, but the only things I managed to do are installing Ventrillo and eavesdropping on channels until I got kicked for being "suspiciously silent" (well how am I supposed to make noise without a mic… text-to-speech?). I also have Skype.

  • QP_Gunflame Says:

    I'm at work.. I'll check it at in a few hours (don't have access to external emails here). :)

  • Dude Whats up? Says:

    Okay I downloaded the real game CD and all but, everytime i try to play it says my CD Key is being used by me and won't let me play. I've tried Fake cd keys but i can't like do somethings but that doesn't bother me PLEASE HELP ty.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Pics or it didn't happen. - Seriously, just seeing the exact error message would help me loads in solving your problem.

    I have two guesses:
    Either the "me" in that error refers to a player who calls himself "me" in order to play a joke on people like you.
    Or you experienced a disconnect and are now forced to wait 15-60 minutes for to catch up.

    The first part of your comment was really nice and spell-checked, but the second part is a mess and I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Do you suffer from ADHD? (short attention span)

  • Dota addicted Says:

    Edited by 3ICE: "Dota addicted" has made 4 posts, of which 4 were also deleted.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Dear "Dota addicted"!

    Nice, original nickname, congratulations!

    I have deleted all 4 of your posts, as none of them make any sense:

    hey were can I find a sight to Dowload the Warcraft IIi for free Ive been serching yahoo all week but I just cant find it Ill w8 for ur reply T_T

    You are on the site you are looking for.
    Yahoo is a pathetic failure, stop using it.
    I bet you also use Internet Explorer.
    I will not even say anything about the levels of failure I found in your grammar.

    Im so bord I want to play warcraft III the frozen throne again I accidently earsed my warcraft and now Im stuck with playing y8 pls help me out

    If you are a believer: God helps those who help themselves.
    If you are an atheist: Fortune comes to those who make a genuine effort to accomplish things.

    I am so bored ^_^

    Well, thanks for the spam.
    Please keep doing it, I enjoy deleting comments!

    well can u help me out here

    I was just joking, stop the spam now!
    Don't you know what "sarcasm" is?

    So, you made 4 comments one after another and didn't even notice they were deleted the very second you posted them. Doesn't that mean something to you? Like… "Your comments are not welcome here." Because I was trying very hard to get that message through your thick skull.

    To download Warcraft III illegally, all you have to do is read - the very page you made your 4 silly comments on. I did not include any explanation about "torrent" on purpose.

    I see you know how to use the SHIFT key already, now let me teach you how to use the PERIOD key:
    This sentence is an example. <– Notice that little black dot thing? (Its after the word "example".) Periods. Sentences are supposed to end with them. (The period key is on your keyboard, very close to the SHIFT key.)


    p.s.: The whole point of my lengthy post was to give you a hint: I did not include any explanation about "torrent" on purpose.

  • Dota addicted Says:

    Edited by 3ICE: "Dota addicted" has made 8 posts, of which 8 were also deleted. He used different nicknames, see below:

  • 3ICE Says:

    I have banned (Dota addicted) from making new comments.

    Dota addicted:
    sorry Im not from a country speaking english Im from the philippines

    Me neither. I learnt English just like every other european has to.

    Dota addicted:
    how can I download that torrent

    Can you Google?

    Darkterror The Faceless Void master user:
    Hey whats up can I get some help downloading that torrent Ill wait for your reply dude.

    You fail. Miserably. Same IP, same style.

    Darkterror The Faceless Void master user:
    hey Dota addicted you have the same problem as I have nice Im not alone in this.

    Well, obviously you two have the same problem. You two are the same person.

    Dota addicted:
    Look you have got to fight me and please if you have a GG arena add me My name is DH-(Milavod) and please only talk to me at GG arena

    Challenging yourself to a 1v1? Pathetic.

    Darkterror The Faceless Void master user:
    Sure why not Ill stop spamming now sorry bye ill wait for your reply 3ice.]

    Here it is: Banned.



    Im rain:
    Hey 3ice Im warcrafts No.5 fan and I had a problem I cannot make my warcraft work I had a computer engineer to make warcraft work but it had the same problem all over again after 3 days of using

    Same IP again. Fail.

  • ooja92 Says:

    I have cdkeys for both tft and roc. I have two tft cds. i have full game installed on laptop. I have full game installed on old hard drive with different cdkeys than laptop. I have newharddrive, (old one died) how do i make this happen.

    thanks a bunch

  • 3ICE Says:

    Can't read that simple step by step guide I posted?

    What is your problem exactly?

    You just wrote a bunch of useless info like:
    "I have cdkeys for both tft and roc." → Who doesn't?
    "I have two tft cds." → Waste of money?
    "i have full game installed on laptop." → Good for you?
    "I have full game installed on old hard drive with different cdkeys than laptop." → Whatever?
    "I have newharddrive, (old one died)" → So the above statement is a LIE (or should have been in past tense!)?
    "how do i make this happen." → Make what happen?

    thanks a bunch → You are welcome?

  • Balrog Says:

    Hello guys im just wonduring.. i have both CD keys roc and tft im doing it the " legal way " but im just wonduring if u can help me with one small thing im running the Roc installer atm and its running great ..however regarding the TFT downloader it tells me that " it cannot be excuted for some reason close all applications and try later " do i need to have finished the RoC dl from the downloader and then run the TFT downloader? much thanks in advance

  • 3ICE Says:

    You should be able to run both programs at the same time. I'm guessing your PC doesn't have enough RAM or HDD space.

    I did a quick test and right now I am running the RoC downloader, the TFT downloader and the RoC installer all at the same time. The only limitation (which is perfectly logical and should not work any other way) is that you can't install TFT unless you have RoC already installed (which I don't).

    Without you putting in some effort (typing down the exact error message) I am not able to help you. Why can't you tell us the exact error message? In the "for some reason" the exact reason is very important in figuring out the problem! No error message → no help.

  • Hippyia Says:

    hello 3ICE just wondering if you could help me,

    basically i have just got TFT come through the post earlier than my ROC, can i go online and download the torrent version ( illegal - non internet ) copy and then install TFT ontop of that, use the legit TFT cd key and would that allow me to play online for TFT battlenet or would that not work? thanks.


  • 3ICE Says:

    We need two legit CD keys to play TFT online. One RoC and one TFT. Both keys are required, so the answer is no.

    EDIT: But you can try TFT in singleplayer while you wait for your RoC key to arrive and then use a cd-key changer to swap out the generated RoC key to the legit one.

  • Mike Says:


    Need some help. My motherboard recently died on me and decided to get a new computer. I purchased the WC3 ROC CD about 8 years ago. I have the CD, but not the case, so I don't know my CD key, and cannot get on my old computer to pull it off. Is there any way to either get a new CD key or play on bnet without one?


  • 3ICE Says:

    Solution 1, worst:
    Blizzard might not be doing CD-key replacements anymore. Anyway, it has a 10$ fee and a 30 days waiting time, so I don't suggest going that route. (more info)

    Solution 2, okay:
    You can always find private servers through Google. (List of servers ordered by popularity vote)

    Solution 3, best:
    Step 1: Wait a few days.
    Step 2: Go to a store on 27th July at midnight.
    Step 3: Purchase StarCraft 2.
    Step 4: Enjoy.

  • Joe Says:

    i wanted to leave this comment to commend you on your spectacular computer knowledge.
    additionally, im planning on purchasing SC2 when my money is right, ($60 -sigh-)
    and had a question pertaining to whether or not 'botting and/or hacking gameplay' would be as abundant as it used to be in SC1, seeing as how you are obviously aware of how to do such things im sure.
    secondly, is it super badass? haha
    and finally, whats your user name? when i do purchase SC2, maybe we could go a round or 2 =P

  • 3ICE Says:

    Not the right place to post this. I have a forum. Anyway, hackers are unbeatable, there is no 100% secure system. So yes, of course SC2 is going to see maphacks, drophacks, and other exploits very soon after release. Blizzard can fight the hackers, and as long as they do, we don't have to worry about long-term widespread hacking. As soon as a hack gets too popular, blizzard will patch the game. The problem with war3 is that it has turned into a legacy game for Blizzard. They no longer have a full developer team assigned to it and the legacy team is much slower at responding to new issues.

    I hope you meant bots like glider and gold seller spambots, because nobody should have any problem with regular chat- and hostbots. They actually help the community a great deal. I have close to zero SC1 experience by the way. My first Blizzard game was Warcraft 3.

    Yes, SC2 is badass. In fact, it is so badass I can't even play it. My computer is very old and I can't afford all the upgrades I need. (Got a videocard already, now just need a PSU and a motherboard.)
    I did, however manage to register an account: I tricked the game into believing I have what it takes to run it, then I spent almost an hour accepting the EULAs it threw at me. (The lag was a killer here.) Since the screen was frozen and I had no visible mouse cursor, I had to use an overlay that "pings" the position of my mouse whenever I press a hotkey. (That lagged like a bitch as well…) Since we have to scroll down before being able to accept the EULA, I moved my mouse inch by inch in a general direction towards the scrollbar, until the overlay reported that I'm over it. (Overshot it twice.) I then held down my left mouse button for 2 minutes. (That's how long it took the game to register my click.) And with a swift downwards motion and two more minutes of waiting for the game to generate a new frame (That's 0.0083 FPS by the way.) the EULA was finally "read". I used the method described above to now position my mouse over the I accept button and clicked it for two minutes, then did the same steps with the second agreement. Registering an account after the EULA nightmare felt like a piece of cake as I could finally use my keyboard. Of course I knew from the beta that 2.0 is going to be a regression and disappointment compared to 1.0 (2.0 is also called 0.5 by the critics). So I wasn't even surprised when I was told how invalid my name was. So I can't be "3ICE", what am I to do? I went for the pronunciation; "Thrice". I was also assigned a three digit whatchamacallit that I'm going to hate forever as it is coincidentally the three numbers I had in my super awesome alphanumerical password. Was it a coincidence? I hope so. Anyway, I changed my password to something else and doubled its length just to be sure, then uninstalled the game. (There is no use having it installed until I can actually run it.)

    tl;dr version: Blizzard, I am disappoint.

    p.s.: Another fun story about how I walked 10 miles in the middle of the night to be there at launch on the 27th will be told on another day. The event was fun, some lucky guys even got a free CE by winning in a quiz that I knew all answers to. Too bad I couldn't participate. (There was a raffle, my chance of winning a ticket for the quiz was 1:1000)

  • nguyen Says:

    i need a cd key, plz……..

  • 3ICE Says:


  • Nibir Says:

    hey 3ice i did it the legal way but after i installed TFT no icon came up in the desktop but an installer comes where it says Play warcraft 3 i click on it and ROC starts……nd i tried to connect to battle net in ROC it fails to patch i did it manually still it says its missing a file….what should i do plz help…..btw i have both the cds i tried installing them but when it freezes 1/2 way through frozen throne…

  • 3ICE Says:

    Could be a damaged CD. Easiest solution is to download the torrents and use your legal CD keys with them (and don't copy over the cracked files).
    Blizzard can't tell the difference between legal and nonlegal installations, so as long as the CD keys you use are legit, you are safe.

  • Nibir Says:

    btw 3ice i already have used this cd key on another comp and that is working fine i play dota on there all the time… I was trying to install warcraft 3 in this comp is that a prob? can i use the same cd key twice?

  • 3ICE Says:

    Sure, you can use one CD key on as many computers as you want. (But you will only be able to log in to from one computer at a time of course.)
    …Or from 4 computers, if you use all the available realms. (Different realm for each computer.)

  • Nibir Says:

    THx man u ROCK….wanna play with u so bad… whats ur acc name? mines is (WarWolf.) add if u have time… thx again..

  • 3ICE Says:

    I am 3ICE on all realms.

  • Keanu Says:

    Hey so I downloaded and installed both TFT and ROC and I downloaded DAEMON tools, what do I do now which program do I mount, If you can help thanks

  • 3ICE Says:

    After installation, the next step is patching.
    After that's done, join a private server.

  • andy Says:

    hey, i wonder wondering. could you torrent Dl the Warcraft 3 RoC and TFT and and use the cd keys and still get on battlenet? also how do you get on battle net i dont have the cds or anything and i want to play. and if possible can i have a cd key for both Roc and tft

  • 3ICE Says:


    The answer to all your questions is: "Yes, absolutely!" The reason behind this is as follows:
    WarCraft 3 is dying right now.
    The new big game, StarCraft 2 is finally out, and every RTS fan is making the switch.
    So getting free CD keys from the quitters seems like a wonderful idea. I'm sure you have more than a couple friends who you can inherit a CD key from. I already sold my keys, sorry. (Back when they still had monetary value.)


  • Chris Says:

    hey 3ICE, where can i download the full version of War3 Reign of Chaos. because i cant play war3 frozen throne if i haven't installed War3 reign of chaos. pls help me.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Read the post.

  • Chris Says:

    3ICE uhm. i have no keys whatsoever >:D
    but i have started to Download Warcraft3 pc (torrent), is there reign of chaos in it? because i already viewed it and i only saw frozen throne disk1 and disk 2 . pls help im not good with this stuff :3

  • 3ICE Says:

    You can use Google to find keys.

    Read the torrent description, it says exactly what is in there.

  • Chris Says:

    3ICE can you give me a link because there are many choices. I dont know which one is the best . if its ok . tnx

  • 3ICE Says:

    Nope. Just pick the one with the most seeds.

    I don't like spoon-feeding newbies. I prefer to throw them in deep water to see if they sink or manage stay afloat.

  • Tobias Says:

    ok i know your not gonna get this but its worth the try so i did everything up to step 4 and got lost i tried to re-download it but it said it was already claimed i know it was me but this doesn't describe the fact that it will do that so i got lost so i skipped that one and tried looking for that (newly added reign of chaos image) which is where?

  • 3ICE Says:

    I don't get it.

  • Tobias Says:

    o wait i just found a way for myself ok so instead of going to step five i decided to clickthe (windows)button that was on one side of the thing where you ae=re looking at the game case of frozen throne it should be next to another button saying (mac)so for those who have that problem too read this comment of mine

  • 3ICE Says:


  • robert Says:

    it says that the warcraft 3 site is down for maintance do you by any chance know when the site should be working again?

    sorry for sending a message but i was just wondering because i have my cd key but my disc is way to scratched up to be read at this point

    hi sorry the site is now working and i have created the account and logged in but i cannot find the place where i can "manage my games"

    Edited by 3ICE: Merged triplepost.

  • 3ICE Says:

    They keep changing the site design around. Right now it is under:
    Games & Codes > Add or Upgrade a Game

    Edited by 3ICE: But you should have enough common sense to figure it out on your own.

  • HeadShot Says:

    Boy, you have some real knuckleheads on here, don't you?

    Very helpful post on the legal part, as Blizzard doesn't make the process obvious on their site (if you don't have an account with them); thanks!

  • 3ICE Says:

    You are welcome.

    The article is a little bit out of date, I will fix that when I get home.

  • Helpchicken Says:

    Hey 3ICE, im not sure if you are still checking this.. I lost my WCIII Reign of Chaos cd along with the cd key, but I found my frozen throne disk with a working CD key. I would like to play frozen throne on but it says I have to have the full version of reign of chaos installed. HOw can i install reign of chaos without the CD key? is that even possible? or do i really have to go out and buy a new reign of chaos? :(

  • 3ICE Says:


    Of course I am still checking this :)
    I run a WarCraft 3 clan with 100 members, Clan 3ICE

    To answer your question: You have to buy RoC again.


  • Owen95 Says:

    Is there a way to get an illegitimate cd-key that works with battlenet?

  • 3ICE Says:

    Sure. I heard one in every 1000 generated keys work. You just have to keep testing :)

  • brandon Says:

    i have the CD for downloading the game, but i lost my case that has my CD key on it, is there any way to possibly retrieve this somehow? i just need to figure out how to find out what my CD key is agian…..

  • 3ICE Says:

    You have a "CD for downloading the game"? Wow! I'd love to see that…

    If the game is installed on your computer right now, use a CD key grabber to retrieve your CD key.

    If you can download the game from Blizzard's service, that means you already registered with your CD key on that site, and it should be no problem to retrieve your CD key from there.

  • matt Says:

    Thanks so much for this, spent aaages looking around my house, searched something completely different and found this. :) Thanks again.

  • Anon Says:

    I have bought both Warcraft 3 and the frozen throne add-on, can I install them on both of my computers using the same cd key and be able to play online at the same time??

  • Joe Says:

    can I have a working cd key plz, one that will work online

  • 3ICE Says:

    The answer is no to both of you. But I have a solution for both of you.

    Private (so called PVPGN) servers are the solution for Anon.

    Google is the solution for Joe. Lots of working cd keys online, just have to test a them one by one. Grab a cd key changer to speed up the process. Or do it with a chat bot.

    By the way I know that you guys are the same person (or brothers/neighbors/friends), based on your IP addresses.

  • Jo Says:

    Hello i recently reinstalled wc3 and updated via bnet to 1.26, it was 1.18 before if im not wrong. I need to get it back to 1.25b. what should i do? please email me back.

  • 3ICE Says:

    You will have to reinstall again. Then get the patch from here: (look for the word "specific")

  • Fwebby Says:

    Dear 3ice, I purchased wc3 via a couple weeks ago and today I have just reinstalled it using the same cd key. While still logged on to the same account I tried to register the game after installation. It took me to (already logged in to my account with the registered game) and I typed in the same cd key and it said it's been claimed (obviously by me). So my account is registered but my reinstalled game isn't so I can't play online. Sheep tag is not the same without the shepards chasing you. So how can I get the game registered and or you seem to have a way of poofing up serial keys if you could give me one to easily fix this but if not how do I fix this.

  • Xaralabos Says:

    well i got a problem too - i download a cracked version of War3 Roc-TFT so i can play it without Cd's - when i start install them they appear do not need cd keys and after instilation i use a cd changer program so i can put mine cd keys on both Roc-TFT - after that when i try to login to europe battlenet server it say "unable to login,if u are using a modem check your internet connection…." (i try to login on europe before i put mine cd keys but it was need them)(also i can login on other servers us.east-west) plz if there is anythink wrong with mine cracked version plz send me a link with a fixed version about europe and post a step-by-step tutorial becose mine mind realy stuck

  • 3ICE Says:

    Fwebby: You don't have to register your copy of the game online again when reinstalling. You have already done it once. Have you even tried running it yet? It works. Out of the box. Registration is optional anyway. You might have connection issues, but those are not related to online registration.

    Xaralabos: I'm not reading that mess of a comment you spewed there. Get a spell checker and put more effort into your next comment. Or don't come back.

    To anyone looking for free cd keys: Google "free wc3 cd key" and try a couple from a random page. To all skeptics saying no: It is definitely possible. It might take a few hours to find one that works and isn't always in use though.

  • LDeew Says:

    Hello I've got a problem, I want to play on I got original cd-keys, but not the game, I downloaded ROC as you said in the first post, but I can't do the same for FT, because it is already used in some other account, my friend gave it to me, so I need to download original game, without crack, where I can download game,insert my cd-key,and play on

  • 3ICE Says:

    You can download it with crack and then simply skip the craking step and proceed with proper installation.

    Or since I'm a nice guy, here is the official Blizzard TFT downloader. You can use it without owning TFT.­Downloader_Warcraft3_The_Frozen_Throne_enGB.exe
    (Linked file will was deleted on 2011.09.28.)


    Edited by 3ICE: Removing temporarily hosted downloader. (It didn't work anyway.)

  • LDeew Says:

    There was a problem authenticating your download. Please go to etc.etc.. to start a new download. This message pops-up when I try to download it :

  • 3ICE Says:

    Well, time for torrenting it then ;)

  • LDeew Says:

    Damn, I wasted six hours trying to solve this.. why I am unlucky as hell. Thanks for fast answers though. =)
    Damn,torrent is full of links which doesn't req cd-keys.. -,-"

  • 3ICE Says:

    I found this TFT-only torrent with no crack for you:

  • LDeew Says:

    Thanks dude, I'll download it right now.I hope it will work,although I suspect because I downloaded RoC via and it won't recognize any game unless one, but at least I have original RoC cd,which doesn't require crack! :-D
    P.S Can I do anything for you?

    Nah I downloaded it but again it needed crack,so I cracked.. Finally I pressed but now this pops-up Unable to connect to

    Edited by 3ICE: Merging doblepost…

  • 3ICE Says:

    Just because a crack is supplied, you don't necessarily have to use it. The files you downloaded should be a direct copy of the contents of the official TFT cd. The only modification is what's inside the crack folder. Just ignore it and pretend you are installing from a CD. (Which you are, virtually anyway.)

    Well I always appreciate the spare change thrown at my paypal account:

  • LDeew Says:

    Well I had to crack,because otherwise I can't open the game. How to check if my cd-key is banned?

    I am sorry for double/triple posts, but I don't have an edit option .. Okey, after surfing a bit I think I found the solution for my problem. Few guys mentioned that they fixed this error just by patching. Now the main problem is what patches to download? I have 1.07, and I am pretty sure I can't go directly from 1.07 to 1.26a? Or I can? What patch to download first?

    Edited by 3ICE: Merged doublepost.

  • 3ICE Says:

    A little outdated but still works:
    You can get the full 1.26a patch from there and it will work no matter what version you are on now. You will want to download the one called "Standalone", "1.26a Full Patch".

  • ThatoneGuy Says:

    Good job at keeping up on helping people 3ICE, its pretty nice of you and cool. Also a funny topic to read. It helped me a bit with how to get WC3 and WC3TFT without Cd's. Thank you and keep up the good work on helping people.

    Edited by 3ICE: Fixed your name :)

  • 3ICE Says:

    Thank you, glad I could help.

  • ThatoneGuy Says:

    Oh one question. Do you still play WC3? Sorry for the group of messages. I just got another question after a silly comment.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Yes, occasionally. I prefer SC2 now though.
    My WC3 clan is still alive: Clan 3ICE @USEast

  • ThatoneGuy Says:

    Thank you for that info, I might proceed to adding you in a couple days when my other comp is fixed that has WC3 on it that works, then look at your clan and yeah. That's 'bout it. Thank you again.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Clan is empty, not much to see :) I just log in every third month to keep it alive.

  • Jayrizzle Says:

    I have "The Frozen Throne". The overly composed graphic in the first scene is quite inadequate to the rest of the game. Oblivious failure, to my approval that is. Anyway, the World of Warcraft series is fun. :)

  • 3ICE Says:

    How did you get here?
    (Sometimes I wish I had Google Analytics on…)

  • AkimWerner Says:

    Hey, I was just curious about whether you could help me out with the same type of torrent link for WoW4, with a key as well (if that's not asking to much, the reason I ask for the torrent as well is because I would prefer to have a trustworthy torrent download. I really do love this game and I'd like to finally get to play it. Thanks.

  • 3ICE Says:

    What do you mean by WoW4? World of Warcraft? Call it its proper name, Cataclysm then. (Warcraft 4 doesn't exist yet.)
    And where would I get a key from? And who is going to pay your monthly 15$ fee? Get your cheap ass off my website. If you love a game, you buy it.
    Buy! It!

  • amrexiey Says:

    how can i sign in ? and how can i sign up in blizzard ?

    please , hurry , because my devil sister kill me if she know about this ..

    Edited by 3ICE: Merged doublepost.

  • 3ICE Says:

    You can create your account here:

  • john Says:

    Hi 3ICE,

    could you send me a free CD key :D

    Thanks and Happy New Year !

    -updated with my email in brackets :D

    Edited by 3ICE: Removed e-mail address. Deleted doublepost.

  • 3ICE Says:


  • bear Says:

    I've lost my wc3 CD but i still retain the CD keys.
    I logged in to blizzard and entered the CD keys but an error pops up and say that
    it has been redeemed. But i dont remember me registering it before. What should i do? Is there any other ways to go about installing the game?

  • 3ICE Says:


    You can download the torrent above. (Easiest solution)

    If you have the CD case or the manual, you can snail-mail it in to Blizzard HQ along with 10$, to get a replacement CD. Instructions are here: See edit below. (Yes, that article is about a different error message than what you are receiving, but the replacement method is the same for every error.)

    But that would not invalidate your old cd key and you still won't be able to register it with your account. Which is bad.

    So, if you request your current cd key to be invalidated instead, you would not get a new CD, but you could download the full installer legally from your account here: I think that's the way to go. (Or just torrent it.)


    Edited by 3ICE: They just removed that article and replaced it with with a generic "contact us for help" one. It looks like now all you need is a photo of the receipt and the case/manual for a new CD key. I have archived the old instructions here, in case you want to follow them instead:

    Mailing Information:
    - We suggest you use some form of tracking to make sure your mail gets to Blizzard Entertainment. If we do not receive your package we can not send the replacement.
    - For all situations please fill out this Packing Form. (That form was removed as well. I found a copy here.)
    - Note: There will be no charge to replace your CD-Key as long as you send in the original CD-Case with the original CD-Key sticker attached to it. Once we receive your package, we will disable the existing CD-Key and assign you a new one and return it to you by mail. You will need to mail in the CD case for the replacement CD-Key to the P.O. box listed below.
    - If the CD case is missing then there will be a fee of $10 for your key replacement. In this instance, the existing key will not be disabled. You can send the manual or game CD with a $10 US dollar money order for each CD-Key replacement, no personal check or cash will be accepted. If it has been less than 90 days since you have purchased the game and you include a copy of the sales receipt showing the purchase date within 90 days, the $10 fee will be waived.
    - Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing and return shipping.

    Please send all necessary materials to the following address:
    CD-Key Replacement
    Blizzard Entertainment
    P.O. Box 18979
    Irvine, CA 92623


  • aboy Says:

    Hi 3ice,

    first of all thanks,i have downloaded my dota finally, but then i have some issues with this thing that keeps on saying;

    Please insert the CD labeled "The Frozen Throne."

    everytime i try to open and it wouldnt launch at all not unless i open the warcraft TFT installer.
    its like it would like me to open my installer for the rest my life to play with this dota tft warcraft.
    is there any way i could just play it without leaving the installer open all the time??

    p.s btw
    very happy

  • 3ICE Says:
  • aboy Says:

    thank you,

    how about garena? i want to install it through crossover, but it wont load there is a bar for installing but it is not moving. can you help me? :)

  • 3ICE Says:

    No. I don't know what crossover is, and there is no error message just a stuck bar.

    Google the symptoms, click first result, read it.

  • Carl Says:

    Can I use the Warcraft frozen throne cd key for regular warcraft three? (I lost my regular warcraft cd key.

  • 3ICE Says:

    This is a very commonly asked question and the answer is:


  • pariah Says:

    i have legally downloaded the games. but it says my game is under my name and wont launch the obline. then it says it was installed incorrectly. but i downloaded from blizzard and i put them into my program x86

  • 3ICE Says:

    Tough luck buddy.

  • hyma Says:

    sorry if i'm asking a stupid question 1000 of people asked before but i really couldn't download warcraft frozen throne.
    after i download the file Warcraft.IIIThe Frozen.Throne.dmg from torrent client i started to install the file but mac gave me a msg "Please insert the cd" !!!!!1

  • 3ICE Says:

    Read the instructions that came with the torrent.

  • wayne Says:

    So I bought reign of chaos and frozen throne a while ago but I had to get new computer and misplaced frozen throne but I still have the cd key for it, I very much enjoyed playing that one the most cuz u can use burrow for crypts. Is there any way to download it free online if I I have the cd key that shows I owned it?

  • 3ICE Says:

    Have you read the blog post above?

  • VoRi Says:

    Hey 3ice, thanks for the help. Ever want to get a game acc name vori..

  • 3ICE Says:


  • Thomas Says:

    Hey when i type the CDkey in for Warcraft 3 it says "The game key you entered cannot be claimed. Please check the key and try again. Alternatively, you can enter this key for a different region by changing the leading part of the URL (ex. "") in your web browser, or for a different account." I have no Clue how to Fix this can yu help me? thanks

  • Thomas Says:

    nvm im Dum i didnt type it in upper chase thanks for the help anyways.

  • 3ICE Says:

    If that was true, I'd be really disappointed in Blizzard. CD keys have never been required to be typed in upper case before.

  • dembiceps Says:

    hey 3ice .
    1. I have both authentic cd-keys to both roc and tft.
    2. they both worked perfectly fine until a few days ago.
    3. i lost my cd for tft, so i tried heaps of diff ways and eventually i signed up on bnet and downloaded the game client? and they both installed fine but my bnet still doesnt work :( all the other servers (asia, europe, us east work fine tho)

    when i click on bnet the
    message (please check your internet connection etc) pops up.
    i tried changing the registry and re-installing, downloaded a lcd file and tried the cd-key changer and so on.

    Is there any way to make bnet work for us-west?
    much thanks in advance.
    -sorry for the long post //

    Oh btw. my net connection is fine and i have no programs or firewall blocking roc and tft. ive also never gave away my cd key or anything like that.


    Edited by 3ICE: Merged doublepost.

  • 3ICE Says:

    US East has been down for days for me. Now it's west that's down. What is Blizzard doing?

  • Anonymous Says:

    Hi I'm looking to torrent WC3 and its expansion pack, do cracks work to be able to access How do I acquire an "authentic" code for the game? Have the master codes for the game been released yet? Thanks for your help 3ICE

  • 3ICE Says:


    >can cracks access
    No. Use emulated (PvPGN) or obtain a working key.

    >acquire an "authentic" code
    Google for free cd keys. Worked for me. (I own a legal copy too of course.)

    >master codes been released yet
    Master code? Never heard of it. No.

    >Thanks for your help



    You saved my life. If I wouldn't have stayed home to follow your instructions I would have got on that boat that crashed.

    Edited by 3ICE: I converted your comment to lowercase and fixed 6 spelling mistakes.

  • 3ICE Says:

    You are most welcome.

  • Anonymous Says:

    Hi 3ICE, sorry to sound stupid, but I'm a bit confused.
    You keep referring to manually patching the game.
    I have downloaded the patch from the link you provided,(thanks for that, by the way) but am confused as to what I do with the file after that.
    Thanks for your help.

  • 3ICE Says:

    Double click to run it.

  • bryan Says:

    Hey 3ice,

    So i have the cd's for warcraft 3 but whenever i try and download them (even with you step process) it keeps telling me that pc games are not supported … i can't seem to install the game. Please help!

  • 3ICE Says:

    That's a weird error message. Mind posting a screenshot over at my forum?

    You don't need to register, just log in to a shared account.
    Username: BugMeNot
    Password: bmn

  • bryan Says:

    okay i have posted the message i always get when i try and install warcraft …

  • 3ICE Says:
  • bryan Says:

    can you please show me where i would find the latest version?
    cause the only one i can find is the one i have downloaded already, and it doesn't work.

  • 3ICE Says:

    There are many blue posts from googling your error message:
    1: You must have had WC3 installed & patched before you installed Lion in order for it to work.
    2: Basically, there will be a future update, but at the moment, new installs on Lion are not working.

  • Gigani Says:

    I don't really know what to think about. Few days ago I found -website- com site when you can buy cd-keys. However is it really legal?

    Edited by 3ICE: Website removed.

  • 3ICE Says:

    It's probably legit, yeah. As in: You'll get a cd key for your money and it even has a good chance to work.
    As for legal? Hell no.
    Cd keys are usually not "used game sales", they are more likely "stolen game sales".
    I have thousands of useless CD keys too. If I was an entrepreneur, I'd have tried selling them for 1-2$ each too, on an anonymous website. But it's too much trouble for too little gain. And if I was caught, the fine is much higher then the possible profit.

    Look for a used box copy, get your cd keys that way. Safer.

  • Grid 2 Keygen Says:

    You're so cool! I do not think I have read through a single thing like that before. So nice to discover someone with some original thoughts on this topic. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

    Edited by 3ICE: Removed spam URL

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Damn it Mr. Spammer, I thought you were real!

    There I was, reading the nice comment you left, praising my content… And then I see the spammy name and URL.

    Such a disappointment :(

  • Jez Says:

    Hi - I think RoC has downloaded fine but I have a suspicion I am not using Daemon Tools correctly. The installer worked ok but now it's asking me to insert the CD when I try and start the game. I know this is probably really simply but I'm failing. :(


  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Yes, a simple thing indeed. As explained previously, here:

    You need to manually patch to the latest version before it stops asking for the CD:

    Because only with version 1.21b is the CD no longer required to play.

  • Jez Says:

    Excellent. Working now. Thank you!

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    I'm glad I could help :)

    Enjoy your time playing WC3!

  • meofcoz Says:

    dude?my WC3 installation require name of the owner of cd..whre can i get the those?

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    From your ID card, as hopefully you are the owner of the CD.
    It's rare to meet a person who doesn't know their own name…

    But you can type anything in there. I usually just type Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai as that is the full name I choose to go by online.
    Or if it's a stolen cd key, sometimes "", to advertise my website to people trying to log in with the same cd key I'm sitting on.

  • meofcoz Says:

    thanks a lot dude ^^

  • Aepps Says:

    I've installed RoC through the Blizzard website and was wondering if it is possible and how to play downloaded maps? I have the file downloaded and ready to rock, but the folder for maps seems to not exist. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:


    Let me guess; You are on Windows Vista, correct?
    If yes; Your maps are hidden by your crappy operating system.

    Here are some possible paths vista could be hiding your maps folder at:

    C:\ Program Files\ Warcraft III\ Maps\ (This would be the default folder, but vista is not going to be this nice to you I'm sure.)

    Local Disk\ Users\ [Your User Account]\ AppData\ Local\ Temp\ VirtualStore\ Program Files (x86)\ Warcraft III\ Maps\ (Yes, vista will definitely annoy you by hiding stuff here.)

    Local Disk\ Users\ [Your User Account]\ AppData\ Local\ VirtualStore\ Program Files (x86)\ Warcraft III\ Maps (Or at this path.)

    After you found the folder, place your downloaded maps in it.

    Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai

  • Aepps Says:

    Hey thanks a million. Such a timely response too!

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Always :)

    So which folder was it, in the end?

  • milkhen Says:

    hi sir!!! I'm downloading the file Warcraft-TFT right now 50%, I'm afraid to failed again because several times before it wasn't working,im using utorrent after that i dont know what to do next. I'm only using laptop ACER old model AMD sempron and it was too slow, do you think after i finished this long waiting it will still run? Please reply on my post=(

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Of course it'll work :)

    Warcraft 3 is an old game, it'll run on just about any laptop.

    The only challenge you'll face is installing and cracking TFT on top of RoC.

  • milkhen Says:

    i finished installing and putting cd key that i get from your old post here in your forum but afterwards it displays on the scren ( Warcraft III was unable to detect a disc in you CD_ROM drive. Please make sure your Warcraft III disc is in yout CD_ROM drive, then click in 'Retry'. After that i cracked the frozen throne install it then the same thing it displays on the screen it requires cd=(i really want this TFT!!!can you figure out is there anything wrong here?thank you so much

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    As I said to many people before you: patch to the latest version before trying to play the game. There is even a link, check step 10 of the guide.

  • Sumbal Waheed Says:

    hey there,
    I have downloaded 3 different DOTA Warcraft III torrents. (I wonder if that would be a problem when im patching, cuz IDK how im supposed to specify which torrent to patch) I've downloaded 3 diff torrents cuz im not sure which one will work fine.I have read this whole blog regarding downloading dota and have concluded that i need to patch it now. im also downloading the 1.26a TFT patch for dota. But this blog also talks about TFT and ROC keys, what are they and how do I obtain them. Please guide me if im doing something wrong or uneccesary and what should I do to correct my mistakes. and where do I use TFT and ROC keys?

    Also do I need to do ANYTHING with deamon tools? thanks.

    Edited by 3ICE: Merged doublepost.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Hi, the dota torrents are different and my blog post doesn't cover them because I don't like them. Before I started paying for my video games, I've always preferred getting the most popular torrent for just the base game itself, and then getting the latest version of any mods separately from the original source. There is no reason to torrent something that's already free, like the dota custom map or ftp:// downloadable patches. The version of dota you torrented is likely very old. As are the patches that came with it.

    Anyway, enough rambling, here's the solution for your question:

    You don't need to separately / manually patch these dota torrents, they come with a patch sufficiently recent already. There is a readme file included that explains everything. Most likely you'll need to install the game, then run the patch.exe that came with the torrent. And join the private server(s) listed in the readme, of course.

    Torrents come with either a list of cd keys or a keygen, so look for your roc and tft keys in the readme file. Or for the two keygens in the /crack/ folder.

    No, D-Tools should work out of the box just fine. You can double click the *.iso file and have it mounted by D-Tools automatically.

  • ebb Says:

    I've downloaded the Mac torrent (#3) on my macbook pro. When I open the Warcraft 3 folder, there is only the Frozen Throne (no Reign of Chaos). I double click Frozen throne but the computer is unresponsive to it.
    Is this occurring because there is no Reign of Chaos in the warcraft 3 folder?

    Edited by 3ICE: Removed website. (Was "none".)

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Exactly. Grab a roc torrent and start with that, then install the tft torrent on top of that.

    Should have gotten the torrent that has both wc3 roc and wc3 tft in it. Not sure why it isn't the first result on Google anymore. It was when I wrote this blog post, 4 years ago.

  • ebb Says:

    Thanks. Just one last question. For the mac version of the downloaded wc3, how/where would I type in the CD Keys? As of right now it says "invalid CD key" when I try to enter battle net.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    You can't connct to with a stolen cd key.

    You can try to find a cd key that works, or remain offline.

    There are also private servers for this very reason. Online play without owning a legal cd key is possible there.

  • ebb Says:

    I do have a CD key. In fact I have a purchased battle chest that I have been using the past 2 years. Its just my windows labtop broke down and I only have the frozen throne CD so I couldnt fully reisntall wc3 on my MAC.
    So I do have a legit non stolen CD key, I just don't know where I can type that in?

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    CD keys are entered upon installing the game.

    You can also try using
    But it works with old patches only.

  • ebb Says:

    I know it asks for the CD key when I install it using the wc3 CD's… I don't have the RoC CD so thats why I downloaded the torrent for my mac. and the Torrent version on this site did not ask for CD keys.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Well then get a torrent that doesn't come pre-cracked.

    Why did you even torrent it if you own a legal copy? Look at the article above, it explains in about a dozen steps how to register your cd key with blizzard and grab a copy of your game for free directly from blizzard.

  • ebb Says:

    I dont have the roc CD or the cd case.
    In other words I dont have a roc cd key.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    So the cd key you said you had ("So I do have a legit non stolen CD key, I just don't know where I can type that in") was just a TFT cd key?

    I'm afraid that's not going to be enough. You need a roc and a tft key. The two keys work together. So TFT alone is not enough. You need roc as well.

  • ebb Says:


  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Indeed this situation is rather inconvenient. But a RoC cd key nowadays is only around 2-5$ if you buy it online from the less reputable sources.

  • linh Says:

    Hi 3CIE,

    I'm writing my dissertation of 12,000 words and I'm nearly finished, but when I'm editting it it has the problem of line 2 column 0. My dissertation has many equations so I think the problem is because of them.My deadline is a few days later and pleaseeee pleaseeee help meeee. I'm willing to send you some cash if u can help me :(((((((( .Pleaseeeeee help me I'm dyinggggg :((

    This is my file Pleaseeee helppp

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Are you lost? How is a word corruption problem related to a blog post about legally downloading a strategy video game? Edit: Never mind, I see you tried to contact me via wikipedia, email, and the official thread too.

    Furthermore, I find it funny how you are already writing a dissertation with grammar and immaturity level you demonstrated above.

    Either way, here is your fixed document:

    If you were serious about the money, send it to or click this donation link:


    p.s.: What did I remove?

    An r and a k from after line 27118:
    <w:rFonts w:ascii="Cambria Math" w:hAnsi="Cambria Math"/>
    <w:color w:val="auto"/>
    <w:lang w:eastAsia="en-GB"/>
    <w:rFonts w:ascii="Cambria Math" w:eastAsia="Times New Roman" w:hAnsi="Cambria Math" w:cs="Arial"/>
    <w:color w:val="auto"/>
    <w:lang w:eastAsia="en-GB"/>
    <w:rFonts w:ascii="Cambria Math" w:hAnsi="Cambria Math"/>
    <w:color w:val="auto"/>
    <w:lang w:eastAsia="en-GB"/>
    <w:rFonts w:ascii="Cambria Math" w:eastAsia="Times New Roman" w:hAnsi="Cambria Math" w:cs="Arial"/>
    <w:color w:val="auto"/>
    <w:lang w:eastAsia="en-GB"/>

    And an ε from after line 27711:
    <w:rFonts w:ascii="Cambria Math" w:hAnsi="Cambria Math"/>
    <w:sz w:val="28"/>
    <w:rFonts w:ascii="Cambria Math" w:hAnsi="Cambria Math"/>
    <w:sz w:val="28"/>

  • linh Says:

    Hi I dont know how to delete my previous post so I add 1 more. I was able to recover my file thanks to your guideline. Thanks so muchh

    ohh didnt think you replied so quick!! by the way I still make a donation to you. Thank so muchhh

    Edited by 3ICE: Merged doublepost.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Awesome, thanks :)

    Yes, I decided to quickly fix it before going to work. It didn't go so quick so I had to bike double time to make it in before 7:30 am. (I have to work a summer job for my degree, this is going to be my last week.)

  • lime Says:

    "3ICE" could you give me an installer of ROC and TFT.. plzz i have my cd key.. but i can't redeem it from

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Get the torrent.

  • Ujjwal Says:

    EXecuse me but i have bought the game and after installing both reign of chaos and the frozrn throne and when opening the game it says please insert the disk and try again or something like taht please i need help

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Well, did you insert the disc?
    If you don't have one, you need to patch it manually:

  • Alexxa Says:

    I need a game key, please :)

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Do you? Well, it looks like you'll have to drop some cash then.

  • brian Says:

    I just got my first MacBook and I'm having issues installing WC3 and FT. I've got my disks and CD keys but I keep getting messages saying "microsoft windows applications are not support on os x" or "PowerPC applications are no longer supported". pretty new to macs so I don't know where to go from here… any advice would be appreciated. thanks.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    The error message says it right: PowerPC applications are no longer supported by apple.
    Warcraft 3's installer is a PowerPC application, so it is not supported:

    Put away your ancient disc and download the latest installer from as per my above instructions. I just updated the step by step guide as Blizzard changed some menu item names again.

  • Jay Says:

    Hey 3ICE,

    i am currently torrenting the second link you have ( ultimate edition ) I was wondering if the CD keys come with the torrent or if i have to fine them on my own. I've tried finding some but they are usually virus infected. If you could help me out with that I would be very grateful!

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    CD keys are a short string of letters and numbers. It is not at all likely that one could be infected with any kind of virus.

    Don't download files like keygen.exe or worse; cd-key.rar, simply copy and paste cd keys from a website.

  • Jay Says:

    Alright, Well I tried using one and it says it is disabled. How can one enter a new key in place of the other one?

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    By reinstalling.

    But try your luck with these, first:

  • Jay Says:

    Thanks, I found a different way to do it and got it to work. Thanks for your help though.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Why not share it with the world?

    I never understood why people follow up a question with:
    "I found a better solution. Thanks though."
    To me, that is worse than not posting a follow up at all.

    Always try to do something better, like:
    "I found a solution and here is how I did it: Step 1: _ Step 2: _ Step 3: _"

  • wilbert Says:

    hi there 3ice, i would like to ask some help with regards to launching warcraft 3. I am done with installing the game,however, when i launch the game it says : Please make sure your Warcraft 3 disc is in your CD-ROM drive, then click on 'Retry'; which I already did. The disc is in the drive, but I can still not launch the game. please help me. thanks.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Take the disc out, it's not needed.

    Instead, patch to the latest version manually:

    p.s.: This is the 6th time I post the same link :)

  • david Says:

    i have wc 3 torrent but i cant get it to play. im using isopower. ive already istalled wc3 onto the os c.and i have legal keys and the patches for the game but when i mount thhem and try to play it tells me that i need the disk. plz help cause ive been trying for days and im kinda getting tired of watching videos on what to to lol

  • david Says:

    Also i know nothing about computers lol i dont mean to come off as such an idiot but i dont. im lucky i know how to turn it on let alone manually add patches or anything like that.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    You have legal cd keys? Good!
    Go ahead and download the legal installer from Blizzard's then, it'll save you from having to patch the game by hand. (It comes with the latest patch and it doesn't ask for your cd anymore.)
    The instructions are in the blog post above, the download will be 1.1 GB and it goes at your top speed.

  • wilbert Says:

    Thanks 3ice! Now I can play Warcraft frozen throne!

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Happy to help! :)

  • Eric Says:

    Hey, nostalgia has seen me back to Warcraft 3 and I knew your work from my past experiences with the game and its editor. As a fellow programmer, I think it would be fun to learn JASS and seeing as Warcraft 3's multiplayer is relatively vacant I would imagine you weren't receiving much assistance, if any. If anything pops up and you want to gather a small team let me know. Also, what's your ID on W3, email if it's private, don't if you hate me. :)

    - Eric

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Welcome back!

    I'm 3ICE on all 4 realms, and I made Clan 3ICE on US East where most of my friends used to play.

    Help came passively, in the form of archived threads on wc3c, thw, and other sites in Google's index. If I had a question that hasn't been asked before, I had to figure it out alone.

    I ceased work on all my projects for now. I have a lot of todo lists, one for each map, but no motiation to do them now for the dwindling playerbase that is left.

    Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai

  • help Says:

    i want to download it on mac but I'm stuck on step 10 it says "You can’t open the application “Installer” because PowerPC applications are no longer supported."

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Old mac, won't work.

  • Yavin1v Says:

    i googled trying to find a way to play wc3 windowed and i found your website, and i noticed you have been posting and replying as far back as 2009. such dedication :), i dont really have any questions, just wanted to say you seem like a really patient and awesome guy replying to all those people.

    live long and prosper :3

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Thank you :)
    My domain name, is prepaid until 2020, and I intend to keep it up while I live.

  • Bob Says:

    I wanted to play with my friend but we can't use the same cd key so what should I do? :/

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:


    Is LAN an option? If not then you can still play together via this trick:

    One of you connects to US East.
    The other connects to US West.
    Or any other setup. (Europe/USEast is my favorite combination because I'm from Hungary.)
    Why does this work? Because luckily, the same cd key can be used four times at once, on the four realms. (Once on each realm.)

    Then all you need to do is find a hostbot that hosts its games on both those realms and join the same game on your separate realms. (My hostbots are on all 4 realms.)


  • Kostas Says:

    Hey dude. Before I do all this, can you tell me if I need my cd? I can't use any of them because my pc doesn't have a driver. I need to know plz.

  • kb61 Says:


    i have two legit copies of RoC and TFT but cant use them on my new laptop because i dont have a cd-drive anyore. so I tried re-downloading the installer via but everytime i type in the cd-key it says that the cd-key is already in use and can only be used once???!
    but i dont understand how this is possible, i bought both of these games legitimately in a store (long time ago :)).

    Do you have any idea how to get it to download?

    thx so much for your help ;)

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Kostas: You don't need your CD. :) My Laptop doesn't have a drive either, I took it out in favor of an SSD. I was able to install and update Warcraft 3 without any problems. And I can play it still. Yes, Warcraft 3 installed on an SSD is lightning fast!

    kb61: Someone claimed your CD keys for themselves and is sitting on them. Try and fail to add the keys to your account then you will be able to click through some links until you reach a way to contact Blizzard support. They'll happily ban your current set of keys and give you a new pair or two, free of charge. You'll just need proof of purchase. (I still have my receipt for this reason, after 10 years! The ink has all but faded though…)

    Edited by 3ICE: kb61, is it possible that you yourself claimed the keys already to a different account? Reclaim those accounts then. Look through your email for " Account Password Recovery".

  • David Says:

    I have warcraft 3 cd key but i do not wish to play whit the cd, because i want the english version and not the french version i have. So i want to know if it possible to turn my french version to an english one

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    It is possible.

    Back up all your replays, maps, and other files you have in your Warcraft folder that you want to keep.
    Go to Battle Net and log in to your account
    Click Manage my games
    If you skipped step 2 you might have to log in again (this is for added safety)
    Click Games & Codes -> Add a game key
    Input all your CD keys one by one
    Now you can download these games from
    And what's awesome about this is that you can find a small (change) button next to the language. (Likely will be French (FR) for you) Pick any language you want. English is allowed for all variants, some other language changes are limited. Can't change it to Russian if your CD key is for a French version for example. But English will be there.
    Download the now English installer
    Uninstall your French Warcraft III
    Run the new English installer
    Restore your backed up maps and other files.

    In the past you had to do much more. Converter (USConv_Setup.exe), English patch (War3TFT_126a_English.exe), the mpq files had to be changed, it took a while, etc.

  • Skissors_Wolf Says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for putting these instructions up here. I have both WC3 ROC and TFT, but I lost the disc for TFT. It was nice to be able to download TFT directly from Blizzard instead of having to find a torrent (especially with the whole 'rat bay' issue going on right now). I'd rather not have to resort to a torrent to get the installs for a game I already legally own.

  • Casey Says:

    Dude, you are the man. I don't know why you deal with all of us idiots. But thanks.

    I have two legit CD keys but no CD and Blizzard doesn't offer the MAC download anymore. Where can I find the actual game? Your torrent link just brings me to a google search. (Maybe I am doing something wrong…)?

    Again- thanks.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:


    Thank you for telling me about this.

    Most MAC downloads are still on their servers, they just hid the links, for now. I am disappointed in Blizzard.

    I was able to edit the URLs for the windows downloads and change them over to MAC.

    Check it:

    I am going to mirror these files on my webhost, because I expect Blizzard will delete them soon.

    English RoC:

    English TFT:

    American RoC:

    American TFT:

    German RoC:

    German TFT:

    French RoC:

    French TFT:

    The rest of the languages' MAC installers were already deleted (error 404)

    They were: Español, Italiano, 한국어, Polski, Русский, and 繁體中文.

    The broken links:

    Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai

  • Dudeman Says:

    Hi, so this method works if I only have my cd keys, but no actual disc correct? If it does, thanks so much! I lost one of my cds, but still have the keys.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Yes. Digital download is the future (present).

  • anthony Says:


    i was just wondering if you can help me. i have followed all the prompts with adding a cd key to my account. i have had the game for over 10 years and have a laptop which doesnt use a cd drive. i try add my cd key to the blizzard website so i can download it however it wont recognise it :/ have you any suggestions?

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Hello Anthony,

    At this point it is safe to say that you are entitled to take the illegal path. Try torrenting a non-cracked version and then entering your cd key.

    Alternatively, use a second computer that has a drive to create a war3 pendrive. Copy all files from both CDs to the pendrive, then use that to install.

    Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai

  • sarchus Says:

    I just started playing warcraft three I can get onto the single player Version but every time I click on I get this message.
    The CD key provided is currently disabled. (0) (warcraft III: rain of reign chaos)
    I downloaded this game from my account but it asked me for A CD key when I tried installing it so I use A CD key from this website. Maybe that’s the problem. But how do I fix this?

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    You can't realistically expect random CD keys posted online to work long term.
    Blizzard is quick to ban all of them.

    Don't steal. Go and buy the game.

    Edited by 3ICE: Account Closure Information for error code (0) can be found here:

  • sarchus Says:

    I already paid 10 dollars for it by credit card. From the website as I
    mentioned in my previous post I downloaded this game from my account but it asked me for A CD key when I tried installing it which I obviously didn’t have because I purchase it online. I spent hours trying to find out where the CD Key was. It was not on the website where I purchase the game it was not in my account it was not in any of the files that came with the Game installer at least none I could read or find I finally gave up and use A CD key from this website.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Good, legit is good.

    You can always check your CD key under your account if you look hard enough:

    The illegal key you tried using likely got banned. Follow my previous link for an explanation if you are interested.
    It is no longer possible to request a new key. It's been years since we could claim you've lost it or something.

  • mph Says:

    hey,i m pretty poor and now with that new patch we can't play anymore with an Cheated Warcraft 3 , i think if you guys can give me an CDKey for Warcraft , please :o3

  • anthony Says:

    hey, can you please help me. i owned these two games when they came out but just purchased new copies online as i dont have a cd drive in my laptop. i managed to install war 3 and patch it but the patch had an error for tft. it also mentioned no dirext x 8.1. how do i go about fixing?

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Hello again dearest Anthony,

    We last talked back in 2015 (#comment-1730).

    I assume you are the same Anthony, even though since then you've switched internet providers from to anyway, nice to hear from you again.

    Tech support people hate hearing "had an error" with no details attached. What we would like more is seeing the exact wording of these mysterious error messages. And perhaps all your relevant log files as well, if it's not too much to ask. Blizzard makes really neat install logs, here:
    Warcraft III\Warcraft III - The Frozen Throne Install Log.html
    Warcraft III\Warcraft III Install Log.html
    Warcraft III\War3xInst.log
    Warcraft III\War3Inst.log

    Copy their contents into a comment here, attach them to a new post on my forum, pastebin them, or something.

    They might be a meaningless jumble of tech words to you, but to me error messages (and logs) explain the exact problem and at the very least hint at the specific solution you need.

    The installer is supposed to take care of the DirectX dependency automatically, and I do not believe your video card is incompatible. The game is old enough that it runs on everything sold today. But I'll know more after seeing the error. Anyway, as a blind fix, try to download the DirectX 8.1 Runtime from the Official Microsoft Download Center.

    Please get back to me with the exact error messages (or at least some screenshots of the error dialog box)

    Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai

  • Jorge Says:

    Hey 3ice,
    I wanted to download the Dota map for Warcraft III, i don't know how to get it to appear in the game. (Downloaded the game ilegal way)

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Hi Jorge,

    Simply place the downloaded w3x file into your Warcraft 3 / Maps / Download folder. For me it is: C:\War3\Maps\Download\DotA.w3x
    For you it might be C:\Program Files\Warcraft 3\Maps\Download\DotA v6.83d.w3x
    Or even C:\Program Files (x86)\Warcraft III Reign of Chaos & The Frozen Throne\Maps\Download\DotA_Allstars_v6.66b.w3x


  • Nama Says:

    Good topic.
    I need to spend some time learning more
    Thanks for great post I was looking for this info for my map.

  • giannis Says:

    I downloaded the torrent following the instructions and used deamon tools and everything. Still, when I try to open the folder I get the notification please insert disc. How can I solve this?

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Thank you for your comment.

    Simply update the game to the latest version and it will no longer ask for the CD.
    You will have to update the game without launching it (auto updater won't work) because you don't have a CD. To do this, manually download the patch file from

    This was all explained in step 11: "Or to skip the disk check, manually patch Warcraft 3 to the latest version."

    p.s.: You could also download a different, newer torrent of WC3. Most recent ones include patch 1.26, 1.28, or are specifically for DotA 1, or are preconfigured to work with (a) specific private server(s).

  • Liam Says:

    It's strange, but you say that you have to have the latest patch to not bother with a CD, right? I just patched to 6.30, after I realised that there was a new patch and after patching, I now can't use my Frozen Throne anymore (it says that mss32.dll is missing and then tells me I need a cd, when I never needed one before). I don't really need any help in particular, because I'll figure out a way to get it running, or I'll buy it off Blizzard again, but I just found it to be somewhat strange.

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Reinstall your audio driver. Or Warcraft 3 itself. Details: mss32.dll is usually installed by the game's installer. The mss32.dll file is the Miles Sound System dll (dynamic link library). It enables sound files to be loaded into applications that use music and sound effects. (For instance mss32.dll is necessary for "WinAmp" and other audio players.) War3 too.

    By the way;
    There is no 6.30 — in fact if you google "patched to 6.30 war3" with:
    Google will say: "Did you mean 1.30?"
    Including results for "patched to 1.30 war3"
    (Search only for "patched to 6.30 war3")
    Missing: "6.30" ‎| ‎Must include: ‎6.30

    It's not even a dota version, the best result for 'patched to +"6.30" war3' is:
    Spectre which was introduced in the same patch … Rumor has it that to quench the gamers' desires of 6.30, IceFrog hastily rushed …


  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Oh, and the only reason it shows that cd related error message is because of the other (dll) error. Basically the game logic is flawed in this way:
    No errors → no cd required popup
    Any errors → cd required dialog also pops up.

    It's a mistake in programming. That cd required became the default error message unfortunately. After they removed cd requirement. It's not a true error. Fix your dll and the cd error will go away too.

  • Parsa Says:

    I have warcraft 3 version 1.24, but I lost the cd keys ages ago, i wanna update to 1.28 , also I only play single player so I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give the cd keys that are needed for the update :)

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Hi, I already posted a free CD key that's good for installing (but not multiplayer) somewhere on this site…

    Can't find it now though. It's got to be somewhere among the many, many comments on one of the cd key changer / patch warcraft / download warcraft articles.


  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    p.s.: Also, here's a workaround: Update to 1.26a only, the best games are stuck there anyway, because Blizzard patched "memhack" after 1.28. Any later patches than that also require a CD key re-entry too. But older 1.2x patches don't, as long as you have wc3 installed already.
    Avoid 1.29, it doubles your install size and uses the new Bnet Agent / Blizzard Launcher system. Requires CD key.
    1.26 does not require CD key. As long as you have wc3 installed.

    The install size doubling was because Blizzard abandoned 500MB war3.mpq in favor of 1GB data.0000 :(


  • Parsa Says:

    i foun the Roc key you mentioned, i need a Tft one :(

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Oh, can't help you there, as I usually deal in mass bots, and they only need RoC keys most of the time. I do have 25-50 TFT keys for Hostbots. But hostbots are about to get killed off in patch 1.31 anyway, I think, so I'm happy to get rid of them now.
    So in conclusion: all my TFT keys are good quality. I don't want to throw any away by posting it online… unless you're willing to pay for one? I have your email address.

    PayPal account:
    Or click this donation link:

    Price guideline: Whatever you can spare. But somewhere around 5€ will do. I checked G2A, they sell theirs for 7.41€ (That's 10.41€ with the stupid and almost mandatory buyer protection scam they are running…)

  • Parsa Says:

    i'm from iran we are sanctioned and we are not connected to international financial transactionas such as paypal, master, or other credit cards and that sorta thing :(

  • Daniel "3ICE" Berezvai Says:

    Relevant comment from another post:

    (Contains torrent links.)

  • E. H. Says:

    Hi there. I would like to play Warcraft online.
    I saw that to play online I need to own legally the classic ROC&TFT to play Warcraft reforged classic (which is the reforged but stripped down, without the new stuff and etc).
    Do you happen to have any key to sell? Or maybe a keygen?
    Best regards.

    Hi there. Do you happen to have any ROC&TFT keys left to sell? Or maybe a keygen?
    I want to play online and I saw that it’s possible to legally own the classic version and then play the Warcraft reforged classic (which is a stripped down version of the full reforged for the classic owners)

    Also. Can you change the name of the comment above please? It’s my private name and stupid chrome put it the automatically

    Edited by 3ICE: Sure. Initialized your name, messaged you about key sale.

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