On the heels of releasing World of Warcraft Patch 3.2.0
yesterday, Blizard Entertainment has released separate patch versions for Warcraft III
: Reign Of Chaos and Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, addressing two issues recently found with the popular RTS title available for Mac OS X and Windows platforms.
Both the Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos Updater and the Warcraft III: Frozen Throne Updater should fix an exploit related to unsafe type casting that allowed users to execute arbitrary code in maps, Blizzard Entertainment reveals in the changelog. Also, the company claims to have fixed the JASS unsafe type casting exploit ("return bug").
Developed by acclaimed studio Blizzard Entertainment, Warcraft III is an RTS game for Mac and PC that contains four playable races: Humans and Orcs, and the Night Elves and Undead. The former have previously appeared in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, while the latter are new to the Warcraft mythos. The game's single-player campaign is laid out similarly to that of StarCraft, being told through all four of the game's races in a progressive manner. A multiplayer mode is also available.
Mac users who only have Reign of Chaos installed, will only need to download and run the Reign of Chaos Patch. Those who have the Frozen Throne expansion pack installed as well, will only need the Frozen Throne patch. Blizzard also asks players to note that, if their title is already patched to version 1.23, they will only have to install the upgrade patch version 1.24. Warcraft III gamers can verify their current version by launching the title and looking at the bottom right-hand corner of the startup screen. Those who have recently installed / reinstalled the game or have not patched Warcraft III in a long time will need to download and install the full 1.24 Universal Patch, according to Blizzard. Download Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos Update 1.24a (Free) Download Warcraft III: Frozen Throne Update 1.24a (Free)