Due to high amount of content present in each chapter (and long develop times thereof), we will release the Gnoll Campaign chapter-by-chapter. It took us about 1200 man-hours to plan and develop the first chapter and we believe that the subsequent chapters will require a like amount of effort.
Required Warcraft III Version
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Patch 1.29.0 or later.
Download GnollCampaign-C1R4-Win.zip by clicking the "Download for Windows" button.
Copy GCIntro.mpq to C:\Program Files (x86)\Warcraft III\Movies.
Copy GnollCampaign-C1R4.w3n to Documents\Warcraft III\Campaigns. If the Campaigns folder does not exist, you must create it.
Download GnollCampaign-C1R4-Mac.zip by clicking the "Download for macOS" button.
Copy GCIntro.mpq to Applications → Warcraft III → Movies.
Press and hold the OPTION/ALT key down, then go to the Finder menu in the top menu bar and open the "Go" menu. When you are holding the OPTION/ALT key down, the Library option will appear in the dropdown menu. Click "Library". Now you are in the Library folder.
Open Application Support → Blizzard → Warcraft III.
Create a "Campaigns" folder, if it does not exist.
Copy GnollCampaign-C1R4.w3n to the Campaigns folder.
Playing the Gnoll Campaign
Start Warcraft III.
Select Single Player → Custom Campaign.
Select Gnoll Campaign in the file menu.
Click Play Campaign.
Selecting the Right Difficulty
Easy: If you have been long time away from Warcraft III and you have not honed your skills to play the game lately, please choose the Easy difficulty.
Normal: If you know how the game functions, you are able to use hero abilities effectively, train a good mix of units, and create a good army, but you do not consider yourself as a super-good player, we recommend playing on the Normal difficulty.
Hard: If you are actually pretty good at the game, you can use hero and unit abilities to the maximum effect, you are able to micro units well, you know how to build an extremely effective army, and you know well what different abilities, items, and upgrades do, we recommend that you play on the Hard difficulty.
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Solutions to Puzzles
You need to take the Spirit Lantern from the Temple of Gurathul and light it up somehow.
You need a Fruit of Ethereal Oil from the Tree of Many Fruits for oil.
When you have the Spirit Lantern and a Fruit of Ethereal Oil, visit the brazier, which is on the left hand side of the Temple of Gu'rathul.
Use the Fruit Ethereal Oil to light up the Spirit Lantern, and then put the Spirit Lantern back inside the Temple of Gu'rathul.
You need to put something into the corrupted fountains that purifies them.
Put a Fruit of Healing into the Corrupted Fountain of Health.
Put a Fruit of Mana into the Corrupted Fountain of Mana.
Put a Fruit of Healing and a Fruit of Mana into the Corrupted Fountain of Power.
Put a Fruit of Healing or a Fruit of Mana into a Corrupted Moon Well.
Use enough fruits until the whole corrupted forest is purified.
You can buy Fruits of Healing and Fruits of Mana from the Tree of Many Fruits.
You need to know 6 black mantras, which you can learn from 3 Gnarm'r Fragments that can be found around the map.
One of the Gnarm'r Fragments is hidden in the Totem of Chaos. You must destroy it to find the fragment.
One of the Gnarm'r Fragments drops from the Altar of Yee'Naghu in the Yeenadorian gnolls' main base.
The Troll Shaman in the Skullflower village has one of the fragments, and he can teach the mantras for a fee.
The solution to the Ancient Chant of Gnarm'r is random. There is no single correct answer.
The correct number of mantras to chant is 4. The big brazier on the left hand side lights up, when the correct number of mantras have been chanted.
Each of the braziers on the right hand side light up, when a correct mantra is chanted.
The topmost brazier lights up when the first chanted mantra is correct. The second topmost lights up when the second chanted mantra is correct and so on.
You can chant, for example, "Vex Vex Vex Vex" to see which mantras are Vex. If, let's say, the second and the third brazier light up,
you know that the second mantra and the third mantra are Vex. You can repeat the procedure for every mantra until you know the right answer.
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