I purchased, downloaded and played Warcraft III a few years ago. It has worked/played fine for that whole time. Yesterday I installed a patch and played a few games, but today I cannot launch WC3 or World Editor from the launcher icons.
I did some reading on these forums and found a semi-solution that may explain what’s wrong: when I right-click “Warcraft III Launcher.exe” and select Run As Administrator Warcraft III can be launched but there is no way to launch the World Editor and the actual “Warcraft III.exe” still gives the error
Warcraft III was unable to initialize. Error 3
when I try to launch the game from the regular “Warcraft III.exe” icon. The error shown when I try to launch World Editor is
Unable to Open “War3.mpq”.
Any idea what the problem is or how to fix it so that I can both play the game and edit maps?