So it's actually true... I only wonder, if the audio tracks exist (at least in some of the CD versions), what was their purpose other than being used while playing the game? Is there any hint on your box, manual, panflet or readme, that might explain as to why the soundtrack was included (if it was for listening like a normal CD audio or something)?
Er, I bought the CD in jewel-case only --somewhere in Singapore. I don't think it is a pirated version, though, because:
1) I bought it in a store that sells boxed, original game
2) frankly speaking, I've never seen any pirated software stall in Singapore (unlike in Jakarta, where everything is pirated 😁 )
As for in-game hint, nope, there is none. All the in-game menu only allows you to enable or disable the music (and the sound effect as well), but so far I've never found anything that enables me to choose between MIDI and CD audio.
It strikes me odd too. See, I also have Sandwarriors (a DOS game that uses CD audio soundtrack), and in that game, there IS an option to choose between MIDI and CD audio. 😖
Frankly speaking, until you posted this thread, I always thought that I'm the only one who cannot enable CD soundtrack in WarCraft 1.
I guess the best way to verify that would be testing a Warcraft 1 CD with the audio tracks in a real DOS machine and try that out...
I still have a real DOS P100, but it is on my mom's house in Bandung. I plan to visit her this weekend, so maybe I could try testing it.
Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman.