GProxy++ and you – recover from connection loss

TL;DR; install instructions for GProxy++.

About GProxy++

Did you ever noticed joining a player with

Player [name] is using GProxy++

and wondered what is this all about? Or did you ever saw someone causing a time out/lag screen while asking to wait for him because GProxy++ is trying to reconnect?

GProxy++ is an reconnection tool for WC3 and Ghost++ bot. It restores lost connection.
A connection is dynamically established via multiple server/routers in between you client and your target server; the route might even change from time to time. Those connections are not necessarily stable and various reason might cause an connection loss. That’s not uncommon and mostly unnoticed since new connection are immediately established by most applications.
Sadly, WC3 has no such a features and an connection loss causes a player drop. This is where Gproxy++ helps.

If you lose your connection to the bot
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GProxy++ recovers your connection and let you to continue to play the game
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The original GProxy++ software rerouted Battle.Net connection the LAN interface of WC3, it is a little bit inconvenient to use but has some other features.
A more convenient GUI version was created. It direclty injects itself into WC3 and provides the normal Battle.Net features.
We fixed a small bug with this GUI so you won’t disconnect from Battle.Net by entering an invalid game name.

Installation

In order to work the GProxy++ requires the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86). Probably the x86 version satisfies the requirements. But just in case there is also Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) for 64bit Windows. If you are unsure install them both (the 64bit version will fail to install if you do not have an 64bit Windows).

To install the GProxy++ GUI Version you need to download this zip file:

GProxy++ Gui Version (fixed by Velocity2k) (93.8 KiB, 1964 downloads)

Simple extract those three file from the zip file to your WC3 installation (probably C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\).

That’s it. Now you have to start the gproxy.exe which will start WC3 and should change your Battle.Net gateway (magnifying glass symbol, next to the Battle.Net button) to its own.
Ensure no firewall will block GProxy++ and GProxy will relay every Battle.Net connection and restoring your connection to ghost bots (if possible).

For easy access you might want to create an shortcut and change its symbol like this (a German Windows 7)
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  • Added a new Titan icon
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  • The Obelisk runes now actually start appearing once the Obelisk is active and not when he is built
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  • Fixed Darkness Tank armor requirements
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  • Fixed the game mode display on the engame screen
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  • Highlights
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    • Added two new blueprints: Emergency Repair and Kinetic Shields
    • Added a new late game siege item: Black Sun Project
    • Added buyable temporary creep wave buffs to the HQ
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    • Increased the area of Storm Shock (Storm Tank) from 300 to 400
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    • Fixed hotkeys for the Trade Market
    • Fixed long range weapons working on Tech Mechs
    • Fixed Freezing Missile from only slowing tanks
    • Fixed some triggered missiles from sometimes stopping when following a fast tank
    • Fixed Gravity Grenade (Hunter) from affecting invulnerable targets
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    • Fixed Orbital Strike visual effect so it actually matches the stun timing
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    • Fixed the Giveup Revoke command from accepting nearly any command as a revoke
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    • Fixed some minor bugs
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    • Added a hero glow to the Storm Tank model
    • Reduced the speed bonus of Jet Propulsion (Air Ship) from 30/lvl to 22/lvl
    • Healing Drones (Air Ship) now have a stackable 3% slow that lasts 2s
    • Increased the area of Storm Shock (Storm Tank) from 300 to 400
    • Energy Leash (Storm Tank) now only draws 250 units per second (down from 300) and costs more mana
    • The tank buy message now shows, if the tank has been randomed
    • The passive heal of the Mass Converter is now an active ability
    • Reduced the magic resistance of Mass Converter and Negator Pack from 20% to 16%
    • Reduced the countdown of the Explosives from 4 to 3s again
    • Tanks that use Explosives now turn gradually red during the countdown
    • The Explosive countdown may now be stopped by stunning the charging tank
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    • Increased the range of the Black Sun from 950 to 1050
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  • Highlights
    • Added two new tanks: Darkness Tank and Distributor
    • Rearranged all tanks in the tank shops!
    • Added two new blueprints: Emergency Repair and Kinetic Shields
  • Item Changes
    • Added a new late game siege item: Black Sun Project
    • Added a new base item: Area Boost
  • Game Changes
    • Vehicle Factory now has a second shop page
    • Added buyable temporary creep wave buffs to the HQ
    • Added a new ability to Rocket Towers, which increases its attack speed for a short time
    • Added a new Tower Ruin building: Camouflage Generator
    • Increased the amount of support points you gain (for buying upgrades, towers, etc)
    • Buying Teleport Breakers and Detectors now also grants support points
    • The endgame screen no longer adds support points and assists together in one row (like the multiboard does)
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed hotkeys for the Trade Market
    • Fixed long range weapons working on Tech Mechs
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