replay file format description
This page is dedicated to the file format of
WarCraft III replay files.
Here you can find a detailed fileformat documentation and some example code
as well as links to open source replay parsing
libraries and ready-to-use replay tools.
The file format description is currently divided into two files.
The file w3g_format.txt describes the general
layout of a replay file and everything else saved in the replay except for
single player actions. These actions are documented in detail in a seperate
Please note that the file format description is neither finished nor
complete. We will continue to update the files while changes are made
to the game by patches or new information is researched about unknown
fields and/or values. Please check back regularly.
To download the latest version of the respective text file click on the links below:
Replay parsing libraries:
The following libraries will help you to add replay parsing to your own project:
Your replay parsing library is not listed here ? Let us know about it on the
|Julas' PHP library
||This is a nice (open source *grin*) PHP-library written by Juliusz 'Julas' Gonera.
Below is a list of tools ready to analyse your replay collection. All
of these tools are based on the file format description of this site.
Your replay tool is not listed here ? Let us know about it on the
||This is the child of the mother of all replay tools:
These tools were developed by JCA.
||A really powerful replay tool featuring file browser, batch renaming, charts and more.
Written by Soar.
||This is one of the most complete replay analysing tool available.
It displays nearly every information saved in a replay file.
Written in Java it as a little bit slow though.
The author is Andrey Chaschev.
||This is an automatic replay saver renaming and archiving the replay of the last game played.
It also feature a replay browser displaying basic information on a selected replay.
It was written by xill and pr1v.
Other replay file format resources
Visit the developer forum
and discuss everything regarding the replay file format.
- Information on the replay file format was first published in notes.txt
written by kliegs .
- The files w3g_format.txt and w3g_actions.txt
are written by Blue and Nagger.
- The CVS repository is hosted by kliegs.
- This webpage has been designed and coded by Blue.
- WarCraft III is copyrighted by © Blizzard Entertainment.
last update: 2010-07-13
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