Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne Errors

Error:  When starting Warcraft III Frozen Throne you get an error: “Sorry, Warcraft III could not be opened.”

Quick Fix:  

Download patch 1.21b

Run Warcraft III Frozen Throne

Update with Battle.net


So today I broke down and bought the Warcraft Battle Chest.  I was trying to find a game my Macbook Air could play 😉  Anyways, I install and download the newest updates from the Blizzard FTP.  I start playing Warcraft and it was as fun as I remembered.  I then want to play Warcraft III, Frozen Throne expantion and to my dismay I find that it will not start!  It says “Sorry, Warcraft III could not be opened”  Some error… no other info at all!



Downgrade time!  I downgraded to 1.21b and the game started up.  I then connected to Battle.Net and let it update.  Now I can play on battle.net, fully updated without any problems.  By the way, here is the patch.

* Note:  If you have already connected to battle net and applied the patch from there you can still downgrade using the download above.

10 Responses

  1. Scarfy May 5, 2009 / 3:04 am

    I just put the full War3 package on my mac, War3 works and FT worked as well, but as soon as battlenet upgraded, i got this error. what can i do?

    • KyleCaulfield May 5, 2009 / 6:32 am

      That is exactly what I did, you can apply the patch in the post even though you already updated. I will update the article

  2. Thi May 25, 2009 / 6:09 pm

    um i hav the same problem but this time its v 1.23

  3. ACE June 27, 2009 / 12:33 am

    How exactly do you install the patch manually? I downloaded it and double-clicked the icon but nothing happens.

  4. KyleCaulfield October 14, 2009 / 2:09 pm

    Try redownloading the patch from the above links, it may not have finished. It is pretty big!

  5. mike cas January 8, 2011 / 1:05 am

    my problem is when is lunch my war3 it just stays like that then it will restart!!!!

  6. JJ January 15, 2011 / 8:36 am

    Can this update work on Reign of Chaos?

  7. Swe_01 March 8, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    I have the same problem /Mike cas/ when i logg in to battlenet it say /Restart/ and then i get an error that //File cannot be founded//
    And now i cant play battle.net becous i dont have my cd-key and the game anny more…. i lost it!” F*CK BLIZZARD!

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