Warcraft III/Patch 1.24a

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Patch 1.24a
Version

1.24.0

Release date

August 4, 2009

Initial version

6372

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Patch 1.24a was a minor patch that was released on August 4, 2009.

World Editor Changes

  • Added new JASS hash table functions to replace the lost functionality from fixing unsafe type casting.
    • Hash Table - Save Item Handle
    • Hash Table - Save Unit Handle
    • Hash Table - Load Item Handle
    • Hash Table - Load Unit Handle
    • Hash Table - Get Handle ID

Fixes

  • Fixed an exploit related to unsafe type casting that allowed users to execute arbitrary code in maps.
  • Fixed the JASS unsafe type casting exploit ("return bug").
  • Fixed several World Editor crashes.

Additional

  • “Shadowing” global variables with local variables no longer is possible.
  • Fixed a type conversion dealing with operators (i.e. adding a handle with an integer)
  • Added the ability to store hashtable handles in a hashtable
  • Added getSpellTargetX and getSpellTargetY natives
  • Added a new base handle type “Agent” of which many types now extend from.
  • Added a SaveAgentHandle native which can be used for saving most handle types
  • Added a JASS optimization dealing with global variable change events.
  • Increased max map file size from 4MB to 8MB.