[Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

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Orntz
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[Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Orntz » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:24 am

Greetings, Turtles!

In order to encourage a strong role-playing community it would be great if we could standardize the AddOns that we use to facilitate role-play on Turtle WoW!

Both of the following AddOns work in the 1.12.1 vanilla WoW client and using them can greatly enhance your role-playing experience.

AddOns
http://addons.us.to/addon/myroleplay
http://www.vanilla-addons.com/dls/outfitter/

AddOn Installation Tutorial

In order to install AddOns you first need to navigate to your World of Warcraft directory.

Your World of Warcraft folder should look something like this:

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Locate your Interface folder.

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The inside of your interface folder should look like this:

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Open the AddOns folder. It will currently only contain the default Blizzard AddOns. Keep this folder open.

We are going to need it later.

If you haven't downloaded the AddOns listed above you will need to download them for the next step.

When you download the AddOns they will arrive as a zipped folder.

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In order to get them to work in WoW first we need to unzip them.

Right-click MyRolePlay and select Extract All...

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You could extract them directly to your World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns directory but there is a small problem with this method (it will create an unnecessary folder that will prevent the AddOn from working).

Instead, extract them to the default path. You should now have two MyRolePlay_v2.2.2 folders.

Open the unzipped folder. You can tell that it is unzipped because it will no longer have a zipper on the icon.

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The inside of your MyRolePlay folder will look like this:

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In order to get the AddOn to work we are going to need to copy and paste it. My preferred method is to cut and paste.

Right-click on your MyRolePlay folder. Cut or copy based on personal preference.

Now you need to navigate to your World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns folder.
You should have kept this folder open from earlier in the tutorial.
It should look something like this:

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Paste your MyRolePlay folder into your World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns directory.

Repeat this process for the Outfitter AddOn. It will make switching equipment for role-playing a lot easier.

Your AddOns folder should now look like this:

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We're almost done. The AddOns should now be in the right format and location for WoW to read them.

Next we'll need to launch the game. Navigate back to your World of Warcraft folder and launch WoW.exe

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Log into your account. The final step awaits us on the Character Selection screen.
There should be a new button in the bottom-left corner.

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Click the AddOns button.

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Make sure Load Out of Date AddOns is checked for good measure.
Any AddOn with a checkmark next to it will load when you log into a character.

Verify that both MyRolePlay and Outfitter have a golden checkmark next to them and click "Okay".

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You are now ready to Enter World and start Role-Playing!

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I will cover how to use MyRolePlay and Outfitter in a future tutorial.
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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Dzigibau » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:44 am

turtle_tongue_head "Resistance is futile!!!" turtle_tongue_head

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Eleison
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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Eleison » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:13 am

Nice guide Orntz.

It's hard for me to imagine an RP server without an addon like MRP, it's just so convenient.
Nice to be able set your rp status so people can know at glance whether your IC, or looking for rp.(That was MRP right...? Or am I thinking of a similar one?)

Also it was pretty fun just reading everyone's character description as they ran through town, even the ones that made you think "Yeah...Don't think I'm gonna approach you for rp..." were at least entertaining in their own way.

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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Neria » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm

This is super helpful, thanks for posting this! I'll have to try this out during the beta.

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Valjan
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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Valjan » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:24 pm

Question, do you know if this functions properly Horde-side? I remember reading something a while bback that mentioned there were issues for it in the private server scene Horde-side.

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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Leluch » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:46 pm

Dzigibau it's sad.
But I'm no angel too.
I am use 2 addons:
PriceDB
HonorSpy

The rest is not needed,because it's vanilla

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Orntz
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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Orntz » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:17 pm

Thank you for the kind words!

It does work on Horde side and it should allow you to set your RP status.

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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Notrax » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:57 pm

Great guide!
Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out. sad_turtle_head

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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Talynderre » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:09 pm

Thank you for the guide! I seem to be having some difficulties, however.

When I log into the game, I get the <MyRolePlay initialized> message. I can see myself, and other players, marked with the MRP tag. I cannot find any way to actually set my RP information or status, however - no icon, no command!

Am I missing something?
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Deadcrow
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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Deadcrow » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:34 am

Just go to your character screen. There should be a bar on the top you can click and it will bring up the window with the info you want to fill in.

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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Thiccroy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:08 pm

I've been having the same kind of problem as the one above me-

it's telling me to go to the character screen (it being MRP), but I can't find any button that gives me that decision.

I may be used to retail add ons like Total RP and stuff like that, so don't yell at me, folks.

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Re: [Tutorial] How to install Role-Playing AddOns

Post by Morelardria » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:56 am

I'm having the same problem in that I follow the guild to the letter, yet don't see any addon button.

EDIT: I figured out the problem. You need to use the folder that's INSIDE the unzipped folder, not the whole unzipped folder itself.

1st, dl the add-on
2nd, extract the addon to a folder with the same name (7-zip is free and makes it easy to do this)
3rd, double click the new folder that will appear in your downloads and you should see another folder. THIS is the folder you want to copy past into the WoW AddOn folder

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