World of Warcraft 1.15.0

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Torta
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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Torta » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:29 pm

Roxanneflowers wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:56 am
Torta wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:27 am
WoW.exe
Patch-T.MPQ
If that's all that's required to update for a drop and run update, why didn't you say so before?
It is literally in the first post of this thread.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Roxanneflowers » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:03 pm

Torta wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:29 pm
It is literally in the first post of this thread.
If you KNOW what you're doing ... because you're intimately familiar with everything involved and therefore "know everything" that is needed with absolute clarity ... that's somewhat true.

If you DO NOT KNOW what you're doing ... the instructions are obfuscatory, unclear and open to a WIDE range of possible interpretations, many if not most of them incorrect. The opportunity for ERROR is massive due to unclear instructions.

Look at what you wrote, Torta ...
Torta wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:27 am
Should I download anything?
The update will be automatically downloaded when you login in game. However, if you would like to download the game client prior to release, use one of those links to download World of Warcraft 1.15.0:
What’s new in the game client?
We understand you might feel worried about a private server making changes to your game, so we have compiled a list of updates. Anyone who’s willing to check it could perform the necessary checks and then compare file hashes.

Patch-T.MPQ
Our patch contains all new graphic and DBC assets for our custom expansions: models, items, spells, objects, sounds and much more. If you feel wary about this content, you’re free to open it with any MPQ Editor (for example, Ladik’s MPQ editor) and look inside.

WoW.exe (1.15.0 Build 6000), additional DLLs & TWPatcher.exe
A small application will be uploaded into your game folder. Do not be afraid of it even if some antiviruses might warn you about it. This file simply has yet no publisher info, that’s why it may trigger a red flag. Its purpose is to place the MPQ file into your Data folder and to patch your binary with the following changes:
GlueXML & FrameXML protections removed:
  • 0x2f113a > 0xeb, 0x19
  • 0x2f1158 > 0x03
  • 0x2f11a7 > 0x03
  • 0x2f11f0 > 0xeb, 0xb2

Build values:
  • 0x00434798 > Visual patch version changed from original value of 1.12.1 to 1.15.0
  • 0x001B2122 > Net build version changed from original value of 5875u to 6000u
  • 0x00437BFC > Visual build version changed from original value of 5875 to 6000
  • 0x00434798 > Visual build date changed from Sep 19 2006 to Jan 05 2021

Modified web-filter restrictions for LaunchURL() for new logon screen menu:
  • 0x0045CCD8 > *.worldofwarcraft.co.kr to *.turtle-wow.org
  • 0x0045CC9C > *.wowchina.com to *.discord.gg

Support for Discord Rich Presence:
  • 0x00004122 > 0x68, 0x60, 0xFF, 0x7F, 0x00, // push 0x007FFF60 (offset to string "DiscordOverlay.dll")
    0xFF, 0x15, 0xB4, 0xF2, 0x7F, 0x00, // call ds:LoadLibraryA
    0xEb, 0xD1, // jump short _WinMain
  • 0x0000999C > 0x82 // Modification for WinMain call to use our code instead, the original content follows.
  • 0x003FFF60 > String "DiscordOverlay.dll"

New dynamic-link libraries:
  • discord_game_sdk.dll — this is the official Discord Inc. DLL.
  • DiscordOverlay.dll — this is our custom DLL which contains actual information about the game required by the Discord application. You can remove it if you want, it will not affect your gameplay.

Special thanks for Giperion for his immeasurable effort to assist us with modifying the WoW binary.
I'm not seeing any CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS here of Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 in order to manually replace files from the download mirrors if the downloaded patch doesn't work automagically. There's info for people who know what they're doing ... but not clear instructions for people who DON'T KNOW what they're doing. There's no instructions that explicitly say "Do This But Not That" to give an explicit singular path to follow that eliminates erroneous alternatives that shouldn't be done for people who are not intimately involved with the project and "know everything" already.

Saying ... "Here's a patch, YOU figure it out" ... is simply inadequate.

You need to explain ... clearly ... what needs to be done for a manual patch via file replacement in a way that can be followed by anyone who has never looked at the file structure before. If someone is completely ignorant ... what do they need to DO? What you provided above does not answer that question.
Torta wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:29 pm
It is literally in the first post of this thread.
Is it?
Is it really?
You detailed What Is New ... but you never explained WHAT TO DO if the auto-update on login doesn't work.

You want to try again?

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Torta » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:53 pm

We provided two options:

1. Downloading one full client for new users.
2. Auto-update on login for old users.

There're no others. What you're asking is too specific, and if you want it, ask other member of the community. I do not approve this way of distributing client updates, nor I want to make it an official method.

Same what Blizzard did back to the old times. I can't imagine any serious project to ask users to download some client parts and search for specific directories to put them in.

However, I understand, that some users may experience problems with update, this happens literally with every software on this planet, because everyone's PC/OS specifications can differ a lot. That's why we spent last 48 hours providing 24/7 support on our discord for everyone who had problems with the update.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Scorpf » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:36 pm

WARNING

If like me, you got the client from the torrent linked here
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=770&p=4048&hilit=torrent#p4048
by Torta ages ago, updating using auto patch for the new content will fail to work due to corrupted interface error message.
This breaks the installed client - the only way to get the new content is to download the new client via links in post 1 of this thread.

HTH


And thanks all involved for the new updates/content

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Steyr » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:47 pm

Let's not get hostile here, we all know admin is always right :P Besides, introducing changes to any community project is always a lot of pressure, so misunderstandings are bound to happen.

There was a mention of only two required files in another thread ( HERE ).

On my end, I was able to launch the client with just the .mpq and .exe without any problems so far and can try to upload them separately to some file hosting, if anyone needs ( about 1gb size ).

Still the .exe is a win32 file so you will need some means of running it on a non-windows OS.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Roxanneflowers » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:44 am

Torta wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:53 pm
That's why we spent last 48 hours providing 24/7 support on our discord for everyone who had problems with the update.
Not everyone does Discord.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Roxanneflowers » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:49 pm

Steyr wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:47 pm
There was a mention of only two required files in another thread ( HERE ).

On my end, I was able to launch the client with just the .mpq and .exe without any problems so far and can try to upload them separately to some file hosting, if anyone needs ( about 1gb size ).

Still the .exe is a win32 file so you will need some means of running it on a non-windows OS.
Downloaded the Turtle WoW client (overnight, since it's 6.5GB) and then blended it into the Mac Client I've been using successfully for years now (Elysium, Light's Hope, Symmetry and now Turtle).

Copied over:
patch-T.mpq (to Data folder)
WoW.exe
discord_game_sdk.dll
DiscordOverlay.dll
zlibwapi.dll

Saved old file to different location (for backup purposes if need be):
WoW.exe



Launch game client
Log in
Forced download of patch ... that will not install, preventing log in to game servers.



Instructions please.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Greneugs » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:21 pm

Hey Roxanne

Currently the only option to run the 1.15.0 client is through wine. I used to run it exactly how you are talking about. But it has something to do with the version matching etc.

It honestly runs really well on Wine.

download the latest version of wine and install
https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/macosx/download.html

then download the Turtle Wow Client. Put that whole folder in your applications folder. Go into the folder and right click the turtlewow.exe (the windows launcher for WoW). select open with. (Wine stable). it will take a few minutes to load and install but it really does work flawlessly

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Ikorix » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:17 pm

ty for doing duch a decent job on expansion and for creating such a badass server you should release a server unique version modpack my warlords of draenor modpack dont work correctly due to elf name change etc i think im not sure
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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Ikorix » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:18 pm

holy shit i typed alot

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Roxanneflowers » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:07 pm

Greneugs wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:21 pm
then download the Turtle Wow Client. Put that whole folder in your applications folder. Go into the folder and right click the turtlewow.exe (the windows launcher for WoW). select open with. (Wine stable). it will take a few minutes to load and install but it really does work flawlessly
Will attempt as time permits.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Roxanneflowers » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:54 pm

Greneugs wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:21 pm
Currently the only option to run the 1.15.0 client is through wine. I used to run it exactly how you are talking about. But it has something to do with the version matching etc.

It honestly runs really well on Wine.

download the latest version of wine and install
https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/macosx/download.html

then download the Turtle Wow Client. Put that whole folder in your applications folder. Go into the folder and right click the turtlewow.exe (the windows launcher for WoW). select open with. (Wine stable). it will take a few minutes to load and install but it really does work flawlessly
Tried it.

It doesn't.
Work.
At all.
dead_turtle_head

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Roxanneflowers » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:31 pm

And now I've tried PlayonMac.

It doesn't work.
dead_turtle_head

Well ... that's it.
Turtle WoW is dead for me.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Steyr » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:39 pm

Perhaps some Mac user could provide a step-by-step guide on how they launched the 1.15?

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Torta » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:54 pm

Roxanneflowers wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:31 pm
And now I've tried PlayonMac.

It doesn't work.
dead_turtle_head

Well ... that's it.
Turtle WoW is dead for me.
I'm sorry but none of staff are actually Mac users, we simply do not know how to work with it, you gonna join Discord and request help from other community members, I know many are playing without problems right now.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Torta » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:18 pm

Up.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Ninja » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:49 pm

My primary machine is a MacBook Pro. I’m on recent version of macOS that won’t run 32 bit apps, and couldn’t get anything to run TurtleWow. Tried in a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion) but framerate was in the 10’s. So I bought an old box on eBay for < 150 and it plays at 60 fps. I know not an ideal solution, but I’ll use this box for other stuff too. You may even be able to spend less... any old i3/5 and a gt 5x video card should do it. Just sharing ideas.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Roxanneflowers » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:25 pm

Torta wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:18 pm
Up.
I have no idea what you were even intending to convey with that comment.
Context please.

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Ninja » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:45 pm

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Re: World of Warcraft 1.15.0

Post by Pfwg » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:34 am

Roxanneflowers wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:25 pm
Torta wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:18 pm
Up.
I have no idea what you were even intending to convey with that comment.
Context please.
It's an alternative to 'bump'.

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