How to Play WOW for Free (Guide updated to WOTLK 3.3.3a WOW Arthas server)

Desolator

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How to Play World of Warcraft for Free




This thread is to guide newcomers who are new to WOW. This guide will help you install World of Warcraft, its patches and what settings to change in order to play the game for free. Ok lets get on with it shall we.

Software Requirements
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World of Warcraft(US recommended)
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World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade(US recommended)
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World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King(US recommended)

[FONT=&quot]Please note that all of them should either be US versions or GB versions. You can't install a GB version of the game over a US version and vice versa.

You can get the WOTLK 3.0.9 client version from WOW Arthas MBL ftp server. The link is given below:
[/FONT][FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]http://wow.dsl.net.pk/downloads/wowclient309.rar[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=&quot]

Current Patch Version
3.3.5a

Download the patches from here
[/FONT][FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]http://www.wowwiki.com/Patch_mirrors[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=&quot]

Steps:
1) Install the following in sequential order
a) Install WOW
b) Install WOW: Burning Crusade
c: Install WOW: Wrath of the Lich King

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The login screens for each game is given below
WOW:

WOW: The Burning Crusade:

WOW: Wrath of the Lich King


[FONT=&quot]2) Patches
Note:
All patches that start with 1.x.x are for WOW. Similarly, all patches that start with 2.x.x are for WOW: The burning crusade and 3.x.x patches are for WOW: Wrath of the Lich King only. If you have installed WOW up to WOTLK then you game version would be 3.0.0.

Since this patch is for a WOW server that is running on WOW Wrath of the Lich King therefore we will only use patches that start with the digit 3
a) Install the patches in sequential order i.e. 3.0.1 first followed up by 3.0.2 and so on. You can download the patches from the link given above.
b) Now confirm whether the patches have been successfully. In order to versify run WOW and check the bottom left part of the login screen. You'll see that in the picture below its written 3.3.5(12340). This means that your game has been patched up to 3.3.5a[/FONT]

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[FONT=&quot]3) Server Setting
a) Now we need to change the server settings. For this find your WOW directory where you have installed the game. Locate your "realmlist.wtf" which is located in World of Warcraft\Data\enUS\. The directory should look like in the image below. Open the realmlist.wtf file with notepad since we need to change a few things.[/FONT]


[FONT=&quot]b) Once open you need to change the first line as shown in the picture. Change the first line to from "set realmlist us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com" to "set realmlist logon.heroic-wow.net". Once done save the file and close it.

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[FONT=&quot]4) Account Creation
a) Now create an account here http://heroic-wow.net/
b) Create a user account name of your choice and make sure you've selected

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[FONT=&quot]5) JUMP Around with joy and say "Hurrah" just you've done it. Run WOW and enter the details for the account at the login screen. If you have done everything accordingly you should be able to see login successfully.[/FONT]


:groupwave:
Congratulations you've configured WOW successfully
I Hope you enjoy it as much as I do because (wm)

If you still have any problems then drop me a PM.
Regards,
Desolator, Fir3d3mon
 
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Night warrior

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good that i bought wow+burning crusade

but then it didnt work now lets see if it works with PAKISTAN server

---------- Post added at 06:33 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:57 AM ----------

who wants to play free wow bc (World Of Warcraft Burning Crusade) an expansion WoW

first you get World Of Warcraft (download or buy it)

WoW-1.12.0-enUS-patch.exe<--- google this patch and dl it

install WoW Burning Crusade

than install

WoW-2.0.0-to-2.0.3-enUS-Win-patch

than

patch it to

WoW-2.0.0-to-2.0.3-enUS-Win-patch


google these names of patches and youll defeneitly find their download links people in lahore can gimme a cd and ill burn it for you and for 2 dvd's i can burn you wow+wowbc+patches if you want to contact me pm me for any problems after your games been installed

go to http://wowscape.net/?act=Register and make an account for
WoW Legion


after that to connect to your new server you have to change one file go to your wow install dir ( X:/Program Files/World Of Warcraft) X being the drive you installed wow in

find a file called "realmlist.wtf" and open it with Notepad Remember this step is very important

after "set realmlist us.logon.warcraft" delete every word except for set realmlist

and copy this line

set reallmlist 72.36.193.50
the only words you should have in the file should be


set reallmlist 72.36.193.50 and than save the changes to file with ctrl+s and click the icon on the desktop of wow start the game

enter your username and password

and one last thing

DONT FORGET TO GIMME A REP POINT

check this, this is all i have in my DVDs do i need to download anything. and tell me how to install too,

 

Desolator

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^If you want to play on Northrend then yes.

By the way, since you already have WOW and TBC then you don't need to download the 13gb file. Just download the WOTLK torrent instead.
 

Acid

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fuck off i download the game in 2 days when i extract its says common.mpq and patch ,expansion mpq are corrupted
 

Nemesisx

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you are the first one to report this error, no one has ever had a problem downloading it, you can try the blizzard downloader if it isnt working for u.
 

Eycewind

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Hi,
I just downloaded and installed the WoW:WOTLK and followed Desolator's guide to connect to the MBL's server. However, when I try to log in I get this message (Plz see the attaced file WoWError.jpg).

I have installed all the patches up to 3.2.2a

My realmlist.wtf looks like this

set realmlist wow.dsl.net.pk
set patchlist us.version.worldofwarcraft.com
set realmlistbn ""
set portal us


would appreciate any help..

Thanks


 

Desolator

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Jan 21, 2007
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Hi,
I just downloaded and installed the WoW:WOTLK and followed Desolator's guide to connect to the MBL's server. However, when I try to log in I get this message (Plz see the attaced file WoWError.jpg).

I have installed all the patches up to 3.2.2a

My realmlist.wtf looks like this

set realmlist wow.dsl.net.pk
set patchlist us.version.worldofwarcraft.com
set realmlistbn ""
set portal us


would appreciate any help..

Thanks


HasanJ is right about that one. You need to downgrade your patch version to 3.1.3. Follow the guide over here in order to downgrade the game to 3.1.3 then you can start patching up the game to 3.1.3.

Guide: How to downgrade WOW
http://wow.dsl.net.pk/forums/showthread.php?t=183
 

Spooge

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why would people prefer Us servers over Eu. I played on both servers and Eu gives better latency.
 
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HollyFlame

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Where To Download

Hello ,Please Tell me where can I download WOW: WOTLK ENGB expansion.I Have Downloade EN GB burning crusade and have instaled it ,now i'm looking for WOW WOTLK.
Regards
 

jawadrashid

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Forgive me if my question is too noobish but i don't know much about WOW. Can you tell me if through the procedure mentioned in this thread you can play wow online on private servers only or you can play on official servers also as from what i have read in other threads playing on official servers requires a legit copy of wow?
 

Desolator

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^The installation process is somewhat similar to that of retail but when it comes to changes in the realmlist and making an account its different. The guide given above has been designed so that you can make an account on wow.dsl.net.pk(WOW Arthas) and start playing WOW. For legit users you need to go to www.worldwarcraft.com and make an account there i.e submit your leigit WOW keys when making an account.
 
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