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WOW Addons and Vista

Have seen quite a few searches by people having problems running World of Warcraft while running under Windows Vista, so I am dedicating a post just for that. They mostly concern running world of warcraft mods and addons.

From all that I have read, if WOW is installed in your program files folder, it can cause problems with Windows Vista because of some caching that can mess it up. For best results, install WOW outside of your program files folder. Also, make sure the addons are still enabled in the Blizzard UI by clicking on the addons button.

It should not matter what your OS is, this should have no affect on your addons or other WOW mods, unless you have had to re-install them. As you may have noticed using Windows XP, when you use the Windows zip program, the default behavior is to expand the files into a folder of the same name. So, if you are extracting a folder called CT Raid, it will actually extract it into another folder called CT Raid. So, if WOW is looking inside the CT Raid folder, it will only see another folder called CT Raid, it will not see any of the required files. So, this could be part of the problem users are having. When installing addons, it would probably be best to extract the zip files into My Documents and then copy over the actual folder with the programs to the addons folder, thus avoiding any of the extra folders.

There are also some issues posted on the WOW Forums concerning Windows Vista:

Vista may do a few things that are out of the ordinary when you installed it in the C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (x86) folders – it may either not apply your settings or it won’t delete them properly.

* Resetting settings or settings that does not apply properly – Vista may deny you write access from the World of Warcraft folder if it is installed in the Program Files folder. You can remedy this by either right-clicking the game and selecting “Run as administrator” or to move it outside of the Program Files folder.

* Settings and mods that won’t stay deleted – If you installed the game in the Program Files folder, Vista may redirect the game to look in another set of folders: c:\Users\\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\World of Warcraft\
It will save all of your custom configurations there instead of the C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft folder. You can delete your settings by going to the folder above or moving the game outside of the World of Warcraft folder. Source: Windows Vista from the WOW Forums

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - June 18, 2007 at 3:09 pm

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StarCraft II is Coming

Blizzard announced that Starcraft II is coming, finally, at the Blizzard World Wide Invitational event in Korea, they have not announced an official date, but say that what they have is already playable in multiplayer, they know it’s really late now, even on their website they say it’s about time!

StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.

Featuring a unique single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II will present a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. In addition, Blizzard will again offer unparalleled online play through Battle.net, the company’s world-renowned gaming service, with several enhancements and new features to make StarCraft II the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game. Source: StarCraft2.com via Realtechnews.com

Here is a video from Youtube showing the cinematic version of the trailer, I believe this was taped at the event in Korea, as you can hear the crowd cheering in the background, but, if you want a better picture, skip this one and watch the high resolution version on Starcraft2.com instead.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - May 21, 2007 at 3:04 am

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