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The WoW Launcher’s ‘setRealmlist’

The other day, I had someone who was working on their own launcher ask me about the algorithm I use in order to change the realmlist in the launcher.

First, you need to keep in mind that blizzard has moved it around a bit.

  • 1.x – 2.x, it was located in the same folder as Wow.exe
  • 3.x – 5.0.4, it was moved into your locales Data folder
  • 5.0.4 made the realmlist file obsolete, and the values are now stored in Config.wtf [Continue Reading…]
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WoW Launcher Update r113

This is a bug-fix release. This fixes a logic error that would sometimes cause the realm description to seemingly not be saved once the program was restarted.

You can grab the newest version by letting your current version auto-update, or by downloading it here.

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Adjust date/time in Windows 8

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8.

I’ve found the migration to be fairly painless from Windows 7, aside from having to change a few habits (like you do when you upgrade any version of windows).

However, the other day I ran across a weird error, “You are attempting to open a file of the type ‘System file’ (.cpl)”. [Continue Reading…]

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Anti-virus’ & the WoW Launcher

I’ve been informed that from revision 109 and on (about the time I switched to Visual Studio 2012), my WoW Launcher is being falsely identified by an Antivirus named ‘QuickHeal’. I’m currently attempting to get this rectified either on their end, or mine.

For those who are truly paranoid, I’ve compiled revision 112 with Visual Studio 2008 here (VirusTotal scan). Just run it with the command line option “-uptodate” to skip the new version is available message when new versions get posted.

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WoW Launcher Update r112

This update fixes a crash that would occur when you attempted to launch a realm via double clicking its listbox entry when that realms Config.wtf or Launcher.wtf didn’t include a “useThirtyTwoBitClient” entry.

Also fixed is a display bug, where the realmlist textbox would be disabled when it shouldn’t be.

You can grab the newest version by letting your current version auto-update, or by downloading it here.

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WoW Launcher Update r110

This update has a few minor bug fixes, and introduces a ‘Set Realmlist’ checkbox that allows you to make the launcher simply not write the realmlist (useful if all you’re using the launcher for is to clear your cache, and not play across the Atlantic).

You can grab the newest version by letting your current version auto-update, or by downloading it here.