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Updated:09-04-12 04:42 AM
Created:02-29-12 05:21 AM
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WoW Launcher PLUS
Version: 0.3.1
by: Bl4ckSh33p [More]
Important Note: Many features like deleting cache files for rare mob scanner-addons or creating backups of your settings are still missing in the Battle.net Launcher. If you still like WoW Launcher PLUS and want an updated version for Warlords of Draenor let me know, please. Just write a comment.


WoW Launcher PLUS (WoWL+) is the successor of "WoW Manager". Its purpose is to replace the default WoW Launcher and give you some additional features.

Now supports 32- and 64-Bit Live- and PTR-Clients!

Current features:
- View the latest News from the original Launcher or use a custom Homepage
- Open your Guildpage with a single click
- Create backups of your important WoW related files
- Launch your favorite Voice Chat Application with a single click
- Check the Status of your favorite WoW Realms from five regions
- Delete cache files on startup (useful for addons which track rare mobs via cachefiles)
- Launch WoW immediately after launching WoWL+
Additional "Tools" in the Menu on top:
- Visit popular WoW Websites (more to come!)
- Launch the original Launcher and the Repair Tool

Installation:
Just download the .zip file and extract it into a new folder. To launch WoWL+ doubleclick on WoWL+.exe or create a new shortcut for it.
IMPORTANT NOTE: WoWL+ does not change any WoW Files. It is a separate application.

Updating from a previous version:
Just unzip the new file in the same folder and overwrite all files. All settings (stored in "Settings.ini") should be preserved.

Known Issues:
- None

Feedback, Suggestions and Bug Reports:
- WoWL+ on Facebook (get the latest news and updates here)
- Feedback Thread
- Suggest a new Feature
- Report a Bug
v0.3.1
* updated Launcher graphics
* fixed Custom Launcher Homepage not being saved properly
* updated official Launcher Homepage
* changed Launcher News size to 770x410 pixels
* Launcher Hompage Links are now opened in your default Webbrowser
* updated Donation popup
+ added feature to force a "FirstRun" after important program updates
+ added button to open Addons folder below Play button
+ added button to open WoW folder below Play button
- temporarily removed Launcher News for Chinese (CN) Region

v0.3
* updated Interface for Mists of Pandaria
+ added new Websites to the "Tools" menu on top
+ added Backup Manager (create backups of important files)
* fixed "Blizzard Launcher" and "WoW Repair Tool" shortcuts in the "Tools" menu
* improved detection of the folder where WoW is installed (fixed missing trailing \ in rare cases)
+ added possibility to donate via PayPal
+ added option to select the Language for Launcher News
* official WoW websites will be opened in your selected language now

v0.2.1
* changed "Update Realms" Button on the Settings page to automatically clear all entries and update the realm dropdown lists
+ added Tooltips for Server Status Icons (Online/Offline)
+ added new info (hover ?-Icon) for the Realm Status update interval regarding throttling and the Blilzzard API
* fixed PTR-Button - showed an error message (typo)
* fixed custom WoW, PTR and BETA Path - if missing, a trailing "\" will be added now

v0.2
+ added option to change the Homepage of WoWL+
+ added option to use the new 64-Bit WoW Client (Live and PTR)
+ added Change Log to About screen
+ added option to launch WoW immediately after starting WoWL+
+ added option to launch your Voice Chat app when launching WoW
+ added option to check the realm status of up to three realms (in five regions)
+ added two new buttons to launch the Public Testrealm (PTR) and BETA Client
+ added new items to the "Tools" menu on top (new websites, suggest a feature, report a bug/issue)
+ added option to manually select your WoW folder (if WoWL+ can't find it in your Registry)
+ added option to delete CreatureCache.wdb when launching WoW (useful if you use addons to find rare mobs which use cache files to detect them)

v0.1.1
- removed the autorun.inf file (needed for autorun if burned on CD)

v0.1
+ View the latest News from the original Launcher
+ Open your Guildpage with a single click
+ Launch your favorite Voice Chat Application with a single click
Additional "Tools" in the Menu on top:
+ Visit popular WoW Websites (more to come!)
+ Launch the original Launcher and the Repair Tool
Archived Files (4)
File Name
Version
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Author
Date
0.3
13MB
Bl4ckSh33p
04-11-12 02:27 AM
0.2.1
10MB
Bl4ckSh33p
03-01-12 01:16 PM
0.2
10MB
Bl4ckSh33p
03-01-12 11:09 AM
0.1.1
10MB
Bl4ckSh33p
02-29-12 05:21 AM


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Re: Tools & Ptr

Originally Posted by sajocolo
Hi I try using the launch Blizzard Launcher and repair in tools I get an error also on PTR, when browsing It dont show all the things in the folder cant see the wow.exe etc, on the voice chat Im was able 2 chose the exe and it works. Also cant copy paste directly the full path. Any help to set it up.
Hi. I believe this is a new bug introduced in v0.2.1. When I fixed the missing "\" at the end of the paths I forgot to update the code for the Launcher and Repair tool. It will be fixed with the next update. Thanks.

To select the paths for WoW, PTR and BETA Clients just hit the "Browse" button on the right side and select the folder. You don't have to select an .exe file. Only the Voice Chat App needs to point to an .exe file.
Example:
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Originally Posted by Bl4ckSh33p

You could try to run it with wine.
well, once I could download it (something weird, admin fixed it)...

I extracted it to a folder on my desktop, and launched it with wine. it asked me where my wow folder was, and I told it. I prodded around a bit, checking the settings and such (many of which don't seem to be working) and then hit the big play button...

and it said file not found.

I'm happy to do more digging if you'd like, I wouldn't mind being a linux-test person, let me know. I'm *not* a coder, tho, so I'm not sure what help I can be, other than 'dumb user' - which I do think is valuable, but you may not need that now.

(Things that didn't work: launching WoWhead.com, moving the 'check realm status' slidebar; pressing the 'home' key on the front did nothing, nor the arrows to either side, but I'm not sure what that's supposed to do at all so I may not have something set up right. All of the other buttons were grey. I *had* expected the websites to launch using the system default web browser. What I have, now that I've killed it, is three processes called plugin-config eating up lots of cpu.)

ETA: One of the things I'd tried was 'submit a bug report'. After I killed two of the plugin-config processes, the browser finally opened with this page - listing bugs. Which has... a bug listed on it that the launcher can't find the file. I downloaded it just now, tho, so I should have the version that is fixed, according to that page. My WoW is a download from Blizz, I haven't done anything weird inside the World of Warcraft folder (except install AddOns).
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Tools & Ptr

Hi I try using the launch Blizzard Launcher and repair in tools I get an error also on PTR, when browsing It dont show all the things in the folder cant see the wow.exe etc, on the voice chat Im was able 2 chose the exe and it works. Also cant copy paste directly the full path. Any help to set it up.
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Hi. Sorry, I don't have Linux to test it. But the runtime engine needs the following:
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Windows 2000
Pentium 120 MHz
32 MB RAM
Minimum for Web Object
The web object will only work if the Internet Explorer ActiveX control is installed on the user's system. It is compatible with version 4.01 or newer of the Internet Explorer control.

You could try to run it with wine.
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Linux compatible?

I run linux, and unfortunately the default launcher wedges badly and never does launch WoW - which means I launch it by right-clicking wow.exe in the graphical directory browser window and choosing 'run with wine' - it works fine.

I'm interested in the various things the launcher lets one do, so I'm wondering if you can tell me if this works with linux, wine, or in any way may work better than the default launcher.

Hoping for good news...
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Originally Posted by Zuedama
Quick question about a small issue:

This is an AWESOME tool. I love it already. Question about the language for the launcher, though, sometimes it shows as German and when I click home it switches to the English Launcher stuff, and sometimes it ... well wait .. now it's showing as English successfully every time.

WEIRD! nevermind!
Hello and Thanks. I noticed the same issue a few times and got the English (US) launcher content instead of the German one. I try to find a solution for this to fix it in an upcoming version. If it happens more often let me know, please.
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Quick question about a small issue:

This is an AWESOME tool. I love it already. Question about the language for the launcher, though, sometimes it shows as German and when I click home it switches to the English Launcher stuff, and sometimes it ... well wait .. now it's showing as English successfully every time.


WEIRD! nevermind!
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Glad you like it.

Just uploaded a new hotfix release with the following changes:

v0.2.1
* changed "Update Realms" Button on the Settings page to automatically clear all entries and update the realm dropdown lists
+ added Tooltips for Server Status Icons (Online/Offline)
+ added new info (hover ?-Icon) for the Realm Status update interval regarding throttling and the Blilzzard API
* fixed PTR-Button - showed an error message (typo)
* fixed custom WoW, PTR and BETA Path - if missing, a trailing "\" will be added now

It should be approved soon.
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Just got your update and it works like a dream ^_^ this will be one of my more treasured tools in my fight for wow insanity
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Re: Servers?

Originally Posted by sajocolo
How I change the server?
Do you mean the realms for the Realm Status feature?
To select the realms just click on "Settings" in the menu on top and then select the region and realmname in the lower left.
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Servers?

How I change the server?

Ah NvM Just need the update!
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Okay guys, I just tried downloading this while logged out (so the fact that I'm an admin couldn't possibly have any impact on the ability to do so) and it worked absolutely fine for me. Could you both post what OS you are running, what web browsers you have tried to download it with, whether you are running any blocking plugins for your browsers (ala NoScript, AdBlock, etc), please? Put it in this thread please, so we can turn this back over to comments on the file itself, not problems with the site. Thanks.
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Re: Re: Re: You do not have permissions to download this file

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i don't know why it does not work for you. Please ask one of the moderators or admins for help.
I got the same message with Google Chrome but was able to download it normally with Firefox.
Strange, I use Google Chrome and downloading works fine for me.
I sent a PM to one of the admins.
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Re: Re: You do not have permissions to download this file

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i don't know why it does not work for you. Please ask one of the moderators or admins for help.
I got the same message with Google Chrome but was able to download it normally with Firefox.
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