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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
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Author
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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: Interface / WTF folder switch

Originally Posted by Liveagain01
Hello

Would it be possible to make so you can easy switch from Ui's on wow launcher plus?

so you can have like 2 sets of interface and wtf and then switch easy from what one you would like to use?

Would be amazing
I will consider it but I can't say when or if it will be added, yet.
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Unhappy Re: Mac compatibility for WoW Launcher PLUS?

Originally Posted by Mike-N-Go
Bl4ckSh33p,

Do you have a timeframe on Mac OS X compatibility with this tool?

Do you have any intentions to port, remake, or recompile this for Macintosh?

Looks useful, but I am excluded from using it, as par I am a Macintosh OS user.
I would love to make a MAC version but the app I use to create it only supports Windows. I don't know a way to make it compatible for MAC right now but I will continue to look for a way to do it.
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Hi! I added a few Preview Screenshots for v0.3 and the Mists of Pandaria Redesign today.
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WoWL+ v0.3 Trailer

The next update will be released very soon (this week)! Check out the new Trailer to see what's coming up.

http://youtu.be/VgwrdlIeU24
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v3 realm status

Since I updated to this version, the realm status comes up with a message that says "Could not fetch realm data".
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Arrow Re: v3 realm status

Originally Posted by bwhansen
Since I updated to this version, the realm status comes up with a message that says "Could not fetch realm data".
Can you be more specific, please? Which Region and Realm does not work?

Please wait a few minutes and then try to refresh the Realm Status via clicking on the two blue arrows on the bottom of the main screen.

If this does not fix it the most common reason for this message is when Battle.net servers are offline or overloaded. WoWL+ gets the realm status directly via the new API from Battle.net.
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Re: Re: v3 realm status

Originally Posted by Bl4ckSh33p
Originally Posted by bwhansen
Since I updated to this version, the realm status comes up with a message that says "Could not fetch realm data".
Can you be more specific, please? Which Region and Realm does not work?

Please wait a few minutes and then try to refresh the Realm Status via clicking on the two blue arrows on the bottom of the main screen.

If this does not fix it the most common reason for this message is when Battle.net servers are offline or overloaded. WoWL+ gets the realm status directly via the new API from Battle.net.
The US realms are not available (all of them). I found the blue arrows and noticed the sounds are meant for future updates....but still no US realms.
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It does appear to be any US realm, I didnt try all of them but did switch my settings for like 10 different realms and they all got the same message.

I do have the two blue arrows and tried that as well but it didnt work either.
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Amazing

Hi and Tx for this beautiful addon great job.

I delete old version and instal new one only thing so far US realms not showing.
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Russian Realms supports?
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Re: Amazing

Originally Posted by sajocolo
Hi and Tx for this beautiful addon great job.

I delete old version and instal new one only thing so far US realms not showing.
I had the same issue yesterday. But I tried it a few minutes ago and could download all US realms. It seems the Battle.net API had some issues. Please try to re-download all Realms.
Just click on Settings > Realm Status > Update Realms.
http://imgur.com/xBKkc

This should fix it.
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Russion Realms in EU Region

Originally Posted by zuster
Russian Realms supports?
Hi. All Russian Realms like Ashenvale, Azuregos, Borean Tundra and so on should be listed in the "EU" Region.
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The Launcher does not have these Realms
http://eu.battle.net/wow/ru/status#locale=русский
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Just thought I would post that my US realms are now working.

After reading the blizzard forums it appears you were correct about some API problems yesterday.
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Originally Posted by zuster
The Launcher does not have these Realms
http://eu.battle.net/wow/ru/status#locale=русский
When I change the language in the lower right I can see some Russian realms and all of them should be included.
http://eu.battle.net/wow/de/status

Can you be more specific please? What is the name of the missing Realm(s)?
When the Battle.net API is busy or offline some realms could be missing, too. You can try to refresh the server list via Settings > Realm Status > Update Realms.
http://imgur.com/xBKkc
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