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Unread 12-04-06, 12:14 PM   #1
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Modding an isolated WoW

Hello,

I'm looking for some way to make an isolated mod to allow me to test bringing in custom models.

Not trying to modify my WoW game in any way, I just want to create a little instance that I can run on my computer and be able to test and figure out how to bring in custom model designs I've made.

Anyone have any ideas or know where I might go to find out how?
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Unread 12-04-06, 12:45 PM   #2
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I just made a copy of my WoW folder and use it for UI designs then when I am done I trash the WTF and addon folders and just start over again. Works great.
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Unread 12-04-06, 12:54 PM   #3
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So, I should be able to copy the whole World of Warcraft folder in the program files folder and move it elsewhere, thus having 2 copies of the game.

The copied one I can modify to what I need it to be?

'cause my aim is to import my own models and textures. I'm doing this to see if I can make a working race. Just to say I can.
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That is what I do. However be warned what you are planning on doing sounds against the TOS.
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Yes ... yes it does ... and things like that will not only get you banned from WoW, but they'll get you banned from this site too ... obey the rules.
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Unread 12-04-06, 01:03 PM   #6
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I understand about the TOS.

See, at school, I'm learning 3D Game Art and Animation. We use the Valve engine to make our own little mods based in half-life and counterstrike.

So, I'm thinking that if I could show that I understand how to import models and textures and environments into the WoW type engine, it'd be a good learning curve.

I don't plan to make this available to anyone to play with or nothing, it's purely for learning.

And yes, I have a legit copy of WoW, and I play WoW by Blizzard's subscription. I've played hardcore since open beta and I wouldn't want to mess up the game to jeopardize my characters I've worked on so much.
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I would venture a guess it does not matter what it is for. I recommend not doing it to WoW as they might be able to detect a model change and ban your account.
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