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Unread 07-27-11, 12:16 AM   #21
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I have a question about the WTF folder. The main folder contains Account, Config.wtf and Launcher.wtf. Do I delete the .wtf files? Under account I have the folder for my account and in that is a folder SavedVariables, my realm folder and some .wtf, .lua and .old files. Do I delete everything in here except the realm folder? I'm not sure what I should and shouldn't delete. I don't want to share anything of mine account related but I would like to share my UI.
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Unread 07-27-11, 12:40 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Murdoc View Post
I have a question about the WTF folder. The main folder contains Account, Config.wtf and Launcher.wtf. Do I delete the .wtf files? Under account I have the folder for my account and in that is a folder SavedVariables, my realm folder and some .wtf, .lua and .old files. Do I delete everything in here except the realm folder? I'm not sure what I should and shouldn't delete. I don't want to share anything of mine account related but I would like to share my UI.
You can delete Launcher.wtf. In fact, it's wise to do so, as it can cause a lot of compatibility issues.

Open up your Config.wtf file, and delete any lines containing personal information. WoW Account names, Email addresses, etc. I also find it wise to do a cleaning up of the Config.wtf file as well, as a lot of the information in there may not be the best choice for other users' PCs. There are also some lines that can cause issues with users using different locale WoW clients.

Generally, for the Config.wtf, look for lines which you know you should keep, and delete the rest.

Lines you should usually keep are:
SET readTOS "1"
SET readEULA "1"
SET playIntroMovie "4"
SET uiScale "xxx" -- If your UI uses a particular scale
SET UseUIScale = "1" -- If your UI needs UI Scale turned on


The only other place personal information is kept would be the name of the Realm and Character folders, which you should already be renaming to "REALMNAME" and "CHARACTERNAME" etc.

Some addons you're using may store their settings under the Realm/Character folders. So unless you know otherwise, don't delete them. It is a pain to have them though, because users will have to rename+copy/paste for each character they play.

Feel free to delete all ".old" and ".bak" files.

Try and also delete any "bindings-cache" and "macros-cache" files. This will allow your users to retrieve their personal bindings and macros from WoW's server.

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If the UI is above the 100mb upload limit, how does one properly divide the content into chunks for upload? I've attempted this using Winrar, however the end result didn't work out well for the recipient. Is there a way to upload multiple files, such as UI_1.rar and UI_2.rar, which the end user can download from WowI? Or are all UI packs on here simply relegated to the 100mb limit?
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Are you sure you're not including extraneous files in your upload? I'm not sure how any UI can hit that limit unless they include the Blizzard default files (in the Addons folder), .BLP files in the Interface folder, etc...?

If you're including .BLP files (image files) in your Interface folder, that are also available for download on WoWI, then try removing those files and including a link to them. If you created them and they're causing your upload to become too large, try uploading them as a separate download on WoWI and including a link/attaching a plug-in to your interface folder.

Basically, what exactly are you uploading that you're hitting the 100mb file limit - especially since it's in a compressed file format?
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Also, RAR files are not supported. Only ZIP archives are allowed.
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My UI isn't huge, and is very much like some others I've seen that weigh in at 40-70mb. Mine even has less than some of these. I'll heed your advice, as I can only assume there must be extra files floating around in some folders and such. I felt it didn't make much sense why mine was so much higher volume than UI's which I know are fairly heavy. Thanks for the info, I appreciate the help.
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Unread 06-25-12, 12:24 PM   #27
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We do still allow the .rar format, though not many people choose to use it.
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Okay, figured that all out. There were some out of the way subfolders which had copious amounts of data which were totally unnecessary. Sunnart especially. I appreciate the help in cleaning that up!
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Actually Seerah, we changed that a while back, remember? .zip only now is correct.
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Unread 06-25-12, 09:29 PM   #30
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I have done some minor updating of this Guide.
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