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12-05-18, 08:55 PM   #1
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The folder structure IS changing in 8.1

A heads up for those who haven't PTR'd or wondering why it changed.
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12-05-18, 09:32 PM   #2
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Thanks, Blu! And Fizzlemizz for the link.
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12-05-18, 10:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up.

So the path for addons will be \wow-folder\_retail_\Interface\AddOns\ ?
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12-05-18, 10:28 PM   #4
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Wow. This absolutely sucks. I have beta/PTR on a separate drive than WoW. I donít have the SSD space to install more than just the live version. Looks like I wonít bother with beta/PTR for a long time, if ever. Iím hoping I misunderstood this file reorganization.
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Originally Posted by Dolby View Post
Thanks for the heads up.

So the path for addons will be \wow-folder\_retail_\Interface\AddOns\ ?
That's the way it is with the PTR with the exception of _ptr_ instead of _retail_.

Everything except DATA (Interface, Cache, WTF, Screenshots etc.) is under the _xxx_ folder for each version, otherwise the path structures are the same.

Internally for addons referencing the resources it's still "Interface\\..."
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Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
Wow. This absolutely sucks. I have beta/PTR on a separate drive than WoW. I don’t have the SSD space to install more than just the live version. Looks like I won’t bother with beta/PTR for a long time, if ever. I’m hoping I misunderstood this file reorganization.
If there is a single DATA folder that holds the majority of the game for all three, then apart from some individual versions of files then it might not be that bad (version sharding). Just a guess on my part. I don't see anything that says seperate installs are "impossible".

I guess there will also be a _classic_ folder in the future.
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12-06-18, 10:08 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Fizzlemizz View Post
If there is a single DATA folder that holds the majority of the game for all three, then apart from some individual versions of files then it might not be that bad (version sharding). Just a guess on my part. I don't see anything that says seperate installs are "impossible".

I guess there will also be a _classic_ folder in the future.
What about using sym links (I can't remember the proper name).
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12-06-18, 10:19 PM   #8
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yup, symlink should work fine

PowerShell:
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PS C:\> new-item -itemtype symboliclink -path <path to location> -name <the name> -value <path to target>
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PS C:\> new-item -itemtype symboliclink -path "C:\program files\warcraft\_retail_" -name WoWRetail -value "f:\games\warcraft\_retail_"
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