[GUIDE] How to get started on Wow-Mania!

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[GUIDE] How to get started on Wow-Mania!

Postby Kalasbyxan » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:18 pm

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INTRODUCTION

For all the new players on this server, I will try to explain how to go about getting started from scratch.

This guide will maybe not be for you if you have some technical knowledge or are familiar with installing software and patches.

I'm writing this guide from a Windows 10 machine. I don't know how different everything is for Mac or any other Operating System, but I doubt it will be much different.
If you came here looking for solutions to your technical problems, you can still read over this guide to see if you missed something.
But if extended help is needed, I suggest you create a new forum post here and click the button "create new topic" (but make sure you help everyone out and follow this guide for posting issues)

Let's skip the nonsense and get your character going!


A. CREATING AN ACCOUNT

To log into the game you'll need an account.
This step can also be done later, but I'll show you this first, because it's a vital part of getting access to the server!
To do this, simply go to the registration page and fill in the form on the page as instructed below:

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When you filled in all the fields accordingly, you can click "SUBMIT" and follow the instructions on the screen
Make sure you write down your username and password. You will need this at the end of this guide!


B. THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT CLIENT

To play the game... any game, you'll need the basic game installed on your computer (or device).
Let's go grab that game files!

You can find all files at the download page, but in this guide you won't have to go there, as I will post direct links.

    Windows users need to download this WoW-Mania-2.0.5c.torrent

    Mac users need to use Wine Emulator and use the Windows client also as we have stopped supporting a separate client.You can find instruction on how to get WINE running here: WINE Tutorial

    Open the file in your preferred torrent program.
    There are numerous programs for that, but I suggest µ-torrent.

    You can find µ-torrent here if you haven't got it installed on your system already.

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Downloading the WOW client files may take a bit, since it's a very large download, and speed depends on the bandwidth provided by your ISP.

    Now that the download is done, you will have a folder in your download folder called "WoW-Mania-2.0.5b" (or similar).

    Copy this whole folder to a convenient location (In this guide I will suggest we move it to the root of your drive (ex.: C:\).

    Yes, I told you to copy that huge folder, instead of move. If you ever make a mistake in the process, you won't have to re-download it when you need to start over.

Moving the folder is important as Windows will not allow any application running in the Downloads folder to download or modify files.

TIP: Using the C:\ drive for your game folder will in most cases take care of read/write permission problems some people experience when they have the game folder in a different drive. (Also see step D. "Preparing the game")

    Now your game is in place!

C. THE WOW-MANIA LAUNCHER

WOW-MANIA uses a custom Launcher to provide you with the latest patches and custom content. It is included in the latest Client Download (which you should have).

MAC USERS: The Wow-Mania Launcher does NOT work for MAC. Mac users should patch their game manually.
This can be done by downloading the patch files here!

D. PREPARING THE GAME

The hardest part is now behind you and you're almost ready to play!
It's important that the game folder doesn't have the folder permissions set to "read-only".

    In your filebrowser to to your C: drive (or the location where your game folder resides)
    Look for the Folder with the name "WoW-Mania-2.0.5b" (or the name you have specified earlier) and navigate to the Data\enGB sub-directory.

    Right-click on the icon for the file "realmlist.wtf", and choose "Properties"
    A small popup will open that looks somewhat like this:

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    Now you have to make sure that "Read only" is unchecked.
    Hit "Apply" and you are done.


To play the game at this point you'll have to go into your games folder every single time.

You don't want that. You will need a convenient link on your desktop.
There are numerous ways to make your game executable easily accessible in different parts if the User Interface of your Operating System
But I will cover how to add a shortcut to your desktop.

Here you can see the launcher in your game folder.

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This is the file that needs to be run to play the game.
To make a shortcut on the desktop you'll only have to right-click that one file.
When you do so, you will get a list that's similar as we seen earlier in this guide... and it looks like this:

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Another list pops up and there you choose "Desktop (create shortcut)"


E. RUNNING THE GAME

Now you can close all the open windows and go back to your desktop, where a new icon has appeared
Now you can click the shortcut on your desktop and the Launcher will start.
When it starts you will see this:

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Sit back and relax... get yourself something to drink while the launcher downloads the patch files if there are any.
You will need those to see all the WOW-MANIA custom content. It also contains other data, necessary to have the best WOW-MANIA experience.
When the downloads are done the screen will be clean and look like this:

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Now you can click the "PLAY" button on the right... and the game will start!
When the game starts, the first screen you'll see is the login screen.
This is where you fill in the username and password you chosen at the first step of this guide.

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Now you are ready to go! Click "Login" and you can start creating your character!

If you still encounter errors after this guide, or things are still not working properly for you, use this guide or search the support forum to find a solution to your specific problem. If no answer can be found there, go to the support forum and start a new topic with your error/problem! (and be as specific as possible)
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This guide is in constant update to reflect changes in the game, application and procedures. If you find that any part of it is out-of-date or incorrect please let us know.
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