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Updated:09-04-12 04:42 AM
Created:02-29-12 05:21 AM
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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
Version
Size
Author
Date
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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi! I added a few Preview Screenshots for v0.3 and the Mists of Pandaria Redesign today.
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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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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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Mac compatibility for WoW Launcher PLUS?

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.
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Interface / WTF folder switch

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
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Question New Poll on Facebook: What do you like particulary on WoW Launcher PLUS?

What do you like particulary on WoW Launcher PLUS?

Vote now: http://www.facebook.com/questions/226231380808088/
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Exact error message needed

Originally Posted by Barleduq
Originally Posted by Bl4ckSh33p

You could try to run it with wine.
well, once I could download it (something weird, admin fixed it)...

I extracted it to a folder on my desktop, and launched it with wine. it asked me where my wow folder was, and I told it. I prodded around a bit, checking the settings and such (many of which don't seem to be working) and then hit the big play button...

and it said file not found.

I'm happy to do more digging if you'd like, I wouldn't mind being a linux-test person, let me know. I'm *not* a coder, tho, so I'm not sure what help I can be, other than 'dumb user' - which I do think is valuable, but you may not need that now.

(Things that didn't work: launching WoWhead.com, moving the 'check realm status' slidebar; pressing the 'home' key on the front did nothing, nor the arrows to either side, but I'm not sure what that's supposed to do at all so I may not have something set up right. All of the other buttons were grey. I *had* expected the websites to launch using the system default web browser. What I have, now that I've killed it, is three processes called plugin-config eating up lots of cpu.)

ETA: One of the things I'd tried was 'submit a bug report'. After I killed two of the plugin-config processes, the browser finally opened with this page - listing bugs. Which has... a bug listed on it that the launcher can't find the file. I downloaded it just now, tho, so I should have the version that is fixed, according to that page. My WoW is a download from Blizz, I haven't done anything weird inside the World of Warcraft folder (except install AddOns).
Can you tell me the exact error messages, please? Did it tell you a line or more details about the error when a file could not be found? The "Play" button should be working, maybe the AMS Runtime Engine does not like Linux or some settings need to be changed.
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Originally Posted by Bl4ckSh33p
Originally Posted by sajocolo
(To select the paths for WoW, PTR and BETA Clients just hit the "Browse" button on the right side and select the folder. You don't have to select an .exe file)

Hmm I have it like that like the pics but give me error. The error looks similar like the original launcher one when I press the PTR buttton.
Do you have the latest version 0.2.1? Do all paths have a "\" at the end? To be able to help you and to fix it in a future version I need the exact error message, please.

Ah NvM my mistake was to overwrite the previus version with he new one I delete the old one dload the new and now it works Tx.
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Originally Posted by sajocolo
(To select the paths for WoW, PTR and BETA Clients just hit the "Browse" button on the right side and select the folder. You don't have to select an .exe file)

Hmm I have it like that like the pics but give me error. The error looks similar like the original launcher one when I press the PTR buttton.
Do you have the latest version 0.2.1? Do all paths have a "\" at the end? To be able to help you and to fix it in a future version I need the exact error message, please.
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(To select the paths for WoW, PTR and BETA Clients just hit the "Browse" button on the right side and select the folder. You don't have to select an .exe file)

Hmm I have it like that like the pics but give me error. The error looks similar like the original launcher one when I press the PTR buttton.
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