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Where are the Vanilla Tools and Tutorials that Work?

This is frustrating as all hell! There are so few vanilla / classic / 1.12.1 WoW Modding tutorials and tools that actually work and are not 'link-dead' in the first place. I have found scores and scores of tools for 3.3.5 and up but ~95% of them all crash and or corrupt vanilla files!

I can't find enough of the damned vanilla tools to do anything but add small changes -AHH!! I want to do do big changes and modifications that are not non-player character clones or item display dupes with small changes and other small scale modifications! I have had to 'mickey mouse' / non-orthodoxically combine so many half-working tools together in order to get something that works that I am surprised that any people mod vanilla at all :-(.

Does anyone know where the vanilla compatible tools are that actually work? Is there a forum or a website or place -somewhere- that has vanilla tools and methods and tutorials that are compatible with vanilla's quirks and iterations? If I can somehow get enough damned tools to work for vanilla for big scale modding work I could make a big 'Vanilla Tools that Work and How to Use Them' Page so that vanilla modders could have a resource hub to 'build' from and could stop pulling their hair out trying to make non-vanilla compatible 3.3.5a tools and tutorials work for their vanilla 1.12.1 projects!

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They simply do not exist. WoW modding has seriously became a thing only in times of TBC. And even for TBC there are not enough tools. The majority of working stuff is done for 3.3.5a. The knowledge you can get with 3.3.5a can also get you to modding of future post-cata expansions.

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I was seriously thinking for my next project to move to a 3.3.5a client since the majority of things been created and work. Im sad from one point that people thinks that retro porting and specially for tbc or classic is a waste of time for creating tools.

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Well I never really played retail classic and I only played retail T.B.C. and W.o.t.L.K. and then I switched to free accounts for Cataclysm and M.o.P. then I tried Molten 3.3.5a. W.o.W. and then I started to hear about Vanilla and I watched youtube videos about classic World of Warcraft and I read a great deal of the internet's blogs and articles about vanilla and then I tried Kronos WoW and holy sh*t I loved that version of WoW. The Community, the difficulty and the 'togetherness' of the the game and the players is amazing. Yet, there was nothing new. No mystery and no wonder left in the decade + year old game. So I love making video game content and I love vanilla, I know of scores of Blizzard cut and 'forgotten' content that missed vanilla's release crunch. I know a great deal about the World of Warcraft and the lore and characters. For me Classic is the only version of W.o.W. that I will play for some seamingly insane reason. I have two level 60s on Kronos and some on the way. I want to make new content for Vanilla for it to somehow be enjoyed and to have a community rumour and gossip and WONDER about the MYSTERY of the new content for level 1-60 without busting the top off of the games' progression by making something better than Naxxramas - for I simply don't want to spoil the game's quality. Rather I want to expand it and not to lengthen the HUGE vanilla player progression path to end game but rather I wish to widen the path with optional and high quality 'blizz-like' content for the classic player's journey from level 1 to Naxxramas Raider. More ways from A to B without adding C.

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