Mr. DK

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  1. Mr. DK

    Noggit custom map

    Its actually a newer version than you linked @Roarl Dont use SDL... anymore @cherix Yeah the contrast is very light. It should be actually a bit better in the current version here you go:
  2. You know uploading these is tricky becasue of the size. And its really easy. 1. Get Casc explorer 2. Extract world/wmo folder from a current patch 3. Download Adspartens multi Converter 4. Drag the whole folder into the Window and hit convert. 5. Wait 6. Open MPQ-Editor and creat a new patch 7. Create EXAKT the same structure e.g. world/wmo 8. Put patch in wow folder 9. Manually add the patch to WMV7 (in settings) 10. Restart Modelviwer 11. Profit BE AWARE: This will not extract the Textures. Todo so extract DUNGEONS Folder and add it also. PATHS are very important here BE AWARE: Some WMO will not work on crappy 3.3.5 and crappy WMV7. Manually fixing those will be a pain.
  3. Let me correct this: people can mod Legion by changing existing files or adding custom ones with the help of cascHost there is CASCHost which gives you an opportunity to create an own WoW CDN which lets you patch clients via streaming CASCHost can make static cdn files or host content for you. (I would reccomend static use since the host is not very stable) for Legion the client is "obfuscated" (because f the last point) Since Legion most of the Files have ID's instead of paths. This can be a hurlde but in most cases comes down to looking up a ID on a list instead of a dbc
  4. Thanks for the hint. I updated the tutorial.
  5. Back on the train!

  6. Hello, I am writing this tutorial becasue I have strugeled to do this and did not find many people that seem to know wbout this topic. So here we go: What is this tutorial about? Today I want to show how to setup a CDN for yourself to be independent from Blizzard. This is very usefull when you want to stick to a certan version of WoW. This tuorial is made for people that have basic skills in WoW-Modding and know some terms. For simplicity I will use Legion as my prime version. This works very similar to all versions that have a CASC storage. What is a CDN used for? As you may have noticed your Legion Client is able to load files not only via the BattlenetApp but also ingame. This is caused by a technology called CASC. A CASC is a special type of storage developed by Blizzard to be able to stream files to a game client. These CASC storage is provided via a CDN. Why have a own CDN? The anser is quite simple. Blizzard turns off support for older game versions. If you run a server and Blizzard shuts down their CDN for your client version it might stop working. To avoid this you need to have your own CDN. What do I need? You need a list of software in order to host a own CDN. Alot of these tools can be changed for equivalents feel free to use whatever tool suits you. I wont cover how to install these if you have trouble feel free to ask me. Here is my list: A Web server : https://httpd.apache.org/ A 010 Editor: https://www.sweetscape.com https://github.com/wowdev/Ribbit.NET (if you want to compile BuildBackup) Marlamin BuildBackup: https://github.com/Marlamin/BuildBackup/ (or allready downloaded CDN-Files) A simple Text Editor What to do? 1. Step Marlamin BuildBackup NOTE: You need Ribbit.net to use BuildBackup this is due to recent changes in the way Blizzard cdns work. The tutorial however will still work for WoD and Legion like cdns. After you have compiled the sources you will have a output that looks like this: You probably lack the batch but I will show you how to do this right now. dotnet BuildBackup.dll forcebuild wow 3b0517b51edbe0b96f6ac5ea7eaaed38 da4896ce91922122bc0a2371ee114423 As you can see this batch runs the BuildBackup.dll with the following parameters forcebuild - This forces it to load the right version wow - This is the game you want to download from the Blizzard CDN (only wow should matter) 2 Hashes You have to modify the 2 Hases to get the correct version. Todo so you open up following page: https://bnet.marlam.in/?product=wow There you will find a long list of different builds. Search for the correct one and get the Build Config (1. Hash) aswell as the CDN Config (2. Hash). Fill those in to get the right Version. Sadly alot of the older Versions are not available anymore. I cant provide those so back up your Version as long as it still exists! Now run the batch and wait for the process to finish. Your outcome should be a folder named tpr. Make a backup of this folder in case you mess up your working Version. Keep in mind this can be around 200 GB of data. 2. Step getting all other needed Files Click the following 2 links and keep the Files where you can find them. We will need them in a minute. http://us.patch.battle.net:1119/wow/versions http://us.patch.battle.net:1119/wow/cdns These files direct your client to downlaod the correct Version of the Game from your CDN instead of the oficial ones. You need to modify those later. 3. Step configurating the web Server Now you have to open your web-Server. This is needed becasue your Client uses HTTP to request its Files. (Note this will only work for WoD and Legion since they introduced a new Type in BFA). Setup the following folders in your Root folder. In case of Apache 2.4 this folder is called htdocs. htdocs/wow htdocs/tpr/wow/... Copy your CDN-Files from step 1 in place of the trp folder and your files from step 2 in your wow folder. 4. Step editing the wow-folder files. Now open and modify the files according to my example. Starting with cdns: Name!STRING:0|Path!STRING:0|Hosts!STRING:0|Servers!STRING:0|ConfigPath!STRING:0 eu|tpr/wow|localhost|http://localhost|tpr/configs/data tw|tpr/wow|localhost|http://localhost|tpr/configs/data us|tpr/wow|localhost|http://localhost|tpr/configs/data kr|tpr/wow|localhost|http://localhost|tpr/configs/data cn|tpr/wow|localhost|http://localhost|tpr/configs/data Of course you should use the web-server adress you have. To set it up locally you can use localhost. You can also use a diffrent port. If you do simply add the port behind both localhost. I use default 80. Next up is versions: Region!STRING:0|BuildConfig!HEX:16|CDNConfig!HEX:16|KeyRing!HEX:16|BuildId!DEC:4|VersionsName!String:0|ProductConfig!HEX:16 eu|c67ad9d5ac4908d65a512b21fc9171bd|e9754adcc354309d735e9a4b3ba1ec87||26972|7.3.5.26972| tw|c67ad9d5ac4908d65a512b21fc9171bd|e9754adcc354309d735e9a4b3ba1ec87||26972|7.3.5.26972| us|c67ad9d5ac4908d65a512b21fc9171bd|e9754adcc354309d735e9a4b3ba1ec87||26972|7.3.5.26972| kr|c67ad9d5ac4908d65a512b21fc9171bd|e9754adcc354309d735e9a4b3ba1ec87||26972|7.3.5.26972| cn|c67ad9d5ac4908d65a512b21fc9171bd|e9754adcc354309d735e9a4b3ba1ec87||26972|7.3.5.26972| Fill in the hashes you used to download the files in step 1 aswell as the correct Version. Now you are nearly good to play. 5. Step modifying your client The URL to the Blizzard CDN is hardcoded in the client so you need a hex-editor to change this. Open your WoW-exectuable with 010 Editor and hit "ctrl + F". A small search bar apears at the bottom. Select the option text and search for cdns. You will find 2 links pointing to a Blizzard CDN. Simply change those URL's to point to your Web-Server and save the Files. 6. Step Logging in Now you can Login to your Client and use your own custom CDN as long as your Web-Server is running! PS: In a future tutorial I will show how to add custom content to this CDN like your own maps and other changes! Feel free to comment!
  7. It works the same way as it does in 3.3.5.
  8. Hey. Its always nice to hear projects coming to live. I would be interested in knowing more about that project than just using your artwork. If you create some cool stuff I would of course enjoy using. So what exactly is your idea your lore or even the setting?
  9. Yeah these 010 templates are kinda strange. Was also just a guess on my side.
  10. So I guess you are going to provide everything needed todo so?
  11. Maybe mod 7.3.5 then Trinity is coming along very nice. And you dont need todo all that downport stuff anymore ^^
  12. No its not. You dont need patches in 7.3.5 anymore. Goto arctium and downlaod their launcher. Put the file into your game folder with the correct path. (e.g. World/Wmo/custom/Gunship.wmo ). Start the launcher and profit...
  13. I am really not that model guy. Maybe you should pm skarn. Hes THE model guy.
  14. Hm. Could be a problem. Dont know if theres a converter from obj to m2. But if theres one you have to use that and afterwards use the script you can find here to port it up to legion. Schould be somewhere in the dowload section.
  15. Im not entierly sure but the reason some „living“ models like catnpc do not work is since blizz made them like charmodels so they could dress them up. Maybe investigate how charmodels would be ported down to see how these work.