Wednesday, April 4, 2012

How to play on localhost MoP Beta

Ok, lets say that there is finally some server for World of Wacraft: Mist of Pandaria Beta, and that it's playable good enough (yes, there is one or two github repositories about it already, but nothing worth mentioning yet).
And lets say you wish to play it on localhost (Sandbox, or whatever) or on other server.
And maybe you have noticed that there is no longer ? So how can you set a custom realmlist?

There are 2 ways:
1. Way: edit the Config.txt file
At the *InstallDir*\World of Warcraft Beta\WTF you will find a file called (this is the new realmlist.txt as it seems).

In the file write
SET realmlist localhost
and save it. Done!
This way is shorter, faster and you don't need admin access, but it might get bugged.

If you have any issues, just try this one:

2. Way: Edit your hosts file:
To do so do the following (work on Windows XP/Vista/7):
Click on Start menu-> All Programs-> Accessories-> Right click on Notepad and select Run as Administrator. (you need to have admin access, don't worry you won't mess up anything).
Once there, click File-> Open and there paste

Once there you should see a list which starts with something like
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.

At the bottom of it paste this:  # this is the official blizzard beta testing server

And save the file. Done! This way it will set everything to localhost.
Note that also the updater and launcher will try to connect to the localhost!


Sacha Kozma said...

Is this possible to play on online MoP private server by changing our hosts file ?

WoWBets said...

The logic behind it is the same, you have to write either the IP or website address.

Christopher Simon said...

And what username and password do we have to use?