The WoW login screen is quite heavy, compared to the WoW Classic one. But there is a way to lighten it up.

This is particularly useful if you are a WoW dev and constantly close and reopen your WoW client.

So if you want a lighter login screen that uses less computer-resources, or if you are just a nostalgic about WoW Classic, you can:

  • download the file patch-a.mpq.zip
  • unzip patch-a.mpq
  • move it inside the Data folder of your World of Warcraft client

Now even if you are using an expansion like Wrath of The Lich King (3.3.5a), your WoW login screen will be lighter and will look like the WoW 1.x one.

Even the music will be the WoW Classic one…. oohhhh good old times!

WoW Classic login screen in WOTLK

Best WoW Emulator - Goblin Engineer Artwork by Nefarei

UPDATE: Check our new article about WoW emulators in 2020.

Choosing the best World of Warcraft emulator for your private server in 2019 might not be an obvious decision and depends on what is important for you.

What game version is your target?

  • Is it more important for you having a more recent WoW expansion or the game quality?
  • Do you need to add custom content and features?
  • Are you a beginner or an experienced server administrator/developer?

We will try to provide an overview of the modern WoW server application projects that will help you to select one.Continue reading

It’s the 3rd of September 2015 when the “purest heir” of MaNGOS publishes the 0.18 release through a commit of stfx in the cmangos/mangos-wotlk repository.

cmangos release

This is the second release that comes from the CMaNGOS project, even if we are far from the days when the MaNGOS project published more than one release per year,  this is an important step anyway.

The changelog reports 726 commits since the previous release and several game and server features:Continue reading