Monday, October 20, 2008

Wrath of Lich King for Free

Follow the old guide to install WoW Burning Crusade 2.4.3 and after you have it:

Make a copy of your WoW folder:

Rename it to "WoW Lich King" (or whatever):

Open up regedit from start - run and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Blizzard Entertainment\World of Warcraft

Change the install path to the folder you just made.

Now install Lich King from CD/DVD or from Internode:
World of Warcraft: Wrath of The Lich King Client.

You will need to patch to v3.0.2 for private servers, here is the patch process:

World of Warcraft v3.0.1 to v3.0.2 US/Aus Patch
World of Warcraft v3.0.2 to v3.0.3 US/Aus Patch

You will now be patched to version 3.0.3 which is what private servers for lich king currently run on.

The server I am playing Lich King on is an Australian one which was actually the very first WoW private server I played on, amazingly it's not only still around but has a domain name and a flashy website now!

Head over to WoC Server to register for it.

Now the last thing you need to do is set your realm list.
1) Go to your Lich King directory.
2) Go into the folder Data
3) Go into the folder enUS
4) Open up the file named ""
(Note: You can open it with any default text editor, I recommend Notepad)
Replace the entire data in it with the following data:

set realmlist

3) Run World of Warcraft and start playing!

World of Warcraft for Free

Since i'm in Australia the links will be best for Australians (yay internode) but overseas people may wish to visit Fileshack or something, I don't know.

Get WoW 2.0.0 here:
World of Warcraft US/AUS Trial Client 2.0.0

Then get Burning Crusade (The WoW expansion) here:
World of Warcraft US/AUS Trial Client 2.0.0 -> The Burning Crusade

Now get the following patches and install them in order:

World of Warcraft 2.3.0 US/AUS Patch

World of Warcraft 2.3.0 to 2.3.2 US/AUS Patch

World of Warcraft 2.3.2 to 2.3.3 US/AUS Patch

World of Warcraft 2.3.3 to 2.4.0 US/AUS 'Fury of the Sunwell' Patch

World of Warcraft v2.4.0 to v2.4.1 US/AUS Patch

World of Warcraft v2.4.1 to v2.4.2 US/Aus Patch

World of Warcraft v2.4.2 to v2.4.3 US/Aus Patch

You will now be at v2.4.3 which is what you need to play on WoWScape, the largest free WoW server network.

Register for an account at

Now the last thing you need to do is set your realm list.

1) Go to your World of Warcraft directory.

The default directory is (C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft)
(Note : You may have installed it in another directory depending on your preferences)

2) Open up the file named ""
(Note: You can open it with any default text editor, I recommend Notepad)
Replace the entire data in it with the following data:

set realmlist

3) Run World of Warcraft and start playing!

Update: Now I have a guide to play Wrath of Lich King for free also :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Games

Just recently i've gotten:
The Sacred 2 Demo - A Diablo-esqe Action RPG,
World of Goo - A cool puzzle game where you have to build structures out of blobs,
Peggle Nights - The sequel to Peggle,
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One - The Penny Arcade action adventure game,
Trials 2: Second Edition - A fun motorbike game with over the top physics, sort of a 3D version of Elastomania without the elastic joints
Crazy Machines 2 - A sort of 3D version of The Incredible Machine.

An interesting collection of games to play no doubt.

Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, Fable II, Gears of War 2 & Mirrors Edge are coming out within the next month.
Should be interesting.
Oh, and GTA IV comes out on PC next month.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ubuntu "Fun"

Ok well I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit on my desktop (disc courtesy of Bucci).
First thing I did when I installed it was install the restricted ATI driver from the restricted driver manager, easy stuff.

Then I went ahead and edited the /etc/apt/sources.list to include all the commented out sources for non-free packages and whatnot, then I did:
sudo apt-get update
To update the list of all the packages, then:
sudo apt-get install wine
To install wine
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
To install Flash, Java, MP3 Playback and all that fun jazz.

Now that I have MP3 playback I really wanted a good audio player, so I decided to get BMP which is basically an Amarok clone for Gnome:
sudo apt-get install bmpx
Once you install bmpx you need to go into it and tell it to use PulseAudio or it'll crash every time you try and play music (not exactly what you want it to do :P) so the menu you want is:
BMP -> Preferences then from the Audio System dropdown pick PulseAudio then click apply in the bottom right, now that's all good :D

To gain access to the "Advanced Desktop Effects Settings" go:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Now that you have those, to enable Expose for the top right goto:
System->Preferences->Advanced Desktop Effects Settings->Window Management Section-> Scale->Bindings Tab
Look for a setting called "Initiate Window Picker For All Windows" and assign it to the top right :)

I wanted Task Manager to be setup like Windows, so I found this:
gconftool-2 -t str --set /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_9 "gnome-system-monitor"
gconftool-2 -t str --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/run_command_9 "Delete"

Now when you press ALT+DEL task manager will open :D

Saturday, October 04, 2008

What a Great Night

I had the best night that i've had in ages, tonight I went out to Leigh's place since he's home from Canberra until Monday.

Andrew Brett, Camo, Shan, Stephen Taylor & Jessie Walton were there. I spoke to Andrew, Camo & Shan for ages and ages and we just hung out like we used to in school. It seems none of us have hung out with people from school much and we all agreed we need to hangout more. We spoke for ages and it was like 1:30 when Andrew went home, then Ash Smith rocked up cause he had just finished work. Leighs brother Glen was there too, obviously ;). He had two friends that I hadn't met before there too, Tim from Warrnambool and some other guy who I haven't heard of before. They were both pretty cool guys, all of us just sat around and talked for the night and it was damn fun. At about 3:30 we decided to call it quits and I took Shannon and Camo to Mc Donalds and then home. Shan lives right near where Lexx used to live which I found to be a pretty strange co-incidence, I wouldn't have known if I hadn't got lost trying to get out of his damn street. We went up 'Cameron Rs' (We figured it was a sign) and then I saw the milk bar near her old house and I knew how to get home, ftw!

Shan, Camo & Me sat around and watched the end of Miami Vice (looks like a bad movie :P), then the news which I learnt that the US stock market is 10 trillion in debt from. Shan kept saying "it's worth more than the US stock market" about everything. The news also had some thing about a house that was given away free on eBay, I wonder why they did that. Surely the land is worth something.

I found out that Camo is working at the place my mum told me to apply for work at (Snappers in greensy), would be awesome if I got the job and had shifts with him. Shan works at McDonalds in Diamo and said he can get me free stuff if he's on :o

It was a hell good night and Ash said he's going to get us to come out with him sometime soon so i'm looking forward to it :)