WoW addon help

Discussion in 'Games' started by calebjohnston, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    I can't get the scrolling combat text mod to work (on my mac, of course). Can anyone give me a link where to get it from, and steps on what to do?
  2. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    1. Quit WoW if it's running and go to one of these sites:

    2. Search and find it.

    3. Click Download or click on the icon for the latest version listed (and for your language).

    4. Move it to an empty folder and extract it from its archive if your browser/OS doesn't do this automatically. Most are in .zip format. The reason for the empty folder is so you can tell what got created.

    5. Drag whatever was extracted (but not the original archive) into your World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns/ folder. Some addons will actually include part of the WoW folder hierarchy in their archive, such as the Interface folder. If so you want to get down below those and only drag the important stuff, so you don't end up with and Interface/AddOns/ hierarchy inside of your other AddOns or Interface folder, for example.

    6. Start Wow and sign onto a server. When you get to the character screen for the server, click the Add Ons button. Make sure you see the thing you just installed and that it's checked. It may not be, especially if it's out of date. If so, click the Load out of Date AddOns checkbox and the checkbox next to all the addons you installed, then continue. Your addon should now be loaded.

    Some addons will have to manually be turned on or configured before you can use them. You'll just have to read the directions to determine this. Most have a way to get into the configs through the command line (a chat window inside WoW) such as:

    /someaddon config
    /someaddon settings
    /someaddon load
    /someaddon on

    or whatever.

    All that sounds like a lot, but it's really not that bad once you do it a few times, and the procedure is pretty much the same for any addon you use. However, new versions of WoW will typically turn off all your addons, in case whatever Blizzard changed broke them, so you must go back to the in-game Add Ons screen and re-enable them all. And whenever a new version of WoW is released, you need to go check to see if any of your addons were updated to address any issues. Sometimes there is no problem, sometimes there are major problems, you just have to see what happens. It's also not a bad idea to back up your Interface folder before meddling with it in case you screw something up.

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