Problem Installing WoW

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by kennyleeme, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. kennyleeme macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2011
    Hey guys. I have all 3 games of WoW in their retail discs (Original, Burning Crusade, and Wrath of the Lich King) and I successfully installed the Original one. Once I was done, I put the disc for Burning Crusade in and when I click the .app for that, it only gives me the option to PLAY instead of INSTALL. I need to install up to Wrath of the Lich King and how come the INSTALL button is gone and the PLAY button is there instead? When I click the PLAY button, it tries to download the newest patches for me (which I don't want). This happens when I put the Wrath of the Lich King disc inside the DVD Rom drive as well. What am I doing wrong? Can somebody help me please? Thank you so much!
  2. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    Start from the newest disc you have, in your case, Wrath Of The Lich King.

    If you install WoW (original) first it will just install and update to the latest patches. If you install WOTLK first it will install that and everything before it.

    Make sure to go onto and register the expansions on your account too.

    Also there is no way to avoid downloading the latest patches, you will have to update the game to whatever the latest version is to play. Although there will be content in it you can't access it will still have fixes for things you do have access to.
  3. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    I second that. Even if you buy new discs you will still have to wait for updater to download a lot of files.

    Unless you're messing around with private servers I recommend to download from Blizzard. Also, in updater preferences you can turn off bandwidth throttling which should help the download speed but should probably be used only if you're not going to play while it downloads.
  4. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2010
    Belgium, Europe
    So if I understand correctly, if you have up to Cataclysm on DVD, you should only install Cata and not bother with the other discs. Then register the game online ?
  5. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    Yeah, just use the cata disc for the install, all you need from the other boxes are the licence codes.
  6. Aussiebute macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008

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