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Quickest way to install and play vanilla WOW?

#1xVSaNxPosted 3/14/2011 9:05:54 PM
I have my old WOW discs and maybe even the BC discs from years ago, around the time BC came out. Would it be faster to install the old WOW discs and then update or download the game from the site and then update? I'm trying to get through the install and updating as quickly as possible. I'm only buying the regular version for the 1-60 RAF content so I don't need the expansion content yet.
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#2Ulyaoth74Posted 3/14/2011 9:13:03 PM
I don't think vanilla wow exists anymore, again I'm just guessing. Downloading the disks then tyring to play might have you download cataclysm anyways for the revamped 1-60 content. I'd say just download everything from online and just play. Even if you don't have the upgraded account for it.
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#3kdognumba1Posted 3/14/2011 9:14:50 PM
You're going to have to download and install every patch WoW has seen if you use the old discs, just download it from the site and install so you start from post cata patches.
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#4xVSaNx(Topic Creator)Posted 3/14/2011 9:57:23 PM
I read somewhere you can just install vanilla and patch but the expansion content wouldn't appear to you, I don't know about the updated world or anything

I don't have an account or any discs yet but I'm trying to have it installed and updated for when I buy it and start with my friends for RAF, will I have to download like 12gb before updates or will it only be around 12gb in total? and would it be faster to install from there or to go buy the game and install from the disc?
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#5ShadowEdgeXPosted 3/14/2011 11:41:20 PM
Vanilla doesn't exist anymore, in terms of the pre-cata old world, outside of illegal private servers.
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#6xVSaNx(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2011 9:35:53 AM
obviously I know that but I'm referring to it as the original no-expansion game

is there any way to download WOW for windows on a mac computer?? just downloading, no installs
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#7CI254Posted 3/15/2011 9:43:35 AM
You can just download the Mac version off the website.
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#8xVSaNx(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2011 10:07:11 AM
but will the Mac version from battle.net work/install on windows? or is the client the only thing different?
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#9XerxesTheWizardPosted 3/15/2011 10:27:27 AM

From: Clown Sana | #006
is there any way to download WOW for windows on a mac computer??


From: Clown Sana | #008
but will the Mac version from battle.net work/install on windows?


I have no idea what the hell you're trying to do. Download the client install for whatever operating system you have. No, mac will not work on PC. No, PC will not work on Mac.
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#10xVSaNx(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2011 10:31:18 AM
lol I have Windows and satellite internet, my friend has Mac and dsl, since I don't want to strain myself trying to download the 16gb 4.0.0 installer off battle.net my friend is downloading it for me, and that's where the OS transition problem arises. my speeds peak at 150kb/s and his at like 600kb/s+

that's what I thought but then I saw many posts of people saying you could but not providing much detail. even the gm's say most of the /data folder is universal. some said the only difference is the client, which I would be alright with downloading on my laptop
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