Introduction: How to Make a WoW Private Server in 15 Minutes!

Well, this is my first instructable, so it's not perfect. Another thing: sorry for my bad english .

-What are we going to make?
-A private server, on that you (only you!) can play.

-What are we going to make NOT?
-A pirate server, that causes commercial trouble for the game's developers (Blizzard)!

Step 1: Programs

Allright, let us begin:

You have to download a program: AC Web Ultimate Repack 7.7 [link]

And you need the .Net framework 2.0 (you can download that by Microsoft, it's free)

OK, once you downloaded the program, install it (to the the default directory, or the server won't work!!!)

You are ready for the next step!

Step 2: Map-data

You will need the WHOLE map-data of WoW (in 2.4.2 ca 941 MB, make sure you have enough space!). You can collect that from your WoW installed on your computer. Go to the "C:/AC Web Ultimate Repack/ Tools/Map Extractor enUS" directory and copy "maps" and "ad.exe" to your directory (default: C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/), then start "ad.exe". This app will collect the map-data (it takes some time).

Once it's done, copy the "maps" folder to the "C./AC Web Ultimate Repack/Server/Ascent/" directory.

Done? Right, next step.

Step 3: Logon Configuration

Right, now comes the funny part. Open the "ascent-logonserver.conf" with Notepad. There should be some text like that:

<LogonDatabase Hostname = "127.0.0.1"
Username = "root"
Password = "ascent"
Name = "logon"
Port = "3306"
Type = "1">

If everything looks like this, you can close the file, if not, change it to this (exactly this).

Step 4: Ascent Configuraton

Now, open "ascent-realms.conf". Look for something like this:

<LogonServer Address = "127.0.0.1"
Port = "8093"
Name = "Logon Server"
RealmCount = "1">

If everything's like these, then OK, if not, change them.

You have to change another things

<Realm1 Name = "Your Server Name"
Address = "127.0.0.1:8129"
Icon = "RP"
Colour = "1"
Population = "1.0"
TimeZone = "1">

Everything's like the previous steps.

Step 5: World Configuration

Last, configuration . Ok, let's open "ascent-world.conf". Look for something like this:

<Rates Health="1"
Power1="1"
Power2="1"
Power3="1"
QuestReputation="1"
KillReputation="1"
Honor="1"
PvPTimer="300000"
Compression="1"
XP="5"
QuestXP="5"
RestXP="5"
DropGrey="15"
DropWhite="10"
DropGreen="5"
DropBlue="2"
DropPurple="2"
DropOrange="2"
DropArtifact="2"
DropMoney="5"
Save="300000"
SkillChance="1"
SkillRate="1"
ArenaMultiplier2x="1"
ArenaMultiplier3x="1"
ArenaMultiplier5x="1">

I bolded (?) the lines you can change (by the way, you can change this values to whatever you want). Don't change the unboldeld lines.

Step 6: Changing Your Realmlist

Go to your WoW directory. There is a file called "realmlist.wtf" Open it with Notepad. Delete everything, and write "set realmlist 127.0.0.1" in it.

To start your server go to your "C:/AC Web Ultimate Repack/" Directory and run "Control Panel.exe", then click on the first three buttons (we don't need Apache, it just slows down your computer).

We're finished! you can play now on your own WoW server for FREE!

Comments

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admin made it!(author)2008-07-08

This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

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admin made it!(author)2008-07-07

Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!

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YummerH made it!(author)2017-06-20

If you're looking to play on a WoW 4.3.4 Cataclysm Server, offering a blizzlike experience, you might want to check:


https://wowzealot.com

It's a blizzlike 1x cataclysm server, releasing the 15th of September. Great experience.

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hercolanium made it!(author)2016-08-01

This looks very promising, do you think that you it works for Black Desert? If it does not, can you post an 'instructable' for it? Thank you in advance

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Yousefking made it!(author)2015-12-15

Hey i am experienced member of staff and i would like to make a server with someone or join any private server if you need any experienced staff im always there and free to be online most of the day just tlk to me at skype if ur interested to let me join as member of staff or to create a private server i play the patches 3.3.5 and 4.3.4 Skype : Yousefking4455

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nahiannasir made it!(author)2013-05-26

Hey guys. come join Devil Hills WoW. its a good classic WoW server.
if you are interested go to
http://devilhillswow.weebly.com/
Come on guys give the newbies a chance. we've also got a poll. be sure to vote our server there.

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Yousefking made it!(author)2015-12-15

Hey i am experienced member of staff and i would like to make a server with someone or join any private server if you need any experienced staff im always there and free to be online most of the day just tlk to me at skype if ur interested to let me join as member of staff or to create a private server i play the patches 3.3.5 and 4.3.4 Skype : Yousefking4455

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YummerH made it!(author)2015-06-27

If you are looking to play on a WoW 4.3.4 Cataclysm server like:

http://www.elune-gaming.com/

That is instant 85 and offers great PvP & PvE

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Yousefking made it!(author)2015-12-15

Hey i am experienced member of staff and i would like to make a server with someone or join any private server if you need any experienced staff im always there and free to be online most of the day just tlk to me at skype if ur interested to let me join as member of staff or to create a private server i play the patches 3.3.5 and 4.3.4 Skype : Yousefking4455

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VonH2 made it!(author)2015-08-13

I am looking for some help on making a private server, I have some major changes I would like to make, to get away from a gear base game play and give the players more options, of game play. Using the WOD platform, spells, as well as some of the rich story lines, but use them in a way the is more fitting to the players game play, I would love to go over some details, with you if you have the time. Everything from new professions to new PvP, options in game play.

I had a lawyer go over the World of warcraft contract, I was told as long as you do not charge people to play your private server you will have no law suits put on you. This means you can charge for mounts, gold, gear, raw mats, and any other thing you would like to charge for, in my make up of the private server I would like to get away from pay to win, and go for a pay to get more XP% per kill up to certain Tiers of spells. Please contact me if you would like to help me create this new wow private server.

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RickardK1 made it!(author)2015-10-21

Hey, my name is Richard :) I'm looking for a person that would like to create a dedicated non pay2win server! I have some great ideas for new professions and factions! I'll wait for your answer!

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Yousefking made it!(author)2015-12-15

Hey i am experienced member of staff and i would like to make a server with someone or join any private server if you need any experienced staff im always there and free to be online most of the day just tlk to me at skype if ur interested to let me join as member of staff or to create a private server i play the patches 3.3.5 and 4.3.4 Skype : Yousefking4455

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RickardK1 made it!(author)2015-10-21

Send a mail to rickardkarlsson0@gmail.com

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DaunworthyGamer made it!(author)2015-10-25

I would do it, the only thing i would charge people for is certain mounts. i would have no instant max levels and probably have it in cataclysm. it would be cool to make my own expansion. would need a team of people to work on that though

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RickardK1 made it!(author)2015-10-25

Ye, I could work on it, im not a programmer but I have tons of ideas and im very good at moderating!

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Yousefking made it!(author)2015-12-15

Hey i am experienced member of staff and i would like to make a server with someone or join any private server if you need any experienced staff im always there and free to be online most of the day just tlk to me at skype if ur interested to let me join as member of staff or to create a private server i play the patches 3.3.5 and 4.3.4 Skype : Yousefking4455

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VonH2 made it!(author)2015-08-13

hi

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VonH2 made it!(author)2015-08-13

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wowbb made it!(author)2015-03-13

Visit wowbb.org if you would like scripts/tutorials and help with making private servers.

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DeBenjiman made it!(author)2014-12-21

Is it possible to add bots to the server?...

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SofarGoneDownTheRoad made it!(author)2014-08-17

Problem?

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ItzakD made it!(author)2014-07-31

hi. im kinda hoping you could help me out, port 3306 is already in use, how will i unbind it to make it available again?

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leonsnyman made it!(author)2014-05-09

please i need help may wow goes connect and then it stops it does not freez but it stops,and i have edited realmlist to 127.0.0.1 help please

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leonsnyman made it!(author)2014-05-08

hi there i have a problem with mysql when i start the server it tells me that it can't find

ac repack\server\mysql\share \english\errmsg.sys. but if i go to the directory the file is there can any one please help

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kelthuzad123 made it!(author)2013-06-01

Ok so I did everything like it said, but when I try to login with 'admin/admin' it says "Unable to validate game version. This may be caused by file corruption or the interference of another program." I've got my firewall off. Plzz help.

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mmorpgs made it!(author)2013-03-21

Is this the newest version and way to do this, or is this it? Just curious if this has been updated recently and is easier to do? Thanks!

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anmar123 made it!(author)2013-02-07

i didn't find the link media fire says the folder is deleted

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harrismak4 made it!(author)2012-10-07

I have foolow All tHe steps Nd Its Done But THERE is A Problem Whene I entered User & pass it Shows The Version Of Game Can't Verify
If Any Have Solution Tell Me....
Thx In Advance.. :)

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jkdsh made it!(author)2012-09-19

I can't login, I enter admin/admin, and then it says that it is not a battle.net account, I even made an additional admin account, and it could not login either. what did I do wrong?

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Irta made it!(author)2010-02-28

your guide is very good! but i have one problem, when i run Ad.Exe the Commandthing opens and closes in 0.01 sec, i've been able to read ( by holding enter so i spam open the window ) and it says ( i think )

'' could not find Data/common.mpq-2 ''
do you know what that means ? :O

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szlatyka made it!(author)2010-03-18

Try collecting the mapdata again. It should solve your problem, if not, you have to reinstall wow.

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jkdsh made it!(author)2012-09-18

I have installed WoW three times now. Each time I use the "ad.exe" file, the black tab appears flashes an error, and then crashes. What should I do?

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JordanGRAR made it!(author)2010-03-19

Yeah, mine does the same thing.
I took a screen shot of it, and found that this program only works for versions 3.0.0 and above.
Meaning, you most likely need WOTLK.
I only have to TBC, so, now I need to go and buy WOTLK so that this will work.
This is mainly because the file Data/common.MPQ-2 cannot be found in my version of WoW, so the program is terminating itself.
If you have TBC, then yeah, you'll need WOTLK.
If you have WOTLK, then maybe you need to update it a bit?
I'm not sure.
Hope this helped. :D

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kimory made it!(author)2009-08-28

mysql isnt working on my computer (thats what it says). Anyone know how to fix that problem? Any help would be appreciated.

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JMC123 made it!(author)2012-06-29

Make sure you have not moved your AC web file from where you originaly downloaded it o because then the file path from your AC control panel will not be able to find it and it will say Mysql unable to start.

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JMC123 made it!(author)2012-06-29

Ok, I got everything done just fine. When i log into wow it comes up with my realm, only when i select it i get disconnected. Now i have turned my firewall off. i do not use a router as i have Verion Mifi. Can any1 tell me how i can fix this i have read the other comments but they are too scattered to tell who is replying to who. Please email me if you can help jrclayt@gmail.com

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Acewing made it!(author)2012-04-12

So, i'm not sure if it's wrong, i haven't let it actually complete, but i let it run for a full day straight, i didn't screen what it was at, but it keeps saying "Creating output file maps/map_22673336.bin over and over, each time 0 of (more and more) tiles are available, is this usual?

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FinnWoW made it!(author)2012-03-29

Everyone should definately check out Finnish-WoW!

Best Private Server ever,

http://finnish-wow.fi

It is Burning Crusade server (2.4.3 patch)

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maxsensa made it!(author)2012-02-01

My server is red name is red and it instantly disconnects me when i try to log in? any ideas what to do?

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cengelbrecht1 made it!(author)2011-12-06

please can you make me a server i cant the link does not work

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magicispower made it!(author)2011-12-30

just look up on google "AC Web Ultimate Repack 7.7" and you will come up with a simmilar link

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Osmolaman made it!(author)2011-08-21

I can log in successfully, and when I double click my server it just says "You have been disconnected from the server". Please help me, I don't know what else to do.

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samma99 made it!(author)2011-08-20

derectly when i press on my server i got dc can some1 help???

plz

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reedradar made it!(author)2011-08-17

if u did it right like me it works 100% thxs dude ill be sure to recommend u on my site and youtube

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padi08 made it!(author)2011-04-30

i get to select realm screen and when i click on it, i get disconnected from server can anyone help

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mschetinin made it!(author)2011-03-17

I'm assured that this DOES NOT work for 3.3.5. I had problems with "Unable to validate game version," then once that got fixed it was stuck at connecting. Even after trying to port foward to all the of the ports above.

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%C3%B0m%C3%B9%C3%AEr made it!(author)2011-03-02

ok so i've done everything . i can login and then i find my server . it gets to the connect screen and just hangs

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jamesjph made it!(author)2011-02-08

The Repack link does not work.

Try this: http://www.d3scene.com/forum/wow-private-servers/36364-ac-web-ultimate-repack-9-0-a.html

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bigmark1188 made it!(author)2011-01-31

when i try to run ad it pops up for half a sec and says "cannot find data/common.mpq-s" does anyone know how to fix this?

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Valaar made it!(author)2011-01-30

Hey man ummmm how do i make it so i can be like a GM and spawn things and change class configurations and such???

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