Introduction: How to Make a WoW Private Server on a Mac!

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Today I will be showing you how to make a WoW private server on a mac! I am the guy F1racer3028 from Also today we will be using MacPack to install this.






Step 1: Download MacPack

Download MacPack from here. After you download it open it and run the installer.

Step 2: Get MAMP Running.

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Now lets get MAMP running. Open up MAMP from your applications folder. Hopefully both lights will be green. If they are not please open MAMP PRO. It is right next to MAMP. Always open MAMP Pro if the lights do not go on. You can hide those if you want. Here are correct settings for MAMP and MAMP Pro in the pics below.

Step 3: Open Navicat Lite

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Ok now since MAMP is running open up navicat lite in your applications folder. Click new connection. and enter what i enter in the pictures.

Step 4: Test the Connection.

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Hit test connection. Look at pics...

Step 5: Connect to the Database.

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Look at pics again.

Step 6: Start Server

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Now open up the folders specified below in the pic.

Step 7: Server Starting

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Read the pics once again.

Step 8: Make Someone a GM

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Pics once again.

Step 9: Make TBC

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Pic lol...

Step 10: Set Realmlist and GO!

Yay! Were done!

realmlist below

set realmlist

Also to get it public click here and find the video on the channel.

Step 11: Set Realmlist and Go!

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Pics and realmlist is

set realmlist

ALSO i do not make these public i dont know how but this other guy on youtube does. Links here.


YummerH (author)2015-06-27

You can for example play on a WoW 4.3.4 Cataclysm server like:

That is instant 85 and offers great PvP & PvE

smelly209 (author)2011-10-23

I see this and i'm all w00t! then i download macpack and i need snow lepard... and now im like aww o_o

kingace1998 (author)2011-04-11


aroulston (author)2011-03-31

I just winged it, and googled all the downloads I needed as I went along.

dodge6 (author)2011-03-25

You have to download the applications from the internet.
MAMP, MAMP Pro, and Navicat

sidebrok (author)2010-09-18

i cant find anny of the applications! any idea why?

liamparkes1 (author)2010-09-13

When I open it in Terminal it says:

Last login: Mon Sep 13 18:52:48 on ttys000
/Users/l--------/Downloads/opt/mangos/bin/mangos-realmd ; exit;
rawrmonster:~ ---------$ /Users/--------/Downloads/opt/mangos/bin/mangos-realmd ; exit;
dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/mangos/lib/libZThread.0.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/l-------/Downloads/opt/mangos/bin/mangos-realmd
Reason: image not found
Trace/BPT trap

[Process completed]

nintendog78 (author)2010-09-12

google mangos download then download it. make the missing databases then run the sql file by right clicking it and execute. it will be named the same as the database

nintendog78 (author)2010-09-08

Only 3. Fix?

konkan2 (author)2010-07-22

same here i have only 3 instead of the six:( please help

konkan2 (author)2010-07-22

you can download the opt folder at just scroll down then you see the link MEGAUPLOAD... :)

konkan2 (author)2010-07-22

you can download the opt folder at just scroll down then you will find the link to megaupload.

aberfitchy (author)2010-07-02

second pic says: this is where the data ____ is. it is where you can add custom gear, items and people, manage accounts and more stuff like that. he just wants you to double-click the mangos

hatehatehate (author)2010-06-12

Go and type Download libmysqlclient_r.15.dylibthat than u can find it the second one is the right one :D

colorme2 (author)2010-05-18

I can't even find the application in my applications.... Anyone have an idea why?

Metroid10 (author)2010-04-10

i know everyone has already said this but I CANT FIND THE opt FOLDER!!!

Metroid10 (author)2010-04-10

when i test the conntection, it says:

Connection Failed
Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (61)

What should i do?
Before i entered the Port as 8889 it was 3306. does that change anything?

digger514 (author)2009-06-19

i cant make the second pic bigger because i need to have a pro account but i dont ahve one

zaqwsxcderfv (author)digger5142010-01-09

 you dont need a pro account you can make it bigger if you have a free account

Nastan (author)2009-12-29

I have made a working Mac Private server instructable at

relbel111 (author)2009-11-24

 Same, Terminal will be like "Command Not Found" But I dont have Mango's, I use Navicat with MacPack, HamachiX and ArceMux

boaskater (author)2009-11-24

 i only have three instead of the six

boaskater (author)2009-11-13

 where do you find the opt file with mangos-world in it

boaskater (author)2009-11-13

 i have everything right except i can't find the opt folder

bob1a2x (author)2009-10-15

There should be a file on the desktop called libmysqlclient_r.15.dylibthat is included with macpack. Open and install it.

konaru (author)2009-09-20

I get the exact problem as everyone else! I can't seem to fix it :( If ANYONE and i mean ANYONE!!! could help me with this that would be awesome!

DjFluorescent (author)2009-09-12

press control and scroll wheel on mouse to zoom> (mac users)

Firedanger (author)2009-08-31

Yeah, same as these guys are saying. Step 5 happens without a hitch, but there is no opt folder or mangos folder anywhere on my hard drive.

ArcticMunkii03 (author)2009-07-27

In the bin folder under rcemu I have arcemu-crashreport arcemu-logon server and arcemu world I am really confuzes what have I done worng

smallmammal (author)2009-07-19

I found that if I went into the MySQL pane of MAMP and uncheck "Allow local access only" then it fixed the problem. :)

Astatinexmime (author)2009-07-16

Why can't I find Mamp in the applications folder? I can only see arcemu in machintosh hd. Help plz

partycrasher101 (author)2009-07-14

Im having the same issue as everyone else here. Does anyone know what is going on?

osborne2510 (author)2008-07-23

I hit Test Connection and It can't connect to, I've done everything right

i had that problem to but it turned out i forgot to change the port from 3339 to 8889 it worked after that.

aragork (author)2009-07-01

okay I found some things here
Download MacPack at Cnet ...
then for this step you will need Maps youll find them at :

good luck

(I'm not sure of this but you certainly will need this ... :P)

l ll llll l l ll (author)2009-06-29

I cannot seem to find anything that is required in this step, i have done everything else up to this step without any problems ... any help?

liplol (author)2009-06-25

The username and password is "root" connection name: mangos host name/ip address: localhost port: 8889 For those of you who cant see it.

Alfonta (author)2009-06-24

Uhhh, the macpack download doesnt work, help.

Alfonta (author)2009-06-15

Is it possible to revert to retail after this?

Salmon99 (author)2009-06-01

OMG! Does ANYONE know how or where to install ArcEmu??? You need it right? Also, I can't find my Stuffit Sea thingymajiger... where do I get that? PLEASE respond

Salmon99 (author)2009-05-30

Ok, I restarted the ENTIRE thing and I'm at the part where I have to install "maps" which i didn't do last time... and Its not working... if anyone has or had a similar problem and knows how to fix it.... PLEASE tell me... I really want a private server :D

Salmon99 (author)2009-05-30

I am also getting the same problem... HELP

kelby96789 (author)2009-05-27

Last login: Wed May 27 19:45:57 on ttys000 /opt/mangos/bin/mangos-worldd ; exit; dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient_r.15.dylib Referenced from: /opt/mangos/bin/mangos-worldd Reason: image not found Trace/BPT trap logout thats what i got when i opened them plz help

jufro93 (author)2009-03-28

I have tried this for hours.. i keep getting this error message. /Applications/opt/mangos/bin/mangos-realmd ; exit; dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient_r.15.dylib Referenced from: /Applications/opt/mangos/bin/mangos-realmd Reason: image not found Trace/BPT trap logout

Karney421 (author)jufro932009-05-26

i figured out this part... go to your mangosx look up at the menu bar on top of your screen look under mangosx and there should be a "install libmysqlclient_r.15.dylib" install that.. but thats as far as i've gotten atm

kelby96789 (author)2009-05-25

i dont have opt folder

kelby96789 (author)2009-05-25

whats the password?

aragork (author)2009-05-24

so I made everithing like u did and everithing worked until this step when I search for mangos ... ijust can find arc-emu world what did I wrong I also got a error message in the terminal which said cant find image ... can u help me pls

theisw1 (author)2009-05-08

When I do this, I don't have a "mangos" folder, mine just says local, and I can't find those folders. :(

Loloween (author)2009-05-06

I can't find mamp pro, and mamp won't turn green

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