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WinMPQ does not work with WoW partial patchfiles (Read 31030 times)
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WinMPQ does not work with WoW partial patchfiles
Sep 11th, 2007, 11:22pm
 
Hi there,

WinMPQ (and every other MPQ Editor, too) is not able to extract partial WoW patchfiles properly. When i extract the archive every file comes out empty.

I tried it with Ladiks MPQ Editor (http://zezula.net/en/mpq/download.html) and it seems that his editor only has some problems with the beginning of the files inside the mpq, the first bytes (about 20-30) of almost every file i extracted do not contain normal data but garbage. For example, the realmlist.wtf (standard textfile) looks like this:
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set patchlist eu.version.worldofwarcraft.com
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This is what the file should look like:
Code:
set realmlist eu.logon.worldofwarcraft.com
set patchlist eu.version.worldofwarcraft.com 


So it seems that Ladiks MPQ Editor can manage partial patchfiles better than WinMPQ, but not good enough Sad Perhaps you can get some info from him.

I uploaded the two partial files of the actual WoW patch so that you can have a look at it:
http://rapidshare.com/files/55038461/wow-partial-1.MPQ
http://rapidshare.com/files/55040281/wow-partial-2.MPQ

Ok it could be that the information the extractor needs is only delivered with the final part of the patch but i dont believe this.
Would be great if WinMPQ is able to manage these files in the future.

If you need more files, i have 120 kb/s upload so i can send you the bigger wow files, too^^

/edit: added 2nd file
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