***UPDATED 31 JULY 2009. REPLIES TO THIS THREAD ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELEVANT ANYMORE***
Ok boyz and girls, here we go.
- A EU/US WOTLK client
- A Chinese wow client or at least the latest root-files
- All patches up to 3.1.3 (Europe has soon 3.2.0, don’t download his now)
- A zip file: http://www.filefront.com/14164105/Data.zip
- Simplauncher_3_1_3.rar (Skeleton.exe) http://www.filefront.com/14163759/SimpLauncher_3_1_3.rar
- Enough space on your harddisk (delete your porns)
We start with a fresh computer and we do it on a safe way. Install EU/US WOTLK on your computer and patch it until 3.1.3 Version 9947.
After the EU/US client installation and patching is ready, COPY your installation folder to another partition and rename it.
C:\World of Warcraft becomes D:\ World of Warcraft –EU/US
Now uninstall your game again. No, no I’m not crazy, but we want do it in a safe way and explain it also, that normal PC users understand it.
Now you install your Chinese WOW client and patch it until 3.1.3 Version 10146.
After the Chinese client installation and patching is ready, COPY your installation folder to another partition and rename it.
C:\World of Warcraft becomes E:\ World of Warcraft –China
Now uninstall your game again.
If you want to be on a safe sidefor a crash or for the trouble what comes for sure, when WOTLK is open in China, make now from BOTH wow folders a backup copy, and save it on your harddisk (Shit, need to delete more porns) or on a external drive.
Congratulation. You can play now in EU/US with a EU/US client in your language, and you can play in China with a Chinese client in Chinese language. Ups, that not what we want, right?
OK, let’s go on.
Now you go to your D:\ World of Warcraft –EU/US folder and delete ALL files, But DON’T touch the folders.
You should delete files like wow.exe, wowerror.exe, wowlauncher.exe and so on.
Now you go to your E:\ World of Warcraft –China folder, copy ALL files in this folder (only the files) and paste these files in your EU/US folder.
Next step you go to your D:\ World of Warcraft –EU/US\Data\ folder. There you see a subfolder called enUS/enGB/deDE/frFR (depends, which language you selected during your installation).
Rename this folder to “enCN” and open it.
Inside you see around 10 MPQ-files and all named like patch-enUS.MPQ or locale-deDE.MPQ, all with the same add as your folders name before.
Rename all these MPQ files from enUS/deDE or whatever to …-enCN.MPQ.
Next step is the realmlist.wtf. You can open this file with the windows notepad or editor.
Whatever is inside this file, delete it and paste the following text inside and save it.
set realmlist cn.logon.warcraftchina.com
set patchlist cn.version.warcraftchina.com
set realmlistbn ""
set portal cn
Now you need the Data.zip file. Extract this file in your D:\ World of Warcraft –EU/US folder.
Check it now, you should have in your D:\ World of Warcraft –EU/US\Data\ folder a file called “patch-e.MPQ” (65KB) and inside the enCN folder a file called “patch-enCN-3.MPQ” (66KB).
Ok, nearly finish, hurry up,
Open the Simplauncher_3_1_3.rar file. Inside you can find a file called Skeleton.exe.
Copy this file to your D:\ World of Warcraft –EU/US folder.
You have to start the game with this skeleton.exe file.
When you start this file, the program pops up. In the top section tick the top left. That means play on Chinese servers. Push the big button and the game should start.
That's all, easy right.
! ! ! Biggest credits goes to Masterfade, who found at first the solution in this years wow-language-coding-competition. ! ! !