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Patch 4.3.2 on Test Realms
A new Patch 4.3.2 is being deployed on test realms as we speak, this is a "minor bug fix patch." according to the official notes but we do not have more details for the moment.

World of Warcraft Optimization
The launcher now optimizes your game folder and tries to improve game performance/reduce the size of the install on your hard drive.



64 Bit Game Client
The 64 bit client might appear in this patch, the current test build is tagged as "test x86", which implies that a 64 bit version is available somewhere.



Client Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ERR_PARENTAL_CONTROLS_DISCONNECT_WARNING = "You will be disconnected due to parental controls in %d |4minute:minutes;.";
  • ERR_PARENTAL_CONTROLS_DISCONNECT_WARNING_SOON = "You will be disconnected due to parental controls in less than 1 minute.";
  • TIME_PLAYED_ALERT = "You have been playing for %s. Excessive gameplay can cause inconvenience in your daily life.";


Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Dungeons & Raids

Feats of Strength



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
  • Feldrake Summons and dismisses a rideable feldrake. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast

Companion Pets

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator)
Tier 13

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator)
Survival

Marksmanship
  • Bombardment now lasts 5 secs instead of affecting your next multi shot only.

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator)
Tier 13
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.3.2 on Test Realms started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 238 Comments
  1. Phurox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevecjr View Post
    What would the advantages be of running WoW with a 64 bit client?
    The game would use all your machines resources instead of only using a limited amount.

    You would get better performance on higher rigs which uses several core CPU
  1. Bareno's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bluspacecow View Post
    You shouldn't even have that file in the Data folder anymore :|

    Try this :

    First go to your PTR folder then the Data folder then the enGB folder

    Drag the OldWorld-enGB.MPQ file out of that folder altogether. Also take out any OldWorld MPQ files you find in there. Put them all in a folder in My Documents or something , making sure you're moving them and not copying them. You want to take any OldWorld files out of the Data folder completely.

    Then go in the PTR folder and delete the launcher.wtf out of the wtf folder as well as wow.mfil & wow.tfil out of the PTR folder.

    Then open the launcher from the PTR folder.
    Problem is, most of us get this error when we run the INSTALLER, aka before we even have a PTR installation. I think this error is caused by trying to find this oldworld mpq file in our retail install, and then well, not finding it.
  1. Stevecjr's Avatar
    Maybe with the introduction of a 64 bit client, they will finally optimize the code to be able to run crossfire / sli. And or the ability to run an eyefinity set-up with dx11. That would be the day.
  1. steffenreutzer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevecjr View Post
    Maybe with the introduction of a 64 bit client, they will finally optimize the code to be able to run crossfire / sli. And or the ability to run an eyefinity set-up with dx11. That would be the day.
    you can run eyefinity in dx11 you just need to do it in windowed mode thats what i do
  1. Evory's Avatar
    TIME_PLAYED_ALERT = "You have been playing for %s. Excessive gameplay can cause inconvenience in your daily life.";
    Love that one
  1. bbr's Avatar
    The feldrake is pretty nice. mostly a black drake with slight recoloring though. Could use a tiny bit more modification. playtime alert would attack me every day of the weekend... so pointless, hope you could turn it off.. looking forward tothe 64 bit client though, should improve memory management by a shit ton!
  1. nuttan's Avatar
    yey for 64 bit client
  1. MapleMeringue's Avatar
    dem graphics
  1. Jawstrock's Avatar
    Does the new pet/mount mean the MOPevent might be Legion related? hmmm
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bareno View Post
    Problem is, most of us get this error when we run the INSTALLER, aka before we even have a PTR installation. I think this error is caused by trying to find this oldworld mpq file in our retail install, and then well, not finding it.
    Yeah I've found some more posts on the subject.

    Have sent a few emails up the MVP chain to see about getting this fixed
  1. Kodiack's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevecjr View Post
    What would the advantages be of running WoW with a 64 bit client?
    There wouldn't be many benefits that you would immediately notice. The ability for the game to utilize more than 4 GB of memory is the main point of interest, and even then that's something that wouldn't affect players for several more years, if it ever were to at all. 64-bit is a great way of making the game more "future proof", so to speak. The amount of average memory in a computer since WoW's release in 2004 has probably more than quadrupled. If that trend continues along with WoW's continued growth and evolution, there's no doubt that we could be exhausting the 32-bit address space limit altogether years down the road.

    I wrote up a post over at the WoW forums several months ago that I would like to think does a fairly decent job explaining what benefits a 64-bit client would and would not bring with it. If you're interested in reading it, here's the thread:

    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2593046791

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevecjr View Post
    Maybe with the introduction of a 64 bit client, they will finally optimize the code to be able to run crossfire / sli. And or the ability to run an eyefinity set-up with dx11. That would be the day.
    WoW already scales with Crossfire/SLI.

    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3053897547
  1. Dacia Ultan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jawstrock View Post
    Does the new pet/mount mean the MOPevent might be Legion related? hmmm
    Possibly. That would certainly be something of a rebuke to certain complaints that keep cropping up. (I hope, however, that they save actually killing Kil'jaeden for Argus.)

    It might, however, just be a 'lock mount. Or a TCG reward. Or any number of other things.
  1. cidic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bluspacecow View Post
    You shouldn't even have that file in the Data folder anymore :|

    Try this :

    First go to your PTR folder then the Data folder then the enGB folder

    Drag the OldWorld-enGB.MPQ file out of that folder altogether. Also take out any OldWorld MPQ files you find in there. Put them all in a folder in My Documents or something , making sure you're moving them and not copying them. You want to take any OldWorld files out of the Data folder completely.

    Then go in the PTR folder and delete the launcher.wtf out of the wtf folder as well as wow.mfil & wow.tfil out of the PTR folder.

    Then open the launcher from the PTR folder
    I would say this is right but I do NOT have a PTR version of wow installed and I'm getting this exact error as well even just trying to install it fresh.

    Edit.

    Found the answer on the Blizzard forums. It is a PTR installer problem. as shown in this thread here

    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3863056728

    Nothing we can do until they fix it.
  1. Monekop's Avatar
    Pet and Mount confirmed as TCG rewards in the expansion Timewalkers: War of the Ancients
  1. Amtah's Avatar
    Typically x86 signifies 32 bit not 64 bit architectures which is delineated by x64. Why blizzard would change terminology like this makes it more confusing.
  1. Kvasi's Avatar
    Sure hope they fix Fury.
  1. Kodiack's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Amtah View Post
    Typically x86 signifies 32 bit not 64 bit architectures which is delineated by x64. Why blizzard would change terminology like this makes it more confusing.
    Blizzard didn't change up any terminology. The PTR is still running from a standard 32-bit executable.

    ---------- Post added 2012-01-06 at 11:23 PM ----------

    64-bit client announced!

    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3881708285
  1. Coveredinbees's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boltonsquad View Post
    WTB Vial of Shadows nerf and a tentacle nerf from the stupid sword!
    dont qq about it just cuz you dont have that sword or trinket lol
    im always outdpsd by rogues with [Fear] and Vengeance], so now im gonna qq that those daggers need to be nerfed.

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