HOW-TO: MANUAL PATCH OF WOW (4.0.3a to 4.0.6a)

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Hey there..
After struggling for long time with patching from 4.0.3a to 4.0.6 in two days..
And now again with the 4.0.6 to 4.0.6a..

Finally found a way to get around having to use the launcher.exe
So here you get a small how to, beginning from patching 4.0.3a to 4.0.6 and finally to 4.0.6a :)



4.0.3.13329 (4.0.3a) to 4.0.6.13596 (4.0.6):

1. Go to http://www.wowpedia.org/Patch_mirrors
2. Locate the table with 4.0.3.13329 → 4.0.6.13596 mirrors
3. Download both the MPQ and the TFIL files that matches your locale and OS (Win or Mac)
4. Unzip both files and place them in your World Of Warcraft folder (ex: c:\program files\World Of Warcraft\)
5. Rename the MPQ file to wow-patch.MPQ
6. Run the Blizzard Updater.exe
7. The Blizzard Updater should say that the update were completed with success


To update from 4.0.6.13596 (4.0.6) to 4.0.6.13623 (4.0.6a)

1. Go to the mirror site again
2. This time locate the table with 4.0.6.13596 → 4.0.6.13623 mirrors
3. Download both the MPQ and the TFIL files that matches your locale and OS (Win or Mac)
4. Unzip both files and place them in your World Of Warcraft folder (ex: c:\program files\World Of Warcraft\)
5. Rename the MPQ file to wow-patch.MPQ
6. Run the Blizzard Updater.exe
7. The Blizzard Updater should say that the update were completed with success



Now start WOW normally..
This time it should only say "applying non-critical updates" and have the PLAY button enabled so you can play :)


Hope this works for you guys out there, like it did for me..
Please reply with your results using this method.
Keep in mind that I'm not a Blizzard supporter, but I'm willing to help everyone possible!!
Don't know if any of the Blizzard supporters actually know anything about how to fix both the download problem and the "Updater Connection Timeout" problems. But all I've seen is that they give you some useless answer like to try running Launcher.exe as administrator or boot into safe-mode or check your internet settings.

Best regards
René aka Amfsnude.


Note to Blizzard/Battle.net:
Use my little how-to on your technical support site, or in a static thread here on the forum if you want to.
However, if you do so, I require that you contact me about it and that you give me the proper credit for it!


Credits:
Wowpedia (http://www.wowpedia.org) - For a great list of mirrors
Google (http://www.google.com) - For the worlds best search engine
<Unforgiven> (http://unforgiven-rc.enjin.com) - For lots of nice and funny raids etc.
Edited by Amfsnude on 12/02/2011 15:30 GMT
71 Blood Elf Death Knight
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it worked thanx for the help :D
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