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TinkerBellesMum Sat 13-Sep-08 20:17:13

For some reason this weeks patch hasn't tried to install on my PC, on the laptop it got about 1/3 of the way through after over 30 hours and darling Tink decided to switch it off for Daddy! shock

Is there anyway to get it from the internet?

If all else fails we have a friend who'll probably be coming over Monday and will be able to transfer it to our computers, but we'd like to get it sorted before if we can.


PinkPurple Mon 15-Sep-08 11:47:28

can you not reinstall the patch from the WoW site?

TinkerBellesMum Mon 15-Sep-08 11:59:55

I can't find anywhere it gives the option.

PinkPurple Mon 15-Sep-08 12:08:48

have you tried opening up the game? does it not automatically begin to instal the patch?

I've never played it...whats it like??

PinkPurple Mon 15-Sep-08 12:12:00

do any of these help?

TinkerBellesMum Mon 15-Sep-08 13:39:08

It's supposed to do that, but it's not on mine and it only gives one chance to download it so Tink has lost her dad's chance to get it through the game.

Ah, there was a mirror site in there! Thanks

TinkerBellesMum Mon 15-Sep-08 13:42:01

That's the US site, but it gives me hope that there is an EU mirror somewhere.

zebramama Mon 15-Sep-08 14:32:37

You can usually get WoW patches from .

TinkerBellesMum Tue 23-Sep-08 10:48:40

Found out what's happening:

We have introduced the Background Downloader in order to alleviate the long download times that players go through on patch days. With the Background Downloader it is possible to gradually download parts of the larger World of Warcraft patches over time before the actual patch day, leaving less to download when the patch is finally fully tested and ready for release. It is designed to download at low speeds over a number of days so as not to interfere with your regular internet usage.

The Background Downloader can be configured through the Options button on the World of Warcraft Launcher. By default it is set to download this patch data only when World of Warcraft is closed, but you can configure it to download all of the time, only when World of Warcraft is running or not at all. The patch content that is downloaded through the Background Downloader will not be applied until the patch is released after having been thoroughly tested on our Public Test Realms, so if you wish to only download all of the patch on the day the patch is released you can choose to disable the Background Downloader.

Some players have reported receiving the message "You appear to be behind a Firewall" whilst using the Background Downloader. In the majority of cases, this does not indicate a serious problem. You can check the status of your connection in the Connection Info screen in the Advanced Menu of the background downloader.

In the Connection Info screen you can see a table containing the connections made by the Background Downloader to other players. If there are multiple connections in this table, then the downloader is working as normal. If you have no connections in the table, or only a connection to HTTP Direct Download then it is possible that the downloader is being blocked by a Firewall or other Internet Security program on your computer. Most programs like this have a list of Program access rules which will contain an entry for the Blizzard Background Downloader.

We also have FAQ articles on configuring your Router and Firewall for the Background Downloader here:

Should you have any further questions or issues, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Best regards,

Blizzard Entertainment Europe

Kenneth G.
Technical Support

zebramama Wed 24-Sep-08 14:50:39

One other interesting thing to note.
You can switch your download to the US servers by changing the language/location drop down on the first pop up window.
Download the patch from the US and then switch back to EU.

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