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Installing Custom Content


This post will be divided into two sections, one section will detail the installation of custom patches, the second section will be reserved as a guide for installing Add-Ons.


  1. Installing patches
  2. Installing addons

Note: Installing Custom Patches and Add-Ons runs the risk of damaging your client or causing you to crash. If you encounter a problematic patch or Add-On, get in touch with the author of the patch/add-on.



Installing Patches

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Installing patches isn't overly difficult; but it can be a bit confusing on where to extract patch folders/files to. When downloading patches, be sure to look out for any readme .text files or install instructions on the patch download page for any special instructions laid out by the author.


Step 1. Once you have downloaded a patch from the internet, navigate to the directory on your computer where it got downloaded to.
Note: This is most commonly your downloads directory, located in Windows Explorer's Quick Access menu as shown below:




Step 2. Once in your downloads directory, locate the downloaded file. This file could have any of the following file extensions: .zip, .rar, .7z, as displayed below:

Example Patch Download Location

Example Patch Download Location


Step 3. Right click on the downloaded file and in the context menu that appears, select:

  • Open, or if you have 7zip installed,
  • 7-zip->Open archive.


Context menu for opening compressed archives.


Step 4. Once you've clicked open or open with 7-zip you should find yourself inside the compressed archive, Take note of what folders are present within the archive.


Left: Opening the .zip file within Windows Explorer. Right: Opening the .zip file with 7-zip.


Within the opened archive should be folders with any of the following names: Character, Creature, Item, World, Spell, TILESET, dungeon, etc. If there is only one folder present within the archive and it does NOT match any of the folder names mentioned earlier, go into it and you should find the patch related folders there.


Step 5. Keeping the archive open, open a new instance windows explorer, and navigate to where your EpsilonWoW directory is. e.g: C:\Games\EpsilonWoW, E:\Games\EpsilonWoW.


Example Epsilon Directory



Step 6. Position your EpsilonWoW directory, and the .zip or .rar archive window side-by-side, and highlight all the folders in the patch archive,




Step 7. Drag the highlighted folders by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse across to your Epsilon directory. Once your mouse is within your EpsilonWoW directory, let go of the left mouse button.

Note: Alternatively, with the folders highlighted, you can right click any of the highlighted folders->click copy, and paste into your root Epsilon directory as you would any other file.

The folders will be copied to your Epsilon directory. When done, your Epsilon directory should contain patch folders such as: character, creature, item, world, tilesets, dungeon, sound etc.


Example of a patched Epsilon directory.


That's it, you can now launch your newly patched game.


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Installing Addons


Add-Ons are client-side scripts that are capable of adding enhancements to the World of Warcraft interface. These Add-Ons can achieve a variety of things, such as providing a framework for RolePlay, e.g. Total RP3, or to enable you to bypass the 255 character limit when sending messages e.g. UnlimitedChatMessage.

Note: While Add-Ons are less likely to crash your game than patches, faulty Add-Ons can affect portions of the World of Warcraft interface and limit what you can do, e.g. Disabling the escape interface menu, or causing chat messages to disappear. Please report these bugs to the Add-On author.


Recommended Software: 7zip.


Step 1. Once you've downloaded an addon you wish to install, locate the downloaded Add-On archive from within Windows Explorer.
Note: Downloaded files are downloaded to your Downloads directory by default.


Example 1: Where your downloaded add-on should be located.

Step 2. Right click the .rar, .zip or .7z archive and select: open archive.
Note: The right click context menu may look different for you depending on what archiving software you have installed. Use the screenshot below for guidance.

Example 2:
Top: Example 7-zip context menu.
Bottom: WinRAR context menu.


Example 3: The opened .zip archive.


Step 3. Once the archive has been opened, open a new instance of Windows Explorer and navigate to your Epsilon directory.


Example 4: Your Epsilon directory

Step 4. Enter the following directory: Interface\AddOns\

Note: your directory may contain a number of different folders.


Example 5: AddOns directory

Step 5. Switch back to your opened zip archive and arrange the window so it is situated next to your opened addon directory, as shown below.


Example 6
Left: AddOn directory in Windows Explorer.
Right: AddOn .zip archive opened in 7-zip.

Step 6. Click on the AddOn folder inside the .zip, or .rar archive.

Whilst holding down the left mouse button, drag it across to your opened AddOn directory then release, as illustrated below.

Note: Before dragging and dropping the folder, go into the addon's directory and make sure there is a .TOC file present, then go up and proceed to install as instructed.



Step 7. Launch your Epsilon client and make sure to enable your brand new AddOn.

You can do this from the character select screen by clicking on the AddOns button in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.


Make sure the AddOn is checked, then click Okay.




That concludes this short guide on how to install Add-Ons.

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