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World of Warcraft Cracked Servers

Most of the information here has been deprecated. I do not play World of Warcraft and I have no up-to-date knowledge of servers or emulators. Also, the chance of generating a working key is infinitesimal even if there was such a thing as a keygen.

This game is most puzzling. Is it out or still in beta? And why doesn’t it launch simultaneously around the world? And how can one avoid paying $15 to Blizzard every month and still play the game? Since it’s based on a subscription model I haven’t even bothered with the game (remember Planetside). But I am still curious, a great many things are hanging in the balance here.

First of all the future of online gaming. Many have concluded that subscription in this form is dead, but still Blizzard keeps going. One would have hoped that as time progressed, advances in technology would have made online play cheaper and better. But in reality it’s the other way around. Online play, albeit in much smaller numbers, never was as fun as with Quake 1, and it has been slipping ever since.

Second, the freedom of online games has once again been questioned as Blizzard chose to hardball those that sold items in the game (for real money, not game currency). Getting a little too commercial for them? But they don’t mind charging $15/month to play the damn thing. And I guess that, as always, WoW is a private and controlled environment where rude behavior, rude words and unappreciated tactics will get you a permban with no money back. Seems inevitable since many who play the game are Americans and the servers are mostly American and we all know how Americans like to shield their young from ‘bad influences’ and themselves from law suits.

We also know that WoW is in many ways a victim of its own success. The central servers just can’t handle the load. The ideal solution to all of this would of course be to allow for 3rd party servers. To allow hosting companies to offer their customers free access instead of having to scuttle around in the shadows on private servers like criminals.

General Forum and Hosting:

Database groups



February thoughts:
Having said that I would also like to point out that for obvious reasons it wont be as fun as the real servers and it is buggy. I am however confident that with time the emulated servers will mature and databases will be available that mimic the official servers better. From what I’ve seen, many of the server development groups are not more than weeks old.

About the game itself, after having played it, well I have my doubts. I’m back in levelling hell.

March 11 update:
Essentially, in the last couple of weeks, two new database groups have emerged on the scene and from what I can tell outdone anything that was previously available. Most of the problems that remain are now a matter of the server emulator. The so called WAD server, which has become troublesome for the community since the author actually tries to make money off of it. I.e. closed source. Like the databases, he could use some collaboration to speed things up.

Also, RV2 has got a newbie guide to free online play. Something I can’t be bothered to write. Sorry for being such an overbearing elitist. But people have to be able to do things on their own.

May 17 update:
I noticed many of the sites above, especially forums, are down. The database groups are still operational though and may be able to offer assistance on their respective forums.

As for MMORPGs, Guild Wars has been released and should be on store shelves. Unlike WOW it isn’t pay to play. As long as you have a valid copy of course. I could live with that.

Also … a few words on what happened to Blizzhackers, nowadays known as The Edge of Nowhere:

We have no present interest in pursuing you beyond getting the domain name.

There are a number of grounds — copyright, DMCA, Trademark, breaches of license, etc.

You might say we got 0wn3d, but really, you gotta figure this escapade is costing them a pretty penny. I really don’t think being out spent is the same as being out foxed. had the 314th largest post base, and 90th largest user base of all forums on the planet. It was the 12th largest phpBB board for posts, and 7th largest phpBB user base (despite significant pruning of posts and users).

53 Responses to “World of Warcraft Cracked Servers”

  1. Brinkey
    12:05 on February 19th, 2005

    can annyone help me whith the server cracking I really need some help here :( ad me on msn if u are willing to help me play WoW thnx…greetz brinkey

  2. Björn Hallberg
    20:00 on February 19th, 2005

    It’s not really that complicated. Follow the links. Either you find a server or you set one up. But either way it’s not very playable at the moment.

    For now, I’d suggest not bothering … or perhaps play on Blizzard’s servers for a month or so until the _emulated servers_ and the databases have improved enough to be really playable.

  3. brinkey
    20:03 on February 20th, 2005

    so annyone got an IP for me 2 play on?

  4. Björn Hallberg
    13:55 on February 22nd, 2005

    Look .. I suggest you take a peek at the forums above, like Blizzhackers or Posting IPs / direct links would be futile since I reckon they aren’t that stable yet. Many run the servers just for testing. Their datbases crash often and your player data might get scrambled. Bottom line: Bear in mind that playing WoW on private servers at the moment is a bumpy road.

    Sorry to sound a bit sarcastic, but if you’re not qualified to find an IP yourself, I don’t think you’ll find the private / emulated server experience easy or indeed enjoyable.

    My advise is to wait a couple of weeks until they get things sorted out.

  5. sooch90
    21:01 on March 4th, 2005

    For some reason when i try registering in blizz hackers it says my email address is banned? This doesn’t make sense because I’ve never registered in blizz hackers, and i’ve never done anything with blizz hackers to get my email address banned. In fact i didn’t even release that information to them untill i tried to register, but the first time i tried to register it said my email address was banned. And this was all 3 of my email addresses. I don’t know what to do

  6. Björn Hallberg
    07:55 on March 6th, 2005

    Maybe they have banned an IP chain, or a series of IPs or blocked certain domains. In the hopes of keeping certain anti-piracy organizations, or Blizzard, off of the site.

    I really don’t know. Maybe you should email them and ask.

  7. sooch90
    21:03 on March 6th, 2005

    I did but they aren’t responding

  8. ravius
    17:16 on March 11th, 2005

    I think blizzhackers banned hotmail adresses. Because I had the same problem

  9. Cybergasm
    03:28 on March 14th, 2005

    Is the full WOW game rquired to play on these emulated servers?

  10. Björn Hallberg
    07:56 on March 14th, 2005

    Well, since there is no demo I assume you’re referring to beta, ISO and store versions.

    Yes. You need the full, final version, updated to 1.2.4. I’m guessing most are running enUS versions also but it’s easy to switch and patch between enUS and anyEU.
    Either one of the ISO releases such as BWE is fine, as is a store final, it’s just a question of patching it.

  11. ghost
    03:42 on March 15th, 2005

    any link on where to download the full client?
    no need to get me the exact version as i haf found a site with path updaters but sure can u provide me with a link to download the full client?

    P.S email me OR MSN

  12. Björn Hallberg
    08:02 on March 15th, 2005

    Well, I would suggest BitTorrent as always. Our own Swedish flagship operation Pirate Bay for example which has well seeded torrents and doesn’t require registration.



    Despite all the hoopla, both versions appear to be enUS Final. Only the packaged tools differ.

    More torrent sites:

  13. GothicVampire
    22:56 on March 21st, 2005

    Go to http://Http://www.FrozenSha
    Creat an account, and then open

    Or whereever u’ve installed it..
    Open the file named. [b] then change the website inside to

    login with the account u’ve created & ENJOY!!

  14. andrex
    19:01 on March 23rd, 2005

    ok… i’m more like a noob for WoW…
    i have WoW (-but don’t have cd key or account on real servers), so i play on emulated servers using
    1.2.4 vres… anyway… all emulated servers at this time crash.. and sometimes don’t save your character, leaving u with 2 hours of play lost!-if u get to play for so long…
    i’ve searched the net high and low for keygens or anything that might help me in playing on original servers (don’t we all want that)…
    i’m askin u guis if there is any way of hakin’ to WoW. I personally tried to hack blizzard and world of trough the source and so in hope to find an account list or something (a database of all acc. and keys… no luck!:D)…

    P.S pls help me… 8)

  15. ThisGuy
    05:53 on March 24th, 2005

    Hav0c Network Home has moved it’s DNS. Check for future updates.

  16. wast8
    16:18 on March 24th, 2005

    I can log on to the emulated server after running wowemu.exe and it says connected but nothing happens after that. When I check back the wowemu.exe, there seem to be an unknown opcode error and i will get disconnected after 5 mins. Can anyone please help me solve this? Thanks

  17. Robert
    20:19 on March 25th, 2005

    Is it somehow possible to play this game single player? I know that you can do this in the "WoW-invasion" version. But someone know how to do?
    Just don’t wanna go online and get killed. Gotta learn everything first. 😛

  18. Zappa
    11:28 on April 12th, 2005

    where can i find patch 1.2.4? i have look’d all over but i cant find it 😡

    Add me to MSN if you have tips

  19. Björn Hallberg
    13:45 on April 12th, 2005

    Zappa: I don’t think there is a 1.2.4 patch? There is however a 1.2.3 patch:
    wow-1.2.3-enus-patch.exe 57MB

    Then you can apply a small 1.2.3 – 1.2.4 patch: 0.5MB

  20. Flickster
    05:04 on April 16th, 2005

    Hi ive just downlaoded World.of.Warcraft-Invasion from BitTorrent. But i dont know how to install it.
    Ive tried double-clicking on installer and that works fine but when it comes to change to the next disk i dont know how to change.
    Daemon Tools doesnt pick up and images to mount from the file i downloaded either.
    Can someone please help me

  21. Björn Hallberg
    08:37 on April 16th, 2005

    If you can’t mount it with Daemon Tools then you have a big problem. Did you check the files? Do they seem complete and undamaged?

    Did you try writing the ISOs to CD, as a last resort?

  22. The_Spinn
    18:34 on April 23rd, 2005

    You can download Alcohol 120 % its normally a program to burn PS2 games but you can also install illegal games with more cds. It works the same as Deamon Tools.

  23. Rob
    00:17 on April 24th, 2005

    Could some one tell me where to get the full wow enus client please? thanx!!

  24. Björn Hallberg
    08:28 on April 24th, 2005

    Try BitTorrent, any site really, Pirate Bay for instance:

  25. Donny
    09:57 on April 26th, 2005

    Hi everybody,

    I’ve got problem and can’t find any solution. I’ve downloaded the WoW-Invasion cracked game, properly installed it according to the instructons. I don’t have any Internet connection, that’s why I’d like to play the game as a singleplayer. I installed the game, the patch, copy the crack, unrar the Wowemu server. I didn’t lunched the Rift Loader, because I think, for singleplay offline it’s useless. Then I started the wowemu server and right after the WoW game. Right after the intro, I put there the login and password(choosed from two options /GM or player) then clicked the button LOGIN. The game wrote on the screen> Connected form with Cancel button. So I clicked the Cancel button and was moved to another screen with list of servers. There was just the one, the emu server. So I twice click on that server and was moved again on the first game screen, where you are filling in the login. The problem is, I can’t start the play:x. Game says, I’m connected but nothing else happened. Is there anything else I’ve got to do or it’s some mistake. Could you pls, anobody, help me?!!!?!

    NOTE: If I start Rift Loader, it lunch an error: some file MSWINSCK.OCX is missing or wrong registered. Visual Basic run env. is installed.

  26. dk
    19:06 on May 3rd, 2005

    Hi donny

    For the missing MSWINSCK.OCX, just find it on your favorit search engine and place it in the /windows/system folder and it should work

  27. New][User
    00:46 on May 9th, 2005

    Hi everyone …iam a big fan of this game and since i got it i can’t wait to start this game but i have a big problem ..i downloaded it from DC++ from 1 month as a iso 4cd’s files and then i got the 5thCd which i heard that i have to have it(includs cracks ) .. i don’t have any idea how to strat it and since then i don’t have CDkey or username and password …if anybody can tell me how can i start this games and thx for u all

  28. Khalle
    13:54 on May 10th, 2005

    This game make my sick as hell!!! I have download
    WoW-invasion, install it right and nothing..! If i try to log in there will be error message: *Unable to validate game version. This may be caused by file corrubtion op the interference of another program.* what this mean?
    Or it says *Unable to connect.*??? Rift Loader gets every realm checks to faild message!!! WoWemu get the same message *Unable to validate game…*!!!
    If somebody could help me out???:x:roll::x

  29. Astr0
    22:52 on May 10th, 2005

    Khal, are you sure you have the latest version? Im getting the same error but im downloading the updates now. The latest is 1.42 it seems.

  30. ed
    23:44 on May 10th, 2005

    I got a game card for free and that is why I am still actually paying blizzard for their persistant lagfest. But since I got the Emulator running I will not be renewing my account. Hmmm… let me see. A program that lets me explore Azeroth on my own. Level at my own pace, pause or save and exit when I want to (since life has no pause button, somthing mmorpgs will suffer for.) And play at high levels, be invincible, summon any weapon I want , spawn monsters. And without a million people blabbing in my chat window about how cool they are. I liked it when I could load an rpg (I liked multiplayer rpg’s like diablo2 or dungeon siege, or NWN when you load them and your friends can join, maybe random people from the internet, no fee. That is why the last generation of RPG’s disgust me, every game company seems to think that every new rpg hast to be a mmorpg, that is why many have failed and many more will follow. the day I actually BUY another RPG will be the day serverside vaporware and subscription based games are a thing of the past. The best single player rpgs out today are mmorpgs running on emu programs :) Currently playing: ultimaEmu, EqEmu, DoaCemu, and now WoWemu 😀

  31. Bernie
    08:40 on May 14th, 2005

    I have the same problem as Donny…I also started the gme trough Rift Loader but it’s still saying Connected but nothing is moving forth… just "Connected" and sh*t happens… :x:x:x

    please…help me out :'(

  32. Björn Hallberg
    10:22 on May 14th, 2005

    Bernie: First of all make absolutely sure that the server you’re running / connecting to over the net is supporting the client version you have. If not may have to upgrade or re-install and upgrade to a lesser version. I have no idea what version is recommended for setting up your own server these days, I haven’t kept track.

    Second, I have never tried Rift Loader, don’t know if you really need it. In essence you should only need to open x:\wherever\World of Warcraft\ and set realmlist to whatever / ip / localhost. I think this gets screwed up every time you update also. If you set up your own server, and I assume that is using WAD you’ll also need to configure it obviously via scripts/emu.conf … something along the lines of …

    server_name=Local Server

    If you still need a server manager / launcher then there is WoW Control Panel (…) for instance.

    Unfortunately, like when I first posted this item, getting WoW up and running is not necessarily easy. I also noticed that some of the forums are currently down. WDDG and Blackstorm seem to be running though. They should have more up to date info as well as other servers (besides WAD) and updated databases. Bottom line is that the stuff that you all get with the ISOs is not gonna get you anywhere.

  33. joepants
    03:43 on May 17th, 2005

    hi bjorn,

    it seems you’ve extensivley looked into everything going on behind this game, so that is why i’d like to ask you a question:

    Has anyone developed a keygen for this game that you know of?
    I’ve done ALOT of searching and all I come up with is spam and viruses.

    It seems that blizzard has made an extremely hard keygen algorithim that crackers can’t crack, or they haven’t cared enough/gave up, or maybe someone has developed one, but has kept it extremely private and hasn’t leaked it to average filesharing networks, for fear of everyone and thier brother joining the WoW official servers and creating a lag monstrosity.

    Please help me out and give me any info you have on this subject.



  34. izzy
    13:18 on May 17th, 2005

    i need page of cracked server !!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. izzy
    13:26 on May 17th, 2005

    pleas send me the page i want play wow

  36. Björn Hallberg
    13:41 on May 17th, 2005

    First of all, I think I just lost at least one message here from Bernie. Maybe it was a script fluke. Nucleus comments aren’t that versatile. Maybe one should set up a new forum now that Blizzhackers and Wowresources are both (temporarily?) down. But considering I don’t even really play the game it seems awkward.

    Bernie: I got your reply and I’m sorry to say I don’t have a clue. Something wrong with the server most likely. Something you missed, a flawed version of the server, a local firewall, anything. Are you sure that the server has really loaded all the maps and stuff correctly and is really, really ready?

  37. Björn Hallberg
    13:45 on May 17th, 2005

    joepants: I don’t see how a keygen would work. Ever. Not with any online software because obviously they (Blizzard in this case) don’t just verify the key against some algorithm but also against a database of known keys that they generated before shipping the game to stores and continue to generate. At least if they’re smart.

  38. joepants
    14:59 on May 17th, 2005

    good point.
    As you probably know, you only need a Key when you register an online account with Blizzard, the game itself installs and runs without any kind of authentication required (you can play any kind of emulated server without the program ever asking for any kind of registration), so the Key is strictly serverside, and probably has nothing to do at all with the game software in itself, but is only used for online account creation, which is completely seperate from the game software.

    Still the question remains; are they using a specific Key algorithm for every copy? surely there has to be a way to crack it.

    If it were cracked, you would have the potential of generating keys that are already regged, or keys that don’t exist in thier databases yet, and therefore don’t work, but there is also the probably large chance you’ll eventually come across one that isn’t regged, and is a key still sitting in a store shelf in best buy somewhere.

    That would sure suck for whoever bought that copy…..
    possibly this is the reason cracking teams have maybe left it alone, or kept it under wraps.

    another guess would also be that maybe cracking teams havent had the info they needed, as they can’t check the algorithm agianst the game itself, only the official WoW website, which i’m sure brings up a million problems for them, as someone would probably have to hack the database in some way or another.

    how do you feel about it after having read this?

  39. Björn Hallberg
    16:37 on May 17th, 2005

    izzy: Have you tried this site?
    If you can’t find a server there I’m afraid I can’t be of much help.

  40. Björn Hallberg
    16:45 on May 17th, 2005

    joepants: That is also possible.

    But like you point out, given the mathematical improbability of finding a key that is actually regged and not in use, it hardly seems worth the time. But sure, I suppose there could be a keygen that isn’t getting released because of the monumental bitching and moaning it would cause for the 99% of users who don’t get lucky.

    And above all else, since the game is subscription service I don’t see what even a key would do. I suppose you get a few weeks (?) of free play when you first register but even so it seems like a futile approach. I really don’t see how this would work except for a short burst of online play, if you’re really, really lucky …

  41. joepants
    03:42 on May 18th, 2005

    you’re right on that, you get a free month subscription upon registering with them.

    I’m the type of person that will go to those lengths just to get a free month, and possibly subsequent free months, hah.

    also if i’d want to pay for the service, i’d need a key as well, so therefore I can’t even go the paying route as of now, unless I went out and bought a copy of the game.
    The server emulators are pretty nice, as I’ve seen from playing on the official serves with my friends account, they aren’t much different, save for a few quests that aren’t supported, and areas that have little to no monsters in them.
    The biggest con of the emulators is that barely anyone uses them, the largest number ive seen of people on one server was probably about 30 or so.

    The fun part of the game (for me) is being able to play with other people and interact with them, but on the emulators there’s barely anybody around, and you get pretty lonley…

    So I’d actually like to make an account with blizzard, and pay for it, but still the problem remains with having a CD key.

    In the end I think i’ll be like everyone else and have paid for everything…

    damn you coporate minded blizzard!!

  42. xxxxxx
    10:02 on May 18th, 2005

    all this writers are sucks becouse there no bags , and errors in cracked servers and there is nice anmount of people so dont be suckers like them and play wow for free:D

  43. izzy
    12:27 on May 18th, 2005

    i learn more servers but a cant play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Fuse
    16:58 on May 19th, 2005

    WoW you guys talk alot of crap. You expect to play for free and get updates for free and have the cheaters dealt with how?

    Grow up. I don’t mind paying $15 a months. Whats that? 50 cents a day? OMG.

    they spent 5 years creating that game, they spend alot of money updating the game and sorting out problems, so why not allow them to thier reward?

    Guild Wars wont last, and its not even half the game that WoW is. Its basically a single player game with a multiplayer add-on. Its more like Neverwinter Nights than a real MMO. You tend to play with around 6 people for the majority of the game… thats hardly Massively Multiplayer! LOL.

    Grow up.

  45. Björn Hallberg
    22:08 on May 19th, 2005

    Irrelevant. The point is that I don’t accept the practise and basis for market economy in this case. I.e. that Blizzard should be able to do as they please and charge what they want because they are in demand.

    Here we have an opportunity to fight back and by god we’ll take it. I’m not so interested in the game itself. Just the principle and the future of online entertainment.

  46. Rudi
    16:31 on May 21st, 2005

    Im looking for a WoWemu?! were can i download one? i got the full game!

  47. Björn Hallberg
    18:05 on May 21st, 2005

    Try the WDDG or BLACKSTORM sites. I’m sure you get the wowemu (or some other emu) included once you download one of their databases, which you will need to do anyway.

    ❗ Registration may be required.

  48. AngrYbeaverS
    18:26 on May 21st, 2005

    hi @ll,
    i also have the problem with connecting
    on my emulated server. i followed the instructions
    of estrayk… 1st an error occured in the loader.
    after fixing this problem by adding a file i connected
    to this emulated server… but the screen stops when
    a message comes with "Connected. – Cancel" the
    server is running fine and the 2 versions are the same
    (of the server and the client). i also tried to del the
    saves and the cache but it didn’t help much… pls help
    me to fix it. ive only 10 days remaining then i must
    go to the army so i dont have enough time to play wow.
    greetz 4NG aka AngrYbeaverS

    p.s.: u can also send an email if u want :roll:

  49. Sniff
    23:06 on May 21st, 2005

    i really enjoyed reading these comments, mostly from Joe Pants who has an extremely open minded view towards the bastard Blizzard, and their cdkey protection.

    And bjorn ofcourse who answered all the questions to the best of his ability.

    I dont really require any help from the emulaters because i have fully set up my own, and played the official servers as well…

    The only thing that bothered me during my reading, is Fuse’ message, who appears to have a mental problem with Growing up and says it twice, i hate hearing that word because it resembles nothing but experience, but even then its misunderstood by people who use it not at its proper time (For instance seeing a baby s*** on the floor). I went way off track here. But i will post a CdKey Generater here if i come across one.

  50. PAtrick
    21:30 on May 22nd, 2005


    has someone had the same erro as wast8 ? I have.

    Whatis the solution ?



    quote "I can log on to the emulated server after running wowemu.exe and it says connected but nothing happens after that. When I check back the wowemu.exe, there seem to be an unknown opcode error and i will get disconnected after 5 mins. Can anyone please help me solve this? Thanks"

  51. thijscream
    21:06 on May 23rd, 2005

    can someone who has an wow emu set it on ftp://ftp… so i can download it… i wanna run my own server;)
    mail me @ or

  52. Hanfi
    22:27 on May 24th, 2005

    i need some help with my wow 😐 if u could help me it would be great 8)
    add me in icq: 147035500
    or mail me:
    i hope u can help me ! greetz Hanfi

  53. Björn Hallberg
    08:18 on May 25th, 2005

    I’m sorry to have to do this but I’m shutting down commenting for this item / post. Because this is going nowhere.

    Like Sniff said a couple of posts up, I have answered questions to the best of my ability. But since I’m not actually playing WOW or keeping up with the emulator scene more than peripherally, that is not good enough. Nor do I have the time, nor is this such a great forum to troubleshoot technical issues.

    As for all of you who were having problems logging in with the client, I still suspect that there is something you have missed with the configuration. Look thru the readme for your specific version of the emulator and see if there is something you’ve missed. Or just give it up and join an online server.

    For actual support:

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