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    [Model Edit Fix] Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Model edit fix for live servers - v2.2.3
    http://www.uberdarknet.com/WoW/modeleditlive.exe

    REGARDING THE WoW v2.3 PTR - IMPORTANT NEWS

    Okay, I have some bad news, infact, some VERY BAD ****ING NEWS. In short, Blizzard have nerfed model editing, and they've done a very good job at doing it.

    The problem:
    Blizzard has TOTALLY DISABLED loading of arbitrary MPQs, that means, if you put a patch-x.mpq or w.e in your data folder it WILL NOT get loaded, period. So WoW won't even crash because of an invalid file, it will just ignore the MPQ that shouldn't be there. This spells bad news because without the MPQ data being loaded, a fix to patch the sig check isn't going to work.

    Also, according to a friend of mine who knows a fair bit about warden he has given me information that Warden may or may not be scanning for arbitray MPQs (he hasn't verified this yet). This means, even if you force WoW to load the MPQ files, then you've got Warden waiting to ass**** you as soon as the file loads.

    The fix:
    A fix is possible, I know how to do it, but I will not be releasing any more public fixes, it's clear Blizzard want's this dead, so I belive that from now on it's best that this stuff is kept as underground as possible, so those of us that do have the knowledge required to hack these things aren't ass****ing ourselves. Prior to 2.3 it wasn't a problem, because Blizzard didn't seem to care much about model editing, now they do, and they care big time. As such, all fixes that I choose to code (IF i choose to code them, I don't model edit at the moment so i see no reason to) will be kept private, I realise this may upset a lot of people but that's too bad I'm sorry, Blizzard wants this dead and buried and I'm not about to ruin my own chances of having a working fix just so some randoms can BG hack for a couple more patches.

    The method:
    I shall give a hint as to how this would be possible to fix, but I will not give any more information than what is posted here, nor will I answer any PMs regarding the topic.
    I belive it would be possible to force WoW to load the MPQ files by detouring the code responsible for loading the MPQ files currently and patching in the code to load arbitrary files. Be careful of doing this though, code detours are highly detected by warden, there are methods around this but I will not discuss these either (I don't want them nerfed, some of my private stuff uses them). Also, you will need to be careful about warden checking for the extra MPQ files being loaded, not just for the code detour, so make sure if you're going to try and write a new fix you know what you're doing.

    Anyway, in short, model editing is "nerfed". It is still possible with the right skills and knowledge, but I will no longer be releasing my fixes to the public, Blizz wants this dead, and they're not going to stop until it is.

    EDIT: In a rush atm to do other things so I havn't spell/grammar checked this wall of text, or checked it for readability or whether it makes sense, sorry.
    Last edited by Cypher; 10-14-2007 at 03:55 PM.

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    stickied, yo.

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Thanks Alkhara, I'll update this whenever a new build of either WoW comes out, I don't always use the PTR so post here when a new build is released and I'll update the fix. (Demon will probably tell me on MSN anyway, but post here just to be sure)

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    If you're slow on updates I'll post mine in here >:O


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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Originally Posted by Froogle View Post
    If you're slow on updates I'll post mine in here >:O
    No need, it only takes me 30 seconds to find the new offset (literally).

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Yo yo yo, represent! Prepare for an awesome new MEF thread.

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Thanks guys, I love you all!

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Very nice guys let's hope model editing does not die ^^. Only reason I even play wow is to model edit. Thanks for the MEF btw

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    This 'static pointer' your speak of. Is it difficult to obtain? I'm not saying you did anything wrong, hell I love you guys for making the MEF. I'm just saying I like to be self reliant.

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    glad its not dead

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Originally Posted by Samwise View Post
    This 'static pointer' your speak of. Is it difficult to obtain? I'm not saying you did anything wrong, hell I love you guys for making the MEF. I'm just saying I like to be self reliant.
    Not hard to find at all. Just look for the code segment that loads the MPQ files, after that you should see a code to a function inside there close the the piece of code that checks MPQ signatures, that piece of code is static. Follow the jump (the location the jump leads to changes per patch), inside there is a segment of code that compares an offset to 0, the offset changes per patch, grab that offset from the code segment and set that offset to 1 on runtime to enable model editing.

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    I have edited my MPQ files (Gladiator Dagger) into something another, it works.

    But when im running WoW through this program my Merc. Gladiator items have "?" icon and they dont appear on my character. wtf ?

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Thanks for this Chaz. +Rep


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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    Originally Posted by Chazwazza View Post
    Not hard to find at all. Just look for the code segment that loads the MPQ files, after that you should see a code to a function inside there close the the piece of code that checks MPQ signatures, that piece of code is static. Follow the jump (the location the jump leads to changes per patch), inside there is a segment of code that compares an offset to 0, the offset changes per patch, grab that offset from the code segment and set that offset to 1 on runtime to enable model editing.

    Sweet! Thank you so much!

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    Re: Official Model Edit Fix Thread

    was about time, i mean peeps used to tell us experimenting on the ptrs, "LOL WTFX l2R furomz ey're stikeid! "

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