Thanks to conan over at ac-web we finally have a decent viable option for an offline single player World of Warcraft using AI bots. It should be noted that this has been being worked on at this point for at least 3 years and last month he released his last full package with only updates coming in the future.
The bots follow commands like follow, summon, food, etc and are from the MaNGOS-Bot project by ike3 and you can find some great documentation for getting started and controlling the bots. For example if you enter a raid and want the bots to join you, simply type “summon” to make them come to you.
While there are no official system requirements for the PC running the repack, I would like to note the following from testing it:
- CPU: Dual Core i3 or better
- RAM: 8GB DDR3
- HDD: SSD or stored on a second drive
- CPU: Quad Core FX8320 or i5
- RAM: 16GB+
- HDD: SSD hosted on second machine
You can see in the video below I tested it out by making a GM account, giving my character lots of epic gear, then inviting bots to a raid group and messing around in Naxx and ICC. At one point I forgot how to learn new spells so I ended up stuck on a mountain in Icecrown looking up commands lol.
Obviously you’ll need a Wrath of the Lich King client to play, and modify the realmlist.wtf file to point to your localhost. For the repack you also need the vcredist 2015 package installed on your machine. To start the repack you simply extract to the folder of your choosing, then start: 1_Database.bat -> 2_Login.exe -> 3_World.exe
If you get DLL errors you probably don’t have the vcredist package installed, or you have the wrong one. The repack also comes with a SingleCore IP changer tool to switch the server between offline (local machine only) and LAN mode so that anyone on the network can play (unless your firewall blocks it).
Additionally included as you can see from the second video is a script called Solocraft which increases player and bot stats when inside raids based upon group size. This helps make up for the bots being not quite as good as a real player although when I tested it I was so overbuffed I might as well have been playing retail! There may be some tweaks to fix that, or it might be based upon gear as I had a bit of fun adding BIS epics lol. There are also custom NPCs in Orgimmar and Stormwind though I haven’t checked them out yet.
You can follow these steps to create a new account and make an account a GM:
- Regular: In world server console type: account create [name] [password]
- GM: account set gmlevel name 3 1
How to Download
You can find conan’s post with more information and downloads here:
He’s also released the source here:
conan has now also made single player version for Vanilla WoW and Legion in addition to WotLK: