Since it was asked on my forum I thought i’d make a post here as well.
You can’t use old exe’s i’m afraid. But the nude patches work, just download either the BFA or Legion nude patch (hairy or shaved), they both will work for classic as I never removed old character skins inside the folders in the zip file =)
There is an arctium launcher for classic.
https://arctium.io/ (World of Warcraft -> Client Launchers -> Custom Files (Mods) -> Classic -> latest zip file.
However I strongly advice not to use this on the account you’ll play on mostly, there has been a mass banwave back in end of april 2019 and there can still be a risk with this new launcher. The ban can range between 6 months to 1.5 years to permanent. Just keep this in mind.
Also to add the nude patches, read the “readme” file inside the arctium zip file you download.
It’s been very quiet here since the mass banwave and nude mods no longer working. I’ve updated the forum with the new theme to match the rest of the website. If you find any bugs let me know.
Regarding the arctium launcher
I’ve tried to answer all questions and comments on my site when people ask. Commonly people ask for an update of the launcher or for a release date. I can’t say for certain, all I know is there will be one sometime soon as I do not make it myself, I only host it on my site. However I cannot stress it enough that I do not recommend people to use it due to blizzard now having mass banned once, I would not want to risk being banned again using this.
What I also know is that in the upcomming update of this arctium launcher, it will only allow nude patches that has been white listed by arctium themselves as the new launcher will check constantly to their server if non white listed mods are used. This is likely to prevent any cheat mods from being used with the arctium launcher, so that only nude patches that arctium allows can be used.
How do we get nude mods working again safely?
I don’t know for certain, it could very well be the end of it. What I know so far is that cheaters and exploiting people probably used arctium launcher to use their bots and cheating mods to gain an advantage over others and this forced blizzard to look into how they activate their cheats and they probably got to know about the arctium launcher and simply mass banned anyone using it. This is only speculation but it would make sence.
Hello everyone. I have updated my nude patch to include Night Elf Night Warrior skin. If you’ve already been using my mod, simply download a fresh copy and replace the previous files.
Hey, I’ve added the new Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29869 to the download page, will edit this post if more small followup patches are comming in the near future =)
Update 01 (April 02nd): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29896 to the download page.
Update 02 (April 9th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29981 to the download page.
I’ve updated the BFA Nude Patch to include the new allied races Kul Tiran Humans & Zandalari Trolls, both hairy and shaved editions. If you use my nude patch previouisly, then simply download a new fresh copy and before you apply it please delete the Item folder from the earlier version before you replace the files. This is because the old files in the Item folder have renamed and you no longer need the previous files.
Ralia’s Nude Patch has also received a small update, so it now includes the new Demon Hunter Belt fix in the zip file, and the same applies here if you previously used this, delete the item folder and then insert the new one from this update =)
- Added Kul Tiran Human nude skins.
- Added Zandalari Troll nude skins.
- Fixed Demon Hunter belt so it is hidden again. A special thanks to Cyelaina for making this fix <3
Heya, blizzard has updated wow again and it’s time for another update of the arctium wow launcher if you wish to keep using nude patch =)
Update 01 (February 22nd): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-29482 to the download page.
Update 02 (March 03rd): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-29600 to the download page.
Update 03 (March 07th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-29621 to the download page.
Update 04 (March 12th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29683 to the download page.
Update 05 (March 12th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29701 to the download page.
Update 06 (March 13th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29704 to the download page.
Update 07 (March 13th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29705 to the download page.
Update 08 (March 14th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29718 to the download page.
Update 09 (March 15th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29732 to the download page.
Update 10 (March 16th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29737 to the download page.
Update 11 (March 22nd): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.5-29814 to the download page.
I’ve talked with Ralia from the Darknest forums and I can now present her nude patch to all of you. It has been added to the downloads section of my site. With this new addition to my site, I also had to restructure the downloads section a little to accommodate the new section for Ralia, just so it is more sepperated from the official nude patch from me.
In the future it is likely that Ralia might also add armor and clothing patches, and Cyelaina will also have her own section with all her fun nude mods =)
Update 03 (February 6th): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-29297 to the download page.
Update 02 (January 31st): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-29235 to the download page.
Update 01 (January 23rd): Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-29139 to the download page. I would also like to add that there’s now been added a new parameter by the developer of arctium launcher. You can now add -launcherlogin to the end of the target field in the properties of a shortcut to the launcher.
So for example if you use the example provided in the install notes making an EU and US launcher shortcut you can also add both parameters to the shortcuts like this:
This would make it use the bnet launcher, and bring you right into wow without having to type your password manually every time =)
Hey, I’ve added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-29088 to the download page, hopefully there wont be a lot of mini updates but you never know =)
I’ve made a new section in the downloads area for Battle for Azeroth. I know it has been a long delay but I have been busy IRL for quite a while with full time work. But it is time to have this section added and I’ve also included new install instructions text file within the zip files you download, though most of you might already know the new install method. If not please read the included install instructions =)
- Fixed Pandaren Female loincloth mod (big thanks to Cyelaina for making this model edit <3)
- Added Dark Iron Dwarf Female allied race.
- Added Mag’har Orc Female allied race.
- Added Night Elf “Night Warrior” skin.
I will add the new Kul’Tiran female and Vulpera and whatever else that might come to us in the future, once they release them to the actual game. They are already in the data files but I will wait a bit just yet making them.
Update 3 (December 22nd) – Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-28833 to download page.
Update 2 (December 20th) – Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-28822 to download page.
Update 1 (December 19th) – Added Arctium WoW Launcher v8.1.0-28807 to download page.
I’ve uploaded the arctium wow launcher for wow v8.1.0. However blizzard have changed the location of some things now. There is now a _retail_ folder where many of the original files and folders are now located in. Your addons, config files, screenshots, wow.exe file etc is now within the _retail_ folder. That means nude mod folders (Character, Creature, Item) folders goes into _retail_ now, however the arctium wow launcher still has to remain outside the _retail_ folder.
I have also updated the install instruction text file within the v8.1.0 zip file, with some extra info.
I will be making an update for my nude patch sometime soon and create a BFA nude patch download section. The pandaren female broke with patch 8.1.0, but that has already been fixed and will be included in the BFA version of the azerothica nude patch.
You can still use the legion nude patch for BFA, but the pandaren female will not work correctly now in patch 8.1.0, you’ll have to delete the .m2 file within the Character/Female/Pandaren folder, along with any other file which isn’t a .blp file type.
I’ve added the new v8.0.1-27980 arctium launcher to the download page. I’ll post further updates on this post if we get more micro updates in the near future =)
Update 1 (October 19th): Added patch v8.0.1-28153 to download section.
I’ve added the Arctium WoW Launcher to my downloads section. It’s been a while since the last update but with the history of this new method of running wow with nude patches with no ban report since October 2017 and having tested it myself, I would say it seems fairly safe to use by now that we’re very close to being into October 2018.
There is a slight difference in how this will work. You now have to run this custom launcher, that will open the wow.exe file and load custom skins such as a nude patch. However, if you use the battle net launcher, the official bnet launcher will just launch wow without loading any custom skins. So the downside to this method is that you now have to write your password every time once wow opens, just like in the old days before blizzard made a launcher that signed you in automatically.
For now it seems that this launcher made by arctium.io is the only way to run nude patches for wow.
You can still use the Legion Non Model Change Nude Patch for Battle for Azeroth Expansion, though later I will add a Battle for Azeroth Nude Patch section which will have an updated version adding more allied races into the nude patch.