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 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.