WoW Mods not saving data?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Jason, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    So far I've not had any problems running World of Warcraft save 1. Lately I
    just realized that MODS written for WoW (Damage Meters, Threat Meters,
    Auctioneer) do not get their data saved on exit. Everytime I start the game
    all the mods are from a few weeks ago, ironically when I started running WoW
    on Vista.

    I am wondering if anyone else has noticed this, and if this culd be a write
    permissions problem on Vista that didn't occur on XP?

    - Jason
    Jason, Aug 26, 2006
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Quite possibly. Admin accounts on Vista run applications as 'limited' and
    prompt you when the application needs admin rights. This is called UAC, it
    sounds like the mods are writing to a location outside of your user
    directory and the prompt is failing to appear.

    You can disable this by clicking Start typing msconfig and pressing enter.
    This will open System Configuration clicking on the Tools tab will show a
    list of items, one will be Disable UAC, run that. Reboot the system and see
    if they can save their data after that.

    With this disabled an admin account will allow all applications admin rights
    by default.

    Paul Smith,
    Yeovil, UK.
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.

    *Remove 'nospam.' to reply by e-mail*
    Paul Smith, Aug 27, 2006
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    Drew Guest

    yeah same for me on beta two before RC1 dont have wow anymore quit the game.
    Drew, Sep 8, 2006
  4. So what you're saying is that there's no way to give WoW full rights, but
    instead I have to disable UAC altogether? I like the UAC feature as a whole,
    but if I'm going to be installing mods I'd like WoW to have permission to
    save the data... There's no way to do it? :(
    Trevor Swanson, Oct 15, 2006
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