Rest In Peace: files.wowace and WowAceUpdater

As I'm sure many of you have heard or scene today marks the day where these services have been discontinued.

Rest in Peace

Today has marked the day where this page has been officially discontinued in favor of the newer systems that have recently been deployed.

While I know not everyone is happy over the changed we're going through and the current state of them I want everyone to know that what has happened has had to happen. I apologize that we didn't have enough time to get everything 100% right, but we're working as hard as we can across the board to make things right. It however is an uphill fight.

For those who don't know....

A few months ago I posted a long forum post outlining the current state of WowAce and what had to be done to allow the services to continue. I talked to authors and users alike trying to come up with the best solutions possible. And now we're here.

It's been a glorious if bumpy ride. The success we've experienced on this page and the updater have been an amazing accident, and we weren't prepared for it.

A little over a year ago started subsidizing our servers, and for a time that was enough to get us through the worst of it. But we just kept growing.

Things reached a critical mass during 2.4. We filled up the entirety of the 1 gigabit connection we where using and ended up pushing out more than 300GB an hour. With more than 500k users downloading updates for every small change things just couldn't keep up financially.

So that leads us to today.

In Closing

We encourage all users who are looking for updates for their addons to head over to and look around. If you're looking for Beta and or Alpha releases and are part of our testing community please join us on the new site.

If you're used to using WowAceUpdater or one of the other third party clients that used this page we encourage you to try out the new Curse Client. It's not as polished as we'd like and it will certainly receive a lot more work here in the new future.

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I do this with a heavy heart in many ways, but it has to be done, and not is all lost for there is much to be excited about as well. We have an exciting opportunity to reforge out past mistakes into something amazing. No it will not be pleasant, but yes we will succeed.

I'm constantly amazed by our community and I ask you all one simple question.

We're taking one step back so that we may take two steps forward, will you walk with me?

Curse Client

Curse Client for Mac

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  • Avatar of julian7 julian7 Oct 15, 2008 at 12:01 UTC - 0 likes

    The more I use CC, the more I get along with it. At least it doesn't crash every minute.

  • Avatar of goat4dinner goat4dinner Oct 15, 2008 at 10:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Shame to see the simple cleancut raw wowace in this situation - however i have no doubt that in time curse will succeed in building a community based upon ace or something alike that will still work as a shared library for all our addons.

    ACE RULES MY WOW. thnx to all developers for their time and efforts in making wow addons what they are today.

  • Avatar of Shuhuu Shuhuu Oct 15, 2008 at 09:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I love many Ace AddOns. But without a Client they are ugly to handle. The new Curse Client for Mac does the following error:

    Host Name: *** Date/Time: 2008-10-15 11:07:02.031 +0200 OS Version: 10.4.11 (Build 8S2167) Report Version: 4

    Command: CurseClient Path: /Applications/ Parent: WindowServer [98]

    Version: ??? (1.0)

    PID: 386 Thread: Unknown

    Link (dyld) error:

    Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libiconv.2.dylib

     Referenced from: /Applications/
     Reason: Incompatible library version: libwx_macud_html-2.8.0.dylib requires version 7.0.0 or later, but libiconv.2.dylib provides version 5.0.0

  • Avatar of honem honem Oct 15, 2008 at 08:53 UTC - 0 likes

    >>7519 "owl boy"

    Looks like they've haven't finished the PPC version to their likeing yet :(

  • Avatar of OwlBoy OwlBoy Oct 15, 2008 at 06:35 UTC - 0 likes

    PPC mac users need a client. There were more than a couple for the old system. Dunno why curse can't handle it.