Frequently Asked Questions about WoW Mangos Error Message

Since there still many people who still having problem with their Mangos Server, based from the number of comments i received so far on this site. I’ll try my best to explain what all those error messages means, so here goes the lists

Note : If you’re using older mangos release, i’d suggest you to upgrade first because i won’t be able to answer your question if you’re using a historic release or old release. And currently this is based on my latest 4524 (if you’re using my previous 4488, or 4505 release … try to upgrade first because in 4524 i’ve already created an even easier batch script so you don’t really need to know about varios MySQL Queries command)

As a side note, if you’re running World of Warcraft TBC version below 2.1.3, i can’t give you any support on this … unless you’ve upgraded your WoW Client into 2.1.3 or 2.2

1. The most frequently asked question is not exist error message so mangos can’t be started ?

The answer to that question is … did you run the extract-map.bat from your World of Warcraft Installation Directory ? and if so … did you wait until the process finished completely without interrupting it. And it’ll take a while to extract all maps completely but that’s depend on your computer specs. It took 6 minutes for the process to finished completely on my computer, and oh … i’ve done the extraction process for about 5 times or more, and i can locate the just fine by using Windows Search Function which mean the extraction process is successful

Vmap example and 4331 map

If you’re sure you can locate the using your Windows Search Function, try looking at the datadir section of your mangosd.conf (if you’re using my 4524 release you can just use the reaper-x-mangos.bat to edit the datadir) or you can edit it by yourself using Notepad / Wordpad or other text editor and make sure the datadir point to where you put the Maps, DBC and VMaps directory

For example if you put like on below image for example ( I:\WoW\Data )

Mangos datadir

You should write DataDir = “I:\WoW\data” as your datadir (with quotes and don’t copy paste from here because this software automatically transform quotes into curly quotes)

Also DataDir = “I:\WoW\data” or DataDir = “I:/WoW/data” is just the same, i can use them both without problem, although on some system you should use backslash (“/”) from various response

2. Could not find 001_33_39.vmdir or other vmdir related error message ?

Did you copy all files inside Tools\VmapExtractAssembler into your WoW installation directory ? and then run the makevmaps_SIMPLE.bat and wait until the process finished without interrupting it ? and one more thing :

if you see vmap_assembler.exe buildings vmaps splitConfig.txt displayed on the command prompt screen, you just need to wait until you can Press Any Key To Continue message appear on your screen

3. ERROR:Could not connect to MySQL database at ?

That error message mean, you haven’t started the MySQL process yet … did you follow my previous guide on how to install MySQL ? and another thing to keep in mind that you need Administrator Privilege in order to do that, and if you still get error message saying can’t bind or something. Make sure that :

There’s no mysql process running in background, to check it open the task manager and then look for mysql under the process list tab. This thing can happen if you previously using repack that include mysql into their repack

4. Could not locate locale-enUS.MPQ, patch-enUS-2.MPQ, or other enUS-MPQ related error ?

That mean you’re using different WoW version, you just need to edit extract.bat inside the DBC Extractor directory like below :

mpqe /d “.” locale-enUS.MPQ *.dbc
mpqe /d “.” patch-enUS.MPQ *.dbc
mpqe /d “.” patch-enUS-2.MPQ *.dbc

Into the correct MPQ filename, for example locale-enGB.MPQ

And another note, you’ll need .NET Runtime 2 in order to run the DBC Extractor

5. Friends could not connect from LAN or stuck in realm loop ?

Make sure you’ve change the realmd.realmlist ip address into your lan Address, and if you’re currently have mangos running close it first before adjusting it into your IP Address

Because some people keep having problem with changing the ip address into their lan ip address, i’ve created the batch script in my 4524 release so you just need to write your LAN IP address when asked (by choosing the LAN option from the menu first of course) … that’s it

But if you don’t know what is your lan ip address … i can’t help you with that

That’s it for now … because that’s basically the most frequently asked questions to me via the comment box ;) … hope this will help you solve your problem


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83 comments on “Frequently Asked Questions about WoW Mangos Error Message

  1. I get this error:

    2007-12-12 08:23:09 ERROR:
    Some required *.dbc files (1 from 39) not found or not compatible:
    C:\mangos/dbc/ItemExtendedCost.dbc (exist, but have 14 fields instead 13) Wrong client version DBC file?

    Where did i go wrong? i’m using the English version of wow not the us.

  2. Ah, nevermind! I read through comments on the actual guide page, and found that I needed to install the .NET Runtime 2.0. Downloaded, installed, and now things are up-and-running again.


  3. Hello – I’m in the process of extracting the maps, vmaps, etc. I got to step 3 with no problems. However, when I try to run C:\Program Files\WoW2\Data\enUS\extract-enUS.bat, it comes up with an error message:

    “To run this application, you first must install one of the following versions of the .NET Framework: v2.0.50727. Contact your application publisher for instructions about obtaining the appropriate version of the .NET Framework.”

    I use Windows XP Media Edition (SP2).

    Thanks in advance! :D

  4. hey ive recently set up a mangos server and while it works on lan, it doesnt work over the internet. ive forwarded my ports and even tried disabling my router firewall but i still cant connect through my ip and neither can anyone else.
    i was just wondering if you had any ideas? ive tried to use my ip and a no-ip one and ive mucked around with system32\drivers\etc hosts file (now put back to how it was)… but still doesnt work.
    thanks =)

  5. Your welcome :)

    as for Custom GM Vendor at UDB unfortunately the answer is no :(

    but … if you’re interested on using Custom version that already include Custom vendor, you can get my new 4703 Mod version (look at the recent software at the footer area below) ;)

  6. Oh nvm i saw an corrupted thingy (I changed it to automatically fill in the path to mysql bin, but it was corrupted path :P now it works ty:)

    Are there any GM vendors at .prog with the UDB database?

  7. Hmmmm..when i try to install the other DB it also says ‘MySQL is not recognized as an internal or external command’, but first it did:O

  8. actually i created and tested that batch file on Windows XP SP2 and it works without problem :)

    and no, don’t edit the MYI and FRM file manually because you’re going to completely damage your MySQL installation (you can’t edit it directly using notepad or other text editor because you’ll need mysql client in order to do that)

    as for doing the steps manually, you can try using the search form on top of this website, and search for Create Public server ;)

    btw the vendors at GM Island is custom made by silvermoon project so you won’t find it on UDB database (though i prefer to use UDB now because it has been updated to work with the latest version of mangos)

  9. Sorry that i cannot edit any posts because this should actually be the thing to edit, and not make a whole new post of — i use the Project Silvermoon database, because when i dont i dont have GM vendors on gmisland (With the other one, do you have them on the island you get when you type .prog?)

  10. Also, just something else i need help with, total different from the IP adress and so — There are commands (Like .commands, .lookupitem..these things) well .commands should show you all the commands that you can use, and lookupitem “name” should give you the name and the ID of that item rite?’s the thing — with both commands it doesnt show..ANYTHING! :O (And i CAN use the commands .additem and .’anyGMcommandiwannause’ (except .cooldown, .cheat taxi, the things that make you….overpowered.:P)

  11. Ok newest thing discovered i need to do it manually, because i just finally got rid of that whole ipconfig thing, now when it says ‘Does it show the right ip adress and realmname?’ it says ‘Mysql is not recognized as an internal or external command’..:(

  12. OK i looked in the Realmd DB, but then i see multiple ‘realmlist’s’ realmlist.MYI – realmlist.frm – realmlist.MYD, or do i look in the wrong place? :P (E:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\data\realmd, for all you others it would be C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\data\realmd but my computer is fucked up, gave my first and only hard drive the E=p) Thx in advance — dudethatneedshelp

  13. Ok my OS is Windows XP (SP2) and when I type ipconfig manually @ command prompt, well yea i just get my IP — everything i’d need to know and so, but i cant put it in the file because it shuts itself down, when i choose to ‘Edit’ the file (just in notepad or so) then I change the line into “echo ipconfig” so it wouldnt actually try to perform ipconfig, just echo it on my screen but then it still error’s..Could you maybe make another — working batch file, or else tell me how to manually change it? Thanks in advance

  14. could you tell me what is your OS ? btw could you also type ipconfig manually from the command prompt ?

    btw about the realmd.realmlist actually you won’t be able to see that file normally because it’s stored in the database (mysql)

    realmd = database name

    realmlist = table name

  15. ok last one for this day then……I have searched all over my computer for that file you mention “realmd.realmlist” — i just dont have it…

  16. hmmmmmmm(sorry for so many posts but i really wanna know the answer!!!!:( else i cant put my hard work online–a whole day doing these maps and so–I want it online — verymuch!! :O pleazz helps :)thanks in advance ..wont post more…for 2day =p

  17. Hey it’s a VERY good guide — but i have an question. i got “reapermangos4251” totally installed everything works and all i can login there is no actual problem — now, i want to put it online (Change the IP adress from to my real IP, making it possible for others to connect) now you made an batch file (in reaper-eazy-mangos folder) and when i open it, choose option 5 (To set up the realmname and the ip) then it says “ipconfig is not recognized as an internal or external command” (I had to look it up with doing Run->cmd->putting it in there, cuz it auto shuts itself down…)Help me please!

  18. are you pointing the ip address to loopback address ( or public ip ?

    if you use it should work right away but .. if you use your public ip address then you’ll need to set up port forwarding first (or probably change the realmd port too though this depend on your ISP)

  19. OK, next problem that aquired,sorry for spamming, hope this is the last, MySQL is running ok, folders r all created and placed at 1 folder that i know where it is…:) Runned the install proccess (option 1) in reaper-x-mongos.bat and everything went smoothly, tried realmd.exe works ok and dislay the messages that u linked in 1 of ur pics, mangosd.exe works ok (made a gm account even, hoping i would be able to log on). Changed the to my pointing to my ip address. Nearly everything r ready…when i try to log on the server though i get a pause for a few second and a “unable to connect” message like theres no internet connection. What am i missing guys, any suggestions? And apologise for the spamming, was looking at the site to find a usefull post before i start posting my problems:P