Complete mac wineskin guide.
If you can’t find a good mac version of the client, or if you simply prefer to run a windows version without dual-booting.
This is what I did, there are certainly alternatives to every step…
*I'm assuming you already made an account with nostalrius*
Download the vanilla windows wow client. I got mine from: https://www.sendspace.com/file/1imxm3
double click the resulting file to open in a torrent, if you don’t have a torrent downloader, I used this application: http://www.utorrent.com
Once downloading in the torrent downloader, it will probably take between one and two hours.
Decompress the resulting file with a rar decompression utility. I used rargenie.com. It’s free and small. If you double click the World of Warcraft 1.12 Client.rar file that you downloaded it will automatically begin decompressing through RarGenie. Elapsed time was about 6 minutes.
When complete, locate the WoW 1.21.1 windows folder in your downloads. Throw away the WDB and WTF file. Open the application Text Edit and locate the realmlist.wtf file in the WoW folder. Overwrite the list with this exactly:
set realmlist login2.nostalrius.org
save it and close.
Download wineskin winery. http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com
When you open the app, It’ll say no engine installed, no wrapper installed. click the “+” to download and install the engine. Then click update to install wrapper.
Now…create new blank wrapper. Call it “WoW” if you want. Now it’s going to want to download a couple more pieces of software. I don’t know why…just do it. The interface gets a little wonky at this point. Winery should help you find the wrapper you just created.
Click the ‘WoW” application you created. Click install software. Click copy a folder inside. Find the WoW 1.12.1 folder. choose the entire folder. This will take 2-10 minutes or so. Resulting file size was 5.99 GB. A pop up window for an .exe should come next. choose the wow.exe…then quit wineskin.
Double click the “wow” application that you made through winery.
you should get the opening cinematics. choose US and Pvp. Kaboom! that only took 3 hours.