Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2009

Hello there and welcome to the current Noggit development.

As you may know, Noggit is a WoW map editor written by Cryect, based on the original wowmapview by Darkj and others. Cryect quit WoW a long time ago around the release of 2.0. He wrote this application for 1.12 and as of some changes, Blizzard made to 2.0, it stopped working from then. People needed to use a second client patched to 1.12 to edit worlds. People then had the idea of updating it to be compatible with the new client. This happened .. at the last patch of Burning Crusade being 2.4.3. This version was a ugly hack to fix the problems and get it running again with 2.4 but it did not really improve Noggit itself but made it more unstable.

This version of Noggit was done by a Russian called Beket. He worked on it alone and did not want help but also did not want to share the source code until some day in mid 2009. This is where I received the latest source code and started fixing it for the 3.* client.

So far, it went pretty good, I think. Still, there is no final version as there are still so many bugs in Noggit, that a complete rewrite like Cromon does seems better to do. Still, we are lazy. We have been so lazy to wait some years for Beket to give us his bugged and ****ed up code so we won't start getting non-lazy now.

Currently we have about 100 revisions of Noggit of which we released about 20 for testing. We will continue to do so. We just think .. We could improve on this.

Therefore we need your help. To find all bugs and fix them, its needed that the users test and report things. To collect all these bugs and also feature requests, we have made a bug tracker. This is a list where you can just add whatever you just found with a description. As we also have the possibility of deleting entries or giving them priorities, its far better than reports in a forum or thread like it has been until now.

Also, we need some better way on how to distribute packages of Noggit. We chose a blog for this issue. In this blog we will post feature previews as well as releases.

Even with all these things, people will still have problems. These problems will most likely be helped with a list of frequently asked questions. You can find a list below and most likely on the blog.

So, you might want to have the URLs etc now, I guess? Right. Currently this project is hosted by Modcraft. You may want to use these forums too. Therefore, the bug tracker can be found there. There is also a change log at the bug tracker. The blog is can be found at

There will still be updates in this thread as well as people answering your questions.

I hope, Noggit might get a bit nicer in future.

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