World of Warcraft Somepage Updater
The World of Warcraft Somepage Updater is a small program that we have made so you can help the wow.somepage.com website, by submitting generic data from World of Warcraft. This is the same method used by any other website that has a database of WoW information. The updater is completely safe to use, and runs on Windows XP and Vista; see below for the steps to use it.
- Step 1: Download the WoW Somepage Updater to your system.
- Step 2: Run it when you aren't in game. (Optional: put your main character/forum name in the client if you want your uploads counted on the leaderboard below.) Click the Update and Upload Data button to upload data, and the Ok button for the two responses. Run the updater again every week or so.
- Step 3: Profit! (Or at least, see your score grow!)
First Time Installation
- Download the WoW Somepage Updater -- right-click that link and select to Save it somewhere on your computer. You can save it to your desktop, your download folder, or wherever you like.
- To make it easier to access, create a shortcut on your Windows desktop to wherever you saved the updater program. Put the shortcut next to your World of Warcraft icon, to easily find it.
Running the WoW Somepage Updater
- Run the WoW Somepage Updater when you are not logged into WoW -- just double-click on the icon and the little window will come up. There is a box there where you can optionally put in the name you want to use, to submit data to our site. This name is only so that you get points on the leaderboard chart below; it has no other purpose. Use the name of your main character in game if you like, the name you use on the guild forums, or whatever name you wish to go by.
- Click on the Update and Upload Data button, and an announcement window will pop up to tell you that the updater is getting ready to run. Click OK on that and wait. It will now do four things, that take 10-30 seconds depending on the speed of your internet connection:
- Update the updater itself, if you don't have the latest version. This makes sure you're always using the newest version of our updater.
- Install or update the Somepage addon. This addon collects data about the creatures, quests and objects you interact with, like: how much xp and reputation a quest gives; how much health and mana a creature has; what recipes can be learned from a trainer.
- Uploads the collected data from the Somepage addon. If you already have the addon running, the uploader takes that data and uploads it to our web servers.
- Uploads generic data files. The WoW client stores a little bit of data about every creature, item and other areas of the game that you come across. (You can see these files on your computer in the World of Warcraft\Cache\WDB\enUS directory.) The updater uploads a copy of some of that generic data.
- Once it is done, the updater will give you the message, All Files Successfully Uploaded and Updated. Thank you. It is completely done at that point, and once you click Ok it will automatically close.
- Please run the updater once a week, when you are not logged into WoW; you can run it more often if you like. Running it at least once a week ensures that the data you have collected actually gets to us.
- A special day is patch day; whenever the WoW client patches to a new WoW version, it clears those cache files and starts them all over. When it is patch Tuesday, please run the WoW Somepage Updater before you run WoW, to make sure that all the data you collected is uploaded before it disappears!
- The data that you upload is processed on our web servers, and any new or updated data that we hadn't seen before is added to your total on the chart below (if you listed a name in the updater.)
- Right now, it can take up to a few days from when you submit data, until the new data is reflected in the leaderboard. This will get faster as our systems are updated, in the future.
- When you have WoW loaded, you can check to see that the Somepage addon is running, with the /sp command. This will give a brief bit of info about some of the data you have collected, that hasn't yet been uploaded to us.
Thank you for helping us gather this data!
November Uploads Leaderboard
WoW Data Total Uploads Leaderboard