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Strange question...i got cataclysm for christmas, and added the cd key to my battle.net account.

Since I wasnt playing wow, i reinstalled it disk by disk (original, then burning crusade, then lich king)

When lich king was done installing, I was ready to install cataclysm, but the wow installer started downloading a huge 8gb "patch" of some new content..was that cataclysm? or do I still have to install the cataclysm disc?

Is there any way to see if I am actually running the expansion? Thanks..hope my question makes sense...
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If it works like any other game it should 'detect' the other games already installed and just verify they are up to date.
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well, i bought cataclysm on battle.net then immediatly booted up wow and had cata installed. so i think you already have every file you need for cata. As long as the updater says wow is up to date you got it all.
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Originally Posted by saiyanzzrage;11862450 
Strange question...i got cataclysm for christmas, and added the cd key to my battle.net account.

Since I wasnt playing wow, i reinstalled it disk by disk (original, then burning crusade, then lich king)

When lich king was done installing, I was ready to install cataclysm, but the wow installer started downloading a huge 8gb "patch" of some new content..was that cataclysm? or do I still have to install the cataclysm disc?

Is there any way to see if I am actually running the expansion? Thanks..hope my question makes sense...

If it lets you play then you are good to go. It's a download while you play client now. You can also enter the game and then re-open the launcher, that will give you increased DL speed over the in-game download but it will eat up more bandwith. You should be able to DL the entire game through the launcher.
 
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If you added the cd key successfully then you should be good to go. With it being a fresh install I would stop the 8gb update...install the Cata disc, then reupdate and you should have a much smaller download.
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Yep, once the key is registered to your account, you're good to go. The disk is pointless, as the updater will patch you up to that level automagically. You get the old world shattering changes anyway, cata or no cata.
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Originally Posted by Sturmangriff;11862624 
If you added the cd key successfully then you should be good to go. With it being a fresh install I would stop the 8gb update...install the Cata disc, then reupdate and you should have a much smaller download.

it already patched fully..went pretty quick, surprisingly i was downloading at 3.3mb/s...not sure if its FIOS to thank or i just got lucky and not many people were downloading at that time

looks like im all set then, thanks, everyone!
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The updater also does peer-to-peer, so with fios it may have been pinging a bunch of other nearby people for the downlaod files smile.gif
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Actually, all you needed to do was to install the Cata disks. It has everything on it for the original and all expansions. All you needed to other games for was the CD keys. Seems like a waste but I've never actually installed WoW from a disk yet. Just cracked open to the boxes to get the keys.
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The disks are usually a few versions (not expansions) behind. If you install the Lich King, and patch it up, it'll patch upto the newest version for people without Cataclysm. If it finished installing the lich king, just click away the patcher, and install Cataclysm. Patching the lich king and then installing Cataclysm is a waste of time.
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