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Fixing LUA error in WoW [Guide]

  • 07-05-2024
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Fixing LUA error in World of Warcraft

This guide will help to fix LUA error for everyone who likes to play World of Warcraft. This guide is designed in such a way that absolutely every player can independently cope with the LUA error on his computer. This guide is ideal for players from official and private (free) servers of World of Warcraft. In addition, given the fact that the interface of WoW, designed on the same template principle. This guide will help to fix the LUA bug, both in the current version of the game "WoW Retail", and in the classic, earlier versions of World of Warcraft. In other words, this guide is able to solve the problems and pains of absolutely all World of Warcraft players who have encountered the LUA error.

What is a LUA error?

LUA error in WoW is an in-game interface error in the game World of Warcraft. This error is related to addons, or rather to their irrelevance and/or incorrect functionality. Most often, players encounter this problem at the beginning of new seasons and/or new game updates. This happens due to the fact that the current addons, lose their relevance after downloading a new update in World of Warcraft. In addition, the LUA error can occur in WoW, after installing new addons and/or after updating already installed addons. New addons or updates for addons may also be irrelevant and/or conflict with other previously installed addons.

LUA error in WoW how to remove:

  • To disable the LUA error in World of Warcraft, you need to find the source of the problem, and then eliminate it. Such an error is fixed by self-editing the code, by downloading a new actual update and/or by deleting an incorrectly working addon.

How to find a problem in LUA:

To find the problem, you need to examine the system error report carefully and in as much detail as possible. An example of such a message is shown in the image below.

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Deciphering the LUA error report in WoW:

In the first and second lines of the script, the most important information about the problem is displayed:

  • Message: Interface/AddOns/Details/ - this information signals that this LUA error is caused by the Details addon, specifically part of its modifications. In addition, this system message immediately indicates the direct path to the incorrectly working addon.
  • Time: Tue May 7 09:28:40 2024 - shows the exact date and time when the error occurred. This information can be useful if you have recently installed new addons or updated previously installed ones. The date and time allow the user to analyze the actions previously performed by him to form a preliminary conclusion about the causes of this or that LUA error.

All subsequent lines from the system code, such as: Count, Stack, Locals, etc., display more decoded information about the error that occurred. But this information may be useful for the developers of a particular addon or for someone who is able to fix the code inside the addon on their own. For the average user, this information is not as important as the first two lines Message and Time.

Ways to fix LUA error

[1] The most complicated way:

The most complex way to fix LUA error, is considered to be self-correcting the code, inside the files and documents of the addon. This method is suitable only for programmers who understand the language in which the addon is written. In addition, this method can also suit those gamers who have a basic knowledge of writing codes and confidently use artificial intelligence and neural networks.

[2] For confident PC users:

Confident PC users, can try to fix the LUA error on their own, by updating outdated addon modifications. To do this, you need to find the current version of the addon on the Internet, and then install it instead of the outdated addon (overwrite the addon).
Before downloading and installing a new addon, be sure to make sure that it is up to date and perfect for your version of WoW.

[3] Easiest way:

The easiest solution is to remove the addon that is causing the LUA error.
To remove the damaged addon, you need to go to the root folder of World of Warcraft, and then find the desired addon and delete it. After removing the addon, be sure to completely close the client WoW, and then re-enter the game.

Example path:

D:\Games\World of Warcraft\_retail_\Interface\AddOns

Where:

  • D: - is the hard disk on your computer (where the game is installed).
  • Games - the folder where World of Warcraft is installed (may be called differently).
  • _retail_ - the version of the game (in which you want to fix the LUA error).
  • Interface - folder responsible for interface modifications in WoW.
  • AddOns - folder where all addons are downloaded / installed.

How to find the World of Wacraft root folder:

Detailed information for those who don't know how to find the path to the World of Warcraft root folder on their computer.

The desktop of your computer

Official app from the developers

If you have a WoW icon on your personal computer desktop, then follow these steps:

  1. Right-click (PCM) on the WoW icon.
  2. Select "Properties".
  3. Open the "Shortcut" tab.
  4. The "Target" and "Start in" tabs, will indicate the path you can use to access the root folder of the game.

If you enter World of Warcraft, only through the application from the developers of the game, then the algorithm of actions is as follows:

  1. Go to the application.
  2. Press the gear (near the "Play" button).
  3. Select "Game Settings".
  4. Select from the list of games, the desired game, and then see the information from the "Install location" tab.
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