World of Warcraft 3.3.5a is a version of the game that was released in June 2010, featuring the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. It is one of the most popular and stable versions of WoW, with many private servers running on it. If you want to experience this version of WoW, you will need to download a full game client that is compatible with it.
In this article, we will show you how to download and play World of Warcraft 3.3.5a on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. We will also provide some links to reputable websites where you can find the game client and other useful resources.
Downloading World of Warcraft 3.3.5a
The first step to play World of Warcraft 3.3.5a is to download a full game client that contains all the files and patches needed for this version. You can find several websites that offer the game client for free, but make sure you choose a reliable and safe source. Here are some examples of websites where you can download World of Warcraft 3.3.5a:
WoWDL: This website offers a full game client in 3.3.5a in US English for Windows, with a size of 15.9 GB and an MD5 sum of ab8284d28a063e8594d03636fbe28dc7[^1^]. You can download the file directly from their website or use a torrent link.
Warmane: This website is one of the most popular private server providers for World of Warcraft 3.3.5a, and they also offer a full game client in multiple languages for Windows[^2^]. You can download the file from their forum or use a magnet link.
ChromieCraft: This website is another private server provider for World of Warcraft 3.3.5a, and they also offer a full game client for Windows[^3^]. You can download the file from their website or use a torrent link.
Warmane Download: This website is a direct download page for Warmane's game client for World of Warcraft 3.3.5a[^4^]. You can choose your preferred language and platform and download the file directly.
Once you have downloaded the game client, you will need to unzip it and place it in a folder of your choice. You can use any program that can extract ZIP files, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip.
Playing World of Warcraft 3.3.5a
After you have extracted the game client, you will need to configure it to connect to a private server of your choice. To do this, you will need to edit the realmlist.wtf file, which is located in the Data folder inside your WoW folder.
The realmlist.wtf file contains the address of the server that you want to play on. You will need to replace the default address with the one provided by your chosen private server. For example, if you want to play on Warmane's Icecrown server, you will need to change the realmlist.wtf file to:
set realmlist logon.warmane.com
You can find the realmlist address for other private servers on their websites or forums.
Once you have edited the realmlist.wtf file, you can start the game by using WoW.exe (not Launcher.exe) inside your WoW folder. You will need to log in using your private server account name (not email address) and password.
If you don't have a private server account yet, you will need to register one on their website before you can play.