View Full Version : [SOLVED] Turning a battleground or instance into normal zone ?

Black Ace
10-18-2013, 08:00 AM

I like to turn one of the battlegrounds into a normal zone . normally nobody can go into a battleground without que or use of commands.

I have some scattered info about mmaps , db edit and currently the bg takes only 1 guy to start
but I want it to be a totally a normal zone because it still acts like a bg , it finishes after certain event happens or if it runs out of time.
I would also like to remove possibility to que for that battleground ( removing it from Que window maybe? )

anyone can help me on this ? i would really appreciate a noob-friendly guide :angel:

Thanks in Advance

10-18-2013, 12:27 PM
That would be awesome, i need that to... :/

10-18-2013, 04:55 PM
Alright, I'm going to use Alterac Valley as an example, since it is popular as a normal zone.

Start your DBC editor (I'm using Taliis), find Map.dbc and open it.

Here are the column details: http://collab.kpsn.org/display/tc/Map

Alright, column #0 is our ID. Alterac Valley is 30, it shouldn't be far down considering its mapID is 30.

Once you have found that, these are the columns you need to pay attention to afterwards:


Column #2 - Flags
Column #4 - IsBattleground

Change them both to 0. IF I remember correctly, that's all you need to change.

Now it should look like:


Save your new, edited Map.dbc file, place it into a new MPQ patch, don't forget to put it in your ServerDirectory/dbc folder and have fun.