[WildStar] Manually Installing AddOns

Installing addons manually is not always an easy process, so we've created this guide to help you along the way.

You must first exit WildStar completely. You can install addons while being logged into the game, but they do not load until you have exited the game and logged back in.

Downloading the AddOn

Make a folder on your desktop called My AddOns

Download the WildStar AddOns you want to install and save the compressed files (.zip, .rar, etc.) to this folder.


Usually when you download a file it will give you a popup asking if you want to open it or download it. You want to download it. If you are not given this options try right clicking on the link and Save As... or Save Target As.


Extracting the AddOn

Extract one addon at a time so that you can keep track of them, and you don't accidentally put files where they shouldn't go >.< .


Windows XP has a built in ZIP extractor. Double click on the file to open it, inside should be the file or folders needed. Copy these outside to the My Mods folder.

7-Zip: Right click the file, 7-Zip, select Extract Here

WinRAR: Right click the file, select Extract Here

WinZip: You MUST make sure the option to Use Folder Names is CHECKED or it will just extract the files and not make the proper folders how the Authors designed


StuffitExpander: Double click the archive to extract it to a folder in the current directory.

The AddOn will extract into a folder (or folders) with a name or subnames of the addon.  Some addons my have more than one folder.  Do not merge these folders or move any files out of one and into another.  Keep the folders as you extracted them.


Verify your Wildstar Installation Path

This is not the same path as where your game is installed. By default it is:


You may need to set your hidden files and folders to be visible.

Install the AddOns

Open your WildStar folder that you found above.

Go into the addons folder.

Open the My Mods folder and move the extracted folders (example IconLoot) in you My Mods folder into the addons folder.

Making sure AddOns are Installed

Start WildStar.

At the Login screen, look in lower right area for the Configure button.

Then select the Addons button.


This should show you all the addons you currently have installed.