CVar extShadowQuality

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Be warned, setting the shadow quality too high for your PC will bring it to its knees - work from a low setting and raise it.

This setting controls the Dynamic Shadows in-game [1].

Current Issues with Macs

Currently, shadows don't work fully in OpenGL. Using a d3d -> OpenGL interface will result in incorrect transparency within models. Using a shadow setting higher than "4" may result into a blank screen in raw OpenGL mode.

Default Setting


Possible Settings

Off. This leaves the 'blob' type shadow only. If off, shadowLOD is activated.
On for characters (Players, NPCs, mounts, etc) only.
On for Environment & characters, low-res, med-distance.
On for Environment & characters, low-res, large distance.
On for Environment & characters, high-res, large distance.
On for everything, shadows overlap, high-res, large distance.

Changing this setting

In-game, type the following

/console extShadowQuality setting

Alternatively, you can exit wow, open the file, and add the following line:

SET extShadowQuality setting

Or you can change the setting via the in-game Video Options.


Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added


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