Part One: Minimap Facts
(be sure to make a copy of the common.MPQ file before experimenting with it)
|WoW minimap location||common.mpq||Compressed as 128x128 bitmaps in *.blp format|
|Kalimdor||1200 *.blp bitmaps||200 MB Photoshop File Size|
|Eastern Kingdoms||800 *.blp bitmaps||125 MB Photoshop File Size|
|Outland||500 *.blp bitmaps||35 MB Photoshop File Size|
If the minimaps were printed using a standard screen resolution of 72 pixels/inch, they would be approximately,
|Kalimdor||14' x 8'|
|Eastern Kingdoms||12' x 6'|
|Outland||6' x 6'|
Part Two: Destinations
|The Farm||East of the Arathi Highlands|
|The Tower||North of the Eastern Plaguelands|
|Outland||West-southwest of Ironforge|
|The Tauren Settlement||Southwest of Silithus|
|The Shatterspear Troll Village||North of Felwood|
|Stonetalon Lake||West of Stonetalon Peak|
|The South Seas Islands||South of Land's End Beach|
Part Three: Distances
- Kalimdor (not including Teldrassil) will fit with in a box that is 11.15 miles (18 km), by 6.53 miles (10.5 km).
- The Eastern Kingdoms (not including the Ghostlands and Eversong Woods) will fit within a box that is 11 miles (17.63 km) by 5.2 miles (8.36 km).
- The Outland will fit within a box that has a north-south dimension of 6 miles (9.6 km) and an east-west dimension of 6 miles (9.6 km).
- Stormwind is roughly 647 by 399 yards wide.
- The distance from Stormwind to Ironforge is 2.35 miles (3.77 km)
- The Loch in Loch Modan is 0.539 miles (0.87 km) long.
- Theramore Isle is 290 yards wide.
- The dock in Auberdine is 373 yards long.
Part Four: Velocities
|Lvl 40 Mount||22.57||161%|
|Lvl 40 Mount w/crop ||24.83||177%|
|Lvl 60 Mount||28.17||201%|
|Lvl 60 Mount w/crop ||31.07||221%|
|Normal Bird w/crop||24.7||176%|
|Epic Bird: horizontal||53.2||379%|
|Epic Bird: vertical||53.2||379%|
|Epic Bird: levitate||53.2||379%|
|Epic Bird w/crop||58.5||417%|
Part Five: Heights
|Location||Height (feet)||Height (meters)|
|Owl Wing Thicket||2897||883|
|Hand of Gul 'Dun||1121||342|
Part Six: Free Fall Parameters
|Gravitational Acceleration (g)||12.7 m/s^2|
|Terminal Velocity (vterm)||119.0 mph|
|Distance to reach vterm (hacc)||365.5 feet|
|Time to reach vterm (tacc)||4.2 sec|