Creating a r63 Retro with Phoenix 3.7 + RevCMS
This a tutorial explaining in detail how to create your own Habbo Retro Hotel.
This tutorial will include the downloads, instructions and all the information you will need to set up your very own retro using RevCMS and Phoenix Emulator. To complete this it should take around half an hour once you have all the files downloaded.
Please note, that this tutorial will only demonstrate how to set up your hotel locally. You will have to figure out on your own how to make it publicly available. Also, this tutorial will teach you how to set it up using prehosted SWFs - if you want to use your own, that's fine, but I can't guarantee they will work.
Anywho, enough with the boring talk, let's get started!
Part 1 - Downloads
Yeah, you'll need to download a few things before we get started. The first download is a .zip containing the required MySQL adapter, RevCMS 22.214.171.124, and Phoenix Emulator 3.7 and the required crack file. The second is the installation file for XAMPP - a web server package that will install the required services to set up your hotel (Apache, MySQL and PHP). Both downloads are clean.
* Phoenix 3.7.zip
* Download XAMPP from SourceForge.net
Part 2 - Setting up XAMPP
Alrighty. So once both files are downloaded, open up the XAMPP installation first. Accept any UAC prompts that come up, and install it as follows...
Now, just sit back and let it install. It might take a while.
It should then automatically look for open ports and start the Apache and MySQL services, so leave the black prompt windows as they are installed. Then start the control panel when prompted. Apache and MySQL should be running. If not, start them. Then click X, it should minimize it to the system tray.
Part 3 - Configuring XAMPP
Go to RaGEZONE in your browser. If you did everything right so far, this should come up:
Select English, and then go to http://localhost/security/xamppsecurity.php
Fill in the top two boxes with a password, and click Password changing. This is your MySQL password.
Part 4 - Setting up RevCMS
Now that we have XAMPP fully operational, we have to install out Content Management System - in this tutorial, we will use RevCMS.
Okay, so open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\xampp\htdocs and delete EVERYTHING there.
Now, extract the .zip file that you downloaded somewhere, for example a folder in your desktop. Go to the RevCMS folder and put all of its contents into the folder you just wiped.
Open up C:\xampp\htdocs\app\management\config.php in the text editor of your choice, and configure it as follows.
The only thing you have to change here is the password, so edit it to what you chose during Step 3. Make sure to keep the apostrophe (') inbetween it.
Set the Server IP to localhost. Set the URL to RaGEZONE. Set the name, description, and email to whatever you want. Keep the maintenance status as false. You can change the default motto to whatever you want, although be careful you don't mess up the syntax. And set the credits and pixels to whatever you wish. You can edit the figure if you want.
Leave the web build as it is. Now, edit the other fields with these values:
Code:Variables: http://dcr.force-hosting.com/r63/openhabbo/external_variables.txt Texts: http://dcr.force-hosting.com/r63/openhabbo/external_flash_texts.txt Product Data: http://dcr.force-hosting.com/r63/openhabbo/productdata_3.txt Furni Data: http://dcr.force-hosting.com/r63/openhabbo/furnidata_4.txt SWF Folder: http://dcr.force-hosting.com/r63/openhabbo
Change Priv to Mango.
That's it! Now all we have to do is set up the database...
Part 5 - Creating the database
Go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin in your browser, and log in using the username root and your MySQL password. Click Databases at the top. Create a database named rev_phoenix, and go into it.
Now, make sure you have your Phoenix folder extracted somewhere.
Click Import at the top, navigate to your Phoenix folder, then into SQL, and select phoenix 3.6.4.sql. Then scroll to the bottom and click Go. It can take up to a few minutes to upload, so be patient.
Once it has uploaded, click SQL at the top, and in the box that appears type the following query:
Click Go, and it should execute. That's the database set up!Code:ALTER TABLE `users` ADD `seckey` VARCHAR(999)
Part 6 - Creating your account
Go to RaGEZONE again. If you did everything correctly, you should see something like this...
If so, congrats! You successfully set up your CMS. You should be able to register normally, so do that just now. Your security key is a 4 digit number.
Now, you will be asking: How do I give myself ownership? Easy. Go back to phpMyAdmin, and while on the rev_phoenix databse go into the users table.
You should hopefully find one row. Click Inline Edit, and scroll to the right until you find the "rank" column. It should be 1, change it to 7 (administrator), scroll back to the left and save it. Log in and out of your retro and you should see a link to Housekeeping.
Part 7 - Setting up the emulator
Now. Time to set up the emulator, eh? Now, this is the part where some people might not continue. You will have to change the date of your computer to 2010, because the person who wrote the crack for this version of Phoenix is an idiot and used the trial version of the program he used to compile the cracked emulator.
Once you've done that, open up Phoenix 3.0 Cracker as an administrator. When you're prompted, type in en and enter. Type Crack, then enter. It should tell you that it is now cracked! You can now close the cracker.
Oh - I almost forgot. You have to install the MySQL adaptr that came with the downloaded .zip, install it normally selecting "Typical".
Before you open the emulator - you must edit the configuration file. So, open config.conf in a text editor, and the only things you want to change at the moment is the MySQL details. Change the password to whatever you chose again in Step 3, and the database name to rev_phoenix.
Save it. If you did it correctly, when opening the emulator you should get this. Oh, and allow Phoenix to run in any firewall notices you get.
Now, before entering the client, you want to disable secure connections since you are running it locally - it doesn't detect you're using the correct IP. So, go back into phpMyAdmin again, open the server_settings table and change enable_securesessions to 0. You should hopefully know how to do this the way you did when editing your rank. Re-open Phoenix Emulator.
Part 8 - Testing it out
With the emulator opened, go to http://localhost/client. If it all loads up correctly and you're at the hotel view with your un-edited message-of-the-day, congrats! You've successfully set up your retro. You can now configure more options or edit other stuff, however I won't go into that. Did it not work? Here are some common troubleshooting steps.
When I open the client, I get a 404 error!
Do not open the client using the buttons on your CMS. Go directly to http://localhost/client since you haven't set up a TheHabbos account yet.
The loading bars are stuck...
Make sure you used the correct values when editing the RevCMS config file. Don't miss anything out.
The client stays at a black screen, then redirects to /me?
Emulator error. Make sure your ports are OPEN (I won't explain how to do this, but using a VPN almost always ensures they are open) and try again.
It works, but there is no hotel view, no furni loads, and my avatar's clothes don't load.
Use the prehosted SWFs then.
The "Shop" button is unclickable.
Make sure you have the correct Product Data URL.
Is my hotel safe using a cracked Phoenix?
Should be. The cracked emulator has disabled the :amiaaron and :proxylol commands.
I'm having another issue.
Reply to this thread with as much detail on the issue as you can, and hopefully I or someone else can give you a hand.
Aaron, Shorty - For developing PhoenixEmu.
Kryptos, dannyy94 - For creating RevCMS.
JmmC - For cracking Phoenix 3.7, although you could have at least gotten the full version of your compiling program...
puush.me - For making my life easier when creating screenshots.
If I am missing anything, or something is wrong, or you need any help, feel free to reply to this thread.
Oh, and I created a video tutorial to help you - sorry about the size.
[TUT] Setting up Phoenix 3.7 Cracked + RevCMS - YouTube
And here you have a little tl;dr for the tutorial.