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[tut] MEGAGUIDE How to setup a Ascent server for 2.4.2 Perfect for beginers

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Hi I'm here to show you how to setup a private server for 2.4.2. The reason I use 2.4.2 is because non of the 2.4.3 repacks don't seam so work for me, oh well. anyway:

Updates:
Green = done // bule = ongoing // red = not finished
Made the title text bigger
added updates part
Added more pictures

CONTENTS -search the thread if you need one topic
PART 1 setting up your server
PART II making accounts
PART III setting up Hamachi
PART IV advertising your server
PART IVb GM apps
PART V server overcrowded?
PART VI server optionals
PART VII Need extra help: contact me


PART I setting up your server

1) go to and make an account

2) go to the bright yellow link wi says 'Downloads'

3) on this page go to 'Repacks'
:smiley-go a repack is all you server files in a large bunch.

4) click on the latest one and scroll to the end of the thread
2.4.2 = 7.7 or 7.8
2.4.3 = 7.9 (not released)

5) download it (i suggest you get a cup of tea or some orange juice, it could take a while)

6) unzip it to anywhere, i would suggest the desktop - for easy access.

7) Read the readme.txt if you too lazy it says:
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_______ ______ __ __ ______ _______
/\ __ \ /\ ___\ ____ /\ \ /\ \ /\ ___\ /\ __ \
\ \ \_\ \\ \ \__/ /\___\\ \ \ __\ \ \ \ \ \__ \ \ \_\ \
\ \ ___ \\ \ \ \/___/ \ \ \/\ \\ \ \ \ \ _\ \ \ __ \
\ \ \\ \ \\ \ \____ \ \ \_\ \\_\ \ \ \ \____\ \ \_\ \
\ \_\\ \_\\ \_____\ \ \__________\ \ \_____\\ \______\
\/_/ \/_/ \/_____/ \/__________/ \/_____/ \/______/
___________________________________________________
/\_________________www.ac-web.org___________________\
\/___________AC Web Ultimate Repack 7.8_____________/


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* Setup *
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First put ad.exe and the "maps" folder into your wow directory (from the map extractor in the tools folder)

Then run ad.exe

When it has finished put the maps folder into /AC Web Ultimate Repack/Ascent/

Then start up the control panel (/AC Web Ultimate Repack/Control Panel.exe)

Launch the applications

Now change your realmlist (realmlist.wtf located in your wow directory) to 127.0.0.1

login with user: admin pass: admin
If you do not have The Burning Crusade Expansion Pack, login with user: admin2 pass: admin2

Now play!

If you have any trouble with the control panel, you can launch the server manually. Just open these files to do that:

/AC Web Ultimate Repack/Server/MySQL.bat
/AC Web Ultimate Repack/Server/Apache.bat
/AC Web Ultimate Repack/Ascent/logonserver.exe
/AC Web Ultimate Repack/Ascent/ascent.exe

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* MySQL *
*********************************

MySQL info is -
User: root
Pass: ascent

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* Website *
*********************************

If you are going to use the website publically, open /AC Web Ultimate Repack/Server/htdocs/configuration.php with notepad,
search for live, and replace with your site.
The Joomla control panel is found at , user=admin pass=admin

The forum is phpbb 3 and i have left it for you to install. Put the database as MySQL and the database name as forum.

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* Other *
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There are custom vendors on GM Island (type .recall port gmisland to get there), their IDs go from 50000 - 50078

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* Thanks *
*********************************

Thank you for using AC Web Ultimate Repack 7.8
Visit for more information.


Okay so if you read it good you know the next few steps if you didn't:

8) go to the main server file directory witch should be: C:\Users\username\Desktop\AC Web Ultimate Repack or something along those lines. then click on a file called Tools.

9) in tools depending on where you live ( or your location on a Legit server EU servers enGB, US servers enUS)

10) move the maps folder and ad.exe to your World of Warcraft folder. Run ad.exe and wait for it to be done.

11) once its finished move the maps and ad.exe files into /AC Web Ultimate Repack/Ascent/

12) go back to the control panel and run the other files

13) Part one completed. Now you can change your realmlist to 127.0.0.1 (localhost) and login as admin admin.

PART II making accounts

1) get a mySQL database editor i would sugest navicat
DOWLOAD LOCATIONS


2) once Navicat is installed STOP

3) go back to AC web folder and run the control panel. Start up MySQL

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4) go back to navicat and open a new connection (Big button saying 'connection')
connection name: YOUR SERVER
username: root
password: ascent

5) once this is done on the left-hand side you will see a list of connections in red. click on the one you just made, it should now go green and more grey selection will apear, click on the one 'Logon'

6) in the main part of Navicat you will see lots of tables. Find and click on the one with the name 'accounts' until a new window appears.

7) this is the list of all your servers accounts, too add a new account look at the bottom of the new window the + shape and click on it:
Acct: put a number in here for example 3

Login: this is the accounts username

Password: accounts password

Encrypted password: If you don't know how to use this, don't

gm: This allows GMs

az: Full GM powers or admin, use az until you can understand Gm commands well

Banned: don't worry about this

lastlogin: don't worry about this either

LastIp: ignore this

Flags: this controls Burning Crusade (here on refereed to as BC or nonBC

non Bc: 0
BC: 8

Forcelanguage: if you use a different language EnGB or EnUS for english

Muted: don't worry about this

8) Whoo done!

PART III making your server public using Ham

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1) download a program called Hamachi this allows you to make networks using an IP address

2) click on the download now button

3) install it

4) run hamachi

5) once i little darkgrey program loads up (if you mimsize it its on the windows tool bar) and on the bottom of this program are three buttons
number 1, the green button turns the console on and off
number 2, the triangle allows you to make or join networks
number 3, the gear config of hamachi

6) click on the triangle then when a drop-down-menu appears clcik create new network.

7) REMEBER THEESE
Network name: this is your server name
password: password for people to join
examples of passwords could be 123, wow, server, worldofwarcraft, privateserver

8) there should be your network name in white bold text. Yay your network has been made

9) to connect to your network you need to edit your server files:
Ascent- logonserver
Ascent- realms
in \AC Web Ultimate Repack78\Ascent
heres what you edit:

# Host Directive
#
# This is the address that the realmlist will listen on.
# To listen on all addresses, set it to 0.0.0.0
# Default: 127.0.0.1 (localhost)
#
# Note: ISHost is the interserver communication listener.
#

<Listen Host = "Hamachi IP"
ISHost = "0.0.0.0"
RealmListPort = "3724"
ServerPort = "8093">
Your Hamachi IP is the large number at the top of hamachi seperated with dotes for example 2.506.241.218
#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
# LogonServer Section
#
# Address:
# The address (no port) of the server.
#
# Port:
# The port on which the logon server listens. (*** NOT 3724 ***)
#
# Name:
# Not really relavant, but name the logon.
#
# RealmCount:
# The number of realms in the next section.
#
#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#

<LogonServer Address = "YOUR HAMACHI IP"
Port = "8093"
Name = "logon"
RealmCount = "1">

#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
# Realm Section
#
# Name:
# The name of the realm.
#
# Address:
# The address (and port) of that realm.
#
# Icon:
# The type of realm (PVP, Normal, RPPVP, RP)
#
# Colour:
# Realm colour in realm list display.
#
# TimeZone:
# Time zone the realm is in.
#
# Population:
# (0 = low, 1 = medium, 2 = high)
#
#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#

<Realm1 Name = "Fox Classic"
Address = "YOUR HAMCHI IP:8129"
Icon = "Normal"
Colour = "1"
Population = "1.0"
TimeZone = "1">

10) WHOO your server is now open to the puplic

11) when somone want to join make they ser their realmlist.wtf to

Set Realmlist YOUR HAMACHI IP

PART VI Advertising

advertising your server is quite easy. I got lots on my server using youtube you add could go like this:

Hi there, my new server /SERVERNAME\ is looking for GMs, a co'owner and some scripters
Hamachi: /Hamachi network name\
Password: /Hamachi password\
all experience wanted.

You'll get too many people wanting to be GMs so offer it to the 1st 5-10 people. after that you will have to tell people to vist a forum and have to apply. Wait? where did the forum come from? i sugest to setup a forum you go here:
Register an account and create a forum, its really easy. To admin your forum once you create it go to the very bottom of the page and click on admin control pannel.

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PART IV b - GM apps


1) create a new forum and a new thread in the that forum call it 'READ THIS BEFORE MAKING A NEW THREAD' or somthing along those lines. Here post an outline for waht to write, for example:

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In-game character:
real name :
Played time :
Reason for Applying:
Why You're Suited for the Position:
Email/MSN/Yahoo:
Game(s) GMed Before:
Can you post on the forums aswell as ingame:
Personal satment:
(GM situtation:)


PART V Server overcrowded

Hamachi does not allow more that 20 people on a network if you don't pay for the premuim so just make a new networks for example if you server was called coolroom you could do coolroom2, coolroom3 and coolroom4.

PART VI Server optionals

If you want to change the level cap ect. This is the section for you next:

CHANGE OPTIONAL SETTINGS
go to \AC Web Ultimate Repack78\Ascent then to Ascent-optional

###########################################################################
# OpenAscent Optional Configuration File
# Last Update: $Id: ascent-optional.conf 309 2008-06-03 14:29:43Z tazjin $
#
# This configuration file contains all non-blizzlike values.
###########################################################################

/********************************************************************************
* How to use this config file: *
* Config files are in a block->variable->setting format. *
* A < signifies the opening of a block, the block name is expected after that. *
* After the block name, a space and then the settings sperated by = / ' '. *
* *
* e.g. *
* <block setting="0" someval = "1"> *
* *
* Comments can be in C format, e.g. /* some stuff */, with a // at the start *
* of the line, or in shell format (#). *
********************************************************************************/

#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
# Optional Settings
#
# Starting Level
# This controls at which level characters are created. Range is from 1-70.
# Default: 1

#
# Level Cap
# This variable controls the level that stats will be generated up to internally.
# Beyond this level players can still see a higher level visually but their stats won't
# increase beyond this point.
# Default: 70
#
# Generated Level Level Cap
# This variable controls the level at which stats will generate up to. Generally the formulas go
# crazy after level 70 so this way you can keep the high visual but stats at a reasonable value.
# Default: 70
#
# Allow The Burning Crusade characters
# This will override account settings, so you can disable TBC from your server without having to mess with accounts.
# Default: 1
#
#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#

<Optional StartingLevel = "10" change the starting level
LevelCap = "70" Level cap
GenLevelCap = "70" When skills stop Cap
AllowTBC = "1"> Allows the burning cursade

#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
# Interfaction Options
#
# InterfactionChat
# This directive controls whether horde and alliance players can talk to each other.
# Default: 0 (disabled)
#
# InterfactionGroup
# This directive controls whether horde and alliance players are able to build a group together.
# Default: 0 (disabled)
#
# InterfactionGuild
# This directive controls whether horde and alliance players are able to build crossfaction guilds
# Default: 0 (disabled)
#
# InterfactionTrade
# This directive controls whether horde and alliance players can trade with each other.
# Default: 0 (disabled)
#
# InterfactionFriends
# If this is enabled players can add other players from the opposite faction to their friends list
# Default: 0 (disabled)
#
# InterfactionMisc
# This directive controls whether horde and alliance players are able to use different functions
# on players of the opposite faction. This includes e.g. using the /who command.
# Default: 0 (disabled)
#
# CrossOverCharacters
# If this is enabled players are able to create both, horde and alliance characters on a PVP realm.
# Default: 0 (disabled)
#
#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#

<Interfaction InterfactionChat="1"
InterfactionGroup="1"
InterfactionGuild="1"
InterfactionTrade="1"
InterfactionFriends="1"
InterfactionMisc="1"
CrossOverCharacters="1">
0 = no horde-alience relationship
1= horde-ali relationship


#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
# Color Configuration
# Announce
# AnnTagColor
# This controls which color the [] tag in front of announces has.
# Default: 2 (Light Blue)
#
# AnnGMTagColor
# This controls the color of the GM/Admin tag in announces. Only enabled if GMAdminTag is set to 1.
# Default: 1 (Light red)
#
# AnnNameColor
# This controls the color of the gamemaster's name in announces.
# Default: 4 (Green)
#
# AnnMsgColor
# This controls the color of message in announces.
# Default: 6 (Gold)
#
#
# You can choose one of the colors below.
# LightRed = 1
# LightBlue = 2
# Blue = 3
# Green = 4
# Red = 5
# Gold = 6
# Grey = 7
# White = 8
# Magenta = 9
# Yellow = 10
#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
GM CHAT
<Color AnnTagColor = "2"
AnnGMTagColor = "1"
AnnNameColor = "4"
AnnMsgColor = "6">

#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#
# Extra Scripts Configuration
#
# Instant70
# Enables Instant70 mode.
#
# PvPToken
# This directive enables item rewards when there is a PvP Kill and players are level 70
#
# PvPTokenID
# If PvPToken is enabled, specify the item ID of your custom Token ID, or any other item
#
# L70etc
# Enables L70etc Band Gossip script.
#
#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#-#

<Extra Instant70="0" PvPToken="0" PvPTokenID="13905" PvPKillAnnounce="0" Portals="0" L70etc="0" WeddingNPC="0">

CHANGE SERVER NAME

go to \AC Web Ultimate Repack78\Ascent then ascent-realms

scroll down to the end
<Realm1 Name = "Servername"
Address = " your Hamachi IP or IP or whatever :8129"
Icon = "Normal" (PVP, Normal, RPPVP, RP)
Colour = "1"
Population = "1.0" (0 = low, 1 = medium, 2 = high)
TimeZone = "1">

PART VII Contact me

Hey so if you still need any help you can join my server help hamachi: Dragonserverhelp password: wow
once you finished needing my help, can you leave it so others can join but just incase there is also Dragonserverhelp2 with the same password. Add me to MSN @ count_sean_dalek_lord@hotmail.com or drop me an email. Or if you don't mind a wait reply to a thread

DISCLAIMER: I don't mind if you repost this but if you do rember to give credit to me thanks
 
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nice but i have no Ducking idea what an acent is
 
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3) go back to AC web folder and run the control pannel. Start up MySQL

I get an error message whenever I try doing that step.

"[ERROR] Can't find messagefile '\AC Web Ultimate Repack\Server\mysql\share\english\errmsg.sys'
[ERROR] Aborting"

Help? I checked the folder and I have erromsg.sys but Idk why it says that.
 
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i've never got that error this might help:

 
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Alright, I found out the problem for the error I was getting. You HAVE to have it installed in C:\ or it won't work. But now, Im getting this error every time I start up the Logonserver:

Connection failed due to: 'Access denied for user ' root' @ ' localhost' <using password: YES>'

I understand that this is also a common problem for people using MySQL. I'm not sure if its just because I havent set everything up yet or if there's any real problem, but if anybody else got this error and knows how to fix it, please help. And if you never got this error, and you have some sort of logical explanation as to what's wrong, I would gladly accept it.

EDIT:

Alright.. Well it appears I managed to only get passed one step. Because I get that same error when I try progressing to the next one. I think its because I forgot my MySQL password. Anybody know how to get it back? I used MySQL on alot of other things before this so I'm pretty sure that's what's wrong. I have NO clue how I forgot it though.
 
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I think this guide is bad..
I mean, the MySQL part sucks.. Can't we just use phpmyadmin/localhost ? 100 times easier..
And what to import? How to call the database?
 
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I think this guide is bad..
I mean, the MySQL part sucks.. Can't we just use phpmyadmin/localhost ? 100 times easier..
And what to import? How to call the database?

your views, i find MySQL easier.
 
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all you need to do for the 2.4.3 is to get the 2.4.3 dbc.
 
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I don't get it you say in navicat open up the logon database but dude...

i needed to create it my own, i don't have any SQL files for the server itself so what the hell?!
 
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Just so everyone is aware, I have been working on this for awhile and while installing I was having the errmsg.sys error. Turns out, your folder you have the server in needs to be named AC Web Ultimate Repack..As well as be located directly under 'C:/' Or your default drive
 
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alright noob question xD

can you make this work without the BC expanshion? and eddit later for the BC expanshion?
 
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hi how to seting for stand alone computer...

cuz i think i dont need hamachi or the others...

buat i'm affraid that what i thinks is wrong.....
 
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