rathena / rathena

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March 05, 2013
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//============================================================ //= rAthena Readme File //===== By: ================================================== //= rAthena Dev Team //===== Current Version: ===================================== //= $Revision$ //===== Last Updated: ======================================== //= $LastChangedDate$ //===== Description: ========================================= //= Basic information and installation guide with links to //= various forum posts and Wiki articles. //============================================================


|| Table of Contents ||

|| 1. What is rAthena? || || 2. Prerequisites || || 3. Installation || || 4. Troubleshooting || || 5. Helpful Links ||

|| 6. More Documentation ||


|| 1. What is rAthena? ||

rAthena is a collaborative software development project revolving around the creation of a robust massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) server package. Written in C, the program is very versatile and provides NPCs, warps and modifications. The project is jointly managed by a group of volunteers located around the world as well as a tremendous community providing QA and support. rAthena is a continuation of the eAthena project.


|| 2. Prerequisites ||

Before installing rAthena there are certain tools and applications you will need. This differs between the varying operating systems available, so the following is broken down into Windows and Linux prerequisites.

Windows * TortoiseSVN (http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html) * MySQL (http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/) * MySQL Workbench (http://www.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/) * MS Visual C++ (http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/visual-cpp-express)

Linux (names of packages may require specific version numbers on certain distributions) * gcc * make * mysql * mysql-devel * mysql-server * pcre-devel * subversion * zlib-devel


|| 3. Installation ||

This section is a very brief set of installation instructions. For more concise guides relevant to your Operation System, please refer to the Wiki (links at the end of this file).

Windows * Install prerequisites * Create a folder to download rAthena into (e.g. C:\rAthena) * Right click this folder and select "SVN Checkout". * Paste the SVN URL into the box: https://rathena.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/rathena/trunk/ * Open MySQL Workbench and create an instance to connect to your MySQL Server * Create a database (rathena), a user (rathena), give permissions (GRANT SELECT,INSERT,UPDATE,DELETE) and then login using the new user * Use MySQL Workbench to run the .sql files in /sql-files/ on the new rathena database

Linux (For CentOS) Type: yum install gcc make mysql mysql-devel mysql-server pcre-devel subversion zlib-devel (For Debian) Type: apt-get install subversion make gcc libmysqlclient-dev zlib1g-dev libpcre3-dev * Type: mysqlsecureinstallation * Start your MySQL server * Setup a MySQL user: CREATE USER 'rathena'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; * Assign permissions: GRANT SELECT,INSERT,UPDATE,DELETE ON rathena\_rag.* TO 'rathena'@'localhost'; * Type: svn checkout https://rathena.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/rathena/trunk/ ~/trunk * Insert SQL files: mysql --user=root -p rathena_rag < trunk/sql-files/main.sql (and others) * Type: cd trunk && ./configure && make clean && make sql * When you're ready, type: ./athena-start start


|| 4. Troubleshooting ||

If you're having problems with starting your server, the first thing you should do is check what's happening on your consoles. More often that not, all support issues can be solved simply by looking at the error messages given.


1.) You get an error on your map-server_sql that looks something like this:
        [Error]: npc_parsesrcfile: Unable to parse, probably a missing or extra TAB in 
        file 'npc/custom/jobmaster.txt', line '17'. Skipping line...
        * w1=prontera,153,193,6 script
        * w2=Job Master
        * w3=123,{
        * w4=

    If you look at the error, it's telling you that you're missing (or have an extra) TAB.
    This is easily fixed by looking at this part of the error: * w1=prontera,153,193,6 script
    If there was a TAB where it's supposed to be, that line would have prontera,153,193,6 at w1
    and 'script' at w2. As there's a space instead of a TAB, the two sections are read as a
    single parameter.

2.) You have a default user/password warning similar to the following:
        [Warning]: Using the default user/password s1/p1 is NOT RECOMMENDED.
        [Notice]: Please edit your 'login' table to create a proper inter-server user/pa
        ssword (gender 'S')
        [Notice]: and then edit your user/password in conf/map_athena.conf (or conf/impo

    Relax. This is just indicating that you're using the default username and password. To
    fix this, check over the part in the installation instructions relevant to the `login` table.

3.) Your Map Server says the following:
        [Error]: make_connection: connect failed (socket #2, error 10061: No connection
        could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

    If this shows up on the map server, it generally means that there is no Char Server available
    to accept the connection.


|| 5. Helpful Links ||

The following list of links point to various help files within the SVN, articles or pages on the Wiki or topics within the rAthena forum.

  • rAthena Forums http://rathena.org/

  • SVN Repository URL: https://rathena.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/rathena/trunk/

  • Full Installation Instructions: Windows http://rathena.org/wiki/InstallationonWindows CentOS http://rathena.org/wiki/Installation(CentOS) Debian http://rathena.org/wiki/Installation(Debian)

  • rAthena IRC Channel irc://irc.rathena.net


|| 6. More Documentation ||

rAthena has a large collection of help files and sample NPC scripts located in /doc/

  • Scripting It is recommended to look through /doc/script_commands.txt for help, pointers or even for ideas for your next NPC script. Most script commands have a usage example.

  • @commands In-game, Game Masters have the ability to use Atcommands (@) to control players, create items, spawn mobs, reload configuration files and even control the weather. For an in-depth explanation, please see /doc/atcommands.txt

  • Permissions The rAthena emulator has a permission system that enables certain groups of players to perform certain actions, or have access to certain visual enhancements or in-game activity. To see what permissions are available, they are detailed in /doc/permissions.txt

There are more files in the /doc/ directory that will help you to create scripts or update the mapcache, or even explain how the job system and item bonuses work. Before posting a topic asking for help on the forums, we recommend that all users take the time to look over this directory.