New to Phoenix? Questions?

Started 7 Jan 2019 by
Pedro
in Tavern
Mon 7 Jan 2019 9:59 PM by Pedro
#21316
We know you got questions, or trying to find how to log into the game, well read on!

How to play the game
The game uses part of the original game client, so make sure you have it installed and patched:
http://darkageofcamelot.com/sites/daoc/files/downloads/DAoCSetup.exe

Then you download the Phoenix installer and extract it inside the original DAoC location:
https://forum.playphoenix.online/assets/launcher.zip

So both clients will be in the same folder!




And you can double click on "Phoenix.exe" to start the Phoenix patching. At this point you can pin it to taskbar or you can right click the "Phoenix.exe" and Send to Desktop.

To login you use the same forum credentials.

Now you can login and start immersing yourself in your chosen realm!

If you can't play yet (stuck at work like me!) then you can do some reading...

Some FAQ

- What do you need to know before starting
https://playphoenix.online/getting-started

- Custom UI
There are several UI that work with Phoenix
https://forum.playphoenix.online/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=494

And the route for the custom UI is: ...\Dark Age of Camelot\ui\






Place the "custom" folder in there, it should replace the one that's already in it, and when you login, at the character screen select Options and switch the UI to Custom. This can't be done after you log into your character.

- Phoenix Charplan
This server is different from live and from other free shards, so other character planners won't be accurate.
https://playphoenix.online/charplan/

- Phoenix Wiki
Has all the information on changes, quests and the ever wanted slash commands
http://playphoenix.wiki

- Please make sure that you read the rules, the GM's are very active and they will catch you if you break the rules!
https://forum.playphoenix.online/viewtopic.php?t=3

- It runs on Mac using Bootcamp (that other players have confirmed).

- It runs on Linux using Wine (players have reported a hit or miss on the patcher)

- The game only has classes up to SI. The character creation may show you other classes but it won't create a character.
https://forum.playphoenix.online/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3221

- Multiple players can play from the same household, but everyone has to be actively playing and if need to afk for more than 5mins, it's better to log out in case a GM starts making anti-bot tests.

While the forum is a great place to have discussions, place suggestions, etc, for more immediate help and to do some socialization, head over to Phoenix's Discord channel: https://discord.gg/4AWAhUs

We're all here to help and have fun!
Mon 7 Jan 2019 10:02 PM by Mac
#21317
Very nice to pull all this together AND place it in the tavern. /salute
Hibernia: Hankblades / ALBION: BobBigBoy / Midgard: Gil DaTroll
Mon 7 Jan 2019 11:31 PM by Uthred
#21329
Thx and sticky.
Building your world since 2017
Tue 8 Jan 2019 3:49 PM by Dominus
#21460
Pedro has been a very good contributor to the forums!
Fri 11 Jan 2019 9:30 PM by Excalaber
#22341
Hi all - quick question related to this. If I found myself having tried out another popular server out there, am I okay running the phoenix patcher/launcher and playing? Or do I need to uninstall and repatch everything?

Beta worked great, so I feel like it should be fine. But I read about client files and was concerned that another server may have modified something that I only bump into later (maybe that's not even how it works and I'm being dillusional). Just would like confirmation, thanks and great job on this awesome server!
Fri 11 Jan 2019 9:43 PM by Mac
#22343
Excalaber wrote:
Fri 11 Jan 2019 9:30 PM
Hi all - quick question related to this. If I found myself having tried out another popular server out there, am I okay running the phoenix patcher/launcher and playing? Or do I need to uninstall and repatch everything?

Beta worked great, so I feel like it should be fine. But I read about client files and was concerned that another server may have modified something that I only bump into later (maybe that's not even how it works and I'm being dillusional). Just would like confirmation, thanks and great job on this awesome server!

I have both Uthgard and Phoenix installed and in fact have had both games running at the same time. I have had no conflicts AS LONG AS I HAVE THE TWO CLIENTS IN TWO SEPARATE PATHS. The easiest way to do this is to install them on two different drives.
Hibernia: Hankblades / ALBION: BobBigBoy / Midgard: Gil DaTroll
Fri 11 Jan 2019 9:52 PM by chryso
#22345
Excalaber wrote:
Fri 11 Jan 2019 9:30 PM
Hi all - quick question related to this. If I found myself having tried out another popular server out there, am I okay running the phoenix patcher/launcher and playing?

I agree with Mac. Don't use the same install directory for more than one server.
Fri 11 Jan 2019 10:16 PM by Pedro
#22351
And more than likely you'll have to run the Phoenix.exe to get it to re-patch files that the other server uses differently.
Fri 11 Jan 2019 10:51 PM by Excalaber
#22359
Mac wrote:
Fri 11 Jan 2019 9:43 PM
Excalaber wrote:
Fri 11 Jan 2019 9:30 PM
Hi all - quick question related to this. If I found myself having tried out another popular server out there, am I okay running the phoenix patcher/launcher and playing? Or do I need to uninstall and repatch everything?

Beta worked great, so I feel like it should be fine. But I read about client files and was concerned that another server may have modified something that I only bump into later (maybe that's not even how it works and I'm being dillusional). Just would like confirmation, thanks and great job on this awesome server!

I have both Uthgard and Phoenix installed and in fact have had both games running at the same time. I have had no conflicts AS LONG AS I HAVE THE TWO CLIENTS IN TWO SEPARATE PATHS. The easiest way to do this is to install them on two different drives.

Hmm ok thanks. Just to clarify, you have two different installs of DAOC? Or, one install of DAOC but the launcher for Uthguard is in a different folder than the Phoenix launcher (which I believe must be in the DAOC folder along with the DLLS). I don't want to get back to the previous shard at this point and just want to stay Phoenix. It sounds like I'm better off completely uninstalling and reinstalling everything fresh just in case? (Even though I ran the pheonix patcher after the other one)

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