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:
Then you download the Phoenix installer and extract it inside the original DAoC location:
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...
- What do you need to know before starting
- Custom UI
There are several UI that work with Phoenix
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.
- Phoenix Wiki
Has all the information on changes, quests and the ever wanted slash commands
- Please make sure that you read the rules, the GM's are very active and they will catch you if you break the rules!
- 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.
- 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!