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How to connect to Atlas

Hey!

We are super excited to welcome you to Atlas!

Follow the steps below to prepare your DAoC installation and join us on Atlas.


1. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL A FRESH COPY OF DAoC

https://darkageofcamelot.com/sites/daoc/files/downloads/DAoCSetup.exe


2. PATCH THE CLIENT TO LIVE

IMPORTANT!
Launch camelot.exe once to patch the client to Live


3. DOWNLOAD OUR INSTALLER v0.4

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If clicking on the button doesn't work: https://www.mediafire.com/file/00u3upe99nf7p2r/AtlasInstaller-0.4.zip/file

4. LAUNCH THE INSTALLER AND SELECT YOUR EXISTING DAoC INSTALLATION FOLDER

Click on "Browse..." and select the folder in which you have just installed DAoC.
The path may vary depending on your system.

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4.1 If done correctly, hitting next will ask you to confirm your choice - select Yes

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4.2 If you want to install the optional splash art, select the checkbox at this step - then hit next.

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Complete the installation.

4. RUN ATLAS LAUNCHER (as Admin) AND CONNECT

Launch AtlasLauncher.exe as Administrator.
Enter your username and password to automatically create a new account or login to your existing one.

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F.A.Q.​

How do I create my account?
There's no need, your account is automatically created the first time you connect to Atlas!

Can I play Atlas on Linux?
Sure! Download the AtlasPack and extract it in your DAoC folder, then follow benezen's guide on Connecting with GNU/Linux

Why do I need to launch AtlasLauncher.exe as Administrator? Pretty sus.
Because if you select 'Save Login' we need to store your account details in plain text in a .txt file, and that unfortunately requires Admin rights in most installation paths.
You can move your DAoC folder to a secondary partition/disk and launch AtlasLauncher.exe with no Admin rights from there if you'd like so.

I'm getting strange Exceptions when I launch AtlasLauncher, ffs!
Please run AtlasLauncher.exe as Admin.

Not really a question, I just hate the Classic models.
You can use the Catacombs player models if you'd like - only mobs and pets models are enforced.
Apparently we nuked this option in the AtlasPack - we'll look into releasing a patch to restore the Catacombs player models.
In our design, we are targeting to enforce only mobs, pets and, obviously, regions models.

Can I use XYZ freeshard DAoC folder instead?
Potentially, but we're recommending a clean installation.

I don't want to use the super easy installer, can I still go the long and complex way?
Sure, grab the stand-alone AtlasPack here: download

Can I get cooler by just playing Atlas?
Yes.
For even more freshness, download Kelt's optional SplashArt pack to change the loading screens pre character selection
SplashArt Pack: download and extract in your DAoC folder.

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The plain text password, is that just for the stresstest/beta?

We are working on a better launcher - but if someone has access to your DAoC folder and its contents, including atlaslauncher.txt, I'm afraid you have bigger problems than your game account :D
 
Was just wondering - if you're able to put a server and a solid daoc game available, a decent login is probably peanuts for you :D hashed in db protected from injection. I told you what to do in 1 sentence!
(j/k i know a little more then that goes into it)
 
Wait. The password is saved in plain text locally on your computer, not on the server obviously. :troll:
Hit me up privately if you wish so, let's try staying on topic here.
 
I keep getting "invalid account". tried reinstall with this guide in new folder - still no luck.
What to do?

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32 characters of lower and capital letters with numbers did not work.
16 characters of lower and capital letters with numbers did work.

Guess its a password length restriction.
 
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I also had this problem, was a simple password without numbers.. also tried reinstalling not working.
I keep getting "invalid account". tried reinstall with this guide in new folder - still no luck.
What to do?

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32 characters of lower and capital letters with numbers did not work.
16 characters of lower and capital letters with numbers did work.

Guess its a password length restriction
 
Try creating a new account with a different account name and a different password.
Some special characters like \ / break it unfortunately.
 
getting errors after trying to connect with the atlas launcher.

game1127.dll error, cannot find libxml2.dll and mss32.dll

followed steps above, doing something wrong?
 
Did you execute camelot.exe first to install/update the game?
after that you install the Atlas installer
 

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