How to create WoW Private Server using Mangos

This guide is about creating a WoW Private Server (WOTLK) using Mangos. And because previously we’ve learned on how to compile mangos obviously the next step would be setting up Mangos which is going to be covered in this guide :)

Requirements

World of Warcraft Client version 3.3.3 (11723) or the latest version that Mangos support as stated on Mangos project description here

This guide is tested on WoW 3.3.3a client, and as long as the WoW client is supported by Mangos, it’ll work, although you might need to make some adjustment to several things listed in this guide, like the filename for example

MySQL

How to compile Mangos and Scriptdev2 on Windows

So basically this is a guide on compiling mangos and scriptdev2 which is a request from Spencer (which is i’m grateful for, because well you know after a long time without writing, i just don’t know where to start again) :). But anyway what’s done is done and i’ve decided that perhaps rewriting the guide is a good idea (although i’m no longer using Mangos or other WoW Emulator). But of course this time it would be different because everything is going to be straight forward without making the guide cluttered like the old version (i think)

Anyway to make things fast for you, let’s start the guide on how to compile mangos plus scriptdev2 on Windowsbut as a side note, before we begin, this guide is tested on Windows Vista with UAC Enabled, so if you’re running Windows XP then there should be no problem for you, as for Windows 7 user unfortunately i don’t have Windows 7 yet but i think it’s just the same as Vista

Requirements

MSYSGitDownload MSYSGit

This is needed in order to get the mangos source and also make updating the source much easier and make sure to get the Full Installer for official GIT

How to Install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows Vista / Windows 7

This is a guide about Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows Vista or Windows 7. Although setting up Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows Vista / 7 is pretty much the same like setting up Apache, PHP and MySQL on Windows XP, it seems some people are having problem with it, although the only difference between those two is just there is User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista that basically prevent you from writing / editing files inside Program Files directory if you aren’t opening that files with Admin priviledge even if your account is in Administrator group. And this guide tells you how to configure Apache, PHP, and MySQL even when you installed it to Program Files directory without disabling UAC

Before we begin … this guide is compatible and has been tested with Windows 7 although the screenshots used here is showing the installation process under Windows Vista but that’s because back when i write this i’m still using Vista

Also it doesn’t matter whether you have x86 or x64 version of Vista / 7 installed. The only difference in this case is, if you’re running the x64 version, the Program Files directory for 32-bit program is called Program Files (x86)

And here goes the guide…

How to install Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows XP

So basically this is a rewrite of my previous guide but with a more proper method and beside you can find all the information you need on installing Apache, MySQL and PHP on a single page without going to another page unless you’re running Windows Vista / 7 of course

Anyway to make things short, let’s begin the guide on Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows XP so i don’t waste your precious time ;)

Prerequisite

Apache HTTP ServerDownload Apache – See the update right below this before downloading

PHP for WindowsDownload PHP – See the update right below this before downloading
Make sure to download the Thread Safe version

How to Configure PCSX2 (PS2 Emulator)

So basically because there are still some people reading my old post about pcsx2, so i guess it’s better for me to rewrite it to reflect the new changes although actually there are almost next to no changes but since most people trying to use my sample configuration directly without adjusting it first, i think it’s better to write a new post that shows you directly on which plugins you should be using (note: this is intended for general purpose)

PCSX2 Main Window

But obviously, credits should be given to the PCSX2 Team for making such wonderful program available for free to anyone

And so, let’s begin

How to optimize and speed up WordPress

If you’ve been reading the web recently you might already noticed that your site loading speed affect your search rankings as written by Google Websearch team. Although previously i’ve wrote about the same topic in the past, i decided that perhaps a rewrite with proper formatting would be better and although the title says WordPress, most of the instructions listed here can be applied to non WordPress based sites too

And before i begin, i need to mention that in order to use this you need to enable specific Apache Module or it’s not going to work at all. And i choose to not include the conditional check to make sure that the rule being applied is working as it should (assuming that you’ve typed everything correctly) or else you’ll get 500 Internal Server Error Message (if the required module is not enabled or being disabled by your web host) which is going to be useful especially if you’re in Shared Hosting. But unfortunately if you’re on shared hosting some of the tips here can’t be applied because of the limitation from shared hosting itself

And with the above said, let’s begin the WordPress Optimization ;)

Enable Deflate / Gzip

If you have full control of your server (VPS or Dedicated) or sure that mod_deflate and mod_setenvif is installed and enabled by your web host (Shared Hosting), by using this method you can reduce your page size and in the end your visitor will benefit from faster loading times due to smaller page size and all you have to do is just put this in your .htaccess file

How to cheat on PCSX2

Ever wondered how to use cheat codes such as Codebreaker or Armax on pcsx2?. Maybe this simple guide can help you on how to cheat on pcsx2.

PCSX2 Mana Khemia

Before i get started, i just want to let you know that there are three methods that you can use to cheat on pcsx2. And that three methods are:

1. Using External Memory Editing program
2. Using internal PCSX2 patch finder function
3. Using RAW Codes that is available freely on the internet such as Codetwink, and many other site as well

How to use CoralCDN to help reduce bandwidth usage / server resources

If you have noticed since several weeks ago (if i recall it correctly because i completely forgot since when i enabled this although it’s not really that far lol) when you visited this domain name, sometimes you’ll see .nyud.net request appended on reaper-x.com (like images.reaper-x.com.nyud.net) and if you’re wondering on why there are several request made to that nyud.net domain? then here in this post i’m going to explain it

So basically .nyud.net is a domain name used by CoralCDN (a free Content Delivery Network) that allows you (as a website owner) to utilize their CDN Service to serve your content directly from their servers. And in most case, usually CoralCDN is used by many site owners when their website that is hosted on small server / shared hosting got linked from many popular website such as Digg, Slashdot, Reddit, etc. to help them survive the effect (Check this wikipedia page for more info) … although it can be used for any other purpose as well … like for example if you host your site from your own computer that doesn’t have enough bandwidth to supply all your site visitors, or just simply want to reduce the load on your server, or perhaps just to save bandwidth :D

And so without further ado, here’s on how to use CoralCDN as your personal site saver :)

Note: This is tested on Apache Web Server 2.2, and also make sure to enable mod_rewrite and mod_headers before continuing with this process

Reaper Trinity Core Installation Guide

Special Thanks to Wrath for creating this Reaper-X TrinityCore Installation Instruction, and that means full credits should be given to him ;)

First  Things first!!! Pay attention to the instuctions directly do not vear off and think you know what your doing because you wouldnt be reading this if you knew what you was doing…jking but still stay to the instructions.

1. Install wow 2.4.3 and make sure you have the correct version I repeat 2.4.3. ok now off to the good stuff.

2. Download and install MYSQL follow the instructions that are provided for you on the page. Even if you have installed mysql before reread the instuctions and follow to a T.