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Getting AC Tools Companion to work with Decal when playing on a emulated server.


This tutorial is for AC Tool v5.4.0. (AC Tool v5.5.1, and AC Tool v5.4.0.5 by @Phinius, do not seem to work.)

I would recommend that any user that wishes to place Asheron's Call to first follow the instructions in the tutorial: How to setup Asheron's Call to play on a emulated server.

 

Installing Decal and AC Tool & Companion:

If you have followed the How to setup Asheron's call to play on a emulated server tutorial. Then start with step #3 below.

  1. Download the current version of Decal.
  2. Install Decal. You can find this in the download area of the forums.
  3. Download AC Tool v5.4.0, you can find this in the download area of the forums.
  4. Install AC Tool v5.4.0, don't forget to select installing Companion.
  5. In order to get Companion to work properly with Decal v2.9.7.5.
    Merge the attached .reg file into your windows registry.
    (This will remove a Surrogate entry from the AC Tool Companion
    plugin settings in Decal.)
  6. Run Decal with Administrator Rights.
  7. Right-click on the Decal icon and Select Configure.
  8. You should see AC Tool Companion listed and has a version
    of 5.4.0.64.
  9. Click on the Update button.

If you do not see AC Tool Companion specifically listed. Or you do not see the version number 5.4.0.64. Then something went wrong with the installation of either Decal or AC Tool & Companion.

 

Now to use AC Tool and Companion, do the following:

  1. Run Decal, with Administrator Rights.
  2. Run AC Tool with Administrator Rights.
  3. Run ThwargLauncher with Administrator Rights.
  4. Connect to the server of your choice. Make sure to have
    Decal Injection checkmarked.

NOTE: Once you are logged into the game. AC Tool/Companion will not send text to the game after you have arrived in the game. I do not know if this is a problem with ThwargLauncher injecting Decal into the game client. Or if this is a problem Companion originally being made for a version of Decal earlier than 2.9.7.5. I have to figure out where the problem is. But, it is kinda hard to do when there is no information available on creating plugins directly for, or connecting directly to, Decal. (The only information currently available is for the Virindi plugin system for Decal.) If anyone can point me to information on Decal and plugins, that does not use the Virindi system, I would be grateful.

But, you can test that Decal and Companion is working. By using a new macro. Add the following and then run the macro:

SendText 13, Test
FaceHeading 0
Delay 1 sec
FaceHeading 220

If you do not see a line of light blue text showing up in your chat box, and your character does not turn to face one way, and the another. Then you need to look into how you have Decal and AC Tool 5.4.0 w/ Companion installed.

 

OPTIONALLY: Once you have followed the steps above. You may replace the ACTP.dll file in the AC Tool install directory with the one attached to this tutorial. The only difference between the one installed and the one attached. Is that a single value was changed from a 2 to a 1. Thus allowing Companion to announce in the game chat that it is activated when you log into the game on a emulated server.

 

MAJOR NOTE: Although, AC Tool & Companion do seem to work with Decal v2.9.7.5 with a emulated server. There may be things in Companion that may not work properly or work at all.

 

AC Tool Companion1.reg

ACTP.dll

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