I25 Community Virtual Machines

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Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions to configure your server once it's up.

Version Two

Windows 2012 R2 City of Heroes Images

I25 Community Server.png
[MD5] EBCBF234CCAD4D1DE84164E397B43C8D
[SHA-1] B0BECE5F11DB0ABA18AEDF509A809DAF5A74ACA0
[SHA-256] 7A10B09602A8CB3A4D3EB0705B0F14AC2DF46CA056FD98B8ECFE66D27A2CE41A
[SHA-512] 53A1F64C8496B539249F707B25EAC70AE53E84529C0450C36F6E82985725021E043D6BDC190F530B8273E5D7C14FA66F31D9AF25827DD3DC3F8F19F341F89DEF
[MD5] 1CCA24A1CF03C00161F79CA43D9E748B
[SHA-1] 4F949B101CC564886538D0067F274A85091713DE
[SHA-256] 33D2810D5D06A050E0267879E689DE9B4AF643D66B20430F511693243254A544
[SHA-512] E5B95919465C613FC43454C0B9F36914B93464F8D95AC59FD12DD3224D1EA83FAB49DF286439A48E692371CAAD6E64DEF24501D0A30323C0A17833EA812198A3

This is a full deployment of the i25 server with an XAMPP instance for Tequila and several useful tools. It is based on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The default login is Administrator and coh123!

HyperV Instructions


  1. Add the VM to HyperV
    1. Add new Virtual Machine
    2. Select Next and name the Name. Click Next
    3. Select Generation 2 and next.
    4. Set memory to 8192 or higher and click next.
    5. Select your HyperV LAN connection and click next.
    6. Choose "Use Existing Virtual Hard Disk" and navigate to the supplied VHDX. Click Finish.
    7. Right click on the new Virtual Machine and pick settings.
    8. Increase the number of processors supplied to the VM to at least 4. Click Ok.
    9. Right click on the virtual machine and click start.
  2. Once inside of Windows on the VM
    1. Follow the ReadMe on the desktop.
    2. Once finished with the ReadMe. Click "Start Up The Server" on the desktop. It should start up all the required programs.

Setup HyperV Virtual Switch

Setting up a virtual switch in HyperV is pretty straight forward.
  1. Select "Virtual Switch Manager" and you'll have the choice to create a new virtual switch.
  2. Select "External" from the list and then "Create Virtual Switch".
  3. Set the name of this new switch to "HyperV-LAN"
  4. Select a network adapter from "External Networks". The important part here is if the NIC is dedicated or shared on the machine.
    1. If you plan to share the NIC then check "Allow management operating system to share this network adapter".
    2. If you plan to dedicate a NIC to the switch then do no check "Allow management operating system to share this network adapter" and it will disappear from the host.
  5. Typically if your NIC can support it you want to enable SR-IOV.
  6. Click OK and the window will disappear.
Now you can pick this network in the settings of Any VM under Network Adapter -> Virtual Switch.

VMWare Instructions


The steps for creating a VM differ depending on your version of VMWare

VM v2 Setup


These steps are common between both version of the v2 VM.
If your Start It Up.bat is in C:\COH\bin then your AuthServer will not start. Make sure to place it in C:\COH. Cutting and pasting it in Windows Explorer will update the shortcuts on the desktop appropriately.
@echo off
echo Starting Auth Server
START bin\authserver.exe
TIMEOUT 2
echo Starting DB Server
START C:\coh\bin\dbserver.exe -zonelaunchers 1
TIMEOUT 2
echo Starting Launcher Server
START C:\coh\bin\launcher64.exe -noversioncheck
TIMEOUT 2
echo Everything should be launched! Go enjoy COH.
TIMEOUT 10
On your system, create a shortcut to the client's score.exe with the following parameters in the Target line -patchdir score -patchversion 2019.04.19 -auth <VM IP> -noversioncheck
  • You'll need to update the database for your public IP Address. Open the SQL Manager from the shortcut on the desktop, right click on the database, select New Query, paste the following query and execute it (change YOURPUBLICIP):
    • UPDATE cohauth.dbo.server SET ip = 'YOURPUBLICIP' WHERE ID = 1;
  • You'll also need to update C:\COH\data\server\db\servers.cfg
    • RouteIp YOURPUBLICIP
  • If you're feeling frisky update C:\COH\data\server\db\loadBalanceShardSpecific.cfg, however this is optional:
    • HostRange 192.168.1.0 192.168.1.255

Included Community Tools


@DarkSynopsis - COHDBTools (accessible at https://localhost/CoHDBTool/ in the VM)
Manage Shards
 
 Manage Accounts
   See Account ID / Username
   Create New Accounts
   
 Manage Characters
   Change character owner
   Backup character
   Import character
   Change character access level


@Crust Fire - Config Generation
MakeAccount (accessible at https://localhost/CrustFire/MakeAccount.php in the VM)
   Generates SQL for making accounts.
   
 MakeConfigs (accessible at https://localhost/CrustFire/MakeConfigs.php in the VM)
   Generates basic configuration files.


@Aleena - Account Portal (accessible at https://localhost/ in the VM)
Allow users to sign up for their own account with custom password.
   Users can also change their password on the portal.
   
 Display current number of accounts and characters on the server.
 
 Supplies client download via Tequila and custom manifest.xml
 
 Displays needed command line parameter to clients.

Version One

  • 'Freedom' Virtual Machine
  • Windows 10 LTSB
  • VMWare image
  • Great for solo servers, however this version of the VM is deprecated in favor of v2
[MD5]     6980039CA6E929FD8AB548733AAC8034
[SHA-1]   D99D68D8CE31694EDB8D47EAD325D3F016D0ACC6
[SHA-256] 69881CA5582AAC7D348326A6390641D698B5B9046259544078F38F305794E84B
  • Solo Play Instructions:
  1. Download VMWare Player
  2. Add the VM to VMWare Player
  3. Once inside of Windows on the VM
    • - Start Menu -> start dbserver -> start launcher
    • - Right click the Start Menu, open a command prompt, and run the following
      powercfg.exe /setactive 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c
  4. On your system, start the client from Score (Cityofheroes\score.exe -patchdir score -patchversion 2019.04.19 -db <VM IP> -noversioncheck