MU (pronounced, "moo") is a combat-based Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) that allows players to create their own characters, join clans or groups, and battle for prestige and treasure. Although not as widely played in the U.S. as other MMORPGs, millions of Asian and European gamers log onto MU servers every day. With more and more gamers joining MU servers, many players opt to create their own private servers. Private servers give game administrators the ability to choose who gets to play. Creating your own MU server is not for an absolute beginner; nevertheless, MU players with basic and computer knowledge can accomplish the task in a few hours.
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Things you need
- Dedicated IP address
- Dedicated server computer (optional but recommended)
- USB flash drive or external hard drive
Open your Web browser. Navigate to the Official Mu Online site (see Resources). Download the latest version of the MU Online Server deployment file, the MU Full Client and the free version of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 database application.
Browse to the folder where you saved the downloaded files. Double-click the Microsoft SQL Server set-up file. Follow the on-screen prompts to install SQL Server on the MU server PC. Restart the PC.
Launch the MU Online Server deployment installation file. Install the application and leave all the default configuration settings intact.
Copy the MU Full Client application to a USB flash drive or external hard drive. Install the client application on network computer that will access the MU Online server.
Go back to the MU Server computer. Browse to the "C:\Program Files\Mu\Serve" folder. Right-click the "Server.ini" file, then click "Open with Notepad" on the pop-up menu. Wait for Windows Notepad to open and display the "Server.ini" file.
Locate the "10.0.0.1" entry in the "Server.ini" file. Replace the value with the static IP address assigned to the MU Server computer.
Replace the "password" value in the "Server.ini" file with the chosen password for the MU database file.
Replace the "ServerName" value with the local area network computer name for the server PC.
Click "File > Save" in Notepad to save the changes to the "Server.ini" file. Launch the MU Online Server application. Use the Full Client application on the remote computers to access the game server and play in closed MU Online matches.
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