LEGO Universe Installer Tutorial (thanks Jon002)
Part 1: XAMPP/MAMP
1 – Go to https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html (for Windows users) or http://www.mamp.info/en/downloads/ (for Mac Users) to download XAMPP for Windows or MAMP for Mac
2 – Install MAMP or XAMPP by downloading the installer and installing the files.
3 – Run “MAMP.app” in the /Applications folder or “Xampp_Control.exe” (I believe this is the name) in (most likely) the C:\xampp folder to start the application
4 – Start both the Apache and MySQL servers for XAMPP or click “Start Servers” for MAMP
5 – Make sure everything is working, and then stop the servers (make sure to remember how to re-start them later)
Part 2: UniverseConfig Download
1 – Download the UniverseConfig.zip file from here (http://timtechsoftware.com/lu/InstallerDownloads/UniverseConfig.zip)
2 – Place the “UniverseConfig” folder in the htdocs folder of the MAMP/XAMPP installation (htdocs is located in (assuming you installed XAMPP to C:\) C:\xampp\htdocs\, or for MAMP it is in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/)
Part 3: Editing the UniverseConfig info
1 – Inside the UniverseConfig folder, do to /UniverseConfig/UniverseConfig.svc/xml/ and locate the file “EnvironmentInfo”.
2 – Open this file with any text editor
3 – Look for the location in the file (possible use the search feature) for the XML tag “”. IF the LUNIServer is ran on the same machine as the XAMPP/MAMP server with the UniverseConfig folder, don’t change anything. Otherwise, change “127.0.0.1” to point to the computer’s IP address of your server.
4 – Save the file.
Part 4: Edit HOSTS file
1 – Find your hosts file (“/private/etc/hosts” for Mac or “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts” for PC)
2 – MAKE SURE TO BACK IT UP. (You don’t want to accidentally corrupt the file and remember that you forgot to back up the hosts file 🙂 )
3 – Copy the file to another folder (such as Document) and, using a text editor, add to the bottom of the file “127.0.0.1 services.lego.com” (This will redirect “services.lego.com” to localhost, which has the IP address of 127.0.0.1… Now, you may want to delete and re-add this at various times as LEGO still uses this site)
4 – Save the file, and replace the current hosts file with the edited version
5 – Restart the MAMP or XAMPP server
Part 5: Downloading the patcher
1 – Download the patcher from here: Mac Installer: http://timtechsoftware.com/lu/InstallerDownloads/LegoUniverseMacDMG_82.dmg, or Windows Installer http://timtechsoftware.com/lu/InstallerDownloads/LEGO_Universe_Install.exe
2 – Now, install the patcher and open LEGO Universe.app (on Mac) or the LEGO Universe launcher (on Windows)
3 – Run the patcher and watch LU download!
Enjoy this tutorial! Please, ask any questions if you don’t understand anything!
PS: Currently, you can only run the LUNIServer on a PC, so technically to play on a Mac, you must also have a PC as well, so this tutorial should be very for those who want to easily download files on Windows, those who love patchers, and those who have a PC and a Mac that is much faster, so that they can use the PC to host the files
Alright, I am complete with the full download option for the patcher (although there are a couple PK files that you have to download and place them in the /client/res/pack folder; you can download them here).
First, using the above tutorial, download the necessary files using the “During Play (Hi-speed) download option (found in the Settings of the patcher).
Next, after it is done downloading, download the missing PK files using the above link and copy them to your /client/res/pack folder. Overwrite the ui1.pk file (or skip it… it doesn’t matter. I accidentally included it with the ZIP file)
*** (Windows is usually located in C:\Program Files (x86)\LEGO Software\LEGO Universe\client\res\pack)
*** (Mac is usually located in /Applications/LEGO Universe.app/Contents/Resources/transgaming/c_drive/LEGO Software/LEGO Universe/client/res/pack… You can get to this by either pressing Cmd+Shift+”G” on your keyboard or right-clicking “LEGO Universe.app” and clicking “Show Package Contents”)
Lastly, after steps 1 and 2 are done, open the Settings in the LEGO Universe patcher and change the download option to “Full Download”. Wait until it downloads and then click “Play”!
Hope this helps!
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