Due to updates in the game and changes in the installation process for 1.2 update to Aion, this is an ammended and simplified guide to getting started with chinese Aion.
Will also cover setting up multiple copies should you wish to run more than one instance of the game.
Official Chinese Aion website : http://aion.sdo.com/guide.html
Aion: The Tower of Eternity is a visually stunning massively multiplayer online role-playing game featuring cutting-edge imagery, breath-taking environments, and a unique world of fantasy. You play a pivotal role in the fate of Atreia, where flying takes on a completely new role and the enemy is not only the other player faction, but a deadly ancient evil as well.
Here are some distinctive aspects of Aion:
The World: Aion is set in a unique land where players explore the inside of a shattered world, separated into two halves with the Abyss between them.
Aerial Combat: No longer limited to two-dimensional combat on the ground, players in Aion can fly. Now think of online combat on a massive scale where attacks can come in any direction.
PvPvE: Players will be able to engage in intense raids and other encounters with computer opponents, not to mention the opposing player faction.
Classes: Players have a choice of four classes to start with, and can then move on to two more specialized classes once they attain a certain level of capability.
Character Customization: You can customize your character in a multitude of ways with a thorough character creation and crafting system, as well as detailed item customization options.
A to Z How to : from installation, to account creation#1 Download/Patch/English PAK
#3 Changing password
#5 Usefull ingame Chat
#6 Multi Box Setup
Follow this link to the official chinese Aion website to download: http://aion.sdo.com/project/index/index.htm
You need to download:
AION Setup 188.8.131.52
(insure all are placed on the same drive in the same folder or you will get errors when installing).
This version is the update but is a full copy of the game *no need to install previous versions*.
Before installing you will need to make sure your computers language settings are set to English US or you will not be able to correctly install the english pak described below.Start>Control Panel>Regional and Language Options>Formats *English (United States)>Location *United States*>Administrative *Change System Locale, English United States*>RESTART
Run AION Setup 184.108.40.206 , follow the install wizard *don't worry that it is all in giberish this is because your Unicode language is in English now and the install client is in chinese*, change the install location directory to English (this is also due to the english pak we need to install).
C:/Aion D:/Aion etc.
Once the install is finished untick the box and hit close, your new Aion directory should look like this:
C:/Aion/ÓÀºãÖ®Ëþ (or wherever you placed it C D E, does not matter).INSTALLING ENGLISH PAK *unless you want to play in chinese in which case ignore this*
Download and place in your Aion directory
On your desktop there should be an Aion icon with the name ÓÀºãÖ®Ëþ *DO NOT RE-NAME IT!!*
Open this link (if asks for permission click continue* which will run the Aion Launcher, you will need to select a region from 1-10 (you can see on the left side of the launcher under the AION box in chinese which region you are currently set to, this will change to english after we install the PAK in a moment).
We have started a small community at the following place :
Server(the one you choose on the launcher) : 一区（华中电信)central China to ensure best ping for everyone.
realm : israpel(天燕座*）*second symbol of the chinese name isn't exactly the same but I couldn't find the right name. be carefull because two realm start with 天and finish with 座
faction : Elyos(angel like guys)
Guild : There is a few guilds now operating with English speaking players, but the main one being ElyosContact Azuriel, Alc, Teerdus, Aine
You can also check out the forums on www.aionsource.com - select chinese realm forum. This has a large foreign community and will give you and idea of where most foreigners are located - be wary of the fact US AION release is in September and you could be left trying to play with all your foreign friends disapearing.
Once you have selected your region:
There are two bars at the bottom of the launcher if you click the top button on the right it will start to do some quick patches including the Chinese language pak, let this finish until the top bar is blue
and the bottom bar is orange
as shown in the picture.
Now close the launcher and run your
Select the appropriate realm to patch *this is the same as the realm you chose on the launcher*, complete and close.
Run Aion again and click the same button as before, it will start to update your CHS.pak.9.zip let it finish. As soon as it is done close the launcher.
Go you your Aion directory and set your "versionInfo_Aion.ini" (located in the main CAION folder) to read only. Right click it, select Properties. General tab, scroll down to attributes, click ?Read Only?, Apply, then Close.
Once again install the AION1.2_ENU_Patch_All_08082009.exe
Run the launcher, everything should be set now; no more updates needed and you can play Aion in English.Patching AION to 1.2 (only applies if you are running Aion 0.9.5.0), if you have followed the above directions for installing you do not need to patch and can ignore this section, move on to step #2.
If you have previously installed Aion 0.9.5.0 you will still need to patch the game to be able to play on the new version. To do this click the below link to access the 1.2 patch
Once you have finished downloading this file (place it in your Aion directory), open the:
file and let it patch your Aion *if you recieve an error message saying it cannot locate your Aion directory you will need to un-install Aion and either download the 1.2 client above or if you have the origional files still re-install them and try again*, these errors occur if you have moved or re-named or changed things in your Aion folder since you first installed it.Once the patch is complete follow the English install guide above ^^.#2REGISTER AN ACCOUNT
Click the link below
Log into your account
Enter Name and Password in the box on the right and click enter.ADD AN ADULT ID
If you do not have access to a Adult ID:
Press the white button to generate and ID *the ID number is in the second box*
Select one of the following names:
王洪侠 付文文 史莹 白瑞峰 兴明明 刘颖
It does not matter which one you use.
This is not recommended if your going to be a long term player of Aion as you could have issues if your account was ever banned or hacked so just find a friend to help you instead.
Click on your username on the top right of the screen
If ID is correct you should see this page#3CHANGE PASSWORD
Go to www.sdo.com login
Fill in the form to complete changing password#4PAYMENT
As a note, you will recieve 8 free game hours on each region *only region not each server*, so you have a bit of time to try out some different servers until you find one you like (you can change the region on your Aion Launcher, greyed out means they are still on previous version and have not patched to 1.2 yet).
Go to http://pay.sdo.com
Click the card ICON on the left with the little SNDA writing on it
Select Second Option for Aion
Second Box: User Name
Third Box: Confirm User Name
Fourth Box: Select Server 1-10
Fourth Box: Enter the uncovered number on the game card
Fifth Box: Scratch the covered number and enter it
Click Confirm Button
This should now mean you have both access to Aion and your account is charged, congratulations.#5USEFULL INGAME CHAT组
Asking for group
Asking for group to solve mission
解 (ctrl+right-click to link it)
Please help me solve
Sorry I don't speak Chinese
I copy and pasted my Chinese into the game
My Chinese is not good, please speak English
Please go somewhere else
Don't steal (monster/item)
I am waiting
We are waiting
Wait a moment
I'm going to go, goodbye
天族 Elyos (literally: the race of the sky or angles)
魔族 Asmodians (literally: the race of the devil)
要来了 are coming
跟我来 come with me
注意魔族 Caution Asmodians
注意魔族要来了 Caution Asmodians are coming
注意魔族在北 Caution Asmodians at North
注意魔族在南 Caution Asmodians at South
注意魔族在东 Caution Asmodians at East
注意魔族在西 Caution Asmodians at West
注意魔族在前 Caution Asmodians at Front
注意魔族在后 Caution Asmodians at Rear
注意魔族在左 Caution Asmodians at Left
注意魔族在右 Caution Asmodians at Right
来帮打魔族 Come help kill Asmodians
注意天族 Caution Elyos
注意天族要来了 Caution Elyos are coming
注意天族在北 Caution Elyos at North
注意天族在南 Caution Elyos at South
注意天族在东 Caution Elyos at East
注意天族在西 Caution Elyos at West
注意天族在前 Caution Elyos at Front
注意天族在后 Caution Elyos at Rear
注意天族在左 Caution Elyos at Left
注意天族在右 Caution Elyos at Right
来帮打天族 Come help kill Elyos
I don't speak Chinese, but I know what to do, so I will follow you.
我不会说中文, 但是我知道要做什么, 所以我将会跟你走
I don't speak Chinese, but I know what to do, so please follow me.
我不会说中文, 但是我知道要做什么, 所以请你跟我走
早安 Good morning
下午好 Good afternoon
晚安 Goodnight (usually used when leaving)
幸会 Pleasure to meet you
对不起 I'm sorry
Do you want to join my group?
Can I join your group please?
I also want to complete the mission, let us team up.
Please mark the monsters which you would like me to tank.
No, I'm not joking, I really don't know Chinese
I don't mind if we kill boss or quest i am here for the XP
Do you want
Can I have
Universal response to something you don't understand