Getting Started

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Welcome to Shadowbane!

This is the first article in a series which will take you from knowing nothing about Shadowbane to being savvy on expert game tactics. This guide has been written to allow you to learn how to play at your own pace by breaking up major content into bite-size articles which have been organized in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.

If guides aren't for you, try reaching out to community members on our Newbie Help Forum.

Contents

Account Creation & Forums

However, before you can make such a post, you'll need to create a forum account. Conveniently, a forum account is also necessary to access the game. No worries, registering is simple!

Click here to Register
  1. Click the Register button above.
  2. Read and agree to the terms and conditions.
  3. Enter your user name of choice, then fill out other details. You'll need to validate your email address before the account is activated.
  4. Once your account is active, you'll be able to post on the forums, but that is not required for playing the game.

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"If you use the forums, you need 15 posts before you can make a new topic or send PM's, but you can reply to anything you want!"


Downloads

There are two downloads necessary to play Shadowbane: the client and the patch.

Client

Download either the Windows or the Mac client.

Download the Shadowbane Client for your PC Download the Shadowbane Client for your Mac
(Thanks to JetShield for hosting this file!) (Thanks to P2k for hosting this file!)

Patch

Click this to download the patch:

Click here to download the patch file.

Install and Setup

Now that you have the files you need, it is time to set everything up.

PC & Windows Setup

  1. Install the Shadowbane client on your machine using the install executable.
  2. Locate your new Shadowbane folder. It's usually found under "C:\Program Files\Shadowbane"
  3. Move the patch file into this folder, then double click it to apply the patch.
  4. Click and drag the "SB.exe" file (not to be confused with Shadowbane.exe) to your desktop to create a shortcut.
  5. Open the "Config" folder, and then open the file called "ArcaneIP" in a text editor (such as Notepad).
  6. Delete all text you find there, then copy and paste the following info inside.
SERVER= sb-ls.shadowbaneemulator.com
PORT= 6000

Save over the original and close out of everything, and now you are finished!

Mac OSX Setup

If you use a Mac, follow these instead:

  1. Install the Shadowbane client on your machine using the install executable.
  2. Right-click the newly installed Shadowbane application and select “Show Package Contents”.
  3. Move the patch file into thefolder, then access that file it to apply the patch.
  4. Next, find Config folder (usually found by clicking Drive C -> Program Files -> Shadowbane -> Config).
  5. Open the ArcaneIP.cfg file with TextEdit.
  6. Delete all text you find there, then copy and paste the following information inside and save over the original.
SERVER= sb-ls.shadowbaneemulator.com
PORT= 6000

Done! If you prefer, you may also move the Shadowbane icon from Applications to the dock for faster access.

Logging In

Now that you have the client, its time to boot it up!

  1. Run the shortcut to SB.exe you have on your desktop or tray and give the client some time to load.
  2. Once you see the login screen, enter your forum username and password and click "log in".

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Next Steps

Your account and your client are now ready to rock. You will be kicking it in Aerynth in no time!

For assistance with creating your first character, proceed to the next part in the series: Character Creation. If you've already got a character, or need no assistance, you can proceed right to the in-game portion: Leveling Characters 1-20.

Shadowbane Guides Edit

The Basics Getting Started · Character Creation · UI Setup
Leveling 1-20 · 21-40 · 41-60 · 60-75
Advanced Class Guides · Multiboxing · Third-Party Programs

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