Note: This article is about setting up your own basic Mana client data, either for testing purposes or because you want to provide an alternative to the official server.
There are several steps to achieve this:
Prepare the different configuration files as much as you can in it:
The client requires the following configuration files:
data/[items.xml](items.xml.md) (which is for now also providing hairs, races and playerset definitions for now)
The following files are also very important or required to run:
The GUI graphics and data, by default in:
The tileset graphics, by default in
The maps (*.tmx files) in
The following data is optional but yet visible when lacking:
The playerset sprites.
The monster sprites.
The item sprites.
The NPCs sprites
Note: For each one of them, see the sprite system to get to know how to configure sprites animation, and the particle system to adding new particles
To start the client when trying your own data, use the given command to avoid auto-update when choosing a server that is not providing update data yet: mana -u -d /path/to/the/data