How To: Configure Windower for HomepointXI
How To: Configure Windower For HomepointXI
Please be aware that Windower is not fully supported on our server, and the recommended client to launcher your game is Ashita. You can find an installation tutorial for Ashita here. Also be aware that since most of us at HomepointXI are Ashita users, we're unlikely to be able to help you on Windower issues. Reach out to Windower themselves via their Support Forums or their Discord for help.
1. Download Windower
To get started, download Windower 4 by visting http://windower.net/.
Additionally, you're going to need the latest XiLoader. You can get the latest version here: https://github.com/DarkstarProject/xiloader/releases
2. Moving Files
Drop the XiLoader.exe into your PlayOnline folder.
32bit Windows: C:\Program Files\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\
64bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\Square Enix\PlayOnlineViewer\
After this, run Windower.exe in its own folder to trigger the update that downloads all the necessary files for Windower to function.
Open settings.xml with some type of editor, such as Notepad ++. Additionally, you can also open Windower and create a second profile.
You'll need to add the
<executable>XiLoader.exe</executable> to every profile, as well as the
<args> </args> with your server information and login.
Here is an example:
<profile name="local"> <consolekey>Insert</consolekey> <mipmaplevel>6</mipmaplevel> <uiscale>1</uiscale> <supersampling>2</supersampling> <bumpmapping>true</bumpmapping> <args>--server connect.homepointxi.com --user username --pass password</args> <executable>DRIVE_LETTER:\path\to\xiloader.exe</executable> </profile>
Note the path cannot contain spaces and cannot be a relative path unless in the same directory as windower (just using "xiloader.exe" works in that case). Also note windower devs occasionaly break this during updates..
After that, you should be able to select your profile from the launcher and use Windower 4.
Enjoy the server!