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  1. Paragon City is Convulsing. Choking. Breaking under its own weight. Citizens in fear of the street. Only YOU can step up to the challenge and stop the forces of evil from taking over! We want to make sure everyone who wants to be a Hero, Villain, or one of those fifty gray shades in between can do so, so this guide here is going to lay out just how you can get yourself all set up for to play. First Steps Download the correct launcher for your operating system: Windows users download Tequila, the official launcher for CoH: Homecoming Mac users download Island Rum. (The next few following steps are the manual configuration needed for Windows users, so if you're playing on Mac, skip down to the section "Installing on Mac".) Installing on Windows Press ⊞-E (the Windows logo key and E at the same time) to open an Explorer window. You can also click the folder button on your toolbar (in Windows 8.1 and 10) or select "Computer" in the Start menu (Windows 7). Go to"This PC" (Windows 8.1/10) or "Computer" (Windows 7). Depending on your computer configuration, you will see one or more hard drives listed here. Make an installation folder for the game. You can place CoH anywhere that isn't a protected location on your hard drive like the Program Files or Users folders. If you don't know what that means and aren't sure where you can safely install the game, follow these steps: Double-click on the C drive to open it Click "New Folder" on the toolbar, or right-click in an empty space in the window and choose "New > Folder" Rename it to "Games" Open the "Games" folder Create a new folder inside "Games" and name it "CoH". This will be your installation folder Open the installation folder, drop Tequila inside and launch Tequila. Tequila will ask you to select an installation folder. Point it at the same place where you just put Tequila. If you followed the steps above, it'll be "C:/Games/CoH". Tequila will now start downloading the client files. The files are about 5 gigabytes, so this will take a little while. (That's all the steps you need for Windows. Skip to the "After Installation" section below.) Installing on Mac Move Island Rum to your Applications folder. Open Island Rum. In the file selection window that appears, press the Up button next to "Path:" until you see the name of your hard drive in the list on the left. Click your hard drive, then click Applications. Type "CoH" in the input box at the bottom, then click the Save button at the lower right. If Island Rum asks to install anything, click OK. Island Rum will begin processing the download list and downloading files. After Installation While you wait for Tequila or Island Rum to download the game files, make an account on these forums. Once you've verified your account, go to the game account page to create a username and password for the game. You'll use this username and password at the City of Heroes login screen. Once Tequila or Island Rum has finished downloading and verifying all the client files, make sure that the "manifest file" you're using is "http://patch.savecoh.com/manifest.xml". Changing the manifest may require a few additional files to be downloaded. In Tequila, this is listed underneath the Play button. If it's not the right manifest, click Options and add it to the list of manifests. In Island Rum, this is shown when you click Menu (the palm tree button) > Manifests. If it's not the right manifest, type in the correct one. Now you're ready to select "Homecoming" or "Homecoming (64-bit)" from the list on the left and click "Play"! If you're having trouble with any of these steps, check out these resources: Check the Help & Support forum here, including the "Install and Troubleshooting Guide" thread The CoH: Homecoming Discord server has a #setup-install-help channel The City Representative Network has a Help & FAQs section about configuring the client If all else fails, file a support ticket Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.
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