Tips&Tricks: How to download Alicia Online – step-by-step walkthrough
Alicia Online is a cool Korean fantasy horse racing and I’ve been writing about it a lot. In the previous posts i told you how to register an account for Alicia Online (and also how to find KSSN). This post is the next step – how to download the game after you created an account for yourself. Before downloading the game you’ll need to know that if you have Windows 7 it must be either Enterprise or Ultimate versions, or you won’t be able to play. I’ll explain why at the end of this post. And now, how do you go about downloading Alicia Online?
First thing, open up Internet Explorer and go to Alicia Online website main page and login into your account in the box to your left (This and the next screenshots can be viewed at larger size if clicked), and after you’re logged in, press Game Start button. We’re using IE because it’s the only way to make sure nothing goes wrong with the scripts – Alicia Online’s website has been made for IE only.
When you do it for the first time, you will proceed to create a character. Each account can have only one character, but you can have up to 3 accounts for 1 KSSN (presuming they’re not taken already). Press the orange button to go to the next page.
Choose your character’s gender by clicking on one of the figures.
Now you need to customize your character’s appearance. Just play with the slides, their meanings are pretty obvious. When you’re ready to go, click the orange button.
Now, name your character. Yes, you can use Latin letters.
When you’re finished, you will be asked to download a GTLInstall2.exe, save it somewhere and then run. After it’s installed, you can begin downloading the game.
There seems to be two ways to do that.
Then the thing you’ve installed will begin downloading the game’s files, but i found that if you close it accidentally all the progress will be deleted.
Note that it doesn’t displays Korean characters on this screenshot, because Korean language pack is not yet properly installed in my system and its settings are using Russian characters as a base language. It’s not important at this stage.
Another – and more reliable way to download client is by going to the download page. First two button are for the client download.
Hurray! The client is loading!
Note that it may take a significant amount of time to download the game – some people finish in a few hours, some in a day or even more. Probably it depends on how trafficked are ISP lines between you and the place where Alicia Online servers are.
After you finished the game will install and check if everything is up to date.
And this screenshot now shown a proper Korean type!
So, what’s the deal about Windows 7?
If you haven’t noticed, Alicia Online is a Korean game. And thus, it’s supposed to be played on a computer that has a Korean language pack installed – font support and all that. You can’t play if you don’t have it installed and set as your system language, the game simply won’t run.
The thing with Windows 7 is, that only Ultimate and Enterprise versions support language packs installing. If you have Win7 Home or anything else below Ultimate, you will not be able to install Korean language pack and play the game.
There is nothing to be done about that, sorry. Well, except if you have another WIn7 or a copy of XP somewhere, that is.
A list of other posts about Alicia Online can be found here:
Alicia Online: Fresh News, Tips and All You Wanted to Know