AlterIWnet Gives Dedicated Servers Back To COD: Modern Warfare 2 Players

AlterIWnet modern warfare 2 server

First they Giveth, then they Taketh Away.  That is until AlterIWnet returned the power of 'personal' dedicated servers back to the players.  AlterIWnet is an emulator project which emulates the IWNet server's for MW2. The idea is that you can play MW2 for free on AlterIWnet's servers with their modified client. Their servers also support the new DLC maps wich can be downloaded freely.
This post is not only an update to the old guide posted here, but celebrates the success of the AIW Team.
 My goal is to help you update the game with the latest DLC, alterIWnet files, and to offer other miscellaneous goodies.

We will begin with complete instructions to update the Skidrow release [and Steam, if you downloaded it during the free weekend].  That will be followed by instructions to install the AIW client [AlterIWnet's Multiplayer Rip of MW2].  Downloads will be available at the bottom of this guide.  This guide will include only player/clinet installations and a future post will deal with the actual dedicated server setup.

If you had previously used the old guide , or you are installing for the first time, this guide is suitable for you.  The install section will focus on installing and updating the Skidrow release vs the MP Rip.



Prerequisites:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 - 32-bit or 64-bit
Microsoft's .net Framework 3.5
Microsoft's Direct X


Installation Notes: 
If you want the whole game [singleplayer and multiplayer], download and install the 12 GB skidrow release.
If you have a desire for Multiplayer Only, download AlterIWnet's Multiplayer Rip at half the size - 6.7 GB.
Continue reading for installing and updating either version.


 Installation [Skidrow/Steam Release]:

1 - Download and install Skidrow's Release if you don't already have it.
Install from the iso as usual into the default game directory:
Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2
NOTE: Do NOT copy content from the Skidrow folder in this iso image.

2 - Download and install DLC content from the DLC Repositry.
Extract the contents of aIW-DLC1, aIW-DLC2 and aIW-Misc to your default game directory.
Click yes when prompted to merge / overwrite files.

3 - Download and install Bootstrap Update [Patch 3].
Extract the contents of Patch 3 [aIW-37a-10802.zip] to your default game directory.

4 - Set your Nickname.
In you game directory, run alterIWNet_configure.exe to set your nickname and click save.

5 - Update AlterIWnet files using auto-updater.
In you game directory, run iw4mp.exe and allow it to update your game files.
AlterIWnet will then prompt you to type a full sentence before you can continue. :)
Now you can choose a playlist and Join a Game!!


Installation [AlterIWnet's MP-Rip]:

1 - Download and install AlterIWnet's MP Rip.
Open Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer.7z with 7-zip and extract to a folder named Modern Warfare 2.
Default: Program Files\Activision\Modern Warfare 2

2 - Download and install DLC content from the DLC Repositry.
Extract the contents of aIW-DLC1, aIW-DLC2 and aIW-Misc to your default game directory.
Click yes when prompted to merge / overwrite files.

3 - Download and and run Move_Stimulus.exe.
Copy the Move_Stimulus.exe fils to your default game directory and execute it.

4 - Download and install Bootstrap Update [Patch 3].
Extract the contents of Patch 3 [aIW-37a-10802.zip] to your default game directory.

5 - Set your Nickname.
In you game directory, run alterIWNet_configure.exe to set your nickname and click save.

6 - Update AlterIWnet files using auto-updater.
In you game directory, run iw4mp.exe and allow it to update your game files.
AlterIWnet will then prompt you to type a full sentence before you can continue. :)
Now you can choose a playlist and Join a Game!!

View this video tutorial if you need a visual aid.



NOTES:

  • For an easy-to-use online/offline/LAN game launcher, try the CODMW2 Launcher v11.
  • If your iw4sp.exe gives you an error when trying to play singleplayer, grab the working exe from below.


:DOWNLOADS:
 

:REQUIRED:


Skidrow Release
PROPER


AlterIWnet's MultiPlayer Rip
Ripped Version for Multiplayer Only


AIW's DLC Repository
aIW-DLC1, aIW-DLC2 and aIW-Misc


Move_Stimulus.exe
Required for MP Rip ONLY!


Patch 3: Bootstrap Update
This is the AlterIWnet Emulator files with auto-update functionality and fixed console.
aIW-37a-10802.zip



:OPTIONAL:


COD MW2 Launcher Rev 11
for v1.3.37a++ (Online/Offline/LAN)


Singleplayer EXE
A working iw4sp.exe - Just in case you need it.








Check out AlterIWnet's Forum for current discussions regarding their awesome emulator.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is Awesome Thx

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