Asheron's Call Emulator Install
Step 1: Asheron's Call Installer

Asheron's Call Game Installer 

  • Download the installer and run as admin.
  • Do not change the default install path!
  • If it won't run, check if the download finished:
  • Right click > properties > size should be 571 MB
Step 2: Replace Client, Cell and Portal Files

Asheron's Call (Client, Cell and Portal) Files 

  • Download and Unzip three files: acclient.exe, client_cell_1.dat, client_portal.dat
  • Copy and paste all three files into your Turbine > AC folder.
  • Click “Replace the files.”
Step 3: ThwargLauncher

ThwargLauncher Installer 

  • Download the installer above and run as admin.
  • (Important!) Do not change the default install path!
  • If you are using Windows 7? You may need: (Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (Web Installer) for Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 SP2 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2)
  • If you run into a error and you need to download .Net 2.0, .Net 4.5, Direct X 9.0, Microsoft C++ 2005 SP1? Below should be the link to the files as needed, Click the name to attempt to go directly to the websites or click the direct download.

ThwargLauncher Installer 
ThwargLauncher Installer 
ThwargLauncher Installer 
ThwargLauncher Installer 
ThwargLauncher Installer 

Step 4: Account Creation

ACE Server accounts are created automatically when you attempt to log in with a username and password.
  • ACE Server - Coldeve - No Account Limit
  • ACE Server - GDACE (Non-Player Killer World) - NO BOTS, UCM OR ACM ALLOWED) - 3 Account Limit

GDLE Server require you to create an account before you can log in with that account.


  • GDLE Server - Harvestbud - 3 Account Limit
  • GDLE Server - Reefcull - No Account Limit
  • GDLE Server - Hightide (PK) - 3 Account Limit

You will be using ThwargLauncher to log into the game
(ACE Server just attempt to log in with a user name and password of your choice)
(GDLE servers you will have to click the GDLE Create Account first then use that user name and password to log in with ThwargLauncher)
Step 5: Character Creation
  • Character Creation should be based on your desired play style and there are several different ways to start out. I usually start in Holtburg so I know where everything is.
  • Unused skill credits will carry over to your character after logging in, but unused attributes credits will not so use those all up at character creation.
  • Battle mage: specialize War, train Life, Mana Con (46).
  • Four school mage: train War, Life, Creature, Item, Mana Con (50)
  • Archer: specialize Missile Weapons train Melee D, Fletching, Healing, Item, Mana Con (44).
  • High damage melee: specialize Two Handed Combat train Melee D, Healing, Item, Mana Con (46).
  • Tank melee: specialize Heavy or Finesse and Dual Wield with train Melee D, Healing, Item, Mana Con (46 / 44).
Pro Tips for starting out:
  • In the training hall talk to Jonathan and give him back the Academy Exit Token to exit the training hall quicker if you want to. Out of the training hall in Holtburg, apply the Oil of Rendering to your training weapons. (lvl 5 now).
  • Now swear allegiance to anyone you want to allow passup xp not to be wasted.
  • Give your pathwarden token to Pathwarden Thorolf to get a key to his chest and xp. Loot everything, equip the armor of your choice and raise your arcane lore skill up enough to activate and equip the pathwarden trinket (lore req. 25) (4% xp increase) and hand him any items you looted from the chest you don't want. (lvl 6 now)
  • Now talk to Alcott by the lifestone for some xp and double click the lifestone to bind to it (lvl 7 now).
  • Now go into the bar and talk to Buckminster for xp. and if you didn't get a Facility Hub gem when you left the training hall? In the same bar talk to Flinrala Ryndmad and hot key that Facility Hub gem for later. (lvl 8 now)
  • Now you can choose to either see about getting buffs from someone and running out and fighting or you can do the Cow Tipping Quest, if you choose cow tipping? Go down the hill and talk to Dwennon and go double click to tip the cow 300 times and then talk to Dwennon again. (lvl 16 now)
  • If you are out fighting or tipping cows once you hit lvl 10 you can now use your Facility Hub Portal gem and start doing those quest to level faster and keep your items you turn in for xp to build you own Hub Kit for other characters of yours or to lend out to other people(you will need to ivory some items). (Hub Items only lvl 42 now)
  • Now get buffs and go to Lin and get the Tusker Guard kill task and head to Black Spawn Den till you kill 500 of them. This should make you (Lvl 52 now)
  • Level 30ish archers can use Prismatic Ammo and do not need trade mules.
  • Healing is more effective when specialized, but excessively so until higher health.
  • As soon I you can, I usually specialize my fighting skill and melee defense.
  • Level 50+ can fellowship with any level and share xp.
Step 6: Fullscreen Direct3D error and required settings

Error on starting game:
  • In Windows 10, fullscreen causes a popup error when entering the world.
  • At the character selection screen, hold Alt + Enter to change to window mode.
  • This may result in a tiny window. Ignore this for now and click Enter.

In game settings:
  • Press F11 and go to Config tab > scroll down midway to Graphics Options > resolution.
  • Click the drop down and select the highest number at the bottom to fill the screen.
  • Click "Yes" on the pop up to apply.
  • Scroll down to Rendering Quality Options > Landscape Draw Distance.
  • Click the drop down and select Very Low.
  • Scroll down to Input Options.
  • Disable "Turn your character with camera turning"
  • Click "Apply."

See the below screenshot in game to know where to find the in game setting.