L2J Server on Debian

L2J is a complex piece of software engineering, it's divided in three main components, login server, game server and datapack.

Install OpenJDK

L2J is built using Java SE, to build you need Java JDK as well.

mkdir -p /opt/l2j && cd /opt/l2j
wget https://download.java.net/java/GA/jdk11/9/GPL/openjdk-11.0.2_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz
tar zxvf openjdk-11.0.2_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz -C /usr/lib/jvm
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-11.0.2/bin/java 1102
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-11.0.2/bin/javac 1102
java -version
openjdk version ”11.0.2” 2019-01-15
OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.2+9)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.2+9, mixed mode)

# Optional
rm -f openjdk-11.0.2_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz
We use OpenJDK 11 since it is the lastest stable LTS.

Install Git

L2J uses Git as version control system on BitBucket, use it to get the latest versions.

apt-get install git
We recommend getting the source code directly from our public repositories.

Install Maven

L2J uses Maven to build the components from the source code.

wget https://www-us.apache.org/dist/maven/maven-3/3.6.1/binaries/apache-maven-3.6.1-bin.tar.gz -P /tmp
tar xf /tmp/apache-maven-*.tar.gz -C /opt
ln -s /opt/apache-maven-3.6.1 /opt/maven
vi /etc/profile.d/maven.sh
# Paste
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jdk-11.0.2/
export M2_HOME=/opt/maven
export MAVEN_HOME=/opt/maven
export PATH=${M2_HOME}/bin:${PATH}
chmod +x /etc/profile.d/maven.sh
source /etc/profile.d/maven.sh

Install the Database Server

Get latest version from here.

Create MariaDB.list file and add the following content:

vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/MariaDB.list
# MariaDB 10.4 repository list - created 2019-08-12 01:57 UTC
# http://downloads.mariadb.org/mariadb/repositories/
deb [arch=amd64] http://mirror.hosting90.cz/mariadb/repo/10.4/debian buster main
deb-src http://mirror.hosting90.cz/mariadb/repo/10.4/debian buster main
apt update
apt install mariadb-server

Get the Source Code

Our official repositores are the ones listed bellow.

mkdir -p /opt/l2j/git && cd /opt/l2j/git
git clone https://bitbucket.org/l2jserver/l2j-server-login.git
git clone https://bitbucket.org/l2jserver/l2j-server-game.git
git clone https://bitbucket.org/l2jserver/l2j-server-datapack.git

Build the Server from Source Code

Our official repositores are the ones listed bellow.

cd /opt/l2j/git/l2j-server-login && mvn install
cd /opt/l2j/git/l2j-server-game && mvn install
cd /opt/l2j/git/l2j-server-datapack && mvn install

Deploy the Server

The deployment process at the moment is simply unzipping the built files.

mkdir -p /opt/l2j/server/login
unzip /opt/l2j/git/l2j-server-login/target/l2jlogin.zip -d /opt/l2j/server/login
mkdir -p /opt/l2j/server/game
unzip /opt/l2j/git/l2j-server-game/target/l2j-server-game- -d /opt/l2j/server/game
unzip /opt/l2j/git/l2j-server-datapack/target/l2j-server-datapack- -d /opt/l2j/server/game

Get L2J CLI and Install the Database

L2J CLI is a tool developed by Zoey76 that allows us to implement automated deployments and initial configurations.

mkdir -p /opt/l2j/cli && cd /opt/l2j/cli
wget https://github.com/L2J/l2j-server-cli/releases/download/1.0.0-alpha1/l2jcli-1.0.0.zip -P /tmp
unzip /opt/l2j/l2jcli.zip -d /opt/l2j/cli
chmod 755 l2jcli.sh
> db install -l /opt/l2j/server/login/sql -u l2j -pw l2jserver2019 -m FULL -t LOGIN
> db install -l /opt/l2j/server/game/sql -u l2j -pw l2jserver2019 -m FULL -t GAME
> quit

Initial Configuration

You need to give certain permissions for the server to run properly.

cd /opt/l2j/server/login && mkdir -p log
chmod 755 LoginServer_loop.sh
chmod 755 startLoginServer.sh
chmod 755 startSQLAccountManager.sh
cd /opt/l2j/server/game && mkdir -p log
chmod 755 GameServer_loop.sh
chmod 755 startGameServer.sh

Create Administrator Account

Use the L2J CLI to create an administrator account, 8 is the maximum account level (master).

cd /opt/l2j/cli
> account create -u Zoey76 -p -a 8
> quit

Start the Server

To start the server you need to run two scripts.

cd /opt/l2j/server/login
cd /opt/l2j/server/game

Open Server Ports

If you are not playing from localhost you may need to open the following ports.

ufw allow 2106/tcp
ufw allow 7777/tcp

Connect to the Server

In order to connect to the server you have the following options:

HOSTS file

Edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and add this line: l2authd.lineage2.com

BAT file

Create a .bat file with the following content:

@start l2.bin IP=

Custom exe

Here is a C++ Win32 exe example:

#define NOMINMAX
#include <windows.h>
#include <cstdlib>

// Start L2 as .bin with IP as parameter.
// You can use IP or DNS as IP parameter.
// You could include other parameters.
// You can change the path to the .bin file to avoid including the L2.exe inside the System folder.
// Author: Zoey76
int _stdcall wWinMain(HINSTANCE hInst, HINSTANCE prevInst, LPWSTR szCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
	ShellExecute(0, L"open", L"cmd.exe", L"/C start l2.bin IP=", 0, SW_HIDE);

More information here.