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This hub software is no longer used on DC. The guide will be kept around for historical purposes.
How to create a hub using NeoModus Direct Connect Hub version 1
1. Download the hub software from www.neo-modus.com; make sure you download "Direct Connect Hub (v1.0)."
2. Install the program to any location you wish. C:\Program Files\Direct Connect Hub is the default.
3. Once it's installed, start the hub.
If you receive that error message, you need to either install NeoModus Direct Connect version 1 or download DCSysTray.ocx and put it in your \Windows\System32 directory.
4. Once you have started the hub, you will be at a screen that looks like this:
5. Client Stats
This window will show you all users that are currently logged on. If you double click on a name, the user will be disconnected.
Here is where you can add registered users and operators. Also, you can see which IP's are permanently and temporarily banned in the hub. Default temp ban time is 10 minutes.
7. Client Interactions
In this window you can setup the welcome message that everyone will see on logon. You also can send a mass private message to every user in the hub (this is a good idea when the hub is being restarted, etc).
8. Status Messages
This window will show you all the things the hub is sending and receiving. The window is read from bottom to top. In the above window, the hub registered itself on the hub list. Then a user with the name 'BSOD2600' logged on to the hub using DC++ 0.263. Then the client searched for an MP3. The bottom two windows will occasionally show hub or script errors.
Ahhh, the most important component of the hub, its scripts. First you need to find the scripts you want to use in the hub. A list of sites has been compiled here. Once the scripts have been downloaded, place them into your Scripts directory (i.e. C:\Program Files\Direct Connect Hub\Scripts). Scripts will have the .script file extension, and its icon will have .ico (if present). If you don't see the extension, then enable it on windows.
You can edit scripts two ways, either with a text editor like notepad or using the script host window. When you click on a script name in the left window, it will open up the file. Be careful, though. The editor has a 64k size limit for editing. This means that if your script file is 104K, it will only be able to open the first 64k. When you save the file, it will be unusable to the hub since half of it will now be missing.
10. Network Searching
The description in the hub software is pretty self-explanatory about how this is used. It's really not used all that often.
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