Frenquently Asked Questions
- Is this legal/allowed by the EULA?
Yes, both Gameforge and NCsoft have approved its use
- How does it work?
First it needs you to have the chat.log file enabled. This is a file generated by the Aion client, which contains all the combat/chat text that you already see in-game if you enable all the chat options under a tab. There is no extra information in the file than what is already provided in-game. The parser then loads the log file and checks for any changes, analyzing the content to build up the damage/dps information. Simple as that, just as if you would read the info on-screen yourself or load the log in Notepad; the meter does not interact with the Aion client memory at all, so it’s completely safe to use.
- How is the chat.log file enabled?
With the latest version of the program, it can be done easily through the settings window with a simple button click. To do so, it adds the following line to the system.cfg file:
g_chatlog = “1”
This can also be achieved through another mechanism provided by the game, by making a file called “system.ovr” with the same setting; the game client will read it and modify the system.cfg file on its own.
- How does it recognize player classes?
When a new player is detected, it tries to match the skills they use with a list of skills/class; in cases like shared skills between cleric/chanter, sorc/sm, it waits until it finds a unique skill of a given class before deciding which it is.
- Is the damage/dps information 100% accurate?
No. The log file is severely lacking, starting from missing information like start/end of skill times. Specially difficult is assigning dots/servants/delayed damage/godstone and similar hits to the players, because most of the data doesn’t contain information about who it belongs to, except for the initial dot hit. In some cases you will get incorrect or incomplete data, such as when 2 same-class players cast a dot on 2 different mobs with the same name; also during Sieges, a lot of this data can’t be assigned to their respective casters; most of that data will be assigned to a virtual player called “-Unknown-“.
- How can I see all my skills/hits?
Either right-click on your player display window “Me” and select “Skills list”, or double-click on anywhere within the player’s display boundaries.
- How can I copy dps data from a player or from everyone?
You can type “.dmg” or “.hit” in-game, and the details will be copied to your clipboard, ready to paste. You can also click on Data/Copy All (dmg) or assign a hot-key. To see individual info, you can right-click on the player/copy dmg data.
- Are crits registered?
Yes and no. All your skill and auto-attack crits are registered and recognized as a crit. For other players the crits damage is still registered, however, their auto-attack crits will not say “CRIT” in the log, but the damage will still be accounted for.
- How does the AP relics count work?
It is automatic, when you loot a relic AP item, the “AP” counter in the player display will update almost instantly, with their current amount of looted AP. You can copy this data to clipboard by typing “.ap” in game, or through the menu Data/Copy All AP.
- Does it work with non-English clients?
No, only with the English one. Note that you can still use the English client with French/German/etc servers.
Hello I am using ARM for a week now and I noticed that the game is lagging a lot on sieges or when there is a lot of ppl casting or using skills, not even on sieges. The game used to run really smooth before installing ARM… not sure if I made a mistake while configuring it. I also noticed that the space on my disk is going low really fast. Any advice for any of those problems? Thanks.
Are you using 3.6 version? on which server?
Hi, i have some problems with my Launcher Options.
I can’t enter my account name and password can someone help me pls ?
(Sever Euro aion 4.6, English launcher)
EUAion doesn’t support external launchers, you need to use theirs to run the game.
Hello, after I installed ARM I found my in-game chat changed with a strange syntax. Is possibile to get it back as before but with the program working?
ARM needs this to work. You can undo the changes in ARM settings “data patch”, simply turn it off (with the game closed) but ARM will not work.
Hi, im playing on EuroAion 4.6 Server and i randomly get crashes in Rainmeter with this errormessage:
“no mapping for the unicode character exists in the target multi-byte code page”.
Otherwise its working fine.
I set the clientseting to “private server” ,client language to “ENG” and Aion Sys-Locale to “65001 (Unicode (UFT-8))”.
Is this a known bug and is there a fix for my problem?
Thanks in advance and in general for ARM :)
Change the sys-locale setting (the default was different)
i tried all 3 options ( 65001, 1251 & 932) but it happens with everyone.
wenn i reselect ENG as client language it default sets it to 65001
What’s your windows and keyboard language? come Discord if you can
Hello, what version of the program can I use for the Aion server version 2.5? The character’s nickname is written in Cyrillic. I see the world chat in the program – I don’t see DPS.
Try using the “private server” from the list of servers in ARM settings.
Hola, I need help with rainy comands in client when I use something like .timer nothing happend, is there something to configure in rainmeter?
best regards Lyo
you must add your char names in the settings
hola both names with and without the server? I have here only with server
Hey, just a question: I have a problem with total dmg, just one of my skill dmg is separate from the rest, that’s why i can’t upload dmg on aion pve rank atm. When I try to upload it, an error msg appears to me “Error: Invalid character name” . How can I resolve?
You need to post that in the forum for aionpveranks
hi i have a big Problem :D i accidentally click on ” click through Display ” and now i cant turn it back how it was >_< pls help me how i can use this awsome Programm like before Q_Q i cant use anything now y_y
Right-click the tray icon then select “restore UI”, or type “.ui” in game (if you mean “transparent display”, “click-through” was used in an old version)
Today i have edited the system.cfg before the maintenance.
I updated the client via launcher, and i suspect the cfg was reversed to it’s previous state. But the sys editor can’t open it anymore, just loads for a while and then “MZ” is all it displays. Any solution?
“MZ” is in the header for an exe file, you are probably opening the wrong file.
C:Program FilesAION Free-to-Playbin64Aion.bin
This is the file i have successfully edited before.
But for some reason, it won’t let me now.
that’s the game client
You can also try the embedded editor in ARM under Tools/System Tools
I have an issue where in game commands do not work.
For example I’ll type .dmg or .mss and nothing is pasted to clipboard. However ARM’s in app copy function works fine.
Am i missing something?
Add your char names to the settings.
How does Rain Meter stop the Aion 5.3 from deleting the Chat.log file every time the game client fires up?
enabling it back each time
Hello there. I’ve been having an issue with ARM since quite a while ago, just didnt bother to try finding a solution. The problem is that when i want to see the skill list of me or any other player, the letters don’t appear. I don’t mean its empty, because the movable bar to scroll down and up appears, and i can select the rows where registered skills should appear, but it just enlightens the row and nothing else.
Here is a pic:
Do you know any possible cause and/or solution for this? Would really appreciate it, thank you.
Settings/System/”workaround”, or https://rainy.ws/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13
Fixed with the workaround thing, thanks! Have a good day o/
Deleting settings.xml fixed it. Thank you!
Since the last update, the UI stopped appearing on my screen. ARM starts up fine but the UI never appears. I’m using a 4k display monitor 3840×2160 resolution with a 200% DPI setting, it worked fine 2 updates ago when you fixed the high resolution and DPI issues.
ARM is probably offscreen, try to move it back back with Windows key+left arrow, or delete settings.xml at C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Aion RainMeter (or edit mainFormX/Y)
How does the “copy damage to clipboard” hotkey work? Whenever I seem to use it it appears to not have any effect, and I don’t know why. The reset damage hotkey copies everything to clipboard instead but I can’t view the more advanced stuff if I use that.
Hey, i’m loving this program, but there is a major flaw when typing commands on the chat like .dmg/.tr/.etc etcetc, basicly EVERY command sometimes works, someties it doesnt at all. Its not only me, everyone is complaining :) All my friends taht use it aswell. Althoug, manually going to Data-> Copy dmg or any of the other stuff if you do them manually it works.
PLEASE enable german clients! :o
Why? English client works for german servers.
I’ve got a weird problem, each time i got ARM installed after about 15 minutes of playing AION starts freezing, especially when i use my skills. This problem affects only my main character, and to solve it i need to redownload whole game. I have no idea what’s going on. Can you help me?
Sorry for my English ;c
if i start the rainmeter and the game (in english ofcourse), the copy shortcut “.dmg” doesen’t work. Also when i klick into the rainmeter, the window change. Before the last update, the active window was still aion, no matter what i’ve done in the rainmeter.
I reseted the settings and reinstall the ARM but the problem is still the same
BTW: i have always the lastet update installed
same problem as u and it’s not first time after arm update, i don’t think that ur firewall is involved:/
got the same problem, u got any solution?
i get this error message even if there’s no firewall installed and windows firewall is deactivated
Same problem here. :( Hope it will get fixed soon.
since 2 days i cannot make it work.
says : Error checking for new version (1), check that your firewall…….
or its not the firewall (i even disabled it), nor the antivirus. this occurred while i was playing and since then no way to make it work.
i even un-installed and reinstalled it
this happens to 2 pc’s of mine with 2 different configs.
hello sorry again but is it possible to fix it without changing windows visual style?
i have weak computer lag all with visual style is hard to play + my yes not so good i prefere to see normal black text on white background without much effects to distract.
why is it possible for ARM to display normal text on white background everywhere EXCEPT on skill list details? it must be possible without having to change the windows settings. thank you
Hello , from a while when I right click on names to see skills/list details the window is empty , as well some features that should start from chat , dont work, I did try remake a new chat log , I open game from Bat file inside Aion folder. Thanks in advice for help
Hi. I was running ARM fine and then there was an update. Then I got an error. Something about it not being a valid win32 app. I didn’t know it wasn’t just me, so I uninstalled it and tried downloading it again, but now I keep getting a 0KB file. What am I doing wrong? Why won’t ARM download from your site? I tried Opera, ie, and even my android’s browser. The latter only downloads 334KB every time, so I know the file is there, but what’s keeping me from getting it all?
Avast/AVG/Norton/Mcafee most likely, they can’t properly scan compressed executables.
I only have Microsoft Security Essentials and I have the problem on my android phone as well. The stock browser gets 334KB, but my download manager on it gets 0KB.
It downloads fine for me on both. Have you tried right-click/save as?
Just tried that, but still getting 0KB files. I even closed MSE, turned off Windows firewall. Nothing seems to be helping. The download manager on the computer seems to just be stuck trying to start the download. The one on the phone appears to download, but it’s just 0KB.
If it makes any difference, my OS is Win7 64-bit.
Do you have teamviewer? I can check from your pc if you want.
I’m downloading it now.
Use the contact form to send me user/pass when you are ready.
got arm running fine for a couple days. today aion decided to start censoring my pasting of the dps from arm. whn i do .dmg it is copied to clipboard, i paste it to chat, then when i hit enter nothing appears in chat for any of the other players. anything else i type shows up. it was working fine then mid way through an instance they started blocking it. is there any way around this?
also, wtf ncsoft blocking player dps pasting but letting gold sellers run rampant.
Me and my husband are having the same issue. Everytime we load arms, we are able to load aion from it. Then it tells us that there is a new version of arms available to download. We download it and it closes arms. We turn it on again and it tells us to download the new version of arms again. It does this over and over and over again. What is wrong with our arms?
Last versions have been kinda buggy. Uninstall and download/run again the installer from the website.
Thank you very much. It works now.
Tengo un problema, al iniciar el aiondpsmeter, se me cierra solo que no responde dice, y que es el firewall lo desactivo y sigue igual,no lo descarge de esta web porque la pagina de download no iva y lo descargue de otra y lo actualize desde el launcher aiondpsmeter,
Gracias por su respuesta
You must download the one in this website. Press F5 in the Mega page if it doesn’t work, that seems to fix it.
Muchas gracias, si tengo algún problema te lo comentare , muchas gracias , que pases un buen dia.
Hola de nuevo, nose porque pongo el aion en la carpeta que necesita osea como usted la tiene puesta pero me da error y al darle a Start aion no me lo lanza pero me da un error; Running 32-bit client y run in aion.bin pero nose si tengo que dejar la carpeta como la tengo y poner el aion.bin nose vamos y el running 32bit client nose como hacerlo.
Wow omg im a stupid sorry , i start aion launcher with ARM and he make Aion “This progrma is unavaible in your country, (i am spanish).
I was made to understand ARM is supposed to launch Aion on start, but it doesn’t. Am I misunderstanding (meaning, do I need to run the NCSoft launcher anyway), or have I configured something wrong?
Click Tools/Start Aion
I am a complete idiot, thank you.
Lately when i have ARM opened(great add-on btw I love your features), with the alert system for captain, blinds, silences, etc etc etc, i have noticed that it takes me “out” of the game, as if i was on another page than Aion(running window full screen), so basicaly, any control i use ingame after an alert through ARM, doesnt work and i have to click each time on the game again(since its window full screen theres this little dps drop when you switch to another window and its quite annoying).
Anyone else had that issue?
Tbh I have that issue myself as well :D but only on my laptop; the tooltip window takes focus away from Aion somehow. I’m looking into fixing this for an update soon.
oh…well thank you for your hard work =D
Everytime I try to launch the Aion client through aion rainmeter it always tells me my login details are invalid, and I have made sure to carefully put in the details, put I have no problems if I use the launcher. Is this a common problem, or am I doing something wrong?
My ARMS has been crashing lately. I’ve tried reinstalling and it still freezes and crashes. I am able to load ARMS and launch Aion. Then it freezes after a minute afterwards. How to fix this now?
Your firewall might be blocking the version check on start-up.
Nope, firewall isn’t blocking it. It was working just fine before, then out of no where, it started crashing to where I just had to close it because it’s not responding anymore.
Contact me through the contact form, ill reply via email and send you a debug version to find out what’s wrong.
I have the same problem as well…. once upon a while, a “log stream error(/+code 2 sometimes)” appears making ARM crash…. Is this a common occurence?
That happens if you run cheating tools at the same time.
I find it insulting if you say so… because I am totaly against aionscript(even asked gf why they didnt use your knowledge to counter the scripters) and obviously something screwed up between ARM and my laptop. I ask for an apology please, and if there is any way to get rid of that log stream error.
(i have teamviewer if you want to look for any kind of cheating program in my database)
Do you have mod manager for skyrim mods? that was sometimes confused with one of those other tools.
oh… so this is why… yeah I have Skyrim mod manager opened most of the time…
Thank you for that info
Could you send me a screenshot of that please? I have code in place to avoid taking that for something else, but maybe it’s not working properly anymore if that program has changed a bit since the time I wrote that.
Sure, any adress i should send them at?
you can post them to imgur.com and send me the links through contact form
Thank you for the fix
guys i have a problem ,
can sommeone help me
message of error is
Core ini error . Please chech in support forum
What’s your server/char name?
dont understand for what you need my Char name ??
Ty last update has decided problem
I cant get it to work. I downloaded and installed. Everything seems fine. Im getting no chat or damage or text in any way form or fashion. When i enable the chatlog it says once aion starts in character it will work. Then it doesnt. So I tried to manually change the config file like you guys have it g_chatlog = “1″. But my only problem is the config file for aion is in a different language no programs recognize so i cant cahnge it, Ive even made another file as specified to override it, but no luck any tips… Read more »
Replied your mail.
Would it be possible to include total HP healed ?
Healers are a bit in the cold when ppl are talking about ‘look how much dps I’m doing’
Only list of hits per skill. right-click player or click on the name.
hi is there a tool in your progamm what showes atackskills/auto atacks in a diagramm to see how good the player weaves ? bzw aac
It is work on the TaiWan Server?
If you can use the English client.. yes.
Can you explain please how to be sure someone is using AionScript or other cheating software , i am really tired of frigging hackers.