1.97 and new data.pak

A new version is here, along with an improved NA data.pak

ARM 1.97:

  • Simplified settings window
  • Added an option “Disable in-game shop” for EU Aion
  • Expanded class and servers dropdown boxes
  • Changed some details of the Aion launch commandline for better compliance with launcher


There have been some issues with the data.pak causing the Aion client to crash often, specially with 64-bit. I hope this is now fixed with the new pak, I’ve been running the 64-bit client again throughout the day with no crashes.

Data.pak combines the following:

  • EU 4.5 base files
  • EU Server list, User Agreement and Anouncement box
  • EU web shop link (clicking shop icon will browse to EU shop)
  • EU warning/ban messages and web links
  • NA 4.5 UI files (way better designed than EU)
  • NA “4.6” items database

Special NA pak Download: https://mega.co.nz/#!f1xlxKxY!ckEb1S9zPlYmRNd03FD2sEMXompvzbo7AKHiythVL7I

NA pak installation help: (part 4) http://rainy.ws/misc-stuff/

edit/update: I’m actually getting some client crashes with his pak, I’ll post back after I trace the issue.

data pak xmls

New data.pak

Here’s a new NA data.pak for European 4.5 Aion with a few fixes:

The current data.pak from NA’s April 2014 client had several issues for the EU client, like displaced buttons on NPC windows and other stuff (their client is a newer version than EU)
The Jan 2014 data.pak which works for EU client does not have those issues, but it does have many errors in the items DB, like this:

Modor’s Staff and Cane both say “Staff”, so at first it’s not clear which one is the chanter or cleric version. Other errors I found were in Idians, like Magical Attack and Magical Defense Golden Idian both saying “Magical Attack”:

2014-04-13 - 13.34.58 ~ capture -> 2014-04-13 - 14.02.32 ~ capture

so I took the items database from the April’s NA pak and put it in the working Jan. one, to get both the correct UI windows and items database mixed into a new pak:


EU “4.5” patch notes

So the patch notes are finally out, along with some eye-cancer-inducing rainbow tables that a 10y old kid with Paint could do better:


So far people are commenting reduced content in comparison to the original NA version, like less IS/DR entries per week etc, let’s see what else they removed!