FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

Do I actually need to buy a license?

If you respect the development that I'm doing and the open source nature of the project then yes. This costs me a lot of my personal time to create an environment that new developers and experienced developers will both understand with a little bit of time. I've written a lot of open source alt:V resources and this builds on experience you may not get otherwise.

Why should I buy this framework?

If you're looking for a framework where you get the basics and you get to build off the rest then this is it. It will give you everything that you will need to spin up your very own Roleplay Server without breaking the bank to hire other Developers. You get my experience, and intellectual knowledge crafted into a neat package for your consumption. You get the right to modify, and use this framework by simply supporting the core development work needed to create a stable experience.

Do you provide custom support / scripts?

I provide basic support for getting it running. However, I don't have enough time in my day to contribute to your project. The goals of Athena are solely my own and the features in which I target are dependent on what is needed before I can deploy another feature.

Will all features be free?

The core features, items, etc. will always come with Athena. However, the data to construct complex jobs in the eventual Job Framework will likely become addons that you can get for your server. Feel free to write your own jobs though. 👍

May I share my license?

In the future licenses will be checked for multiple users and be restricted to around 2-3 IPs using it at once time. I feel it's fair that each license should belong to one individual or a small team.

How long until 'x' feature?

I can't predict the future. However, I work on this project when I'm not being bogged down by my work and general life.

How do I preview the Athena project?

You can view some general screenshots, gifs, etc. in the Athena Discord.

How do I check what version I am using?

Check your package.json and check under version.

Failed to contact server to post login details?

Usually means port 7790 is closed. Make sure to open it on your router and in your windows > firewall. Use https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ to verify your port(s) are open while the serving is running.

Failed to find access_token

Ares may have run into an issue when trying to assign a Token to a user who was attempting to login. This is a pretty rare occurrence. Have the user try logging in again.

Interfaces are sometimes laggy or delayed.

Turn down your MSAA in your graphics settings. It apparently happens depending on your graphics card. Turning MSAA down to x2 instead of x4 or x8 instantly fixes this issue. It's a strange bug that alt:V has but nobody has a lead on.

What server hosts do your recommend for deployment?

OVH (Game Servers Only), Linode, Avoro, AWS. I do not recommend a server host that cannot provide you a linux shell you can connect to and customize for your server's deployment and get the right database software installed. Look for a dedicated server or a vps that isn't just over FTP. You should be uploading your gamemode to a private repository and pulling it down on your server.