This is a guide on how to download and setup SHAR MP.
1: Downloading SHAR MP
The first step is to download the Multiplayer Launcher. You can do this by heading over to the downloads page and then clicking the "Client" download button.
2: Extracting the Multiplayer Launcher
Next, you want to extract the ZIP archive of the Multiplayer Launcher you just downloaded.
Do not extract this launcher into the same folder as the main Mod Launcher!
To extract the archive using the built in Windows utility, simply Right Click > Extract All... to open the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders dialog.
From there, choose where you want to extract the Mod Launcher and then click Extract.
To extract the archive using 7-Zip, simply Right Click > 7-Zip > Extract files....
From there, choose where you want to extract the Mod Launcher and then click OK.
3: The Multiplayer Launcher's Folder
Now we should have a folder containing a few things:
- A folder named DLLs: This folder contains DLLs used by the Mod Launcher. Unless explicitly instructed to do so by Donut Team, you should avoid making changes to the contents of this folder.
- A folder named Hacks: This folder contains extra hacks used by SHAR MP. Unless explicitly instructed to do so by Donut Team, you should avoid making changes to the contents of this folder.
- A folder named Mods: This is one of several places where you can install mods for the Mod Launcher. There are also a few small mods included in this folder.
- Launch.exe: This is, of course, the actual launcher itself.
4: First Time Setup
Let's go ahead and start up the Multiplayer Launcher.
You will be greeted by a small settings window that looks like this:
You will want to click the "Account..." button and sign into your Donut Team account to play online.
5: Launching Multiplayer
Once you're signed in, you can simply click the "Launch" button on the bottom right to launch SHAR MP.
The first time you do this, you may be prompted to browse for your install of the game. By default, the game is installed to
C:\Program Files\Vivendi Universal Games\The Simpsons Hit & Run on 32-bit systems or
C:\Program Files (x86)\Vivendi Universal Games\The Simpsons Hit & Run on 64-bit systems.
Once you navigate to your install, select "Simpsons.exe" and click "Open".
Once you've done that, the game will launch and you are done setting up SHAR MP!
To use mods with SHAR MP, place the LMLM files or folders for the mods next to "Launch.exe" and drag the mod files or folders you want to play with onto the executable.
Typically you do not want to place mods in the Mods folder, unlike the main Mod Launcher.