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<h1 class="header"><img alt="Xcomic" src="http://xcomic.mikexstudios.com/css/xcomic-small.gif" /> <br />
	a comic management system | Version 0.8.3</h1>
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<h1>Installation Instructions</h1>

<h2 id="requirements">System Requirements</h2>
Please make sure that the system you plan to install Xcomic has the following:
	<li>PHP version <strong>4.0</strong> or higher.</li>
	<li>MySQL version <strong>3.0.0</strong> or higher. <small><em>Currently, Xcomic does not support other databases.</em></small></li>

<h2>Steps to Install</h2>
	<li>Unzip the package in an empty directory (ie. /xcomic)</li>
	<li><code>chmod 777 includes</code> and <code>chmod 777 comics</code>.</li>
	<li>Launch <a href="admin/install.php">/admin/install.php</a> in your browser. Enter in your database information and the URL paths to your Xcomic installation.</li>
	<li><strong>Note the password given to you.</strong></li>
	<li>The install script should then send you to the <a href="admin/login.php">login page</a>. Sign in with the username <code>admin</code> and the password given to you during the installation. You can then click on 'Users' to change the password.</li>
	<li>Finally, <code>chmod 755 includes</code>. Congratulations, if everything went well, you have successfully installed Xcomic!</li> 


If you have trouble or errors installing Xcomic, check the following:
	<li>Make sure the directories <code>includes</code> and <code>comics</code> are chmod 777 (that means world writable).</li>
	<li>Make sure you have the correct database information. Only MySQL is officially supported in version 0.8.1</li>
	<li>Make sure you entered the URL to Xcomic correctly.</li>
	<li>Still having problems? <a href="http://xcomic.mikexstudios.com/forum">Get Support and Report the bug</a></li>

<p>If you are running an older version of Xcomic, just replace all of the old files with the files from the new version. If you have made many modifications to your Xcomic install, grab the <a href="http://xcomic.mikexstudios.com/Download">Changed Files</a> instead and overwrite your older files.</p>
<p>If you are (gasp) running a version of Xcomic before 0.8.0, please perform a full install of version 0.8.1 and manually port over your comic entries. <em>Would someone be willing to write an update.php script for this?</em></p>

<h2>Online Resources</h2>
<p>If you have any questions that aren't addressed in this document or run into problems, visit these Xcomic sites:</p>
	<dt><a href="http://xcomic.sourceforge.net/">Xcomic main site</a></dt>
	<dd>The homepage of the Xcomic project. Find the latest news and updates here.</dd>
	<dt><a href="http://xcomic.mikexstudios.com/forum">Xcomic forum</a></dt>
	<dd>Discuss Xcomic, <strong>get support</strong>, report bugs, request new features at the Xcomic forum. We will answer your questions!</dd>
	<dt><a href="http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/xcomic">Xcomic project page @ Sourceforge</a></dt>
	<dt><a href="http://xcomic.mikexstudios.com/documentation">Xcomic documentation and users manual</a></dt>

<p>Xcomic is released under the <acronym title="GNU Public License">GPL</acronym> (see the <a href="LICENSE">LICENSE</a>).</p>
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