There are two ways to install Lobby in Windows :
Download the Zip file from here.
That's it. Now you should run Lobby.
Run the "Lobby.exe" file in the "Lobby" folder. If running
Lobby.exe didn't do anything, run the
PHP that is inside Lobby will sometimes make the following error upon starting :
msvcr110.dll is missing
VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing
This is because Visual C++ is not installed in your system. Download the
vc_redist.x86.exe installer file from Microsoft's website and install it. It's only about 13MB.
IMPORTANT - Even if your system is 64 bit, please download and install the x86 version of Visual C++. This is because Lobby Windows Standalone is compiled in x86 architecture.
Now, run Lobby.exe again. The Lobby Server (PHP) will now start running.
You can stop the Lobby Server by running "Stop Lobby Server.exe" file in the "Lobby" folder.
When Lobby is opened in browser, an installation dialog will be seen. To further complete installation, see this.
You can change the host where Lobby server should listen. The default is 127.0.0.1:2020. To change it, open lobby.ini file inside the "Lobby" folder and change the
host property under
[LobbyServer] host = "127.0.0.1:9000"
The following localhost servers are available for Windows :
If you don't have a Web Server, install any of the above (or something else).
Open the "www" (Web root) folder of the server and create a folder called "lobby" in it.
Extract the contents of the downloaded Lobby Zip file into the "lobby" folder created just before.