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LYCANCOIN

 

HOW TO INSTALL THE CLIENT ON AN APPLE MAC COMPUTER

To run Lycancoin on your Apple Mac, you need to download the Lycancoin-qt.app and install the necessary dependencies to run it. Here's how:

Step 1:

Download Lycancoin-qt.zip for Apple from the home page and save it wherever you like. Double click the file and extract Lycancoin-qt.app to the location of your choise; the Applications folder is a good place.

Step 2:

Before you can run the Lycancoin-qt.app you'll need to install dependencies for OSX. While you can either install MacPorts or Homebrew, I installed and used MacPorts so this guide will detail that process.

Go to http://www.macports.org/install.php and find your OS; I did all the compiling on Mavericks.

If your OS isn't listed there's a good chance you can't run the client as your Apple is probably a PPC which isn't supported; you'll need an Intel processor based Apple.

The first thing you'll notice is you can't install MacPorts until you've installed Apple's Xcode Developer Tools and Apple's Command Line Developer Tools. Follow the instructions in the tutorial and load both components. Now, go ahead and install MacPorts for your OS.

Step 3:

Now that you've loaded MacPorts, you need to install the dependencies required to run the Lycancoin-qt.app. To do this, open up a Terminal and type:

 

%sudo port install boost db48 qt4-mac openssl miniupnpc git

 

Step 4:

Once all the depencies have installed you're ready to run the Lycancoin-qt.app for the first time which will create your "/Library/Application Support/Lycancoin" folder which holds, most importantly, your wallet and it is where you are going to create a lycancoin.conf file.

Go ahead and doubleclick the Lycancoin-qt.app file from wherever you extracted it to. After it has opened, go ahead and close it back down because you need to place your conf file in the folder the app just created.

Step 5:

Go back to your terminal and type the following commands:

 

cd
cd /library/"application support"/lycancoin
sudo nano lycancoin.conf

 

Once you type "sudo nano lycancoin.conf" a blank text editor will open. Type the following information:

 

rpcuser="yourusername" {choose whichever name you want -no quotes}
rpcpassword="yourpassword" {choose a strong password - no quotes}

addnode=107.170.241.117
addnode=107.170.30.97
addnode=76.74.219.148
addnode=76.74.178.214

 

Be very careful and choose a STRONG password or else someone may steal your wallet.

Press CTRL-X, hit "y" and press enter to save the file.

Step 6:

Now you're done! Go ahead and double-click the Lycancoin-qt.app file to start the program.

 

 

HOW TO SOLO MINE

There are two ways to solo mine.

The first is to start mining using the client which is not the best method because it only runs your processor which is terribly ineffective once the difficulty rate starts climbing. The second is to mine using your graphics card and a third party software which is more efficient but a bit more tricky to start. You'll need to search the internet to find which miner you prefer to run.

SOLO MINING WITH THE CLIENT:

Start your Lycancoin client and click on "Mining" from the top menu bar. Click the "Start Mining" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. That's it, you're client should start mining. To check the hash rate, hover your mouse over the green Lycancoin logo in the lower right hand corner of the screen. If you see a message saying "Not mining Lycancoin" then toggle the "Start Mining" button off and on one more time. It should start on the second try.

SOLO MINING WITH A THIRD PART APP:

This part is tricky because you need to setup your client as a server through which the mining software will connect. You'll also need to search and find which Mac compatible mining software you want to run. I'll show you how to prepare the your Lycancoin.conf file to run as a server, you'll need to search the internet and find the Mac compatible mining software you want to run.

Step 1:

Open your terminal and type the following commands:

 

cd
cd /library/"application support"/lycancoin
sudo nano lycancoin.conf

 

Once you type "sudo nano lycancoin.conf" a blank text editor will open. Type the following information in blue:

 

rpcuser="yourusername"
rpcpassword="yourpassword"
rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
rpcport=58861
server=1
daemon=1

addnode=107.170.241.117
addnode=107.170.30.97
addnode=76.74.219.148
addnode=76.74.178.214

 

Press CTRL-x, hit "y" and press enter to save the file.

Step 2:

I'm not going to walk you through setting up which ever third party miner you chose. The instructions for installing and preparing your miner should be available where you downloaded the file. The key is to remember you must use the information you entered above in the lycancoin.conf file.