Download and Setup

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Downloads

You can download the WANKCOIN client for Windows or Linux.

NOTE: If you are currently running version 0.8.6,
you MUST upgrade to version 0.8.7.1 before block 46550.

Windows 0.8.7.1 (32-bit setup executable)
Windows 0.8.7.1 (32-bit zip file)
Linux 0.8.7.1 (32-bit zip file)
Linux 0.8.7.1 (64-bit zip file)
Mac OS X 0.8.7.1 (64-bit dmg file) *

* Initial release for Mac. Problems? Contact us.

Changelog

Release 0.8.7.1:

  • DigiShield and per-block difficulty adjustments will now start at block 46550. Please upgrade to this wallet version asap.

Release 0.8.7:

  • Implementation of DigiShield (starting at block 46750)
  • Per-block difficulty adjustments (starting at block 46750)
  • Updated OpenSSL
  • wankcoin.conf included in Windows installer for new installations (will not overwrite existing conf files)

Config

Here is an example configuration file you can download for your client. Where to place this file is explained below.
wankcoin.conf (Right-click the link with your mouse and choose Save link as… from the popup menu.)

NOTE: Please read the file and be sure to change the rpcuser and rpcpassword to something you choose. Do not share it!


Setup

To setup your client, follow these instructions.

NOTE: From version 0.8.7 onwards, the Windows installer will put a basic wankcoin.conf file in the configuration directory. When you start the Wankcoin wallet, it should automatically connect to the network and begin syncing. If you are not using the Windows installer, have problems, or wish to solo mine on your own machine, please follow the instructions below for modifying your wankcoin.conf file.

1. Start up wankcoin-qt, wait for it to load, then quit the application.

2. Setup wankcoin.conf (You can download a sample wankcoin.conf file from the link at the top of this page.)

If you plan to solo mine, you will need to edit this file. If not, you can skip to step 3.
Open wankcoin.conf in a text editor and uncomment the rpcuser, rpcpassword, rpcconnect, rpcport, daemon, and server lines. Next, change yourusername to the username you want to use, and yourpassword to the password you want to use. Here’s what the wankcoin.conf file looks like before your changes:

# WANKCOIN configuration file. Lines beginning with # are comments.

listen=1
addnode=node1.wankcoin.com
addnode=node2.wankcoin.com

# If you plan to solo mine with this wallet, 
# uncomment the following lines: 
# rpcuser, rpcpassword, rpcconnect, rpcport, daemon, server
# Don't forget to change rpcuser and rpcpassword to something of your own!

# Change yourusername to something you choose! 
#rpcuser=yourusername

# Change yourpassword to something you choose!
#rpcpassword=yourpassword

#rpcconnect=127.0.0.1
#rpcport=9335
#daemon=1
#server=1

3. Copy the wankcoin.conf file into your settings directory.

For Windows XP:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Wankcoin\

Here is a very general step by step guide for those unfamiliar with Windows XP paths:

  • Click on the Start menu and click on My Computer. This will open up Windows Explorer.
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  • From this folder, double-click on Local Disk (C:) under Hard Disk Drives.
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  • Next, double-click on the Documents and Settings folder.
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  • Then double-click on your username folder.
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  • It should now show your Documents and Settings folder.
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  • Next, open the Tools menu and choose Folder Options.
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  • Click on the View tab and under Advanced settings, make sure that Show hidden files and folders is selected. Then click Apply.
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  • Double-click the Application Data and then double-click the Wankcoin folder.
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  • In the Wankcoin folder, delete the file peers.dat (may just show as peers) by clicking on the file and using the delete key on your keyboard or by right-clicking and choosing Delete from the popup menu.
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  • Copy the wankcoin.conf file that you downloaded into the Wankcoin folder. Make sure you edit the file to include your own username and password.
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For Windows Vista/7/8:

  • C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Wankcoin\

For Linux:

  • /home/username/.wankcoin/

For Mac OS X:

  • /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Wankcoin/

4. Restart wankcoin-qt and it should connect and start to sync data with the network. This could take a few minutes. Your WANKCOIN client setup is now complete.


Miners

For solo mining, we have provided information on a few options below. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the reliability or ease of use of any of the programs listed below. WANKCOIN is based on Bitcoin, so many of the same programs used to mine Bitcoin can be used to mine WANKCOIN. If none of the programs below works as you would like, others can be found with a quick internet search for Bitcoin miners.

Cgminer (Windows)
You can download the latest cgminer here. It is a command line program that can be used if you are running an ASIC miner or have an Nvidia or AMD/ATI GPU.NOTE: There have been some reports of Google Chrome labelling these files as malicious. If you’re uncomfortable with proceeding due to this, you can try one of the other miners below.

To run cgminer, you would use a command similar to the following example:
cgminer.exe -o localhost:9335 -u yourusername -p yourpassword

GUIMiner (Windows, Linux)
An alternative to cgminer is GUIMiner, available here for Windows or here for Linux. It can be used for Nvidia or AMT/ATI GPU mining, as well as CPU mining.
CPUMiner (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Another alternative for CPU mining is cpuminer, available here. It is a command line program. The default download is for OS X, so be sure to download the file appropriate for your operating system (located under the “Files” link).
DiabloMiner (Windows, Linux, Mac)
One last alternative is DiabloMiner, available here (information here). It is a command line program that requires Java 6.0 or higher to run. It can be used for Nvidia or AMD/ATI GPU mining.

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