How to install TShock Plugins

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Using TShock with Terraria can evolve your gameplay to levels you would never be able to reach with vanilla Terraira. By following this guide you will know everything to do with installing TShock Plugins. It's easy, and it will enrich your gameplay on many levels!


First, you must select your plugin. Go to TShocks Plugin Directory linked here to find a list of all available TShock plugins. For this example, I chose a plugin called TeleportRequest. This plugin allows you to request to teleport to other players locations, permission is required so this would be great for a multiplayer server. If you want to use this as your first plugin, you may download it from this link.

 

The next step, under "Game Services" STOP your server from your GameServerKing's Server Management panel, and then locate "File Manager."

FileManager

Next, you must locate the plugin installation folder on your Terraria installation, for Gameserverkings.com Terraria Tshock servers, it is located at "/ServerPlugins/".

ServerPlugins

This is the file you want to upload your plugin's .dll file. In this instance, my file is "TeleportRequest.dll." In other instances, your file may be in a zipped or compressed folder.  To unzip, depending on your operating system, you may have to download a .zip extractor to access the .dll file. To upload your plugin's file click on the "ServerPlugins" folder to enter it, and then click upload in the top left corner of the file manager. From there, click browse and find the location of your saved .dll file. Mine was inside my "Downloads" folder.

Upload process

 

An alternative to using our management panel is to use FileZilla or another FTP client. We allow our users to have free access to an FTP service. Our guide is located here: How to Use FileZilla with your GameServerKings Server.

Reboot your server and the plugin will now be installed!