Head to the 'downloads'
page on the Official Site
Once there, click on the image labeled 'Maplestory' and download the Nexon Launcher Setup.
After you have downloaded the Nexon Launcher Setup
, navigate to the area you downloaded the setup to and install the Nexon Launcher.
After downloading and setting up the Nexon Launcher
, open the Nexon Launcher (if it is not open yet) and sign in with your Nexon account
. If you do not have a Nexon account, you can create one at the Nexon Site
or choose a different installation option.
After signing in, click on 'All Games' and click on the Maplestory picture. Once clicked, the background will change. After the background has changed, click on 'Game Page' and the program will change once more to a page about Maplestory only. After the page has changed, click download and install the game.
Take note of where you installed the game, as you will need to access this folder later. This is usually the default location it is installed in, but you can choose to install it wherever you would like. Take note that the image below is from version 175, meaning the size of Maplestory could have changed.
Once the game has been downloaded and installed, make your way to the area where you installed Maplestory. Once there, you should find two folders 'appdata' and 'patchdata'. You may have to go through more or less folders depending on where you installed the game.
Open up 'appdata' and you should find a folder full of .wz and a BlackCipher folder. Please note that the image below is from version 175, so files may or may not have been changed, edited or added, but it gives you a general idea of what you get.
After you have found and opened the folder, navigate back to the Official Site
and head to the downloads page.
This time, click on the "Elluel Client" button and download the Aries Client. You will be directed to a Mega page. The file name should be called 'Aries', and in order to download it, you need to click on 'download through browser'. You may choose to install this file wherever you choose.
After downloading the client, navigate to the area where you downloaded it and extract the Aries client from the .rar file. It is recommended to use winRAR
After you have extracted the client, move it into the folder where you downloaded Maplestory.
Once the client is within the Maplestory folder, right click the Aries client and 'run as administrator'.
You should then see two images appear, but note they make take a bit to load. If you want to make sure the game has opened, you can open your task manager and look for 'maplestory.exe'. If it is there, that means it is running, but it may be very slow, if not try running the game again and double check that you meet all the requirements stated above or check out the troubleshooting section.
The first you should see is a splash image with AriesMS on it in the middle of your screen.
Then shortly after, another image should appear in the bottom right corner of your screen. It should say 'Nexon Game Security'.
After that the game should open and you should be met with an opening video sequence. You can skip this video by pressing 'esc' on your keyboard or double 'left click' on the screen. After that you should be met with the login screen and you can start playing!
If the game did not open or is not working, check out the 'Requirements' spoiler tab above. If you have met the requirements, then check out the 'Troubleshooting' section.