Albian Warp is a community replacement for the long-defunct Docking Station multiplayer server. There is no real feasible way to reverse engineer the original server protocol as there are no packet dumps anywhere, so ham5ter came up with a workaround.

The client and the server use a very simple TCP-based cleartext protocol for communication.


The server is a multi-threaded chat and messaging system that uses a MySQL database as the back-end for storing player and creature information, as well as in-game messages.


The current client uses ham5ter’s Component to communicate with the game engine, like his CAOS Console.