Before you begin installing Ashita v2, you should first make sure that you have met the current system requirements.
To begin, you can download the main Ashita v2 executable from the following link:
Ashita v2 does not have a typical installer. Instead, the file downloaded above is the launcher and updater. It will download all the appropriate files needed for Ashita to run properly. Because of this, it is highly encouraged to place this file inside of a new folder somewhere on your system.
Some recommended locations would be:
It is not recommended to place Ashita.exe anywhere other files reside. It is also not recommended to place the Ashita.exe inside of your FFXI install folder or anywhere inside of Program Files or Program Files (x86) on your system. Doing so can cause permission issues which can lead to Ashita not working properly on some machines.
Once you have met the system requirements and are ready to begin, simply launch Ashita v2.
You may need to run Ashita v2 as an administrator in order for it to work properly!
To do that, simply right-click Ashita.exe and choose 'Run As Administrator'.
If all goes well you should now see Ashita downloading the needed files for it to operate.
Once the downloads have completed your Ashita launcher should now look like this:
Next you are ready to start using Ashita. The following screenshots and information will better help you understand the layout of the launcher.
Second Image (Accessed when you either add a new configuration or edit an existing one.)
Third Image (Accessed when you click on the window navigation link under the configuration editor.)
Note: Downloading an addon or plugin DOES NOT automatically make it load when Ashita starts! You must edit your startup scripts in order for that to happen.