A v10 Discord.JS music bot in 100 lines or less
This section is for running the bot locally on Windows. If you're on Mac it should be similar. I'll assume Linux users can figure it out.
Node.js is what will be used to run the bot. Download Node.js 6.X from the website.
Open the Node.js Setup.
In the options, make sure
npm package manager and
Add to PATH are enabled. After that install Node.js.
Open up a windows powershell and run
npm i -g windows-build-tools. This will take a while as it will download and install both python 2.7 and c++ build tools, so you can run node-gyp builds.
And install it. The website is http://git-scm.com and make sure you choose "for command prompt".
Download FFMPEG from this website. Make sure to find the current Static Build for your OS Architecture (32bit/64bit).
Install & Configure FFMPEG
Extract the files to the root of your harddrive, and rename the folder to
Then add FFMPEG to your Path variable:
windows key + x
- go to system
- on the left Advanced system settings
- Environment Variables
- under System variables find the variable Path hit edit
- Depending on your version of windows you may have a list of entries or a semicolon sperated field of entries.
If Windows 10:
- Hit the new button on the right
If older versions of Windows:
;c:\ffmpeg\binto the end of the field.
Download and Install OhGodMusicBot
Next you'll need to download the bot and configure it. Download the master branch and put the unzipped files in a new folder on your computer. Next rename .json.example to .json and enter the correct information. Note: You will have to remove any and all comments from the .json.example file, as they are not supported in json. They are there to guide you as you decide how you want to configure your bot
For obtaining a Discord Bot token, please see this page.
Before running the bot you need to install the dependencies.
In the folder you put the files in, Shift+Right click and select open command window here.
In the command prompt type
The bot should now be ready!
Open a command prompt like above and type
npm start to start the bot and see if it works.
Shift-RightClick in the folder that you downloaded and select Open command window here. Then type
npm install and hit Enter.
cd to where you cloned the GitHub repo and type
npm install. This will take a while.