Make Webserver Case Insensitive
Make apache2 webserver case insensitive with apache2 mod_speling
Some games require FastDL to be case insensitive, apache2 is case sensitive by default. Enabling apache2 mod_speling ignores case sensitivity on a LAMP stack. This guide applies to debian and ubuntu. At the bottom of this page are external guides that include CentOS/Fedora. This workaround will not work on shared webhosting where editing apache2 files is not available.
Enable mod_speling:
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a2enmod speling
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Restart apache:
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service apache2 restart
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Apache needs to be told which directories mod_speling is applied to, open the webserver's .conf file located inside /etc/apache2/sites-available/ and set AllowOverride to All.
Example:
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<Directory /var/www/html/>
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Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
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AllowOverride All
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Require all granted
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</Directory>
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Set apache2 to use the .conf file you just edited:
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a2ensite name_of_.conf_file
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In /var/www/html/ or your webserver directory, create a .htaccess file with this:
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<IfModule mod_speling.c>
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CheckSpelling On
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CheckCaseOnly On
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</IfModule>
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Test the configuration by creating a file, like test.txt, and see if it can be opened in browser by typing TEST.txt, test.TXT, etc. If it works, you are finished.
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