Okay, I've been trying to figure this out for a couple of days on my own, but I really don't have a clue where I went wrong. I followed the guide listed here. I had no problems anywhere throughout the process. I pulled the source with GitExtensions. I ran CMake, and since I'm using MySQL 5.5 I did not include WITH_MYSQL_SOURCES, and I did pick the proper path to my git.exe at the bottom. I then generated, and ensured that I chose the right version of Visual Studio. I compiled the source with VS with no problems. I copied the proper files from MySQL and OpenSSL into the build/bin/release folder. I used TortoiseHG to clone the repository, installed MySQL Server as per the specifications listed. I then set up the databases as described, extracted DBC, maps, and vmaps and moved the maps, DBC, vmaps, and buildings folders to build/bin/release. I renamed worldserver.conf.dist to worldserver.conf, and authserver.conf.dist to authserver.conf. I changed the lines required to my logon and password I use to access my databases. Since I'm only connecting locally, I left the realmlist table's address set to 127.0.0.1. According to this guide, everything is set up properly, but when I try to run authserver.exe or worldserver.exe the command prompt pops up completely empty and a window tells me "The application was unable to start correctly (0x000007b). Click OK to close the application." I'm using Windows 7 64bit, and the 64bit versions of all software required in this process. If someone could help me to troubleshoot what's going wrong, I would be very grateful. Also, if this helps, I am able to log into my database server, and auth, world, and characters are all there. Thanks!