Or: please hold my hand, I’m dumb.
I’m interested in messing around with Ares as a coder, so I’m trying to install a copy of it on my computer. I’m cheap, you see. However, like all attempts to save money by doing it myself, I’m now paying in time and annoyance rather than money.
I’m running Windows 10 and following the instructions on the tutorial page. I’ve set up Ubuntu 16.04.6 on VirtualBox (which Windows 10 seems to hate - seriously, it was just one problem after another), and now I’m trying to connect via PuTTy. I’ve created the ports in the VM as instructed, but I can’t connect. PuTTy launches, displays a cursor that I can’t interact with in any way, and after about ten seconds I get a popup saying “Network error: connection timed out.” I don’t get any kind of security key message, as mentioned by the instructions.
I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, and web searches are failing me. Any ideas, please?
P.S. I have very little experience with Real Computer Things (as opposed to weird little platform exclusive scripting languages like MUSHcode), so please take the amount of handholding you think I’ll need and then double it.