First thing, running local shard does not give any access to ingame content for you. While code is public, content is not.
Yeah, that wiki seems to be old (still has libwww has not been used for ages now).
Try this https://github.com/nimetu/docky
docky is my example shard with "batteries included", ie you should be able to connect to it with live client.
Awesome, that worked perfectly!
I got it up and running tonight on my local machine. Thank you very much!
I see what you mean about the in-game content. The missions and dialogue are missing, but that doesn't bother me too much. We'll just be doing some roleplaying.