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Soloable Everquest Machine

I don't code professionally anymore, I decided to repurpose my lovely x220 as an all in one Everquest machine.

Requirements

  • Offline friendly

    • I want to be able to take this computer to a cabin in the woods and play EQ instead of walking around and doing healthier things.

  • Soloable

    • Everquest is known for being solo unfriendly and have tons of content locked behind group requirements. I must fix that.

  • Old-school feel

    • Avoid the current state of the game. It's plagued with micro-transactions and Pay to Win mechanics.

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Caveats

  • My Windows 7 is 64-bit, and the client is 32-bit. I've had a lot of DLL version issues and fixed them all by installing the 64-bit ones first and then the 32-bit ones.

  • I decided against update the spells file in my client as explained here. Doing it made me not having particle effects for spells.

  • Even with the server modified to be Soloable, I'm using EQEmu's bot capabilities to group with a Cleric for anything that's too hard for my Necro. This helps compensate the lack of in game economy. 

  • I love the Thinkpad trackpoint dearly, but I can’t play a 3D game like EQ using it even if my life depends on it. I pack a cheap bluetooth mouse with the machine to solve this issue.

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