The game requires you to run the newest version of the game, so nobody uses an older version. Because of this, the only "versions" we maintain are the full install client and the streaming install client. Please place all test results in the proper one.
EverQuest II Extended has been merged with the Live game. The Steam version is a wrapper around the Full Install Client and still uses Launchpad.
Submitting Test Data
EverQuest II appears to run slower on Wine/Linux than it does on Windows. When submitting test data, please include your average fps in a frequently used zone (I use my Guild Hall because I'm there quite often and there are a lot of animated items in the main room). Also be sure to include your graphics card and driver version.
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Get a font error after launch
by Metalfyre on Thursday May 23rd 2013, 7:30
Hi, I get this error (see screenshot) Failed to init Arial.
I'm on gentoo, running kernel 3.6.8, Mesa 9.01 with Intel i965 Classic Driver, Hardware accel is working. I originally thought it might be a shader issue (I had something similar with Portal 2) so I loaded up driconf and forced the settings to Enable S3TC texture compression. Which took it from a black screen to looking like that.
Which I suppose is progress, in an odd way...
Anyways, I was hoping to get some help if posible :)
I've cleaned out the entire wine prefix, reinstalled with just corefonts for Launcher, got the same thing, and just recently i threw in d3dx9_36 for good measure.
launchpad/eq2.exe crashing on launch
by Jacob Ringley on Friday September 7th 2012, 23:03
Been trying without success to get eq2 working under WINE so I can stop using my craptastic laptop...finally got a latest version of WINE installed (1.5.12) and now I've got an error I can come here with besides IT ISN'T WORKING!!!, namely
Unhandled exception: page fault on write access to 0x00501000 in 32-bit code (0x0048c5aa).
Which I haven't been able to find any reference to other than a cryptic 'you need to set up a 32bit version of WINE' which I (think I) already have, so yeah.
I threw the rest of the error up on pastebin in case it's relevant
various problems that i didn't bother asking sooner
by Joël on Thursday July 19th 2012, 10:07
But now it is starting to get on my nerves.
So i'm using opensuse 12.1 (x86_64) with gnome 3.2.1 in fallback mode + compiz (if this info is of any help).
Also i try to always use the latest version of wine (as of today 1.5.9).
i use the latest proprietary drivers for my GeForce 8600 GT (the nouveau driver has only pathetic performance).
i cannot switch the game display mode "from windowed to full screen" or "from full screen to windowed" using game buttons.
it seems to do some garbage and then any click on the game window (anywhere on that window) will do the same garbage and the window won't update its content anymore.
The only work around i found was to manually edit the file /EverQuest II/eq2_default.ini
(line "cl_fullscreen" set to 1)
But the worst part is lauchpad, and it's making me nervous because i feel it's improving but not as fast as i'd like (i still have to use a windows computer to make it work).
Well actually it worked just fine with wine 1.5.7 with winetricks corefonts directx9 (not sure what directx, it was the one putting most dlls into native mode)
With wine 1.5.8 i couldn't make it work and it creates a bunch of files in the game directory with ":crc" appended at the end of the filenames (those files all are approx 20 k in size).
With wine 1.5.9 it works but still writes the bunch of crc files.
i checked on a windows computer, where it doesn't create such files.
i also tried copying the game directory from linux to windows (including the crc files) and then windows fails running the game or even launchpad
So my guess is those files shouldn't exist in the first place...
To people for who LP4 crashes.
by Joni Larsen-Haikarainen on Thursday March 22nd 2012, 14:20
Im running Linux Mint 12 with Wine 1.4
and the Launchpad 4 works fine for me, it dose not crash.
I tryed to run my same installation of EQ2 with wine 1.4 on other distros like Gentoo (with Genkernel 3.3.0) and Kubuntu 12.04 Beta1
and then I got the crash of Launchpad 4 that people describe.
On Both Gentoo and Kubuntu (obviously) I ran KDE4.
So the crashing of launchpad 4 dose not seam to be all Wine.
So we might bennefit from trying to figure out what it actually is.
So could people that it works for (like me)
and people that it dosent work for write your specs.
Linux Mint 12, Wine-1.4 from Ubuntu Wine PPA.
Desktop: Cinnamon 1.4 (previous version of Cinnamon and Mint modded Gnome 3 also worked)
Dose NOT work:
Gentoo Genkernel 3.3.0, Wine-1.4 and 1.5.
Desktop: KDE 4
EQ2 on Wine 1.3.37
by szilagyic on Wednesday February 8th 2012, 21:44
I've been trying to get EQ2 (Streaming Client version) running on Wine 1.3.37 (Fedora 16). I've followed suggestions in previous posts and have tried everything I've come across. The installer runs and installs, then when the installer tries to launch the game the SOE splash screen comes up and disappears (LaunchPad.exe crashes) with the error:
I've tried downgrading to Wine 1.3.29 and up to 1.4.rc2, as well as running in Win XP, 2008 and Win 7 modes in Wine. Each one crashes. I re-created a fresh .wine folder, no winetricks, and have it set to run in a 1024x768 window as mentioned here, but am getting the same result with LaunchPad.exe crashing. The only thing I haven't done is try downloading the entire thing (12 GB) and running the full version.
If anybody can help I would be most grateful.. thank you !