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EverQuest II

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A Free-To-Play version of EverQuest II. It uses the same game and graphics engine, but a different patcher and server list.

Application Details:

Version: 06.5 - Extended
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.27

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Test Results

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What works

Game Client -Environmental Sounds. -Music -Most graphics (balanced and below tested) -General Game functions (npc interaction, moving, etc.)

What does not

Patcher -Doesn't work at all. Game Client -Minor graphical glitches like white spaces on the screen. -Voice Chat (didn't even pickup my headset and game slows to a crawl when you access voice chat options)


What was not tested

Raids Instances Quality settings above balanced (barely run under windows)

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Additional Comments

You have to add "r_font_ft 0" to the eq2_default.ini to get the client to work. And execute EverQuest2.exe instead of LaunchPad.exe because the LaunchPad doesn't work at all. Also copy files from a windows install. I normally just copy files for windows installs also patching takes a long time.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 01 20111.3.27Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 06 20111.3.25Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 23 20101.3.2No, but has workaround Yes SilverChristopher J. D. Schaefer 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Oct 21 20101.3.1No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 24 20101.3.1No Not installable GarbageAustin English 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24128 Everquest 2 trial installer: missing text without ie6 NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

EQ2 is rated "garbage" with Wine versions above 1.1.18 and below 1.2-rc7. Please install Wine 1.2-rc7 or higher, as 1.1.18 will necessitate some irritating registry changes, documented below.

When EQ2 starts for the first time, it will try to run in full-screen mode  This is not supported in Wine, but you can easily switch to windowed mode by alt-tabbing to another window. If you have a dual monitor setup, your fonts will then be twice as wide as they should be; restarting the game fixes this.This isn't true for all users, but it may affect you.

Please ensure your system (and especially your graphics card) meets the minumum requirements set by Sony Online Entertainment for running this game.

To run launchpad 3, you need to install ie8 with winetricks.

Suggested registry settings for Wine 1.1.18 (you do not need these for 1.2-rc7 and up):

  Software -
    Wine -
      Direct3D - (you'll have to create this folder)
        DirectDrawRenderer -> opengl
        OffScreenRenderingMode -> fbo (with newer video cards)
        PixelShaderMode -> enabled
        RenderTargetLockMode -> texdraw

Also, for 1.01, you will need to edit eq2.ini to disable some font rendering. Put the following line in eq2.ini:

r_font_ft 0 (Not needed unless you are using wine 1.01 or lower)

For wine 1.1.18 and lower: wine_gecko crashes the patcher screen (no BITS support in wine yet. See bug 6253) so if you want to run patcher, rename the HKCU/wine/MSHTML. That should disable Gecko. Or, you can simply not install wine_gecko in the first place. With 1.27-rc7 some functionailty of gecko with the launcher may or may not work, but it wont crash the game.
Versions of EverQuest II

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.


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