Category: Main Games Online (MMORPG) Games EverQuest EverQuest (Live)


EverQuest Classic and All Expansions

Everquest, next to Ultima Online, is one of the original MMORPG's that gave inspiration to games like Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Fight powerful dragons, strange creatures and even the Gods themselves in one of the games that started the MMORPG craze! Originally developed by Verant, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has since taken over the project. Everquest is one of, if not THE, longest running MMO to date since it first opened its doors in 1999.

Currently, Everquest has 20 expansions (in order of release): Ruins of Kunark, Scars of Velious, Shadows of Luclin, Planes of Power, Legacy of Ykesha, Lost Dungeons of Norrath, Gates of Discord, Omens of War, Dragons of Norrath, Depths of Darkhollow, Prophecy of Ro, The Serpent's Spine, The Buried Sea, Secrets of Faydwer, Seeds of Destruction, Underfoot, House of Thule, Veil of Alaris, Rain of Fear and Call of the Forsaken.

Application Details:

Version: EverQuest (Live)
License: Retail
Votes: 18
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.5

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What works

Everything So Far, See Below:

Solo Content:

  • Simple Tasks
  • Pet Features
  • Bazaar/Barter
  • Custom UI With Alpha Channels
  • UI Pop up Labels (e.g. Hover Over Spell Gems)
  • Mercs
  • Fellowship porting

Group Content:

  • Full Groups
  • Multi User Tasks/Quests
  • Instances (Seem to get a crash about every few hours when zoning)

Raid Content:

  • Older Raids
  • DZ and Instances
  • Full 54 Person raids (Lags more than native, to be expected) 

What does not

Installed using Launchpad3 No issues.

Installed CoreFonts and Dx9 Full Release (May not need full release) 

Had to perform the DX9 Hack to resolve the Model issues. (See FAQ at the bottom)

Ran in Windowed mode and Full Screen, but in windowed mode, the mouse will scroll outside the window easily.


What was not tested

  • Shrouding
  • Monster Missions
  • Tons more as this game is just massive.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Mac OSX 10.9.2 (Hackintosh) i7 980x 16GB Ram nVidia GTX 760 Wine Version 1.7.18 Wineskin 2.6.0

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 23 20205.5Yes Yes NoBronzeMark H 
ShowFedora 25 x86_64Aug 10 20172.12-stagingYes Yes PlatinumAndrew Schott 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20172.12No, but has workaround Yes GoldTom 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 06 20172.1Yes Yes Platinumsteve 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 16 20161.9.1No, but has workaround Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32342 Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit' or 'Blink' web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes


Solutions to common issues


EQ is a constantly updating game. The user running the application needs read, write and execute to the entire directory where it is installed. Be careful when copying installations over from Windows. You might need to

chown -R username path_to_EQ_directory
chmod 0755 -R path_to_EQ_directory.


The new patcher system is sensitive to file locations. If you have problems getting the patcher to run:

- move your EQ directory to a backup location
- download the free trial and install it into the default location (C:\Program Files\Sony\EverQuest)
- run the patcher and make sure it works, but don't go through the agonizingly long download
- move your EQ files to C:\Program Files\Sony\EverQuest (probably /home/user/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Sony/EverQuest)
- whenever you run EQ, you must "cd path_to_EQ" and then "wine EverQuest.exe"

You can skip the patcher by running "wine eqgame.exe patchme" but this will crash if there has been an update to critical EQ files.

Another way around the patch issue is to mount your Linux drive under a Windows machine and run the patcher from there. I did this over a network with samba.

In Game Options

You must change some options in eqclient.ini in order to run the game properly. If a setting is missing, like TextureCache, just enter it into the appropriate section. If you use the default file, VertexShaders are already TRUE, but so is TextureCache which needs to be FALSE.

- You can log into any zone you have previously zoned into and also any small zone like the guild lobby. If you log into one that you have never been in before, you get fixme:d3d:IWineD3DDeviceImpl_CreateVertexBuffer Out of memory! (TextureCache)

- If your first toon on char select is a Drakkin, the animation is broken except for the primary and secondary weapons/shield move. If you select any other character at char select, the game crashes. (TextureCache)

- Game crashes at char select. (VertexShaders)



Broken Animation

by Joni Larsen-Haikarainen

Problem with the character models not animating correctly. They will animate choppy a few frames and then just freeze up totally.
It has to do with the multicore nature of the AMD64. I remembered having this problem with an old native Linux game (UT) because of this as well and the solution there was to force the game to just run on the first core, so i tested it with EQ as well and it works perfectly!

To run EQ directly without the patcher on just the first core, open a terminal and cd to the install directory of EQ and type the following:

taskset -c 0 wine eqgame.exe patchme

If your running the game through the patcher is:

taskset -c 0 wine EverQuest.exe

Its the "taskset -c 0" prefix that binds the process to the first CPU/Core.

Wine Version Updates

If you update your wine version, it may be necessary to delete ~/.wine and then run winecfg to regenerate the directory. Make sure you move "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Sony" to a backup location and then move it back so you don't have to download everything again.

Mouse Cursor Stuck

This happens only at server select. You may need to switch to windowed mode to choose a server for the first time or to change servers from the last one you picked. If you're using the same server, you can just use the tab and enter keys on the keyboard to get around. When you get to character select, this problem goes away.

Account Pages and User Agreement not shown

HTML rendering does not work correctly. Occasionally, I will see the user agreement show up and the news, but it is rare. You will have to set up a new account with a Windows box most likely and then sign into it with wine. It does not have much effect in game.

Running 2 Instances of EQ

by Joni Larsen-Haikarainen

This is for 2 or more instances of EQ on the same machine with different ini files. If you just use the same ini file, it is not necessary to do this.
If you use diffrent WINEPREFIX for the diffrent installs it should work fine.
cp -R ~/.wine ~/.wine.eq-box2
cp -R ~/.wine ~/.wine.eq-box3
cp -R ~/.wine ~/.wine.eq-box4
and so on.
and then use: WINEPREFIX="~/.wine.eq-box#" wine eqgame.exe patchme
for example
note though you will need to patch each one separatly.

An even easier method would be to buy CrossOver Games 7 (and thus supporting WINE economically) that has a graphical front-end to do this easy called bottles.

Extremely Poor Frame Rate or Driver Warning

I always get the following message on the way to the Character selection window:
You have a Direct3D HAL video card (version 175.65...)... should download driver 8185...
There's a link that sends me to NVidia website (I have a NVidia FX5200 video card) but the so said driver is impossible to find...
When I try to play, ignoring the driver update, I get the problem of half of the textures are not showing at the selection window and in the game.I only see some kind of grey frame or building.

You must use proprietary drivers for wine 3D games to work. For Nvidia users, try in one of your Linux browsers (like Firefox, not running through wine) and follow the install instructions on the driver download page. If you need help, see

ATI cards
CONFIRMED: ATI cards do not work well with the modified dll. We've had a few people report issues with character faces being drawn improperly with the eyes and ears off-center or duplicated. Small graphics glitches. The people who have reported it are using ATI cards. It only happens with these cards.
HOWTO run EQ with wine

AUTHOR: Julio Fernandez

After speaking with wine devs, it seems it's not feasible/could make some other applications to stop to work, if we 'hack' wine to return 4 instead 0.

For those not willing/able to build wine from source (quite uncomfortable too, considering wine release cycle), theres another way to apply the workaround, without having to touch wine at all: File d3dx9_30.dll is part of DirectX dll's, typically you have already put a copy of it in your Linux EQ game directory, if not make a copy from your windows install partition (usually found at /system32 folder with all other DX files) on your Linux game directory and modify the copy.

To patch the file you can use any binary editor (ghex as example -be careful, the program itself is called ghex2 instead-)

patch the file d3dx9_30.dll at offsets:

4c6f9, where there is a '83' replace it for '6a'
4c6fa, where there is a 'fe' replace it for '04'
4c6fb, where there is a '02' replace it for '5e'

save it and it's done.

As a reference the offset list from 4c6f0 before the change should read:
00 00 00 f6 45 f8 50 74 0f 83 fe 02 73 56 b8 57

And the offset list from 4c6f0 after the change should read:
00 00 00 f6 45 f8 50 74 0f 6a 04 5e 73 56 b8 57

Changing d3dx9_30.dll linux EQ local copy won't affect any other application and keeps you from 'patching' wine sorce after each release you want to upgrade to.

You can get a modified version of the dll and Angeliqe's working ini file at  Just click on the EQ button on the left. If you use the ini file, make sure to modify the resolution settings to match your X setup. 

** NOTE** Make sure you put d3dx9_30.dll wherever you have Everquest.exe located. Usually in $WINPREFIX/drive_c/windows/Program Files/Sony/EverQuest

WARNING! Only, use this if the first method does NOT work for you. If you are running an older version of EQ with a non-official server that does not use the exact dll above, then you will have to use this method.

Add this line:
In file:
(your wine source directory)/dlls/d3d9/directx.c
At function:
IDirect3DDevice9Impl_GetDeviceCaps(LPDIRECT3DDEVICE9 iface, D3DCAPS9* pCaps)
Before returning (return hrc;), line 176 (as of 0.9.55)
Build wine as usual and happy Everquestin


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