I can’t get over Everquest...There! I said it.
After 13 years, I am still thinking this is the best community, game world and content to ever come along. I have yet to find a MMO to hold my interest and give me as many memories and fun times. Stemming all the way back to live up until the current emulators I have played on. It remains the same game and the time I have spent in them are guaranteed to give me enjoyment.
EQMac is my new server, I just started a Enchanter/Mage duo, if any other EQ`ers out there want to start up, here are some information links and postings I found helpful to get me started.
The expansions for this server stop at POP. So all the best EQ raiding is avail from classic to Pop, which IMHO is the best of the best of EQ dragons, kings, bosses, villains, mobs and quests.
I wanted to share this with TG other gamers in case someone else is looking for a good filler game…that’s free. I plan on playing GW2 and EQMac between both games I should have a great mix of old and new MMo to keep me happy…I`m so tired of playing the New Release hype game with any new MMO coming out….I`m done!
-------------------------- Here are a few things to know about the EQMac version ---------------------------------
EQMac It's here to stay, for the foreseeable future (years). They are keeping the server up and free to play and yet the server will also still have a little bit of actual CS from Hobbart (win). Plus there are player GM's that have been around for years; apparently they don't really do events much anymore (used to do one every 2 weeks or so back in 2009), but they are still around for various things. What will be shutdown is the Windows patcher - so you'll likely only be able to play from Mac very soon (this was posted as of last Feb '12, patcher still up)
Server resets every other week at 3AM PST on Wednesday Morning, so make sure to log 5 minutes before or risk dieing, there is no warning for this to happen.
There are a ridiculous amount of bugs that you wont know about...
The petition system in game does not work, you must use the website, a GM comes to the server approximately once a month.
Do not play with sound on, it will crash you to desktop alot. Turn off master sound at the start of the game, unless you wanna sit in rivervale/misty thicket for nostalgia...
Must be lvl 43+ to group with a 65 and get xp
46 for PoT PoJ PoN PoI and PoD
55 for PoV Pos PoTorment and CoD
60 for Tactics
62 for BoT and HoH
rest is flag only
old planes are 46
PoM entrance is at ass end of NTOV
General leveling path for folks
Starting Areas till 10
Kurns at 10 till mid teens
PC till mid 20's
HK till 30
CC till 35
Echo till 46
The average AK population is much older , 30's etc, so the juvenile wowtard is frowned upon.
DC Destiny and Temerity are in VT
Temerity has been there for years, others just got in recently.
All guilds are in agreement to not wake sleeper to make sure ST stays with old loot tables etc
General Channels are not autojoin, so you have to manually join the channels you want: for example: autojoin General, Beastlord, Planes
To afk train spells: go to pok, target a guard, keep hotkey pushed down, it will autocast, come back with maxed skill, enjoy
To afk train weapon/melee skills: find a friend with pet hold skill, duel and faceroll on pet while pet holds.
;tell lewt itemname
returns an itemlink for you to check out, if the item exists on the server, it will return, if its not on the server, it wont return.Originally Posted by Utdaan on making plats
The BB Aqua Gobs were nerfed on Al'Kabor back in late 2003/early 2004. Until then, it was camped 24/7 with a waiting list a mile long LOL! Was the center for good drama.
Best places to make plat these days are Hill Giants in Rathe Mtns, the 3 Ice Giants outside Permafrost, and of course by farming mats for high level tradeskillers (check eqmac.com Marketplace forum or even put in an ad offering services). Once in the higher levels, guards in Santus Seru can drop several plat. My ranger goes up on the 2nd level wall with new apps to Temerity to headshot farm the VT shard and I can pick up several hundred plat pretty quick. But, your biggest $$ is in tradeskill mat farming or making subcombines like Celestial Essence (use a Mortar & Pestle on Al'Kabor, not a Mixing Bowl).
---------------------------------------------------------- good links -------------------------------------------------
Al’kabor spell list http://lucy.alkabor.com/
FOH thread with a lot of infohttp://www.fohguild.org/forums/mmorpg-general-discussion/38234-eqmac-now-free-play.html
ZEM listing (Zone exp modifier)http://www.fohguild.org/forums/1363136-post380.html
patch log in https://lp.soe.com/eqmac/live/
Manipulating the code to run on PC (its not a virus)http://www.fohguild.org/forums/2276524-post1106.html
guide for you to play EverQuest Mac's Al`Kabor Server on the PC Client http://www.fohguild.org/forums/2289359-post1182.html
To understand what EQMac server is, and bugs related here is a EQMacwiki. Lots of fun reading.http://www.eqmacwiki.com/w/Bugs
The info to change your resource http://www.project1999.org/forums/showpost.php?p=556212&postcount=24
------------------------------- instructions for PC ---------------------------------
This is a guide for you to play EverQuest Mac's Al`Kabor Server on the PC Client. It utilizes a very old Planes of Power client that still contains the original, classic UI, as well as the Velious UI. In addition, it features the classic character select and creation screens. However, to fully function correctly, you must completely follow the steps ahead under "How to Install," including enabling the Luclin UI and disabling the Classic/Velious UI.
How to install
1. Install EverQuest Titanium edition and move the folder to C:\
2. Rename the EQ Titanium folder to "EQMac"
3. Download the new Intel EQMac Client located here: Launchpad 4
4. When the new EQMac client is fully patched, find the folder (default location is C:\Users\Public\Sony Online Entertainment\EverQuest Mac or C:\Users\Default\AppData\Sony Online Entertainment\EverQuest Mac)
5. Go into the folder "EverQuest Mac" > "Contents" > "Resources"
6. In "Resources" folder, Select All > Copy > Paste to your C:\EQMac folder. Overwrite all.
7. Extract the zip file located here: Images Host | File Host - FileB.ag - Download EQMac Windows Secrets Edition zip
to C:\EQMac. Overwrite all.
8. In C:\EQMac, right click eqw.exe > Properties > Compatibility Settings > Check Run as Administrator > OK.
9. Run eqw.exe
10. If you cannot get it to work (experience weird error), rerun eqw.exe and check "Fix eqclient.ini". This should fix the problem.
11. IMPORTANT: Edit eqclient.ini NewUI=TRUE instead of NewUI=FALSE (This removes the Classic and Velious UI in favor of the Luclin UI, however, the client is much more stable and actually 100% playable as opposed to playing with the older UIs. My suggestion: try the old UIs for a little bit for nostalgia purposes, but inevitably you should switch to Luclin UI for full game functionality! )
11. (Optional): Rename eqtheme.mp3, combattheme1.mp3, combattheme2.mp3, deaththeme.mp3, lavastorm.mp3, guk.mp3, and nektulos.mp3 to have the original classic MIDI versions restored!
12. (Optional): Go to eqclient.ini, and change LOADARMOR17 through LOADARMOR23 from =FALSE to =TRUE. Change LoadVeliousArmorsWithLuclin=FALSE to LoadVeliousArmorsWithLuclin=TRUE (This will allow you to see Velious armor skins)
What is EQMac, and why is it so special?
EQMac's Al`Kabor server is a server trapped in time. It's final patch coincided with an EQPC patch from late 2002. It features the original zones and most of the original models from EverQuest Vanilla through the Planes of Power expansion. Except for a few miscellaneous updates such as changes to encounters in Ragrax, Stronghold of the Twelve's Rathe Council boss encounter, and fixes to Plane of Time, it is exactly how it was back in late 2002.
Is EQMac an emulator?
No, it's a live SOE server. It functions very well, and is more functional than traditional "emulated" classic servers. Additionally, most EverQuest emulators force you to use the Trilogy client or later. This allows you to use the classic client that you grew to love from the early days of the game.
How much does EQMac cost to play?
Nothing! Account activation is free, and the subscription fee has been removed as of February 14th, 2012. I urge you to e-mail SOE and thank them for making such an amazing server!
Is this mod illegal to use on the server?
Hard question to answer -- although it is very unlikely any action will be taken towards your account. Dozens of people have been using this patch on the server so far with no issues, myself included. I've talked in game face to face with EQMac's only Coder using the client, and didn't get banned. So you should be fine.
Is there any known bugs with this PC EQMac client?
Yes, but only if you opt to use the Classic and Velious UIs over the Luclin UI. The ones I've found are as follows:
-Cannot buy or sell using Bazaar zone traders.
-Cannot link items or see item links.
-Cannot talk in raid chat or see the raid window (can still receive raid experience and see others talk in raid)
-Cannot use 1600x1200 resolution in the Velious UI (reverts to 640x480)
-Music will often continue looping even if you have left the area it's from (main/character load theme most common)
-Some items are invisible on corpses and in your inventory. (Uncommon, only noticed a random PoP quest item doing this so far.)
That's it for now. See you on Al`Kabor!