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Everquest Al'kabor Server - EQmac for PC
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:24:41 pm »
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 info
http://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)

FAQ

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!
« Last Edit: July 03, 2012, 10:46:52 am by Tudana »
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Re: Everquest Al'kabor Server - EQmac for PC
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 12:36:48 pm »
"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. "

Very true.  BUT... it's pretty fantastic being able to recruit mercenaries.  Make low-pop for your level a non-issue.
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Re: Everquest Al'kabor Server - EQmac for PC
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 12:49:38 pm »
Are you talking about the original EQ or is this about EQ2? I have seriously thought about going back to some EQ2 and giving it a go.

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Re: Everquest Al'kabor Server - EQmac for PC
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 01:25:45 pm »
Sweet!

I was on Al'Kabor. It was my first mmo and still the best server community ever.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 02:21:12 pm »
Thranx - no mercs for the EQ Mac server - its hard to explain, the mac server was an after thought for SOE so become a project for soe devs (hobert) to develop for the gamers that played on Mac OSX computers. Which is why there is instructions on how to get it to play on your PC (windows OS). Not everything that was avail to Live PC servers were avail to the mac server due to implementation and limitation between the types of computer programs running it...something like that....BUT it is still classic eq at it finest, up to POP. just minus some of the niceities we PC live players enjoyed...maps, mercs & some quests don't work as intended.

Duck - see above, this is for the EQ 1 player.

Adomnae - Yes, just last night i ran across 2 "The Horde" playing newblett Gnomes in Akkanan, which is where I started my enchanter and mage gnomes. (Stargon and Stardrift..lv 2)
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 03:08:27 pm »
Point me to where I can join you! ;) I have always wanted to try out EQ, but never got into it. Lead the way to where I can download this "MAC" version or whatnot.

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Re: Everquest Al'kabor Server - EQmac for PC
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 04:22:33 pm »
So do I have to use a MAC computer... It's been a long day, I'm not sure I understand. :torynn:




 

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Re: Everquest Al'kabor Server - EQmac for PC
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 04:26:38 pm »
So do I have to use a MAC computer... It's been a long day, I'm not sure I understand. :torynn:

I'm pretty sure it's compatible with PCs. I just want to be directed to the place to install it. :)

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 04:30:02 pm »
READ THIS THREAD FIRST:
guide for you to play EverQuest Mac's Al`Kabor Server on the PC Client (best thread to help you understand how this works and what to do.
http://www.fohguild.org/forums/2289359-post1182.html

patch log in - go here to get a log in and password off SOE log in. If you have an old acct with them, use that.
https://lp.soe.com/eqmac/live/

Manipulating the code to run on PC (its not a virus) There is a code that makes your anti virus flip out! it is not a harmful core or virus, it is just how the .dll had to be written in order to work.
http://www.fohguild.org/forums/2276524-post1106.html


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Re: Everquest Al'kabor Server - EQmac for PC
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 04:33:34 pm »
So do I have to use a MAC computer... It's been a long day, I'm not sure I understand. :torynn:

I'm pretty sure it's compatible with PCs. I just want to be directed to the place to install it. :)

I used a fresh copy of Everquest Titanium, then patched with the https://lp.soe.com/eqmac/live/ make sure you read the thread I posted.

It all seems complicated, but its really not. if i can do it, anyone can :)
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Re: Everquest Al'kabor Server - EQmac for PC
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 04:33:53 pm »
READ THIS THREAD FIRST:
guide for you to play EverQuest Mac's Al`Kabor Server on the PC Client (best thread to help you understand how this works and what to do.
http://www.fohguild.org/forums/2289359-post1182.html

patch log in - go here to get a log in and password off SOE log in. If you have an old acct with them, use that.
https://lp.soe.com/eqmac/live/

Manipulating the code to run on PC (its not a virus) There is a code that makes your anti virus flip out! it is not a harmful core or virus, it is just how the .dll had to be written in order to work.
http://www.fohguild.org/forums/2276524-post1106.html

I will check it out later tonight and let you know when I've made my Erudite Magician. :) Lol...

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 04:59:29 pm »
Ok, i`ll be on either stargon or stardrift in the gnome area, steamfont.

Its easy to get around with using the POK portals, so we can meet up at a fairly early lv....which is a good thing.
I died so much last night and only got to lv 2...lol
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 05:05:47 pm »
Ok, i`ll be on either stargon or stardrift in the gnome area, steamfont.

Its easy to get around with using the POK portals, so we can meet up at a fairly early lv....which is a good thing.
I died so much last night and only got to lv 2...lol

I'm looking forward to this since it seems like this game has such a vast lore and rich role-playing atmosphere as compared to many MMORPGs..

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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 05:06:43 pm »
MUST.... RESIST.... URGE.... TO.... GET.... SUCKED.... BACK.... IN.

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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 06:07:45 pm »
Oh, and still best mmo ever IMO, but not user friendly (big learning curve) and extremely punishing when you die, which can be considered a good thing to some.  I just don't have the time to do this game, it takes forever to do anything, again, could be considered a plus.

I remember playing with Thranx and his huge 3 ring binder full of printed maps for each zone.  Also whole weekends disappearing into blissful gaming...
Ahh the single life, how I miss you sometimes.

I recommend this game to anyone with lots of free time, and wants a challenge, who doesn't mind outdated graphics.  Oh and, "Train to zone!!!"

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