This guide will take you through the steps necessary to play on an EQEmulator Server.
Please note: As of this time you MUST have one of the follow versions of Everquest
Everquest: Titanium Edition (Retail from the CDs)
Everquest: Secrets of Faydwer (Retail from the CDs/DVDs)
Everquest: Seeds of Destruction (No longer available by legal means)
Everquest: Underfoot (No longer available by legal means)
Everquest: Rain of Fear (Download-Only from Steam - DOWNLOAD HERE∞)
As of Feb 12th 2013, the RoF F2P client from Steam has been patched to a new version that is not yet supported by EQEmu
See the ClientFeatures
page to view some of the differences between the clients. Also see the ClientVersions
page for details on determining if the client you have is compatible with EQEmu or not.
Note: If using the Undefoot client, some files may need to be copied from another EQ install as mentioned in the UFMissingFilesList and discussed HERE∞.
Note: Do not download the Rain of Fear client from anyplace other than Steam, or you may get an incompatible version of the client!
Note: The Rain of Fear client is still being finalized for EQEmu, and most servers won't start supporting it until it is completed. It has been added to this page now, since work is almost complete.
Note: If using the Rain of Fear client, some files may need to be copied from another EQ install as mentioned in the RoFMissingFilesList page.
Step 1 - Installing
Install Titanium or Secrets of Faydwer from the disks or Seeds of Destruction/Underfoot from the Steam download. Do NOT patch to live. Do not patch at all.
Some users with AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processors have reported a speed issue with the client. For more information on dealing with
this problem please visit this site: Link∞
If you still have Dual Core CPU issues or other issues with starting Everquest, see the EQEmuFAQ
. Note that the SoD
and later clients do not have Multi-CPU issues like previous clients.
It is HIGHLY recommended that you make a backup copy of your SoD
/UF download folder before taking any further actions in the case that your download gets corrupted or patched by mistake.
To make a backup, simply copy the install everquest folder to some other place on your hard drive. Naming it something like C:\Everquest_SoD or C:\Everquest_UF would make it easy to identify.
Note: If using the Seeds of Destruction or Underfoot client from Steam, it will get installed into one of the following folders:
On 32bit Windows:
Or for 64bit Vista/7:
Step 2 - Forum Account
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\everQuest
If you have not already done so, you will need to register an account with the EQEmulator Forums∞
. Click the "Register" link at the top left of the page. Follow the prompts that are displayed and enter the required information: username, password, email address, etc. Make sure you use a valid email address as your new account needs to be verified. Check your email and validate your account. If you do not receive a validation code, please PM an Administrator in the IRC channel.
Step 3 - Login Server Account
You will now need to create a Login Server account that you will use log into the EQEmulator Loginserver. Please go to the Login Server page (located under Miscellaneous in your UserCP∞
). Select "Create a LS Account∞
." Fill out the fields and proceed. Please note that your EQEmulator Forum account and EQEmulator Login Server account are totally seperate; you should use a different username/password combination for each.
Your Login Server Account passwords are NOT RECOVERABLE in any way. Do not lose your lose or forget your information.
Step 4 - EQHost File
In order for your client to connect to the EQEmulator Login Server (and not SOE's EQLive Login Server), you will need to change your eqhost.txt
file to point at the correct location. Go into your EverQuest
directory and locate the eqhost.txt
file. Replace the contents of the file with the following (Remove any trailing spaces):
Titanium or Secrets of Faydwer:
Seeds of Destruction/Underfoot/Rain Of Fear:
Step 5 - Creating Shortcut
Now, you will need to create a shortcut to launch EverQuest
and bypass the EQLive patcher (if this step is not taken, you will launch the patcher and overwrite the EQHost.txt file that you just modified, making you connect to the global EQLive Login Server). To do this, go into your EverQuest
directory. Locate the EQGAME.EXE
file. Right-click on the file and select "Create Shortcut." You can rename this shortcut and drag it anywhere you'd like (most people like to put it on their desktop). Now, right-click that shortcut and select Properties
. In the target box, you will see the path to the eqgame.exe file. We need to edit this so that it will pass an argument to that executable when the shortcut is launched. At the end of the text box (after any parentheses
), add "patchme"
(no quotes). Your target box should look similar to this:
"C:\Program Files\Everquest\eqgame.exe" patchme
Or if you do not have spaces in the path, it will look like this without quotes:
Step 6 - Playing
That's it! You're ready to play now. Double-click that shortcut you just created, and login using the Login Server Account that you created in Step 3. If you have any problems, please check the Troubleshooting FAQ below or read the EQEmuFAQ
. If you can't find the solution to your problem, you can ask for help on the EQEmulator IRC Support Channel.
If you need to buy Everquest
If you are looking to buy Everquest, you can find the Everquest Titanium edition in your favorite game store, which is only about $20, and contains ten expansions!
This is, indeed, a good deal if you are new to Everquest! This is a good deal for all those that are new and old to EQ, considering you save a lot of money if you buy it this way. Since Titanium is fairly hard to find these days, the better alternative now is probably to purchase Everquest: Secrets of Faydwer instead. You must purchase the retail box, NOT the digital download. Only the retail box install from the DVDs will work. SoF
can be purchased from www.newegg.com for $4.99 with free shipping currently, so that is a hard bargain to pass up.
* Can I use the anniversary edition or other expansions?
- NO. As the it says above, you can only use Titanium or Secrets of Faydwer at this time. Other versions like platinum, anniversary, and trilogy WILL NOT WORK. Anniversary will allow you to login, but you will not be able to target anything or do anything but walk around.
* Can I use third party software like MacroQuest
- NO. The network access key for EMU is much older than the keys that MacroQuest
and Magelo uses. Stick with the basics and you should be fine.
* Can I use custom UIs?
- YES! Most custom UIs work with EMU, there may be a few flaws, where as live uses corrupt resist and the rest timer where EMU doesn't, which would show "unknown" in your skin where it doesn't exist yet in EMU.
* Is EMU free?
- 100% free to play, however you have to acquire EverQuest
Titanium or Secrets of Faydwer by yourself. We cannot tell you how to acquire it, but if you have it, you can get on the EMU server after following the above said steps.
* Can I download EverQuest
Titanium or Secrets of Faydwer?
- No, only the retail installations of either of the supported versions will work. Illegal downloads of them are not supported by the team here and are a bannable offense if discussed on the forums.
* Is there a list of servers I can see and if they are legit, semi-legit, or non-legit and other stuff?
- Yes see this page