Project 1999 Guidebook
Welcome to Project 1999!
Project 1999 is a free to play, emulated classic Everquest server. We provide a nostalgic experience for those wishing to relive the old days of Everquest as it was between 1999 and 2001.
Table of Contents
1) Server Information
Project 1999: The Ruins of Kunark
This is our primary server, inheriting all base nicknames such as 'p99', 'p1999', and more specifically 'blue' (When being compared to PvP). This is a Non-PvP (PvE) Server.
This server is currently in the Kunark expansion. Epics have been released.
Project 1999: Red (PvP)
This is our PvP Server, nicknamed 'red1999', 'red99', 'p99red', or simply 'red'.
This server is currently in Kunark. Epics have not been released.
2) Getting Started - Play Guide
In order to play on Project 1999 you must obtain a copy of Everquest: Titanium Edition. Only a clean Titanium install will work. See our FAQ for more information.
Step 1 - Installation
Install Everquest Titanium to a fresh directory. This directory must be separate from any live Everquest installs and dedicated to EQEmulator.
DO NOT PATCH EVERQUEST. If you patch your Titanium install you will need to delete it and start over.
Step 2a - Forum Account
You will need to create an EQEmulator forum account in order to create a loginserver account. Do so by visiting EQEmulator.org and signing up for a forum account. Activate the account via the validation email.
Step 2b - Loginserver Account
Once you have validated your EQEmulator Forum Account, you must create a Loginserver account by visiting the Loginserver Page. It is strongly suggested that you do not use the same Username and/or Password as the forum account.
Make sure you do not forget this password, it cannot be reset or recovered.
Step 3 - File Deletions
The following files must be renamed or removed from the Everquest Titanium directory. The best thing to do would be to create a "Backups" folder and move them to this folder.
Step 4 - Game Files
In order to play on Project 1999 servers you will need the required additional files. Download and extract the Project 1999 Files (V33) to your EQ Titanium Directory.
There are still some optional steps below that you should read over, but as of this step you are ready to play the game.
Simply use the "Launch Titanium" file to load the game. If you create any shortcuts on your desktop, make sure the shortcuts point to this file.
Step 5 - Optional WinEQ
Many users experience problems with proper CPU/Core Utilization or crashing which can be fixed by using WinEQ2. You can download this program from Lavishsoft.
Step 6 - Optional Files
These files are not included in the EQEmulator Launcher, nor are they required to play on either server. You may utilize them for your own enjoyment/experience.
To experience the Velious style user interface, navigate to your EQ Directory, then into your UIFiles folder. Create a folder named 'velious'. Download and extract this ZIP file into that folder: Velious UI Files.
To use this interface in game, you must /loadskin velious.
To hear the old style midi songs for loading, death, and combat, move the following files out of your EQ Directory (Into a Backup Folder):
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3) Global Server Rules
These rules apply to both servers.
Playing more than one character per server is not allowed and will be strictly enforced. The server will not allow you to log in with more than 1 account per public internet connection. Those attempting to do so will be met with an error message at the loginserver that states there has been a temporary IP block. If you legitimately have more than one real person playing from your connection, you may petition to be excluded from this limitation via an IP Exemption request in the petition forums. Please see the Support section of this guide for more information.
The server staff has many tools available at their disposal to root out people who violate this rule. Those caught will most likely be subject to a permanent ban (GM/Guide discretion).
Third Party Tools, Exploiting
We do not tolerate cheating on Project 1999. Any program that provides an unintended advantage or gleams access to information not otherwise available is very strictly prohibited. Please be aware that while other EQEmulator servers may allow the use of such programs, we do not. We have many systems in place to detect the presence and usage of these programs passively, with regular sweeps to purge users that have utilized them. This is typically a permanent ban.
Do not make the mistake that you may get away with it because you used it on Live Everquest. We put much more effort into the detection of these utilities than SOE ever did. You will be caught and banned if you use them.
The same holds true for exploiting. If you have the slightest doubt that what you are doing may not be intended, please cease immediately and seek clarification from the server staff. Failure to do so and discovery of your actions will lead to disciplinary action.
Language, Profanity, Harassment
Language should be civil and respectful in all public channels, with profanity kept to a minimum. We understand that tensions can become heated, especially on the PvP Server, but this does not make it acceptable to be rude or cuss other players out in these channels. You may take your quarrels to tells.
If you are being harassed in tells by another player we encourage you to use the /ignore command. GM's will not intervene unless it becomes an issue of abuse (constant creation of new characters or violation of the Play Nice Policy (blue)).
Training can be defined as the manipulation of NPC Placement and Aggro in such a way that causes it to attack another player that it wouldn't have otherwise if at it's normal spawn location. The most basic form of this is "dumping" mobs near another player or party and escaping via a form of teleportation or death. Intentional or not, this is against the rules. This rule is not limited to the basic example given, as there are many different forms of training players will use. You take all responsibility for mobs that you aggro. If you are trying to escape from a pack of NPC's but there is another group in your way, do not run through them. Even if your intention is not to train them, it would inevitably cause this and you may be subject to disciplinary action. It is recommended that you take the death (Your responsibility for aggroing the mobs) and request a resurrection from nearby players.
If you happen to accidentally train a group of players, please immedietely notify the staff via /petition that you have done so by accident. Apologize to the players in question, and assist them with any recovery needed. If the staff hears about your train before you tell them, intention is no longer an excuse. (Repeated unintentional trains will still result in disciplinary action).
RMT (Real Money Trade) Sales
Any trading of any in-game objects for real life currency, including but not limited to coin, items, and characters, is not permitted. People caught performing these transactions will have all characters involved banned.
Character names in EverQuest should be thematically consistent with the high-fantasy environment of EverQuest. These guidelines apply both forenames and surnames, and also to the combination produced by a forename and surname. (For example, the first name Clint and the last name Eastwood are both acceptable names separately, but Clint Eastwood is not.)
The server staff can, in accordance with all described rules and ultimate discretion, provide assistance with surname changes, including names with multiple capital letters and/or a single accent grave (`). Examples of this are Kirn V`Last, Harl McTarnigal, Leeza MacTeagan.
The server staff will be happy to change your surnames on request, however we will not provide forename changes unless the name violates the naming policy.
The following names are considered unacceptable.
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5) PvP Server Rules
In order to encourage a competitive player versus player environment, most rules in effect on the PvE server do not apply on the PvP server. Rules listed in the "Global Server Rules" section still apply to this server, but many aspects of the PnP (Play Nice Policy) do not. Players should resolve their disputes via combat.
PvP Level Range
Loot and Scoot, Corpse Camping, Kill Stealing
For a full listing of these rules and how they function, please visit this thread
FFA Zones are zones that have no limit on the PvP level range. A level 50 could attack a level 1 and vise versa. This currently includes these zones:
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6) Forum Rules
The Project 1999 forums serve as a hub of the community where players can discuss all aspects of the game.
6a) Global Forum Rules
The following rules apply to all forums, including Rants and Flames.
Stay out of Real Life
Many people expect to keep personal and real life matters seperate from those that happen on the Internet. We expect all forum members to respect eachother's privacy. You may not ever post any real life information about another user, including but not limited to, name and address, phone numbers, pictures, employers, associates, etc. This also extends to protect other forms of communication including IM Aliases and E-Mail addresses.
Those that violate this rule will be banned for RL Information and ALL posts will be deleted as spam.
Spreading negative propaganda about the server and serving no purpose other than to slander the community and it's staff will not be allowed. This goes hand in hand with trolling however it does extend to the Rants and Flames forums. The staff work hard to provide this experience to you, and we will not tolerate negative conjecture about our agendas or actions.
As always, questions and comments can be made to our petition forums or via PM directly to management.
Any threads that contain content unsafe for work should be marked as NSFW.
Avatars and Signatures
All Avatars and signatures must not contain any explicit or NSFW content. Signatures must be no higher than 150 pixels, and no wider than 500 pixels. If there are multiple images, or images as well as text, the combination must not exceed the height of what a single 200 pixel image would cover.
6b) Regular Forum Rules
The following rules apply to all forums excluding Rants and Flames.
Swearing/Cursing is allowed to an extent. Don't overdo it.
Racism will not be tolerated.
Argue the point, not the poster. Do not attack, slander, or bash fellow forum users.
Content is expected to remain work friendly. Do not post graphic/gross/disturbing images. This includes forum avatars and signatures.
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