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Old 03-07-2017, 01:40 AM
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Post How to make the game look more like Classic EQ?

Ignoring resolution, what are some in-game graphical settings I can set to make the game look more like classic EQ?

I turned off New Water for one. Anything else?
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:59 AM
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Options > Display > Max Frames Per Second set to 10
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:46 AM
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Play P99 on a battlestation that looks like this for the ultimate nostalgia experience:

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Old 03-07-2017, 01:35 PM
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  • Install original low-resolution zone textures (extract to EQ directory & overwrite): lowres_s3d.zip
Here are the high-resolution zone textures which are technically still classic (released during Velious era), but less classic than the low-resolution textures: highres_s3d.zip
  • Install a classic UI:
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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.
phobus and qqui are also great modernized versions of the Velious UI.

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someone made a custom UI based off of the original classic UI, which isn't as ludicrously cramped as the original, but I'd say it captures the essence of it. Grab it here: http://p99.yourfirefly.com/downloads/classic1.3.zip.

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  • Install classic spell icons:
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If you wish you can replace the supplied icons with any of the following versions (just unzip to the UI folder of choice):

f. Classic - Download >>>square<<< or >>>rounded<<< icons.

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  • Install a classic login screen:
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To make the loginserver screens look like classic EQ, navigate to uifiles/default and extract the files from this zip there:

Classic: http://www.project1999.org/files/EQLS_classic.zip
Kunark: http://www.project1999.org/files/kunarklogin.zip
  • Install a classic loading screen (or download and extract eqloadscreens1-3.rar to your EQ directory and launch EQ from Launch Titanium.bat to make it randomize between them):
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To change the loading screen, navigate to the Resources folder and replace loadscreen.jpg with one of the following (Right Click and Save As):

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  • Disable Luclin pet models (options menu from the login screen)
  • Disable shadows, advanced lighting, pixel & vertex shaders (advanced settings from the in-game options menu)
  • Install original gameplay sounds (in case yours have been changed - extract to EQ directory & overwrite): classicsounds.zip
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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):

eqtheme.mp3
combattheme1.mp3
combattheme2.mp3
deaththeme.mp3
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:48 PM
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Anyone know what Sky Type should be set to? (Off, Simple, or Complex)
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:46 PM
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Simple, although complex sky is probably still classic and was just introduced sometime during Kunark/Velious. Telin would know for sure.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:03 PM
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Simple, although complex sky is probably still classic and was just introduced sometime during Kunark/Velious. Telin would know for sure.
How do I know if Luclin pets are disabled in those options btw?
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:11 PM
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:57 PM
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That's already unchecked so I guess I'm good to go.
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:10 PM
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Anyone know what Sky Type should be set to? (Off, Simple, or Complex)
Complex is actually more classic. Simple turns the clouds off completely, and in classic the clouds were always present.
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