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Old 10-26-2013, 03:23 AM
Ruien Ruien is online now

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Default Ruien's Guide to EQ under Linux

This is a no-nonsense guide to installing EQ under linux, assuming you're pretty experienced with linux.

This guide also assumes you have an EQ installation on a Windows partition (or you have a compressed tarball/zip of the `EverQuest` directory -- no real "installation" is ever needed at all).

It's written as bash, but obviously don't try to run it as a bash script. The comments contain everything you need.

# This is an arbitrary name. I usually install each program into its own wine prefix. "EQ" is fine.

# Install Wine (I'm using 64-bit Xubuntu 13.10)
sudo apt-get install wine

# Make a new wine prefix
mkdir -p $HOME/WinePrefixes
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/WinePrefixes/$EQPREFIX wine wineboot

# Now you need to copy the "EverQuest" directory from your Windows drive
# For me, that's located at: "/media/$USER/6AC8A15BC8A12673/Program Files/Sony/EverQuest"
# This is because my NTFS partition has ID "6AC8A15BC8A12673". It'll be different for you.
cd "$HOME/WinePrefixes/$EQPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files"
cp -r "/media/$USER/6AC8A15BC8A12673/Program Files/Sony/EverQuest" .

# ensure permissions are correct, since we're going from NTFS to ext4
chmod 755 EverQuest
cd EverQuest

# this is probably overkill, but it's a great "reset permissions" pattern for future reference.
chmod -R 0755 .
chmod -R g-s .
chmod -R u-s .
chmod -R -t .
setfacl -R -b .
find . -type f -exec chmod 0644 "{}" \;

# get some replacement files, to work on linux. Ensure that you don't see the "*** FAILED DOWNLOAD ***" message.
mv eqclient.ini eqclient.ini.ORIGINAL    # back up the original eqclient.ini
wget '' && md5sum d3dx9_30.dll | grep 'df27297cafa361fc8fe6e5c0af5117f1' || echo "*** FAILED DOWNLOAD (d3dx9_30.dll) ***"
wget '' && md5sum eqclient.ini | grep 'd065989a20a95d2a714b60e0502eab3f' || echo "*** FAILED DOWNLOAD (eqclient.ini) ***"

# remove specific project1999 files
mkdir -p P99_Removed_Backups
mv arena.eqg P99_Removed_Backups 2>/dev/null
mv arena_EnvironmentEmitters.txt P99_Removed_Backups 2>/dev/null
mv lavastorm.eqg P99_Removed_Backups 2>/dev/null
mv nektulos.eqg P99_Removed_Backups 2>/dev/null
mv Nektulos_EnvironmentEmitters.txt P99_Removed_Backups 2>/dev/null

# file contains "dsetup.dll", but the EverQuest directory originally contained "DSETUP.dll", which isn't the same filename (on linux). Move the old one so EQ finds the new one.
mv DSETUP.dll P99_Removed_Backups 2>/dev/null

# perform the project1999 files update. This is an example for "" -- the latest might be newer (see "Getting Started" at
mkdir -p $HOME/tmp
cd $HOME/tmp
wget ''
unzip -o -d "$HOME/WinePrefixes/$EQPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/EverQuest"

# Setup Complete #

# Should be good to go. This single command launches EverQuest:
EQPREFIX=EQ && (cd "$HOME/WinePrefixes/$EQPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/EverQuest"; WINEPREFIX="$HOME/WinePrefixes/$EQPREFIX" wine eqgame.exe patchme &>/dev/null)

# I prefer to put the above into a "" bash script:
cat << "EOF" > "$HOME/Desktop/"
EQPREFIX=EQ && (cd "$HOME/WinePrefixes/$EQPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/EverQuest"; WINEPREFIX="$HOME/WinePrefixes/$EQPREFIX" wine eqgame.exe patchme &>/dev/null)
chmod 755 "$HOME/Desktop/"

#Then, just double-click the "" script on your desktop to start EQ.
Hope that helps!

EDIT 2014-12-15: Added the bit about "DSETUP.dll"
Last edited by Ruien; 12-14-2014 at 11:43 PM.. Reason: add the example
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:32 AM
Derubael Derubael is offline
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Had me up and running in 5 minutes in Mint 16, and I'm a total Linux n00b. Thanks Ruien. I'd assume it works just as well in Ubuntu or any other Debian base distro.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:43 PM
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Will this run in full screen on mint?
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:08 PM
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WORKS in ubuntu 13.10! Two thumbs up!
Needed to fix one warning with p11-kit in wine:
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:56 AM
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Runs great on Arch Linux with Wine 1.7.16. Only problem is that it won't run fullscreen, but that's trivial.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:48 AM
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I run it in a dedicated drive with PlayOnLinux, install was super simple with it
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:45 PM
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That durn dll had me. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2021, 02:32 PM
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