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Relive the Classic Everquest Experience as it was from 1999 to 2001. Project 1999 is a free to play Classic Everquest Server, unaffiliated with Daybreak Game Company but operating under legal permission. Our goal is to restore the magic and difficulty of the original Everquest game, including the mechanics, interface, and challenges of Original Content, Kunark, and Velious. Project 1999 is the most popular and most accurate reincarnation of Old School Everquest.

Looking to Play Project 1999? Check out our Setup Guide. Looking for the latest Patch Files? Get them here: Project 1999 Patch Files (V55).
2022 Memorial Day Weekend XP Bonus for All Servers
May 11, 2022 - 2:36 PM - by galach
There will be a 25% xp bonus for all servers starting Friday May 27th and ending Tuesday May 31st.

Look for either a broadcast in game or a discord server alert when the XP bonus is turned on and off.
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Hardware Donations
Apr 25, 2022 - 8:34 PM - by Rogean
Hey Everyone,

I wanted to post a quick note to the community about hardware donations. While the project does receive a steady income of donations to cover most costs, there are some of you that have inquired about what kind of hardware we'd be looking for, which may be helpful before needing to spend any of that money.

In 2019, shortly before Green launched, we purchased a brand new HPE Gen10 server which is currently dedicated to hosting our production game databases and the Green server. That server is solid and will last us for some time.

Other than that server, however, we are running on a hodgepodge of used hardware consisting of Cisco UCS M3 and Dell R710. While Green and Blue run on physical hardware (Green on the HPE Gen10, Blue on a Cisco UCS M3 C220), the rest of the servers are in a VMWare Cluster. This includes virtual machines running Red Game Server, P99 Website, EQEmu Website, EQEmu Loginserver, Wiki Website, Replication Databases, Backup Jobs, and our Backend system (Used for logs and CSR Tools).

Cisco UCS M3 and Dell R710 both went end of sale in 2016. To give you an idea, the UCS Server's CIMC Interface (The motherboard management) utilizes a flash interface, which is not possible to access on modern browsers. Cisco has no plans to provide a firmware update to resolve this (Basically: Tough shit, upgrade your hardware).

This hardware has served us well over the years, but it is starting to show it's age. We're beginning to see some instability, particularly with the Cisco UCS that is acting as our SAN right now.

Let me be clear about this post though, we are not currently in a predicament or begging for help. We are simply evaluating our options to replace some of this hardware, and felt that a post might be a good idea before we start looking to spend thousands of dollars on hardware. We've always made sure to spend the Donation money sparingly and intelligently.

So, if you are in a position that gives you access to, or the ability, to donate relatively newer/used enterprise level hardware, please reach out to me on Discord.

Thanks!
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Green
Status:
Players:
UP
726
 

Blue
Status:
Players:
UP
504
 

Red
Status:
Players:
UP
50
 

Total Players: 1280 
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» Current Poll
When was your first experience with Everquest?
Pre-Kunark (March 1999-April 2000) - 51.27%
4,623 Votes
Kunark (April 2000-December 2000) - 25.29%
2,280 Votes
Velious (December 2000-December 2001) - 10.07%
908 Votes
Luclin or later (December 2001-Present) - 7.57%
683 Votes
Never played Everquest on live. Project 1999 is your first experience. - 5.80%
523 Votes
Total Votes: 9,017
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