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Trying to get EQ Live to work on a MBP

28 Jun

So… Some great older news is that EverQuest went free to play!
But how do you get it to run if you arent on Windowz?

One option is cross over. The package costs USD 40-60 though. They have a 14 day trial and the program requires you to have a windows intaller. Im not so well versed on how to use it and I would rather not mess with having windows installed. I dont have the space, I dont want to run a partition, and a few friends running boot camp have had to reformat. The same errors may not apply to cross over, but I would rather use wine.

The wine HQ page gave me a clue. The last update they had (april 2012) said that EQ live runs fine using wine as long as you install the dx9 via wine tricks when setting up the preferences for the prefix. Note however that the users had ubuntu, unix, and fedora. No Mac OS listed in test files. Not great since i dont know for sure if it works, but not bad since it hasn’t been rated as garbage.

After installing direct x 9 I still got a “Error: Generic Error Occured” mesage when i would load it up. So i caved in and decided to look at cross over. I looked up if it could run EQ and voila, instructions on how to get the launcher running on unix via wine bottler or wine tricks.

So you need :

  • install it into Programfiles/Sony Online Entertainment/Installed Games/EverQuest
  • DX9 (Direct x 9)
  • ActiveX
  • MSIE 7+ (MicroSoft Internet Explorer)
  • Flash

After loading up a new preference set with this, the DX updater ran and updated dx11. It installed into my wine app support folder in library though.;tips=1

However, i am still having difficulty with getting the launcher to run via flash. RL is getting a bit busy so i will have to set this aside for a while. It has been done, so i know it can be. Unfortunately I have not found a tutorial on it.

I hope this helps anyone trying to get it to run, and if you get farther than i did please let me know!


Sweet potato: Daigakuimo & Camote Cue

4 Dec

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In the Philippines we have a snack called “Camote(sweet potato) cue”. It’s similar to the recipe above except its sold skewered without soy sauce, sesame seeds,and they are sliced larger (3/4″ to 1.5″ in thickness). It usually has more sugar and is deep fried.

Adding a que/cue/q at the end is a play on the American BBQ. There are many street food stalls in the Philippines where marinated meats are skewered, grilled over coal and sold. Usually you can catch the sweeter dishes for merienda (late afternoon snack before dinner, usualy 3-4PM) and the more savory viand six pm onwards. Thease stalls offer turon (banana in wanton wrap fried with sugar), camote cue, banana cue, BBQ, isaw (skewerd chiken inards), itlog ng pugo (quail eggs either boiled and sold with salt) and qwek qwek (quail eggs boiled, peeled, breaded with a bright orange batter, fried and sold with a vinegar dip) .

I didn’t quite realize there is such an array of local food that others would find interesting or exotic. Im thinking about doing a series on them. Anyways, last week was quite busy for me and this week is proving to be a bit rushed as well.I also started playing Ragnarok Online again on the official F2P (free to play) non PVP (player versus player) server, Valhalla.

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EverQuest junkie

16 Oct
EverQuest was Verant Interactive's breakthroug...

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So i was looking around and i found …

Everquest MAC edition! i cant wait to play it. Sem break just started, and in good time too – i was under so much stress i was ready to give up on uni all together. And i was thinking of trying out a private EQ server but then i saw this. The monthly rate is $13/mo thats about P500 for me so not too bad – if they will accept my card.

It has a separate server, and its only up to planes of power – but there is so much content now that i would be too confused if i played it straight up. There is so much i want to explore, and so much i want to do on eq. I have good memories of EQ, but i also know i used to be pretty bad at playing. And there was so much i havent explored yet. I am very hopeful right now. So my tune my change after a while, but i’m very excited.

So thats what i wanted to post. Everquest. For Mac. heart.

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Ragnarok Online

15 Feb

I have a simple excuse for not posting.

Ragnarok Online

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I know there are some new and international games that have more quests, and rich story lines. But Ragnarok is a game I remember from late grade school and throughout high school.
Its classic.
and if you play on Valkyrie or Valhalla, its free.
(well.. that depend on how much premium you buy but you get my point)
I have several easter eggs from talking to NPCs, and have compiled lists for the trades skills. I have been intending to put those things up but never found the time. And I want to see which would be better to put up.
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