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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.

http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=24;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!

Refreshing Yoghurt Dressing with Mango salad

11 Jan

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This was lovely, i added bit of peach schnapps but it was too much so i excluded it from here. Adding the mango and taking the 2 min to make the dressing perked up the usual speed salad i make. Like any other recipe this is not set in stone, so add what you like remove what you don’t like.

Salad:

mango

lettuce

lola rosso

dill

Dressing:

plain yoghurt

juice of 1 calamansi (small lime)

dill

pepper

salt

To make the dressing:

  1. mash salt pepper and dill together in mortar and pestle or flavor shaker,
  2. Add about 1-2 tbsp plain yoghurt, juice of 1 calamansi. Mix together.
  3. Taste when incorporated. Add more of any ingredient to taste.

[Authentic]:

The best mangoes on earth are from the Philippines. Singapore and Japan imports the mangoes we produce here – if you aren’t in Asia i’m afraid you wont be able to enjoy this fully. The marquis/Mexican mangoes… well the flavor and texture is so different it’s like a different fruit all together. Maybe you can try this with fresh peaches?

[Healthy & organic options]:

Use organic veg, easily purchased from either the Salcedo market, the Legazpi market. Rustance Fresh and SM supermarket have organic sections too.

You can also make yoghurt at home, and use that for this recipe.

Organic pepper – does wonders for any dish. I was surprised by how much it made a difference

dill you have planted and grown pesticide free at home. (or bought from the organic section. check out market man on Zacky’s farm)

[Other Options]:

you can add some pomelo/ grapefruit to too contrast the sweetness of the mango.

you can use 2 baking teaspoons of lime juice – its not the same but it can work.

or lemon.

add other herbs

add crushed wall nuts

add a sharp cheese