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August 21, 2005 10:44:58 PM

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Hello group,

I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a second
box to run another account on, however, even after installing EQ Trilogy and
then copying my EQ directory to the EQ directory on the new computer, it
still wants to patch the whole thing, which really isn't an option on 56k.
I've tried running complete file checks, and even went to reinstall from my
Trilogy, SoL, etc, CD's, still doing the same thing. If anyone can help,
I'd be thankful.



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Anonymous
August 21, 2005 10:44:59 PM

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Unfortunately you're basically stuck doing the full patching, even if you've
copied the directories over. I've not had much luck trying to find away
around it myself.

So make friends with someone that has a DSL/cable connection and a router.
Bring your computer over and hang out with him for a few hours until it
finishes patching. That or tie up your phone line for several days.

"Joshua" <Joshua@fakeemail.net> wrote in message
news:KY3Oe.9494$ns.8630@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Hello group,
>
> I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a
second
> box to run another account on, however, even after installing EQ Trilogy
and
> then copying my EQ directory to the EQ directory on the new computer, it
> still wants to patch the whole thing, which really isn't an option on 56k.
> I've tried running complete file checks, and even went to reinstall from
my
> Trilogy, SoL, etc, CD's, still doing the same thing. If anyone can help,
> I'd be thankful.
>
> --
> Spellcrafter Benumpian Transon
> Officer of <Order of Loki>
> The Seventh Hammer
Anonymous
August 22, 2005 1:24:12 AM

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On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 18:44:58 GMT, "Joshua" <Joshua@fakeemail.net> wrote:

>I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a second
>box to run another account on...

No installation required. All you have to do is copy the EverQuest folder on your 1st
computer to your 2nd computer. Then, execute EVERQUEST.EXE and you're good to go.

Best regards,

Tim ==
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August 22, 2005 8:12:18 AM

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In article <oa5Oe.44142$rp.732@bignews1.bellsouth.net>, abuse@aol.com
says...
> Unfortunately you're basically stuck doing the full patching, even if you've
> copied the directories over. I've not had much luck trying to find away
> around it myself.

It shouldn't. If you've copied the directories over you shouldn't have
to do a full patch job. The issue is probably the shortcut.

Try running EQ by doubleclicking it from within the copied over folder.

> So make friends with someone that has a DSL/cable connection and a router.
> Bring your computer over and hang out with him for a few hours until it
> finishes patching. That or tie up your phone line for several days.
>
> "Joshua" <Joshua@fakeemail.net> wrote in message
> news:KY3Oe.9494$ns.8630@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> > Hello group,
> >
> > I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a
> second
> > box to run another account on, however, even after installing EQ Trilogy
> and
> > then copying my EQ directory to the EQ directory on the new computer, it
> > still wants to patch the whole thing, which really isn't an option on 56k.
> > I've tried running complete file checks, and even went to reinstall from
> my
> > Trilogy, SoL, etc, CD's, still doing the same thing. If anyone can help,
> > I'd be thankful.
> >
> > --
> > Spellcrafter Benumpian Transon
> > Officer of <Order of Loki>
> > The Seventh Hammer
>
>
>
August 22, 2005 9:07:55 AM

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"Seeq Endestroi" <seeq@nospam.co.uk> wrote in message
news:jldig11sgm91apv7g07t0gh7ghgdgpln45@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 18:44:58 GMT, "Joshua" <Joshua@fakeemail.net> wrote:
>
> >I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a
second
> >box to run another account on...
>
> No installation required. All you have to do is copy the EverQuest folder
on your 1st
> computer to your 2nd computer. Then, execute EVERQUEST.EXE and you're
good to go.


Figured out the problem, got the computer from a friend, and he had a
previous install of EQ still partially on it, shortcut was pointing to an EQ
that hadn't been patched since LoY!

Deleted that folder, checked the shortcut and and made sure it was running
from the right directory, and walla! no more 10day patch lol.

Thanks for the replies though.

--
Spellcrafter Benumpian Transon
Officer of <Order of Loki>
The Seventh Hammer
Anonymous
August 22, 2005 12:57:32 PM

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Joshua <Joshua@fakeemail.net> wrote:
>I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a second
>box to run another account on, however, even after installing EQ Trilogy and
>then copying my EQ directory to the EQ directory on the new computer, it
>still wants to patch the whole thing, which really isn't an option on 56k.

Unless they've changed something, you don't need to install anything first.
Just copy the entire everquest directory from an already fully-patched
machine.

>I've tried running complete file checks, and even went to reinstall from my
>Trilogy, SoL, etc, CD's, still doing the same thing. If anyone can help,
>I'd be thankful.

Other than adding the data point that last time I did this, about 6 months
ago, it didn't need to patch, I'm not sure there's any way to help. Make
sure whatever copy method you're using (I used winzip and then windows file
sharing to transfer the zipfile) isn't corrupting or losing any files, of
course.

Note that it may CHECK a lot of files, but won't actually transfer any.
--
Mark Rafn dagon@dagon.net <http://www.dagon.net/&gt;
Anonymous
August 22, 2005 6:53:10 PM

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"Stanos Herkanor" <abuse@aol.com> wrote in
news:o a5Oe.44142$rp.732@bignews1.bellsouth.net:

> "Joshua" <Joshua@fakeemail.net> wrote in message
> news:KY3Oe.9494$ns.8630@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> Hello group,
>>
>> I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a
>> second box to run another account on, however, even after installing
>> EQ Trilogy and then copying my EQ directory to the EQ directory on
>> the new computer, it still wants to patch the whole thing, which
>> really isn't an option on 56k. I've tried running complete file
>> checks, and even went to reinstall from my Trilogy, SoL, etc, CD's,
>> still doing the same thing. If anyone can help, I'd be thankful.
>
> Unfortunately you're basically stuck doing the full patching, even if
> you've copied the directories over. I've not had much luck trying to
> find away around it myself.
>
> So make friends with someone that has a DSL/cable connection and a
> router. Bring your computer over and hang out with him for a few hours
> until it finishes patching. That or tie up your phone line for
> several days.
>
<toppost corrected>

I've copied my entire EQ directory more than once without having to
patch, not sure off hand what Joshua is doing wrong.

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Anonymous
August 22, 2005 6:55:17 PM

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"Joshua" <Joshua@fakeemail.net> wrote in
news:L4dOe.7625$RZ2.6413@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net:

>
> "Seeq Endestroi" <seeq@nospam.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:jldig11sgm91apv7g07t0gh7ghgdgpln45@4ax.com...
>> On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 18:44:58 GMT, "Joshua" <Joshua@fakeemail.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a
>> >second box to run another account on...
>>
>> No installation required. All you have to do is copy the EverQuest
>> folder on your 1st computer to your 2nd computer. Then, execute
>> EVERQUEST.EXE and you're good to go.
>
>
> Figured out the problem, got the computer from a friend, and he had a
> previous install of EQ still partially on it, shortcut was pointing to
> an EQ that hadn't been patched since LoY!
>
> Deleted that folder, checked the shortcut and and made sure it was
> running from the right directory, and walla! no more 10day patch lol.
>
> Thanks for the replies though.
>

Please accept my appology in advance, but, it's "Voila", "Walla" is part
of the name of a city in Washington.

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Ancient Graeme Faelban, Barbarian Soothsayer of 70 seasons

On Steamfont
Graeme, 36 Dwarven Mystic, 24 Sage, Treasure Hunter <Tempest>
Aviv, 15 Gnome Brawler, 30 Provisioner
August 22, 2005 7:58:40 PM

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"Graeme Faelban" <RichardRapier@netscape.net> wrote in message
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> > Deleted that folder, checked the shortcut and and made sure it was
> > running from the right directory, and walla! no more 10day patch lol.
> >
> > Thanks for the replies though.
> >
>
> Please accept my appology in advance, but, it's "Voila", "Walla" is part
> of the name of a city in Washington.
>
Not a problem, spelling isn't one of my strong points, I make lot's of
misteaks ;-)

And for the record, I do know how to spell mistake.
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 3:39:53 AM

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>On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 18:44:58 GMT, "Joshua" <Joshua@fakeemail.net> wrote:
>
>>I am trying to copy Everquest from one computer to another to have a second
>>box to run another account on...
>
>No installation required. All you have to do is copy the EverQuest folder on your 1st
>computer to your 2nd computer. Then, execute EVERQUEST.EXE and you're good to go.

It should also be said that, if the opposite is true and you want to force an entirely
fresh download of every bleedin' file in the EverQuest directory, you can delete
everything except EVERQUEST.EXE.

When you run EVERQUEST.EXE inside an otherwise empty folder, a complete re-download will
commence.

I have no idea how long this takes over a 1.5MB/s DSL connection because I went to bed
almost immediately thereafter :>
!