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Old 08-17-2016, 06:06 PM
Zaela Zaela is offline

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Originally Posted by Old_PVP [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
I can't figure out how to get this to work... I have ran into this blank server screen all day due to my shitty hotel wifi. I am running Windows 10. Are there any quick install apps or do I have to wade through this mess of computer lingo?
For Windows you could try this:

1) Download eqemu-login-helper
2) Run it (should pop up as an empty console window, keep it open)
3) Go to your eq folder and make a backup copy of eqhost.txt to restore later
4) Edit eqhost.txt to have the following contents:
5) Run EQ

I wouldn't give it much chance of success if the problem is shitty hotel wifi -- probably too many packets getting dropped, which the tool would be no help with.
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:33 AM
ketzerei84 ketzerei84 is offline

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This should be stickied instead of archived, middlemand still works like a charm. One thing thats happening to me though: ran my new .bat file through terminal, middlemand doesn't close because after EQ launches I get the following error in terminal:

 ERROR   - Mouse Wheel supported = TRUE
Edit: middlemand DOES close after eq is closed, it just stays running in the background until eq is closed.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:03 PM
Ruien Ruien is offline

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I finally found this tool. Thank you so much Zaela.

I actually had given up playing EQ a couple of years ago specifically due to the fact it took 50+ login attempts just to log in (I run under Linux).

2 minutes after finding your github page, the problem is solved, just like that.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:50 PM
tristantio tristantio is offline
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This tool is great, thanks - I no longer have to connect to a VPN to get the list (for whatever reason, running network over VPN seemed to correct the UDP problem with GNU/Linux wifi).
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:11 PM
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another option, works for me at least, is to tether to your cell which is connected to the wifi.
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:37 PM
whiteice217 whiteice217 is offline
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Default 2018 EQ1999 linux wifi tutorial Clarification

I needed to make the fix to my machine today and figured I would try to help clean up the mess of reposes to just a quick how to.

Step 1 get middlemand
go to and download the zip

Step 2 make a bin folder in your home directory "in terminal"
sudo mkdir /home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/bin

Step 3 navigate to downloaded zip file "in terminal"
if like me it should be in your /home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/Downloads

Step 4 Unzip the file "in terminal"
unzip p99

Step 5 navigate into new zip folder "in terminal"
cd p99-login-middlemand-master

Step 6 Make the file "in terminal"
make -f Makefile

Step 7 Move new file to the new bin folder "in terminal"
mv p99-login-middlemand /home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/bin

Step 8 modify eqhost "in terminal"
My location may be different then yours. But you need to go into your everquest folder under your wine directory. Below is an example.
sudo nano /home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/.wine/drive_c/'Program Files'/Everquest/eqhost.txt
Once here you should see


change it to


then save

Step 9 run EQ and then middlemand together
Launch EQ, then before login start middlemand by using terminal and this command ./home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/bin/p99-login-middlemand

Step 9.1 (Easy start mode) Run EQ and Middlemand at the same time with a single click
If like me you have a desktop icon for EQ you can have middlemand launch with it. Just edit your .sh for eq . You simply need to point the first section to middlemand and the second section to your EQ.exe. You can use the same commands just make sure you update your paths correctly


/home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/bin/p99-login-middlemand &
echo $! >/tmp/
cd /home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/.wine/drive_c/'Program Files'/Everquest
taskset -c 0 padsp wine eqgame.exe patchme 2>/dev/null
kill -9 $(cat /tmp/

update this part to your middlemand path
/home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/bin/p99-login-middlemand &

update this part to your eqgame.exe patchme path
cd /home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/.wine/drive_c/'Program Files'/Everquest
taskset -c 0 padsp wine eqgame.exe patchme 2>/dev/null

That's it. Now you can double click your EQ Icon and see the project 1999 servers while connected to wifi. I'll see you in Norrath

I want to mention those that helped me figure this out. I based much of this update on there hard work

fb9: Thanks for the expanded version. I did use parts of it in this update
Zaela: Thanks for the middlemand program. without it this wouldn't be possible
mgellan: Thanks for the directions for the .sh update
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:43 PM
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Default Stuck at step 6

I stuck at step 6 and a complete linux newb using mint.
When I try to use the Makefile command I get the following error code:

cc -c -o build/main.o src/main.c -O2 -Wall -Wno-strict-aliasing
In file included from src/connection.h:5:0,
                 from src/main.c:2:
src/netcode.h:10:10: fatal error: errno.h: No such file or directory
 #include <errno.h>
compilation terminated.
Makefile:30: recipe for target 'build/main.o' failed
make: *** [build/main.o] Error 1
I don't know where to go from here?

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Old 09-03-2018, 07:13 PM
whiteice217 whiteice217 is offline
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Are you in the directory where the make file is? Step 5 has you move into the newly unzipped folder. I'm no pro at Linux but it seems like it cannot locate your make file.

Your directory should look something like this.

/home/YOUR USERNAME HERE/Downloads/p99-login-middlemand-master
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:40 AM
Castle2.0 Castle2.0 is offline
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Looking for the windows version. The dropbox from Zaela link no longer works. Any suggestions or other download locations?
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:09 PM
mantis502 mantis502 is offline
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Is this easy to change for the new server list? I am unable to see any servers now.
Never mind that. I had to re-edit my login server to Host=localhost:5998
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