Step by Step Guide to a Shards of Dalaya Install!

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  1. lynnettell

    lynnettell Dalayan Elder

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    Originally posted by Xardon, updated due to new patcher on the Game...

    For those having a hard time understanding how to set up SoD on a new machine ...

    For forum filtering purposes please note that:
    "Game" = E Q
    "the Game" = E V E R Q U E S T

    1. To make the install process much smoother the first recommended step is to verify you have the Microsoft .Net Framework properly installed on your computer. To download and install the .Net Framework CLICK HERE. When the webpage opens, click on the DOWNLOAD button. Save the file to your computer and execute it when it has finished downloading. You may have to reboot your computer when this is finished to complete the install. When this step is completed, proceed to step 2.

    2. You will need to have the Game installed and patched on your computer, due to the new launchpad, without a valid account, you cannot patch. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE GAME AND A CURRENT ACCOUNT, YOU MUST INSTALL MINIMUM OF TITANIUM, AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO PATCH! Any type of Evolution, trial game, etc., will not work.

    3. Once you have either patched your existing game, or installed Titanium or higher (including all recommended expansions), open your web browser and navigate to the SoD website (http://www.shardsofdalaya.com) and click on the Files link on the left (see image below). Then click on the SoD Patcher link, this will prompt you to download/open the .zip file. Select the open with option and then click the OK button.

    [img width=690 height=600]http://www.chaoticwinds.net/images/help/3.jpg[/img]

    4. When the file is done downloading and opens, click the edit button on the toolbar at the top, and click Select All. This will ensure you unzip both files. (see image below)

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    5. Then click the edit button on the toolbar again, and click Copy To Folder... (see image below)

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    6. This will then prompt you to browse to your Game installation folder, which is where we want to save these files. If you used the default installation directory, follow the image below. Make sure you click on the the Game folder so it is highlighted and then click the Copy button.

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    7. When this is completed you may close out of the .zip window and then browse to your Game Installation folder. Find the file that you just unzipped named "sodpatcher.exe" and DOUBLE click on the file to open it. (see image below)

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    8. The first time you run this program it will prompt you to locate your Game Installation directory. Follow the same process as you did when you unzipped the SoD files to your Game Installation directory, making sure the the Game folder is highlighted and click the OK button. (see image below)

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    9. Now you will see the SoD patcher program splash screen. You will need to run this each time you log on to Shards of Dalaya so you can ensure you have the most up to date patch files. Click the Patch and Run button to begin the SoD patch download. (see image below)

    We have upgraded our patcher since this guide was made! Do not be alarmed that the patcher screen looks different!
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    10. When the SoD Patcher has completed it will then bring you to the EQWindows start screen. Here you want to make sure that the Executable to Launch line is pointing to the correct location AND eqgame.exe file, see image below. Also make sure that the Run Patch Program AND Play on Test Server are UNCHECKED, and your Fix eqclient.ini IS CHECKED. Then click the Start Game button and you're properly configured to connect to the SoD server.

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    To ensure you have the proper maps, go to the files page, download the map zip file, and unzip to YOUR MAIN GAME DIRECTORY! If you unzip to X:\Program Files\Game\maps, you will not get the proper maps, as this file creates it's own directory and you now have X:\Program Files\Game\maps\maps.
    http://shardsofdalaya.com/files.htm

    To review the rules of the server follow the link off the main page or click:
    http://www.shardsofdalaya.com/?page=rules

    To review the SoD starters guide click on the Register link on the right hand side of the website or click:
    http://www.shardsofdalaya.com/?page=startguide

    To create a new account to play on SoD follow the Register link on the right hand side of the website or click:
    http://www.shardsofdalaya.com/?page=register

    IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES, DO NOT REPLY TO THIS! Post a new thread, including all steps you have taken.
     
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  2. kraum

    kraum Dalayan Beginner

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    well you made it dumb proof ^_^...superb job ^_^
     
  3. Xardon

    Xardon Dalayan Beginner

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    She stole my work! Thief!
     
  4. Ashleigh666

    Ashleigh666 Staff Emeritus

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    way to credit xardon
     
  5. JayelleNephilim

    JayelleNephilim "Helpy Helper"

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    Honestly, I wondered why Xardon never edited/updated his original post or made a new one. Either way this information needs restickied.
     
  6. Xardon

    Xardon Dalayan Beginner

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    Mostly just time, plus I would forget about it.
     
  7. Ashleigh666

    Ashleigh666 Staff Emeritus

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    well....if i could sticky it i would...*glares at the admins* :hmph:
     
  8. Wiz

    Wiz NOT DONATING *EVER*

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    Don't you glare at me young lady!
     
  9. lynnettell

    lynnettell Dalayan Elder

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    My apologies for not crediting Xardon at first... I have a couple friends coming over from Live or have never played, who were asking what they needed to do, so I made a new post. Proper credit has now been given. :)
     
  10. Foonie

    Foonie Staff Emeritus

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    Re: How To Setup Shards of Dalaya (Fresh Install) - Somewhat revised

    Don't give in to the man. He's keeping you down.
     
  11. djakon

    djakon Dalayan Beginner

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    doesnt work

    uh, it might be that i have vista, but when i try to patch it, even with eqw, it doesn't work. It says error, string not found. it might be that i dont have the framework thing. ill try that out and if it still doesnt work, help me please
     
  12. djakon

    djakon Dalayan Beginner

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    it didnt work! it still says string not found!
     
  13. Ikaa|LoveYums

    Ikaa|LoveYums Staff Emeritus

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    ^^
     
  14. Modzirra

    Modzirra Dalayan Beginner

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    This post is still helpful, thanks Xardon and friends!
     

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