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Deezy 10-17-2017 10:34 PM

With thanks to Feldon & EQ2Wire <3<br /> <br /><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><span style="color: #800000"><b>Get to EverQuest II Beta in 15-30 Minutes</b></span></span></span></span><br /><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">Once you switch to Beta in the EQ2 Launchpad, the launcher will start downloading the entire Beta client including 18GB of data. You can reduce that to less than 1GB (and reduce patch time to 15-30 minutes) by following these instructions…</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">1. If your EverQuest II launcher is running, close and reopen it.</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">2. Click the game version (<b>US English</b>, etc.) in the lower left corner next to “<b>Version</b>”:</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><img src="http://eq2wire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/eq2_betalaunchpad1.jpg" class="bbCodeImage LbImage" alt="[IMG]" /></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">3. Change the Game Version to “<b>Beta</b>” and click “<b>Apply</b>”:</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><img src="http://eq2wire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/eq2_betalaunchpad2.jpg" class="bbCodeImage LbImage" alt="[IMG]" /></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">4. Allow the Launchpad to start downloading and run for 60 seconds. Now proceed to step 5.</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">5. Click the <b>Gear</b> icon in the lower left corner of the Launchpad and then click “<b>Open Game Directory</b>” to open your EverQuest II folder.</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">6. <b><span style="color: #ff0000">CLOSE the Launchpad</span></b> and then follow either 7<i><span style="color: #eb8932">a</span></i> or 7<i><span style="color: #eb8932">b</span></i> below:</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">7a.<b> <span style="color: #ff6600">FULL DOWNLOAD</span></b> (default)<b>: </b>Ctrl-click on your <b>music</b> and <b>paks</b> folders, and then press [Ctrl]-C. Click on your <b>BetaServer </b>folder and press [Ctrl]-V.<i><span style="color: #eb8932"> It will take a few minutes to copy your live files to beta.</span></i></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">7b.<b> <span style="color: #ff6600">STREAMING</span></b>: Click on your <b>assetcache</b> folder, and then press [Ctrl]-C. Now click on your <b>BetaServer </b>folder and press [Ctrl-V].<i><span style="color: #eb8932"> It will take a few minutes to copy your live files to beta.</span></i></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><img src="http://eq2wire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/eq2_betalaunchpad-files.png" class="bbCodeImage LbImage" alt="[IMG]" /></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">8. It will take a few minutes to replicate your EverQuest II graphics and music files from Live to Beta. You can click “<i><span style="color: #eb8932">Replace</span></i>” whenever prompted to overwrite any files.</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><img src="http://eq2wire.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/eq2_coebeta_login5.jpg" class="bbCodeImage LbImage" alt="[IMG]" /></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">9. Now that the copy is complete, re-run the Launchpad and it will take another 15-20 minutes for patching to complete.</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><img src="http://eq2wire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/eq2_betalaunchpad3.jpg" class="bbCodeImage LbImage" alt="[IMG]" /></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b">10. Click <b>Play!</b> If Beta is up and running and you have been invited, you will now be able to play.</span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><b>CAUTION</b>: <i><span style="color: #eb8932">Do not copy the entire EverQuest II folder into your BetaServer folder as there may be potential file conflicts which could cause problems playing the game — also you don’t want to copy over your Logs and Screenshots folders to Beta as this is just a waste of space.</span></i></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><b>NOTE:</b><i><span style="color: #eb8932"> If you use a custom UI such as ProfitUI, DrumsUI, DarkUI, Fetish Nightfall, etc. you will want to use the default UI until the authors of these scripts have updated them.</span></i></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><b>NOTE</b>: <i><span style="color: #eb8932">If your Launchpad crashes before it gets you into EQ2, delete your EverQuest II<b>Launchpad.libs</b> file.</span></i></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"><b>NOTE</b>: <i><span style="color: #eb8932">If EQ2 Beta crashes immediately after launching, go to your main EverQuest II directory and copy the <b>D3DCompiler_43.dll</b> and <b>D3DX9_43.dll</b> files to your BetaServer folder.</span></i></span></span></span></div><div style="padding-left: 30px"><span style="font-size: 14px"><span style="font-family: 'DroidSansRegular'"><span style="color: #2b2b2b"> </span></span></span></div> <br /><a href="http://eq2wire.com/2016/10/11/kunark-ascending-beta-starts-october-11-2016-at-noon/" target="_blank" class="externalLink" rel="nofollow">Original post from his awesome KA beta coverage</a>


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