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Recommended files
classicg.zip - Adds dock extensions, access to zones, and more.
client_mapsc.zip - Fixes map viewing when pressing 'm' during game.
Note: If downloads aren't working, make sure you are logged in Forums. You can register in Forums here.
AX Classic EQ

How to connect to the Rathe Server?


Please Note: The most common errors for client instability are zone crashes, random disconnects, and bot problems. If you're using EQEmu client and having issues, try a clean installation by following the steps below. This checklist should save you from future frustrations and headaches down the line.

  1. To connect to the Rathe Server, Go here or click 'Register' in menu bar to make an Everquest Login account. Then click here if you would like to register for Forums to leave bugs/feedback/etc.

  2. Make sure Titanium or Underfoot client is freshly installed.

  3. Edit the file eqhost.txt located in the root directory of Everquest to look like this:

    For Titanium clients:
    [LoginServer]
    Host=login.axclassic.com:5999
    For Underfoot clients:
    [LoginServer]
    Host=login.axclassic.com:6000
  4. Locate eqgame.exe then create a shortcut to your desktop. Right click the shortcut and click on 'properties'. In the shortcut tab, look for Target and add "patchme" (without quotes) in the Target tab. It should look something like this:
    c:\everquest\eqgame.exe patchme 
  5. Move these files to a Backup folder in Everquest Directory to prevent falling through certain zones:
    • lavastorm.eqg
    • nektulos.eqg
  6. Strongly recommended: To see extended docks and be able to use the ship, download classicg.zip and unzip to your Everquest directory, overwrite if needed. Example:
    c:\everquest\
    Other improvements include access caves to Hollowshade Moor, Mines of Gloomingdeep, piers to Ocean of Tears, Halls of Honor, and more.

  7. Strongly Recommended: To enable EQ Atlas Maps in game when you press 'm', download client_mapsc.zip and unzip to your Everquest maps directory, overwrite if needed. Example:
    c:\everquest\maps\

  8. Optional: For a classic sound experience, move these following files to a backup folder:
    • combattheme1.mp3
    • combattheme2.mp3
    • eqtheme.mp3
    • deaththeme.mp3
  9. Optional: To go to options, do NOT run OptionsEditor.exe or you will see
    ERROR: String not found
    Don't panic, you can access Options within eqgame.exe in the menu.

  10. Run the eqgame.exe shortcut, login with your account from step #1, and enjoy!

Final Note: Do not run everquest.exe at any time. If you do, you will have to re-install your client because this installs Everquest Live.