So i use to play Everquest when i was a teenager…and i mean…alot. I love the game to death, and when i found out that it went Free 2 Play, i just had to get it running on Linux. Although there is a model error where your character will show up in the menu without a face, arms, legs, and all you will see is your armor and sword. This is what i am here to help you fix.
Of course you need the latest version of wine installed, and a few things from winetricks such as d3dx9, and steam. you can install vcrun2005 as well. It wouldn’t hurt.
the if you haven’t ever messed around with winetricks before the command is simple
winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2005 steam
Also if you just run winetricks by itself, a fancy little gui will pop, and allow you to configure and install certain programs, and windows needed files.
So of course you need to run steam in order to install EQ F2P. So while in the directory of steam in “.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam”
you must run the command “wine steam.exe” (Note if your steam windows have no text or no text on the butttons, you need to run steam like this “wine steam.exe -no-dwrite“)
(This next step requires you to start the game without the fix. This will generate the eqclient.ini that you need to edit. Once the game loads up into the menu, you can close the game and continue to the fix.)
Once EQ is installed, here is where the no player model fix comes in. inside your EQ directory within the “/Steam/steamapps/common/Everquest F2P/” Look for a file called eqclient.ini
Look for the line that says “VertexShaders=true“, and rename true to “false“. Then save the file.
If you have any further errors, let me know.