For returning/current players of EverQuest Mac, here are additional instructions for finding and moving/copying UI and .ini files for your characters from the old client to the new.
First, locate your old EverQuest folder and open the Game folder located inside. Copy or move the following files to your desktop or another temporary folder. You can copy the files by right clicking on the file and then selecting the option that says Copy "xxx" (xxx is the name of whatever file you are copying). Then click on your desktop or in the opened temp folder and then right click and select Paste Item. Do this for all of your characters:
eqclient.ini <-- you only have one of these
(xxx = character name)
Next, if you use a custom UI, locate the uifiles folder. Open it and copy or move the custom UI's to the desktop or temp folder. Make sure you select the entire folder (eg.. poweroftwo folder). Don't move or copy the Default folder. Doing this before you download the new Intel Mac client will make things easier.
Now, locate the EverQuest Mac.app or EverQuest Mac Test.app in the Applications folder (Users/*user/Applications). Right click on the app and select Show Package Contents. Open the Contents folder and then Resources folder. Look for the UIFiles folder and move your custom UI folders into this. You can now close the EverQuest Mac (Test) window.
Next, go to Users/*user/Library/Application Support/EverQuest
If you are running OSX 10.7.x or greater, you may not see your Library folder since it is hidden. Do one
of the following to show the folder:
1. Open Terminal (application located in your Utilities folder)
Copy the following:
sudo chflags nohidden ~/Library
and paste in to the terminal window
Library folder should now be accessible.
2. Keep the [OPTION]-key pressed and then select Go>Library from the menu bar. (Option key on a Mac keyboard, Alt key on a PC keyboard)
Once you locate the EverQuest folder, move all of your character .ini files and the eqclient.ini into this folder.
Note that this location is where you will also find your character log files (PlayerLogs folder) if you have logging turned on in game, and any screenshots you take in game (Screenshots folder).
If you have any hotbuttons or keymaps that use the [ character, you will need to edit the eqclient.ini file so that nothing under [KeyMaps] in the file uses the [ character. The new client doesn't like seeing the [ and will cause the client to crash when launching your character. For example:KEYMAP_HOT1=x
Notice the use of [ in KEYMAP_HOT6=[ You would need to map it to a different character to activate that hotbutton.
In addition, if you use messages with the [ character, such as a pull message (Incoming [ %T ]), you will need to change or remove the brackets which would be located in your xxx_52.ini file. (again, xxx=character name)
If you find any errors in the FAQ or this post, please PM me stating what I wrote and what it should be.
Locking this thread to make sure that all instructions are immediately accessable.
Proud member of Temerity
GM Fletcher (250) Jewel Craft (234) Brewing (226) Smithing (224 + 15%) Pottery (234) Baking (246) Pure Hell (226)Wulfgar
- Lvl 52 Barbarian Warrior, LFG in PoFire!
chown -R us ./base