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System Requirements

System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

- Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP
- Pentium® II 400 equivalent or greater
- 256 MB RAM
- ATI Radeon 7500/NVidia GeForce 1 equivalent or greater
- DirectX Compatible Sound Card
- 28.8k + Internet Connection
- 4X Speed CD-ROM
- 500MB - 2.6GB Available Hard Drive Space (depending on how many expansions are installed)
- DirectX 9.0b
- EverQuest Classic and a valid EverQuest account

* Note: All Direct 3D cards not supported.

Recommended Specs

- Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP
- Pentium® 4 equivalent or greater
- 512 MB RAM
- NVidia GeForce 3/ATI Radeon 8500 equivalent or greater
- DirectX Compatible Sound Card
- 56.6k + Internet Connection
- 16X Speed CD-ROM
- 3.0+ GB Available Hard Drive Space
- DirectX 9.0b
- EverQuest Classic and a valid EverQuest account

*Note: DirectX 9.0b or greater is required for all Win98/ME/2000/XP

System requirements subject to change as the game progresses.

DirectX 9.0b or Higher Required

Sony Online Entertainment has exciting news for all EverQuest players. As the world of Norrath evolves and expands, so too does the technology powering EverQuest. Sony Online Entertainment is making significant upgrades to the EverQuest engine which will allow SOE to provide players with the great game, but on a much more stable and efficient platform. More information on this can be found at http://boards.station.sony.com/ubb/everquest/Forum3/HTML/051233.php.
Part of this change will result in the need for all EverQuest players to upgrade to DirectX 9 (DX9), the latest version of Microsoft's 3D software.

To determine what version of DirectX is currently installed on your system:

1. Click the Start menu.
2. Use the Run command.
3. In the Open field, type "DXDIAG" then click OK. This will launch the DirectX diagnostics tool.

Your version of DirectX will be listed at the bottom of the System Information area. For example, version 9.0b is listed as "DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)"

Please do the following prior to playing EverQuest. It is very important that your drivers are installed in the order indicated to avoid potential problems:

- Go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx and install the latest DirectX version available for your operating system.
- Go to http://eqlive.station.sony.com/support/tech_support/ts_video.jsp and install the drivers listed for your card per the list there. If you require assistance in how to uninstall/install your drivers, or how to determine what video card you have, please go to http://eqlive.station.sony.com/support/tech_support/ts_install_av_drivers_xp.jsp for more information (this site applies to Win2k and WinXP users).
- Go to the website for your sound card manufacturer and follow the same procedure. If you use a SBLive sound card, you can run "LiveUpdate" from the Windows Control Panel off of your start menu. View our Sound FAQ on how to uninstall/install your drivers, or how to identify your sound card, at http://eqlive.station.sony.com/support/tech_support/ts_install_av_drivers_xp.jsp (for Win2k and WinXP users).

If you experience any problems, please do the following:

- Run DXDIAG.EXE from your Start menu (click start, run, then type "dxdiag")
- Click the "Save all Information" button at the bottom of the program window.
- Save the file as "dxdiag.txt"

Email that file to eqtech@soe.sony.com along with a complete description of your problem, the "dbg.txt" file from your EverQuest directory, the text from any error messages that are presented, and if you are willing to assist our test department over the phone, a phone number where you can be reached. If you are still having problems after visiting this support section, you can contact our Technical Support Department via email using our online form.

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