Running a better server- Tip's by Justaddwater ~
There are 3 major types of EQEmulator servers (With some offshots):
Legit ( You have to level yourself, can't summon and can't use #zone)
Non-Legit (You can summon items, use #level and #zone)
Semi-Legit (This is a mix of the 2 above, like using #zone but no #level)
To make your server Legit open login.ini and edit the deflautstatus= to "0"
To make your server non-legit change defaultstatus= to "20" or "10"
To make it semi-legit edit addon.ini .
For a list of commands connected to stats check here
/ooc is server-wide
/pr is GM say
To check petitions use ( For GMs)
Flag yourself (Make yourself/someone a GM )
(First log on to your server (the account has to be created first))
If you want to flag aaccount, click Start, Run and type "cmd" without the quotes and hit enter.
Type "cd c:\eqemu" without the quotes and hit enter.
Type "world.exe flag accountname 200" without the quotes and hit enter. (Account name is the same as login name)
this will flag the account as a ServerOP
Click Here for a command list
Status Listing: 0= Normal, 10= PU, 80= Quest Troupe, 100= GM, 101= GM-Events, 150= LGM, 200= Serverop (All commands)
to edit DB data. (Get froms Files section (step 1.2))
Try different DBs (Some have more/less spawns etc) http://forums.eqemulator.net/viewtopic.php?t=6176∞
EQEMu comes with 2 quest systems : http://forums.eqemulator.net/viewforum.php?f=23∞
If you want EQEMu spawns to roam (walk around) Get the addon here : http://forums.eqemulator.net/viewtopic.php?t=7133∞
or add them yourself here : http://forums.eqemulator.net/viewtopic.php?t=4692∞
Froglok wrote some great programs that speed up editing DBs , get them here : http://forums.eqemulator.net/viewtopic.php?t=7639∞
Add your own spawns using (In-game) ( Get the race #'s Here)
(Traget the spawn)
(It'll now be added to the DB, but you'll have to restart the server after you finish adding your spawns, to get them working 100%)
(You can use already made monsters)
#findtype NAME or #viewnpctype
AND you can edit spawn (change their stats etc using:)
- A really important thing when running a server is UPTIME. Having a server where a ServerOP
comes on and says "Sorry guys, gotta bring server down, mom needs computer" just plain sucks. People who spend time building up char's and making friends, want to have a server thats up almost all the time. You can buy/rent a box on a good connection here : www.webhostingtalk.com ( their called Dedicated Server's , get one with a good CPU / ram)
- People who beg for GM status " hI theRe , i aM a reaLy goo d GM , i cAn run eVentz and stuzz" make horrible GMs. As a serverOP watch for people who play alot and are helpful in /ooc , they usally make good guides/GMs.
- Try to have fun events once in a while like dragoon/plane raids etc
- People tend to join servers with higher amounts of players. So when you first bring your server up( need good uptime for this) Get all your friends to log on, people seeing alot of people on your server, will log on and "settle in".