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Installation Guide (Steam)

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Shards of Dalaya is the longest continuously running emulated EverQuest server, featuring completely reimagined lore and a number of custom mechanics not present in the parent game. To make a character of your own and set foot on your adventure, follow the steps outlined below.

Install the Game via Steam (Windows)

Note: Players familiar with Steam may choose to stray from the steps outlined below. Do so only if you are confident in your technical abilities.

To install EverQuest using Steam, do the following:

  1. Visit the official Steam website:
  2. Create a Steam account if you don't already have one by clicking on login and then Join Steam. (Steam accounts are free.)
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  3. After creating an account, download the Steam installer from the website by clicking on the green Install Steam button.
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  4. Open the Steam installer to install Steam.
  5. Open Steam and log in to your Steam account.
    Note: Use the account name and password you created in Step 2.
  6. Type EverQuest into the search bar.
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  7. Click on the EverQuest game (dated Dec 13, 2012) and click on the green Play Game button to add the game to library.
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  8. Click on the Library tab at the top.
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  9. Double click on EverQuest Free-to-Play in your library list and download the game.
    Note: There is no need to run/patch EverQuest once Steam finishes installing the game. This will cause errors when trying to run SoD!
  10. When the game has finished downloading, right-click EverQuest Free-to-Play in the library list and select Properties.
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  11. Under the Local Files tab, click on Browse Local Files.
    Note: This will open the folder that EverQuest has been installed to.

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  12. Click the "Up" arrow to the left of the file address bar.
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    Note: This allows you to view the EverQuest F2P folder.
  13. Right-click on the EverQuest F2P folder and select Copy (recommended) or Cut (if your hard drive is low on storage space).
  14. Navigate to wherever you want to place the folder, such as C: > Program Files (x86) or the desktop, and Paste (CTRL + V) the folder there.
  15. Open the Shards of Dalaya patcher (SoD 2.5 Patcher.exe).
    Note: If you do not already have the SoD patcher, it can be downloaded here. The patcher may be placed on the desktop for easy access.
  16. Within the patcher, check the Repatch All box, then click on the Browse... button to direct the patcher at your newly installed, newly moved EverQuest F2P folder.
    Note: Refer to Step 14 as needed; the patcher must be directed to the location you chose for your EverQuest F2P folder.

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  17. Click Patch and Run to update to Shards of Dalaya's files.
  18. After patching, enter the game!
    Note: If you haven't already created your Shards of Dalaya account(s), do so here.