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Configure your eqemu_config

Warning

If you make use of the various services listed below, be sure to open the corresponding ports on your server / firewall / router to TCP and UDP traffic!

Danger

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*Required
Not required

Config Example

world

Variable Default Description
*shortname This is the short name of your server, this shows up in a client's .ini file eg: servername_charactername.ini
*longname This is the long name of your server, this shows up in a on the Loginserver
address Not required, but binds the server to this address, default is to listen on all addresses
localaddress Not required, but recommended to set for LAN setups so other local clients can connect properly
maxclients -1 This sets the max amount of clients that can connect to your server, -1 is unlimited
locked false This determines whether the server starts up locked or not, it takes a minimum status of 100 to get through locked state
key This key is used for encryption between your server processes - make sure this is unique and random to your server

telnet

  • Subsection for world telnet sub-service
Variable Default Description
*ip 127.0.0.1 Telnet server IP (0.0.0.0 would bind all addresses)
*port 9000 Telnet server port
*enabled false Enables the telnet service

database

  • Required for a connection to the MySQL database
Variable Default Description
*username eq MySQL username
*password eq MySQL password
*host localhost MySQL host
*port 3306 MySQL port
*db eq MySQL database name

qsdatabase

  • Required for a connection to the query server MySQL database if you decide to use a different and external source and/or database for it (Logging purposes or otherwise)
Variable Default Description
*username eq MySQL username
*password eq MySQL password
*host localhost MySQL host
*port 3306 MySQL port
*db eq MySQL database name

mailserver

  • Required for UCS Mailserver service
Variable Default Description
*host Mailserver hostname - just use (0.0.0.0)
port 7778 Mailserver port

chatserver

  • Required for UCS Chatserver service
Variable Default Description
*host Chatserver hostname - just use (0.0.0.0)
port 7778 Chatserver port

zones

  • Zone level configuration
Variable Default Description
*defaultstatus 0 Default status on account creation

ports

Variable Default Description
low 7000 Starting TCP/UDP port assignment for zones
high 7999 Ending TCP/UDP port assignment for zones

loginserver

Variable Default Description
*host login.eqemulator.net This is the hostname of the loginserver endpoint
*port 5998 Loginserver endpoint port
legacy 0 When set to 1, will connect to old netcode (IE current public LS)
account Account forum username for public EQEmu authentication, this is used with worldserver registration
password Account forum password

Warning

Your server will need to use port 5998 to communicate with the public EQEmu loginserver. Do NOT change that value as you would for your eqhost file, based on client.

  • Note: Multiple Loginserver endpoints can be established by using the same configuration above, however declaring your loginserver subsections with a number, below is an example
  "world" : {
       "loginserver1" : {
            "account" : "",
            "host" : "login.eqemulator.net",
            "legacy" : "1",
            "password" : "",
            "port" : "5998"
       },
       "loginserver2" : {
            "account" : "",
            "host" : "myloginserver.net",
            "password" : "",
            "port" : "5998"
       },
  },

directories

  • Most of these are optional, but configurable settings for the server
Variable Default Description
maps Maps/ Maps directory
quests quests/ Quests Directory
plugins plugins/ Plugins Directory
lua_modules lua_modules/ LUA Modules Directory
patches ./ Patches Directory
shared_memory shared/ Shared Memory Directory
logs logs/ Logs Directory
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