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Development Server Setup

  • As a developer - you may find the necessity to build a clean server/folder with the latest PEQ database without messing up an existing folder - today this is easy to do and applies for either Linux or Windows
  • This assumes you have Perl / MySQL and the rest of the environment already installed

Creating a New Folder

  • First, create your server folder that you wish use, the examples are going to be used with Linux, but the command line is almost identical for Windows
  • In Linux - the base installer uses /home/eqemu/ - so let's use that directory as our base
mkdir eqemu_test
cd eqemu_test


  • Now that we are in our server folder, we can either copy the from another server folder, or we can pull down a fresh copy from Github
  • You can use curl, wget or manually create the file
curl -O && chmod 755 && ./ new_server
wget --no-check-certificate --cache=no && chmod 755 && ./ new_server

Setting Environment Parameters

  • The script will prompt for a few questions, this is to ask for a valid MySQL user/password so the script can install a new environment properly, it is also going to ask for your new database name so it can associate the new folder with that database
[New Server] For a new server folder install, we assume Perl and MySQL are configured
[New Server] This will install a fresh PEQ Database, with all server assets
[New Server] You will need to supply database credentials to get started...

[Input] MySQL User: eqemu
[Input] MySQL Password: eqemu
[New Server] Success! We have a database connection
[Input] Specify a NEW database name that PEQ will be installed to: peq_new
  • Note: If you do not supply valid MySQL credentials - the command will halt and not continue. Make sure to also use a simple database name to prevent issues

Waiting for Installation

  • Next, this is going to kick off installer routines - and build the source in the following directory:
  • /home/eqemu/eqemu_test_source/Server/build
  • When this is done compiling, the folder you created will by symlinked to this custom build directory
  • Once complete, you will see installation summary info presented to you
[New Server] New server folder install complete
[New Server] Below is your installation info:
[Install] Installation complete...
[Install] Server Info (Save somewhere if needed):
- mysql_eqemu_db_name  peq_new
- mysql_eqemu_user     eqemu
- mysql_eqemu_password eqemu
[Install] Linux Utility Scripts:
-                      Starts EQEmu server (Quiet) with 30 dynamic zones, UCS & Queryserv, dynamic zones
-                  Starts EQEmu server with 10 dynamic zones, UCS & Queryserv, dynamic zones all verbose
-                       Stops EQEmu Server (No warning)
-                     Prints the status of the EQEmu Server processes
[Configure] eqemu_config.json         Edit to change server settings and name
  • Type exit out of the menu and return back to the prompt

Server Start Test

  • If necessary, return back to your original folder and start your respective start script whether you are in Windows or Linux, in Linux we will use ./
root@debian:/home/eqemu/eqemu_test# ./
[Status] Loading items...
[Status] Loading factions...
[Status] Loading loot...
[Status] Loading skill caps...
[Status] Loading spells...
[Status] Loading base data...
Server started - use to check server status

Akka's Linux Server Launcher
Zones to launch: 30

root@debian:/home/eqemu/eqemu_test# ./

Akka's Linux Server Launcher
World: UP Zones: (30/30) UCS: UP Queryserv: UP

That's it!

Your new server partition should be ready for you to use and manipulate however you need