This keeps your EQ2MAP mod up to date whenever new zones or points of interest are submitted on the EQ2MAP Website, this will update them for you automatically.
You must have The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 or greater for this program to run.(The installer should download and install it for you if its missing)
The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 can be downloaded either from this direct download link
or if you prefer you can get it from Windows Update.
If when you try and run the program and you get "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application." or something similar it is because you either dont have the .net framework, or you have the .net framework but it not 2.0 or greater.
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is required if you are running x64 edition of Windows XP (you need the x64 version)
If you don't have an eq2.ini file you DO NOT need to make one, it will create one for you.
Run the EQ2MAP_Updater_Setup.exe file to install the program. Run the program.
If you are having installation problems please re-read the instructions, including the before installing instructions.
If you are experiencing problems, have questions, need installation help, or have suggestions please post on the Troubleshooting Forum for EQ2MAP
How To Use
Once the program is open it should start scanning files to check for updates and then download any updates that are available. Once it is finished updating if there were no errors it will have update complete written and it should open EverQuest in 5 seconds if "AutoLaunch EQ2" is checked. If its not you may open eq2 by pressing the "open eq" button which is located below the "update" button.
The only check poi's option can be used if you only want to download the new points of interest and do not want to have it download updates for the rest of EQ2MAP. It is recommended to leave this option off unless you are experiencing problems with an optional plugin.
How to check your version
The title of the window should have the version in it.
Example: "EQ2MAP Auto Updater (Version 0.96 Beta)"
Command Line Argument Options
/setautolaunch: use this if you wish to change what file it autolaunches, much more user frienly than before and it can now autolaunch ANY executable.
/seteq2dir: use this if you want to change the EverQuest directory the updater uses, you should not have to use this unless you wish to change it from the one that is set the first time you run the program.
/testserver: this makes the updater update and auto launch from the test server. However a shortcut with this should already be in the eq2map folder of the start menu it is name "EQ2MAP Updater - Update Test Server".
/setupdatefolder: ONLY USE THIS if you don't have eq2 installed on the computer you are updating from, if eq2 is installed on the computer you are updating from use /seteq2dir. The /setupdatefolder lets you choose any folder to update to if you don't have eq2 installed on the computer you are running the updater from.
To create a IgnoreList, make a file named "eq2map_ignorelist.xml" in your UI folder as the following XML example:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<File Name="_skinnable_POI_icons.xml" />
<File Name="_Skinnable_Styles.xml" />
You can add as may "File" lines as you need.
- If your eq2.ini file isn't set up properly, the updater will try and correct it, but in some cases it may not work. If you just delete the eq2.ini file and run the updater - it will create a new one for you that is set up properly.