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#1 May 25 2004 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Is it possible to run 2 instances of EQ at the same time?I ask this because i want to try playing 2 toons on the same computer.
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#2 May 25 2004 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Depends on your computer and wether you have two or more accounts. The process of 2 accounts on one computer is often called "Boting" as in robot...
Elne can bot on her comp I cannot on mine. <sigh>
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#3 May 25 2004 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought it was called boxing..?I am making a second account, i just bought EQ classic for 99 cents on ebay,(new not used), so theres my account key, and i plan to 2 box a bard with my cleric on one computer.Muwhaha.
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#4 May 25 2004 at 1:23 PM Rating: Good
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Methinks 2 boxing refers to playing more than one account simultaneously using more than one PC or 'box'.
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#5 May 25 2004 at 1:25 PM Rating: Good
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Oh, and there's a program out called EQWindows that seems to be the method of choice for running more than one instance of EQ on the same computer. I have zero experience with it, though. Hopefully someone who uses it will post to give you more info.
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#6 May 25 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes you can run two instances on the same computer. I do.

For best results run them from separate folders (make a copy of your EQ folder)

EQW is currently broken since the new login screen but should be fixed soon. It does make better use of memory and runs smoother.

You will either need to throttle back your installations (cut out some luclin models and graphic modes etc) or have a lot of RAM. A decent graphics card helps too.

Obviously you need two accoutns as you cannot log in two characters on the same account simultaneously (not even on different servers since the new login grrr.)
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