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EQEmulator Core Server

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EQEmulator is a custom completely from-scratch open source server implementation for EverQuest built mostly on C++

  • MySQL/MariaDB is used as the database engine (over 200+ tables)
  • Perl and LUA are both supported scripting languages for NPC/Player/Quest oriented events
  • Open source database (Project EQ) has content up to expansion OoW (included in server installs)
  • Game server environments and databases can be heavily customized to create all new experiences
  • Hundreds of Quests/events created and maintained by Project EQ

Server Installs

Windows Linux
Install Count Windows Install Count Linux Install Count

> Windows

> Debian/Ubuntu/CentOS/Fedora

  • Install Guide

  • You can use curl or wget to kick off the installer (whichever your OS has)

curl -O && chmod 755 && ./

wget --no-check-certificate -O && chmod 755 && ./

Supported Clients

Titanium Edition Secrets of Faydwer Seeds of Destruction Underfoot Rain of Fear

Bug Reports

  • Please use the issue tracker provided by GitHub to send us bug reports or feature requests.
  • The EQEmu Forums are also a place to submit and get help with bugs.


  • The preferred way to contribute is to fork the repo and submit a pull request on GitHub. If you need help with your changes, you can always post on the forums or try Discord. You can also post unified diffs (git diff should do the trick) on the Server Code Submissions forum, although pull requests will be much quicker and easier on all parties.



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Other License Info

  • The server code and utilities are released under GPLv3
  • We also include some small libraries for convienence that may be under different licensing
    • SocketLib - GPL LibXML
    • zlib - zlib license
    • MariaDB/MySQL - GPL
    • GPL Perl - GPL / ActiveState (under the assumption that this is a free project)
    • CPPUnit - GLP StringUtilities - Apache
    • LUA - MIT


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